Wednesday, June 2, 2010

33 weeks and swollen

I guess each week will have a theme. This week is definitely "swollen". My feet are big puffy pillows. I can only fit into one pair of sandals, the ones that adjust with velcro. I can't even wear flip flops, b/c my feet won't go into them. My hands don't really LOOK swollen, but my wedding ring was stuck on for several days and I only managed to squeeze it off last night. I wake up every morning with my fingers totally stiff and painful. I don't know if this is just a phase or if it will last up until delivery.

I have another check-up in one week, and then I start twice weekly monitoring at 35 weeks. I can't believe we're already almost there. 35 weeks is only 3 weeks away from being comfortably full term. 35 weeks is also my 3-year wedding anniversary with the best husband in the world. We hoped their birthday might coincide with our anniversary, but that is really too early to be born.

Our house is coming along, but very slowly. I could write a whole list of complaints about our contractor, but I won't. I now understand why everyone hates contractors. Things are just taking forever. The good news is that I've done a lot of work on the nursery. Besides painting it a nice peachy-orange color, I've moved in all the babies' stuff, and the husband and sister moved in our armoire, which is still in the middle of the room since the contractor hasn't put in baseboards yet (sigh). I got two crib mattresses, and cribs are on the way. We brought over our wonderful Peruvian wall hanging, which is perfect for a children's room, and also goes with the wall color. I'll put up some pictures as soon as we have baseboards and cribs.

In the meantime, I'm really enjoying having time off of work. I really hated working. I'm not used to spending my day alone, and having it so unstructured, but it's been so wonderful for catching up on naps and getting things done. I haven't exactly been bored!

More updates soon, and hopefully pics, too.


  1. Hang in there and I hope things go well and hope the swelling improves soon. What did the doc say about it?

  2. I hear ya on the 'swollen' thing - I had to ditch my wedding ring as well after it was stuck for 4 days over the long weekend. It was a little bit of a bummer to not be able to wear it anymore...

    Glad things are coming along w/ the house - hopefully it will be done before the babies arrive!

  3. almost there! my swelling got bad at the end too. but it's only for a few more weeks. make sure you stay hydrated. even if 35 weeks is "full term" for twins, I encourage you to think about the possibility of trying to keep them in as long as possible. not that you can control that but there's a mindset there. there's no question that the longer they are in you, the better their latching will be, the stronger their lungs and immune system will be. my ob/gyn said that she would rather deliver smaller babies who have been in the womb longer than larger babies who were born before 37 weeks. good things to come!

  4. you may have already found these sites, but i've learned a ton from and their blog

    we are going to use disposables at the beginning for a few weeks until we feel we can add the laundry of the diapers. we got a diaper sprayer that connects to the toilet that sprays down solid messes right into the toilet to make dealing with poop easier. (you don't need to do this if they are only breastfed, just when you introduce solids or formula) Check out the sites for tips on washing and for reading up on all the different kinds of dipes. good luck!

  5. Praying,praying for you.....My daughter gave birth to twins almost thirteen years ago. Although the oregnancy was not "a piece of cake" she carried those adorable,identical little girls just FIVE days short of their due date!God is good!

  6. swelling sucks! Keep an eye on it! The nice thing is you will lose it FAST when the babies are born. GOod luck


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