In this case, no news is good news. I have definitely grown a bit larger, but in honesty, I don't feel it too much. I do have a baby's head in my rib on the right side, so that is a little uncomfortable sometimes, but for the most part everything is smooth sailing. I had a doctor appointment today (note: I procrastinated so the appointment was about two weeks ago ) in which we found out that baby boy is taking up a lot more room than baby girl. Baby girl is curled in a fetal position under my right rib. Baby boy has his head down in my cervix and his feet up in my ribs on the left side. That said... both babies weigh the same amount. The difference in weight in grams is so small that the doctor actually said he wouldn't believe it if he hadn't seen it. Apparently there is usually more of a difference. I don't know. He did say I had a wonderful uterus. I suppose as a surrogate there are very few greater compliments. I wasn't able to skype with the momma this time, but I got a couple of short videos to send her. I feel like since nothing eventful has happened I have been updating a lot less. I am glad I have nothing to report seriously. If I had a story to tell it would probably be something bad. Let's play the good, the bad, and the ugly again, just to keep a record of how I feel at 27 weeks.
-At the end of this week, I will officially be beginning the third trimester!
-As of now, babies are already practicing breathing and strengthening their lungs. Every day brings them so much closer to a strong birth with no nicu stay.
-I have slightly more energy now that the girls are in school during the day. Yes, I need naps, but I also don't get more than 6 hours of sleep before I have to get up in the morning. If I have trouble sleeping, my day might be a little worse.
- my nesting phase is turning into a creative phase which I am using to draft my own Halloween decorations for our Halloween party.
-I am not as big as I thought I'd be by now. There is discomfort, but no lasting back or belly pain that I can't handle.
-OMG baby kicks All.Day.Long. I feel awful for the IPs on this one because their baby girl is very active at night. Their baby boy is more active during the day. At some point in the evening they are both up together. I am really trying to get video of my belly moving so I can share it, but they stop as soon as I whip out the phone. Sigh.
-cravings, yes they are good. I still have my fabulous, supportive husband who pretty much helps me get any craving I have. Yesterday he got me sugar donuts and chocolate milk mix... Just because I told him I had a craving. I swear, readers, he is the true hero here. You remember me saying I didn't feel it was a really amazing feat to be pregnant. Lots of people do it all the time. No... I am not amazing. The husband who is taking care of me, pampering me, lotioning my belly, and genuinely showing me he cares when I am going through pain, emotional struggle, or sickness-even though I chose this route and the babies I am carrying are for another family-that is true selflessness. He is amazing.
-I have to roll out of bed like a turtle who landed on its shell.
-as far as cravings, I sometimes have cravings or wants I cannot have. Spicy salmon sushi and a bologna sandwich with mustard being two of them.
-I have to maintain seriously limited caffeine intake, and I have schoolwork I need to focus on, coffee is kind of what gets me through schoolwork. So switching to water or milk has been quite the adjustment.
-baby girl's head is in my ribs and baby boy's head is down in my cervix. It is not the most comfortable feeling. I suppose it is helping my posture, however I mostly just have to lie down a lot to stretch out. The funny thing is that my last baby, Gabriella, caused me the same exact discomfort, and she was only one baby. One very straight and stubborn baby.
- I am still working at my own favorite haunt, the USS Nightmare, and since I am only doing make up this year I had hoped to be able to visit some other haunts after work. I have been able to, but I am pretty exhausted by the time the night is over. I will not be able to do the haunted cave, I fear, because the walk back out of the cave at the end is difficult for a non pregnant me.
- heartburn is not fun. It hurts and it happens way too much. I guess the babies are getting much needed calcium for bone development because I have to have tums quite regularly.
- fiber is a necessary supplement in my daily routine. If I miss it one day there are huge problems.
-restless legs? I think. Sometimes my legs just feel like they are all jittery and uncomfortable and no position works. I just start tap dancing a little because it feels like pent up energy or something. It is most annoying when I am in a car and can't really move too much.
-uh... That's about it. It is a normal pregnancy with normal complaints. The only mother thing I can think of is a fear of my belly getting monstrously huge before I give birth. I know I will get much bigger. I just hope I can carry it well. You know?
I am starting to actually feel like I am pregnant now. Just in the past couple of weeks as I have started feeling them move more they have become more real to me. The whole thing still feels surreal since I am not planning a nursery or buying diapers or baby clothes. I can picture them a little better now. I cannot wait to get to cuddle with them ( and then give them back to mommy and daddy when they need a diaper change. Hehe)