Monday, August 18, 2014

This & That

Today's post is a mixture of this and that....................

Tomorrow I go to my diabetes class and get my monitor. Al already went shopping over the weekend and now our house is filled with diabetic friendly foods and so is our weekly menu. I was thinking yesterday that I haven't really eaten badly throughout this pregnancy. Lots of fresh veggies and fruits, proteins and of course carbs. My doctor said that GD is really how your body reacts to the stress of pregnancy and that is why more twin moms develop it verses moms of singletons. That does make sense to me. My body is definitely experiencing a lot of stress.

I try to compare this pregnancy to my pregnancy with Cierra. There is nothing to compare at all. My pregnancy with her was very easy besides being sick for eight months. I remember when I was 32 weeks pregnant going on a cave tour that was two miles and I did it without any issues. Now I can't even walk to the bathroom without being out of breath. The pain has started to kick in and wow it hurts. It is mainly in my groin area and feels like a sharp stabbing pain and sometimes like electric current. It is definitely slowing me down from walking or doing household chores. Yesterday I tried to clean the house and it didn't work. I think I was able to fold one load of laundry and vacuum. Al gets so upset with me for trying to push through. Honestly though I feel if I don't try to push through the pain that I am going to end up more miserable. 

After a long talk I did decide to leave work at 33 weeks. I am not sure my body will be able to take it after that. I am 27 weeks on Wednesday, so that isn't far away. We will figure out the money situation later, but I have to put my girls and my health first and quit trying to be superwoman. I know it is the best decision, but still trying to come to terms with it. I had planned on working all the way to my c-section even though all the twin moms told me that was next to impossible. 

Here is something that just blows my mind. How many of you deal with people openly telling you how huge you are? I mean do people really have NO filters on their mouths? I had a co-worker tell me that I "startle" her every time I walk by her desk because I am so "huge". Really? Funny thing is, I still get around better than she does and I manage to work more than 15 hours a week. Guess I should point that out to her. But seriously, I have NEVER told any pregnant lady how big she is. It is just rude, rude, rude. There are many things you can say to one without insulting them.. Here are a few examples:


Wow you look really great in that outfit
Oh you are glowing.
You look happy and healthy

Get it? Maybe I need to write a book on how to deal with pregnant woman. I can promise you that most of us already know we are huge. Don't need confirmation on it.

Only 4 more days until I see the girls! Can wait to see what they look like in 4D. OH! and within the past few days I feel the girls all the time. Up until this point I felt them a few times a day, but now they are going all the time. I do love that feeling :)

14 comments:

  1. I was "grounded" from work starting at 28 weeks. Sure, I could still go to a coffee shop and type, but I found my brain was starting to quit after awhile too. It's true that twin pregnancy is stressful (can only begin to imagine with triplets or quads), so try to be kind to yourself even though I know it's frustrating to feel like you're doing nothing.

    As far as the huge comments, I agree that many people have no filter. Hell, some feel it's a god given right to comment. A healthy sense of humor is required. When you "startle" your coworker, smile sweetly and them say "boo!" You get the idea. Don't let her disfunction affect you

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    1. Great points Cristy. Thank you :)

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    2. I like the suggestion of saying boo! Haha! Now THAT is funny.

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  2. It's bad enough that we have to deal with comments and opinions and suggestions when TTC or dealing with IF, now you have to deal with more comments about your pregnancy. We just can't win and it's annoying!! I think you look fantastic and I you DO have TWINS in there, so of course you're going to have a bump! People, they need to learn to shut their mouth unless it's a compliment.

    I'm actually really proud of you that you have decided to cut yourself off from work at 33 weeks. It's a great choice and I know you wont regret it!!

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    1. Thanks Morgan. It just shocks me on how openly opinionated people are. I was always told if I didn't have anything nice to say then don't say it to someone.

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  3. I just told them I was going to sit on them. ;-)

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    1. HAHAHA! Do it T, just start sitting on them if they make rude comments!

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    2. Bahaha! That's pretty funny too :)

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  4. I guess people just think that they have a pass to tell you how largely pregnant you are because they don't see it as an insult, although it sure feels like one! I wonder if this lady has kids of her own? I bet not. I'm glad you are taking off at 33 weeks - you are doing what is right for you and those sweet girls. XO

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  5. You are rocking this thing out! 2 more days and you will be 27 weeks!!! GAH!!!

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  6. Ah people. ..just ignore them. That lady is rude in general, i think, whether someone is pregnant or not. Some people are naturally toxic. Ignore her stupid comments and always thank God that the girls are thriving nicely.

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  7. Aw, time to relax and get a cleaning lady or have your husband take over the chores! And that is so rude for people to openly comment about your size. You need to remind them that you are carrying not 1 but TWO babies AND their nutrients! Just smile, because karma is a bitch and they'll get theirs someday!

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  8. I thought this might make you feel better -- you're not alone!!! There are some real doozies on this! xoxo

    http://twiniversity.com/2012/08/what-should-you-never-say-to-a-woman-pregnant-with-twins/

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