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 :)