I’m in the 38th week today! While being all excited and feeling fortunate (how many twin moms can go this far?), let me tell you, the home stretch is hard!!!
I woke up around 7:30am, the weight of my body is hard on the hip bone so I couldn’t sleep any more, provided getting 7 hour sleep towards the end of the pregnancy is pretty good. Every week I feel different, and the first day of week 38, the thought of having them out soon crossed my mind for the first time! I feel tremendous pressure and the babies are definitely weighing me down, around noon time, all of a sudden my belly felt really really tight, that was a first but there was no contraction at all. I guess the utero is preparing for the big job ahead…All day I was sleepy, so I took a nap in the morning and soon after lunch I took another one. The belly is still extremely itchy, I feel terrible scratching it but sometimes it’s unbearable, so I did take a shot of my poor belly – my goal of not having the stretch mark went out of the window quite a while ago even though we still use almond oil to massage the belly, we think the babies love it. The marks (from stretching and scratching) will all be worthwhile after they are born.
Michael is starting his Confucius Institute summer classes tonight and before he left, I really wanted to take a walk to be more comfortable, so we walked for half an hour and boy, that felt great! I came back and took an oats bath, and finally I was comfortable.