I think because my stomach is so huge, my reflux has been in high gear this past week. I'm nauseas all the time, but especially in the early morning and when I get up (although, now I'm on/off awake starting around 2:30am). I usually gag and throw up when I brush my teeth or spend a few minutes with my head over the toilet bowl. I know, lovely. It really is miserable! I didn't have this in the first trimester... I think having the huge belly and hovering over the toilet/sink just compounds the awfulness. My doctor wrote me a prescription for Reglan, which helps empty the stomach faster, so we'll see if that helps... I would think so! I can hear the acid just sloshing and gurgling around in my stomach when I go to bed. Yuck. On Tuesday I was so sick, we ended up going to OB triage in the middle of the night because I was dehydrated and my stomach hurt so bad. I got a liter of IV fluids and IV zofran, which did help for the night.
The belly is so big, it's getting harder and more uncomfortable to turn sides in bed. I'm like a big troll, huffing and puffing. Sweet Andy always asks, "Is there anything I can get you??" and I say pathetically, "Nothing."
I saw my doctor today, and I'm 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced! I'm currently on Nifedipine, a blood pressure medicine that is used to stop/slow contractions, and she just wants to keep me on that. She said she'd be happy if they came at 34 weeks. Um, that's like 10 days away! I am partly super excited for them to arrive and to have some use of my body back, but I also am hoping they make it to more like 35 weeks. I just don't want them to have to spend any time in the NICU.
Baby A is still head down--praise God! We can continue to move forward with plans for a vaginal delivery as long as he stays that way. Now, Baby B has just been having a grand ole time flipping back and forth from breech to head down. Now I can tell when he's doing it--it feels crazy! Like my stomach is going to burst open. He's just enjoying himself. If he's head up at the time of the delivery, Dr. Hollar will attempt to turn him externally, and if that is unsuccessful, then she will deliver him breech. Yikes! We'll see if I go for an epidural or not... that sounds quite painful.
Next week I'll get another growth ultrasound. They should be past 4 pounds each at that point. I hope they've grown even more! I want some chunky babies :) Oh man, I'm so excited to meet them and see what they look like.
The nursery is... coming along. I think I'm going to recruit some friends to help me decorate. I really have no energy even if I wanted to cheat on bedrest, and after a few minutes of sitting on the ground and getting up, etc, I can feel my contractions getting worse. So that's not a good idea.
Ok, so I'm feeling miserable physically, but emotionally I am excited and can't believe their birthdays are just around the corner! Ah!