Today is 33 weeks!! We can't believe it. Yesterday, someone pointed out that if full-term for twins is 36 (that's up for debate, as far as I can tell, we're only 3 weeks away! Talk about spurring us into action... we're getting the girls' room ready, but we have yet to get our hospital bags ready. I just printed out a list for Zazie and a list for me. Nursing bras are ordered, other supplies have been purchased, and the only thing left is to gather and pack what we already have. I've unilaterally decided that we're going to take care of the bag this weekend. That'll be a load off my mind.
At Zazie's checkup this week, we found out that the girls are measuring 4 lbs. 3 oz. and 4 lbs. 1 oz.! We're very pleased that they're on track, even for singletons. Zazie read a book early on called When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads that recommended, in addition to just eating normally, that you add specfic types of foods at different times of your pregnancy. They really emphasize eating protein (especially beef and pork). We've been eating a ton of those things lately. The transition from mostly beans/veg/white meat to red meat and eggs has been rough for us, but the girls seem to be doing well so far, so why mess with a good thing?
Zazie's blood pressure, sugars, etc. are normal. The girls are breech. Baby B's always hung out sideways under Zazie's ribs, Baby A shifts every week, it seems, though she has yet to be head-down (the optimal position for labor) for even one doctor's visit. What a stinker! They still have time to shift so Zazie can have a va.ginal birth. Cross your fingers for us.