33 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

33 Weeks Pregnant with Twins
33 weeks

Babies are the size of pineapples. They weigh a little over 4 pounds and are about 17 inches long. This week was growth scan week, so we know our smaller twin weighs about 3 lbs. 2oz and our bigger twin weighs 5 lbs. 1 oz. The doctors were very happy with their growth over the past 3 weeks. They both gained about a pound. But our smaller baby is in the less than 5% category. Our absolute end date for the pregnancy is July 7th.

How far along? 33 weeks

Weight Gain? 28 pounds. My weight has either stayed the same or gone down over the last month I am hovering right about the 30 pound mark. I don’t know what is going on. But the doctors aren’t worried because both babies gained a pound in three weeks. Our little one is still little, but at least she is still gaining.

Workouts? Being on bed rest means not much is going on in the with workouts these days. My doctor wants me moving my legs to prevent blood clots, but I am not allowed to do anything major. I will be back to working out in no time. I can’t believe no matter what we will meet these twins in a week and a half. I am still hoping we make it that far. I know it is wishful thinking, but a girl can dream.

Symptoms? I have not been feeling well. I have been tired and achy and just down in the dumps.

Stretch Marks? Not yet! I started taking these new vitamins about a week ago and I am  still using my Mama Mio lotion and coconut oil. As most of you know I do drink a ton of water.

Sleep? These past few days since coming home from the hospital I have been exhausted so I have been sleeping amazingly well.

Movement? Lots of kicks and jabs. Baby B is still moving around like crazy. She is still rolling all over the place. I have no idea how she has that much room.

Milestone: 33 Weeks is a huge milestone for us. Especially since last Friday we thought we were going to have our twins in no time. Making it another week is wonderful. Hopefully, we can do one more week, 34 weeks. Ok, at least make it to July.

Genders? Identical twin girls.

Labor signs? I have been having more contractions, pressure, and back pain. The pain is definitely much less when I am lying down or sitting. But it is still there. Hopefully, bed rest will hold off labor for a little longer.

Belly button in or out? Out.

What I am looking forward to this week? Sunday is Sophia’s actual birthday. I am so excited to celebrate her special day with her. Obviously, we aren’t doing much. But we will have a cake and some presents. I know she will love her day. I just pray the twins aren’t born on her birthday. I really want Sophia to have her own day and not have to share it with her sisters.

Happenings/Thoughts from this past week:

  1. Being in the hospital this past weekend was something I never thought would happen. I guess I shouldn’t say never, but it didn’t really cross my mind. At this point I was only worried about the twins growing well, not about me going into preterm labor.
  2. I was given magnesium sulfate Friday night into Saturday and it is seriously ta horrible drug. It makes you feel awful. Anyone, who has had it I am so sorry and anyone who has to have it be prepared, but you will make it through. Steve kept telling me this is for the twins.
  3. Emotionally preterm labor is so difficult to grasp because with most pregnancies (such as my first two) you are so excited when you dilate and are experiencing labor symptoms. I remember working out extra hard when Isabella was ready to come. This time around I am trying to keep the contraction away. It is a rollercoaster.
  4. One of the things that makes me very sad about our twins being in the NICU is our girls not being able to see their sisters. I know Sophia and Isabella are so excited to meet the twins and it will be difficult for them not to get to touch them for a few weeks. It will be hard on all of us, but as a mom I am always worried about my girls.
  5. I still need to get the girls bags put together, but now that I am on bed rest, it is quite difficult. My mom is going to help me. I already have pretty much everything for the bags, so it should be easy. But I feel so bad, she is seriously doing everything for us and I hate to continue asking her for more and more. I am ready to start taking care of things again. I am just the type of person who always feels bad when other people have to take care of me. I am usually the caretaker.
  6. A highlight from my week is Sophia telling me that I was her favorite present. During prayers on Saturday night she thanked God for bringing me home to her party. I seriously have no idea what I did to have such wonderful girls. I am the lucky one. I told her I thanked God for bringing me home to be at your party.

 In the comments below:

  1. Is it easy or hard for you to ask for help? Are you the type of person who would rather do things yourself or are you ok with other people helping?
  2. How do I get better at letting go and letting other people do things for me?

17 comments on “33 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

  1. Beth Sheridan @sugarcoatedsheridans on said:

    It is almost impossible for me to ask for help and I’m so glad those around me know me well enough to know when I absolutely have to have it and they just jump in and do it!!

    • I am exactly like you. My mom knows that I need her and no matter what she is going to be here doing everything. 🙂

  2. Rachel on said:

    Congrats on making it this far! One more week and you will have two precious little girls. I just made it to 22 weeks today. After my roller coaster ride, I’m hoping I can make it as far as you have. Good luck 🙂

    • Thank you!! The last half of your pregnancy is going to fly by. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. 🙂

  3. Debbie on said:

    I have a nine month old son and am expecting MoMo twins in November, so I know a little bit of what you are feeling. It is so hard to ask for help! One thing that I try to focus on is the feeling I have when someone else is in need—oftentimes I want desperately to help, but don’t know how and that turns in to me either not helping at all, or doing something kind but not necessarily helpful. I know my family and friends want to help and I know that they are gonna end up trying to do something, so I figure that by asking them to help with something specific, I’m actually helping them avoid the guessing game. Also, I know what a great blessing it has been in my life to help others in need and by trying to do/doing everything on my own I may be depriving them of an opportunity to serve and be blessed for their service. I have to admit though, even with both of those thoughts in mind it is still difficult for me to ask. I’m excited you’ve been able to keep those little ones in there this long and I hope and pray they stay in there another week and a half for you!

    • Congratulations on your twins. Wow MoMo, that is exciting and very scary and with a 9 month old. I will certainly be praying for you. You will do great. 🙂

      You are right about asking for help. It is much easier when we simply tell people what we need instead of making them guess. I will try to remember that.

      I do have to remember that people want to help and when I tell them I don’t need their help they might feel bad. Thank you!!

      Thank you for your prayers, we appreciate them.

  4. Laura @ Special Treats on said:

    you are doing AWESOME!!!!! keep up the good work!!!!!! you will be holding your sweet baby girls soon 🙂

  5. Rachel on said:

    I’m keeping you and your family in my prayers! I am the same, its tough for me to ask for help, but I agree with Debbie that it is always such a blessing to help others ans its good to give others the opportunity to seve too, bc in many ways it blesses them as well. Remei, this is exact where God wants you to be right now and He knows how hard it is for you to not take care of your family. I know I’ll be learning this lesson soon when our twins arrive in September.

    • You are both right and I am going to continue reminding myself of that everyday.

      September will be here before you know it. So exciting!!

  6. Carrie on said:

    After lurking on your blog for about 2 months I feel like I should finally leave a comment! First, let me tell you what an inspiration you are to me. I am expecting di/di twins in October and you are so positive and just real about your journey that it is refreshing and inspirational to me. So many other blogs just focus on the bad, its nice to see someone on the other side.

    As to helping, I SO know how you feel. We are in the process of closing on a house hopefully in the next month. (Unexpected twins, who knew you would run out of space?) And I’m 22 weeks right now. Means at the best I’ll be 26 weeks when we move. Which means NO lifting. I’m going to have to sit back and watch everyone else literally move my family while I watch and direct. I’m struggling daily with how to take it.

    But I take comfort in knowing I would happily and gladly help any of them in any way I could. And I truly hope to get the chance to repay the favor. So as hard as it is, I am holding on to that thought and just waiting for a time when I can be there to help them.

    I’m praying for your family and your girls! I hope each day brings you comfort and that you have a quick and peaceful delivery!

    • Congratulations on your twins. Thank you, you really just made my day. When I started writing this blog I really hoped and prayed that I would be to inspire and help people. I know as moms we have so much guilt and I wanted to help us all feel good about taking care of ourselves. 🙂 I always try to find the positive in every situation; sometimes it is more difficult.

      I can’t believe you are moving at this time. You poor thing. It would be so difficult to watch everyone else move you. I feel for you, but you are doing this for the twins. 🙂 Whenever I face a difficult challenge I try to remember this is for the twins and I know I will never regret anything I do for my girls.

      Thank you for your prayers, we are so grateful to have so many people praying for us.

    • Rachel on said:

      Hi Carrie! Congrats on your home purchase! I am 27 weeks pregnant with twins and we just moved 2 weeks ago and all I can say is take all the help you can get! We’ve had so many wonderful friends & family members help us, we could not gave done it without them. But we are so thankful to have more space before our twins make our family a family of 6! Just hang in there and stay off your feet as much as possible, your babies need you to!

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  8. samantha jordan on said:

    hi there…

    today my fraternal baby B turns 32 w and 5 days and baby A is 32 weeks…
    we are only sure of the gender of one baby coz the other baby simply refuses to open up during ultasounds and thats exactly what happend during my last pregnancy…i had a boy and girl but the lady simply kept us guessing until she was born….oh yes…i am expecting my third set of fraternal twins and im as anxious as a first timer…and i just need someone to tell me im not crazy to feel this way….unfortunately im getting the worst out of the situation…backpains, cant even lie on my back, the strechmarks are horrendous, im tired at least all the time and everyone cringes at my sight and goes on to comment about how huge my belly is…my other concern is that i dont seem to have gained much weight…roughly 11kgs to date and im hoping this doesnt cause me any problems….anybody with any advice for me? this pregnancy is the worst by far…i wont even mention the heartburns….


    • Oh my goodness, you are a super mom. I cannot imagine having 3 sets of twins. As long as you babies are measuring nicely on the ultrasound and healthy I don’t think your weight gain should be an issue. I would simply talk to you doctor. Good luck to you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. xxxx

  9. congrats to you!

    I will get to my 34th week mark this week Saturday.My doctor says i will have to get to 37 weeks before he carries out a C/S if there are no complications along the way(c/s because i had two previously already).I feel so huge.I have gained about 20kg through out the pregnancy and my babies are 2.5kg/3kg each at the last scan a week ago.I feel so much pressure at my lower back and below my belly. I cant sleep well these days and oh my!stretch marks!using pure shea butter and it really helps with itch relief.The weight is on the increase daily and i feel my babies now roll around slowly.Still very active though as i feel so many kicks and jabs in a day.
    I pray to make it past 36 weeks.For now its one day at a time with God helping me.Will take my bed rest after 35 weeks.i managed to work this week and every one tells me my tummy is about to burst(how embarrassing)..if only they knew there are two lovlies there.
    Keep pushing mommies…God be with you all!