We are over half way there!! At 5 months I'm looking and feeling pretty big. Some of my pregnancy shirts are getting too short! The babies as of Easter started moving more in big ways, which for me means less flipping around and more pushing and kicking. I'm enjoying the movements, however, they continue evade Shawn's hands most of the time. It definitely is different then with Evelyn. Since there was no one else in there all of her kicks were directed at me. My placenta for these guys also lays along my abdomen, which can affect how strong the movements are. I recently consulted with a nutritionist whose recommendations were that I gain 50 lbs or 1.5 lbs a week. I'm under that currently and from what I read that is what is ideal to have the healthiest babies at birth. I'm working on it with powdered donuts, chocolate cake and Shawn's constant nagging. I get full easily so I'm finding it a little difficult. It's amazing that 2 years ago, 50 lbs was a goal to lose and now I am working to put it all back on. Hopefully, it will all stay with the babies/belly and off of my hips and butt.
I am official done with treating patients. As of now we are not sure how long that will be, 1 year or more. I will consult and of course continue with regular business activities that involve paper, pen and computer.
I have another OB appointment this week so we'll see how things are going. I'm planning to request an at home contraction monitoring device so that we can head off any premature contractions. We have another big specialist appointment with full US next week. We look forward to making sure they are growing appropriately. Unfortunately, children are not allowed in the US suite so Evie does not get a chance to be there for this. I'm waiting for them to start kicking hard and regularly so she can feel them. I can't wait to see her face!!