My main focus this past week has been my hydration. After that little field trip to labor and delivery during my 23 week of this pregnancy, I do not wish to repeat that.
I reached out to one of my good friends who just happens to be a new twin mama and a medical student in her residency. She told me that now, exclusively breastfeeding her twins, she consumes upwards of 300-400 fluid ounces of water per day!!!!! I have two amniotic sacs that need to replenish themselves every hour so not only do I need to keep my own body hydrated, but I need to keep two babies hydrated as well.
Dehydration is one of the primary risks for sending a pregnant woman into preterm labor so it is very important to stay hydrated. I normally drink my water out of big mason jars when I’m at home. The jars hold 32 ounces of water so I decided that my goal would be to consume 10 of these jars per day. That averages about a jar an hour with a little wiggle room if I don’t quite make it. Mentally though, the easiest way for me to execute this was to aim for a jar an hour and I made a tally mark on our kitchen white board every time I finished it!
I didn't get around to taking official belly photos this week, but here's one I took in the locker room after I swam a Master's Swim practice!