Monday, February 28, 2011

20 Weeks!

This week marks the half way point for pregnancy! How exciting! However, I'm now past half way - 18 weeks left at the very most!

I'm feeling bigger every day it seems like! I am loving my new figure (even a stranger asked when I was due, so it's noticeable now!) but sometimes it just plain hurts to grow this big! I can feel all the stretching and pulling of my ligaments and muscles and some days I'm just plain sore. But usually that's only once or twice a week, and the rest of the week I feel "normal."

Here's what the twins look like this week, if you were to take a peek inside my uterus!
20 Week Survey
How far along? 20 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up 10 lbs
Maternity clothes? Maternity pants 100% of the time. I'm still able to get away with certain non maternity shirts though.
Stretch marks? I spotted a few white ones on my sides - yuck!
Sleep: My legs are REALLY sore at night - lots of leg cramps. I'm up a lot to change positions.
Best moment this week: Seeing a baby move my belly! Crazy!
Movement: Oh yes - lots of kicks now!
Food cravings: Cadbury Eggs (but I crave them even when I'm NOT pregnant!)
Gender: We know, but we're keeping it a secret until our baby showers!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting shallow
What I miss: Red wine! :)
What I am looking forward to: Hitting week 24 - viability!
Weekly Wisdom: Don't over do it!
Milestones: Making it over half way!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

19 Weeks

I haven't made an update in a while - but that's good news! Uneventful pregnancy = happy pregnancy! Besides the normal aches and pains that come with growing two people inside you, I've been feeling a lot better. I'm also half way through the pregnancy! I know most people consider 20 weeks the half way point, but with twins full term is 38 weeks which is when the doctor will either induce or do a c section - so that makes 19 weeks half way there!

Last week, we had our anatomy scan. This is the scan that measures lots of things on the babies to make sure they are growing healthy and strong. We also got to find out what these babies are but before you get too excited, I'm sorry to say that we're actually not telling anyone but our parents the sexes until the baby shower! Sorry! You all will find out soon though! But the best news is that the babies are indeed growing perfectly which is wonderful news!

This week the babies are the size of mangoes and I can certainly tell! My belly seems like it's getting bigger every day!
We've also started our nursery! We bought our cribs and changer and Brian put them together with no problems last weekend. They look great - we love the set! We still have to paint, so we're not going to do much else with it until after we get that project done.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

16 Weeks

16 weeks 4 days, and all is well with our little ones!

We went to the doctor yesterday, but didn't get to take a peek at our babies via ultrasound. The doctor used a device called a doppler to listen to their heartbeats, and they were healthy and strong so he said it wasn't necessary to do an ultrasound. As long as my babies are healthy, that's fine by me!

The big news this week is that my belly is growing leaps and bounds! The doctor felt around on my stomach to see how big my uterus is, and apparently it's measuring 22 weeks! So that means, I'm as big as a woman pregnant with one baby who is 22 weeks along, when in reality I'm only 16 weeks! But he said that's very normal with twins...since there are two little ones in me and all, they take up more space! I had Brian take a picture of my little bump last night, so here it is:
And I thought this was neat - I found this on a website. Here is what both babies look like in me this week!As for me, I'm feeling pretty good! I'm getting a bit achier though...head aches, back aches, leg aches....and we all know that these things are just going to get worse as time goes on, so I might as well get used to it now!