Monday, December 23, 2013

22 Weeks

How Far Along: 22 weeks
How Big are the Babies? Roughly the size of a small spaghetti squash.  10-11 ins and almost 1 lb. each
Maternity Clothes: Yep!
Movement:  YES!  Last night someone was kicking me all night.  I loved it!
Belly button in or out? Normal.  Innie., but I'm flattening a bit.  
What I miss: Nothing.
Milestones:  My belly really popping out!
Food Cravings:  Nothing really.  Weird.
Aversions: Fried food, I guess.
Symptoms:  Numb tingly hands--pretty sure I have carpal tunnel caused by the extra fluids in my body.  I'm planning out getting some wrist braces to wear when I sleep.  Ankle swelling at the end of the day.  
Best Moment this week: It was a BUSY week!  I worked 5 days, had 2 guests stay with us back to back, finished Christmas shopping, spent time with friends... it was a full week!  Now we're heading to New Jersey for Christmas with Andy's family.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  AND we saw the boys again on Ultrasound.  So sweet.

What I'm looking forward to: Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2013

21 Weeks!

How Far Along: 21 weeks
How Big are the Babies? The length of bananas
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes.  I've borrowed some pants, shirts, and dresses from a coworker and loving maternity.  I still have a few things of my own and can use the Belly Band to hold pants up with, too.
Movement:  YES!  Finally at the end of week 19 I felt my first flutter.  Now, their movements are recognizable, and I love it!  How can little kicks and somersaults be "cute"?!  But they are!  :)
Belly button in or out? Normal.  Innie.
What I miss: Nothing.
Milestones: Feeling their movements.
Food Cravings:  I'm not really craving anything!
Aversions: Fried food
Symptoms:  Numb tingly hands when I wake up in the morning.  Reflux.  Swollen ankles at the end of long days :(
Best Moment this week: Seeing my belly pop out and people telling me I look pregnant.

What I'm looking forward to: Our ultrasound this Thursday!  Can't wait!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

19 Weeks!

How Far Along: 19 weeks and 2 days
How Big are the Babies? They are each about the size of a mango (I think in crown to rump measurement, that's how long they are...)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Eek...  I've gained a few more pounds these past few weeks!  
Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing most of my own clothes.  I have one pair of pants that I can still button, but everything else I have to wear a Belly Band to hold up my pants.  I just borrowed a lot of maternity shirts and dresses from my coworker, so that's nice.  I need to get some pants now, though.
Movement:  I still can't feel those little guys!  I had another appointment today, and my doctor seemed a little surprised, but she also said because of the positioning of my placenta, I might not feel them as soon as other people would.
Belly button in or out? Normal.  Innie.
What I miss: Sleeping without coughing all night--ugh!  I can't kick this bronchitis. 
Milestones: Hitting the halfway mark (counting 38 weeks as my max)!
Food Cravings: Eggs?
Aversions: Fried food
Symptoms:  Numb tingly hands every so often.  Reflux.  Swollen ankles (bummer!)--just today.  
Best Moment this week: Dr. Hollar chasing them around to hear their heartbeats as they squirmed all around my belly.

What I'm looking forward to: Seeing the boys again on Dec. 20th for our next ultrasound :)

At our appointment today, the doctor measured my uterus for the first time.  I'm measuring at 28 weeks!  That's crazy!!  Especially because I don't feel like I have really popped yet.  She said I could have a deeper pelvis and she commented on my "tight abs".  I liked that :)  Funny because I don't really have tight abs, but it was nice to hear.  I feel like my uterus is growing lengthwise but not outwards.  Oh well, I know I will get huge one day soon!