I'm in my last week of the teen's for this pregnancy. I'm ideally at the half-way mark, but we'll see when these little ones decide to make their arrival. Time really feels like it is flying these days. I didn't update last week at 18 weeks so I'll try to include things from the past 2 weeks.
Babies: The babies are about 6 inches. Their arms and legs are proportional to their bodies, and their sensory systems are developing (sight, smell, sound, touch, taste). Also, hair on their heads is sprouting.
Weight Gain- I'm up about 10 pounds total. I'm feeling pretty good about this amount. I've tried to stop worrying about gaining.
Belly- It's always getting bigger and bigger. People I don't know well are staring to ask when the baby is due. Our new neighbor asked the other day. I'm starting to feel less like I have a cute little bump and more like I have a bigger belly. I know I haven't seen anything yet, but it feels a lot bigger. My balance has definitely shifted.
Cravings- I've been wanting something sweet after meals lately. I bought some seriously delicious Cocoa Puffs last week. Those were a tasty little snack, I'm not going to lie. I also love potatoes in most forms. Still loving my string cheese and this is probably the only thing I consistently eat every day.
Symptoms- Heartburn has been pretty bad recently. I'm still taking Tums and they still seems to be doing the trick. Yogurt always gives me heartburn, no fail. I was having a little more round ligament pain last week and saw my chiropractor twice. It really made a difference. I've been massaging my round ligaments and that works well to keep the pain at bay. I saw her today and she helped SO MUCH with some neck pain I woke up with.
Sleep- Still sleeping great and loving my pregnancy pillow. We brought one for my friend T who is in the hospital and her mother nicknamed it "the anaconda". Hers is a lot bigger than mine, but it makes me smile every time I think of it that way. I'm still getting up a few times a night to pee, but I fall right back asleep and it doesn't really seem to affect me much. Last night I had my first dream about labor.
Mood- Feeling so happy and positive. I'm so proud of my body for doing so well to this point. My cervix was long and closed at my appointment and both babies were still up really high. I've completed a lot of reports for work that were due and attended a bunch of meetings so that stress is lessening.
Meds- My new prenatal is really helping my hair. I was getting so frustrated with how unhealthy it seemed but it seems to have bounced back some. My ob refilled my Foltanx last week so everything is pretty much the same. I had a good week or so of not really bruising from my Lovenox, but the bruises are back this week. I still can't figure it out.
Memorable Moments- Learning that these 2 little babies are GIRLS!! Also seeing that everything was going well and both babies are looking healthy and perfect.
Celebrating my first mother's day with W. He got me a small gift, some hanging baskets for the porch, some potted flowers, and wrote me a nice card. I'm already planning what to get him for Father's Day.
I started a quilt for one of the babies. I picked the theme and colors before knowing it was girls, but I love that it's more neutral and it looks amazing.
Working on a bunch of reusable wipes. I picked a crocodile fabric and W has coined them "crotch-a-diles".
Hearing W refer to me and his "girls". So sweet!
Upcoming- Next ob appointment June 7th.
Perinatal appointment June 26th.
Installing a closet system for the nursery and painting our second crib to match the first.
Also, I added a page for belly pictures. Check it out but don't mind the fact that the first pictures are in my underwear. I guess I thought pants were overrated.