Wednesday, June 5, 2013

21 Weeks

Yay for 21 weeks! I'm so happy and grateful to be at this point. Only 3 more weeks until viability!! Can you tell I'm counting down? This week has definitely been dragging compared to the past few weeks that felt like they just flew by. 

Babies- They are both about 10 1/2 inches long and that blows my mind to think about. I can't believe how big they are! They weigh about 3/4 of a pound each. 

Weight Gain- Honestly, not sure. I have another ob appointment this Friday so will find out then. We don't have a functioning scale in our house.

Belly- Random kids at preschools and daycare facilities have starting asking about my belly. Last week a boy came up to me, pointed at my belly and said, "What's that big thing in there?" When I told him it was 2 babies his eyes got super wide. He thought about it for a minute and then asked me if the babies get scared of the dark in there. I thought it was super insightful for a 5 year old. A little girl today, "Do you have a baby in your belly?" It's funny to see the little kids reactions when I tell them it's 2 babies. 

My belly button is getting shallower and my lap scar looks stretched. I can lightly see my linea nigra line, but still only lightly.

I'm feeling kicks and bigger movements this week. They are much stronger than the wiggly sensations I was feeling and I love it. 

Cravings- Jell-o, mashed potatoes, icy cold water, and egg salad. Super random, but all so delicious. I've been totally turned off to eggs for a long time so to crave egg salad was weird. 

Symptoms- Heartburn, heartburn, and more heartburn. Someone at yoga recommended papaya enzymes as a natural alternative to Tums and they work equally well. I keep those in my car and the Tums in the house. Some days I get lucky and don't get heartburn with every meal or snack. Other days, forget it. 

Last week I totally overdid it a couple days and really paid the price. I felt so crappy. I've realized I need to listen to my body a little better and have been resting most afternoons. Work alone is pretty draining so I'm lucky to survive a full day of that. I'm pretty useless beyond that to be completely honest. 

Sleep- I'm definitely getting up more at night to pee. I'm great about drinking water in the morning until about lunch time. From lunch time until dinner I'm never very thirsty. So from dinner to before I go to bed I'm super thirsty. I know I need to listen to my body and drink so I do. This leads to more peeing at night. Lately it's been about 4 times/night. On a good night that averages every 2 hours. My least favorite is when I get up to pee and the birds are chirping and it's getting light out. I hate knowing I won't have much more time to sleep. 

Like I said before, I'm also napping most afternoons again. I feel so much better when I do so it's definitely worth it. 

Last night I decided it would be a great idea to go get milkshakes at 9:15. Needless to say, the caffeine in the chocolate kept me up past midnight. W was snoring away after about 10 minutes. 

Mood- I wish I could say it was better, but my patience has been fried with work. It seems like the kids have been especially difficult lately and this doesn't help. This week has not been good but I think it's because I'm just not in the mood for work. Hopefully this will improve. I joked today that if I could buy patience, I'd be broke. 

Meds- No changes there. Fewer bruises from Lovenox is always good though. 

Memorable Moments- Buying super cute curtains and installing them in the nursery. Ironing them was a lot of work and they still aren't perfect, but I love them. They are also blackout and work well. 

Getting a closet organization system for the nursery.
Feeling real big baby kicks on the outside. W has been feeling little movements for about a week now. He missed the big kicks as he was snoozing away last night. 

Finishing the first quilt topper and loving it. It was super frustrating at times since I just looked at a picture online and decided to make it without directions, but I figured it out and it looks great. 

Having my sister and baby Ben come out to visit. We've lived here almost 3 years and this is only the third time. It was really nice to spend time with both of them. My MiL even came over to meet Benny. 

Switching from reading pregnancy books to reading about babies. 

Attending a multiples class at the hospital where we will deliver. 

Upcoming- ob appointment this Friday. W is not coming so my MiL is.

My mom, brother, and step-dad returned to the US from Costa Rica yesterday. They are in Florida for a few days and will be back home in about a week. I'm so excited to see them. I haven't seen my mom since Feb and my step-dad and brother since Jan. 

Perinatal appointment June 26th. My mom is going to come for the first time. I know there will be an ultrasound so I'm excited for her to see the babies. 

W should finish painting the crib this week and hopefully we can start putting things in the nursery. I'm really anxious for it to start actually looking like a usable room. 


  1. How exciting!!! And those curtains are absolutely adorable :)

  2. Love love love those curtains! So exciting Happy 21 weeks!!

  3. I have been craving egg salad, too! So weird. I like egg salad but haven't eaten it in years so it seemed pretty random. Finally got some eggs and made some this weekend.
    So glad things are going so well. So exciting. I love seeing what I have to look forward to (or worry about) in the next few weeks.

  4. LOVE the curtains!!! And yay to almost viability!! :) All of us on here know what a big deal that is!

  5. Wow, 21 weeks already! Seems like you were just announcing your pregnancy! It's great that you are getting used to listening to your body and resting when you need to. Sounds like its been a long week at work. Hopefully that gets better. You are over the half way mark!