20 Week Bumpdate

How far along? 20 Weeks….since there are two in there, I am already past my “halfway” point.  My doctor said they won’t let me go past 38 weeks…

Total weight gain: I haven’t weighed myself since the last appointment.  So I’m guessing it’s a little over 10 pounds gained, by now.

Maternity clothes?  Oh yeah.  And I’m starting to get frightened that my “XS” maternity clothes are not going to last me much longer.  They said that you should buy your pre-pregnancy size, just in maternity and the clothes will grow with you….buuuuut, I’m not so sure that’s gonna work for this twins mama.  We’ll see.

Stretch marks?  Another victorious week!

Sleep:  Hmmmm.  I do hope to share better news each time I update this, but I’m afraid when one thing gets “better” something else comes up.  Lately I’ve been feeling more comfortable in bed….but I’ve been waking up from hunger around 3 am.  It’s not the kind of hunger that you can ignore, either.  Most nights I have a small snack before bed, say around 9 or 9:30….but by the time 3:00 rolls I’ve hit my max “no eat” time and I just need something.  Usually a handful of crackers does the trick….but then the problem is that I’m awake and alert, which means it takes me time to fall back asleep.  Oh the woes 🙂  It’s fine….I’m learning to accept it.

Best moment this week: So, so many this week.  I felt babies kicking (from the outside) on Wednesday.  I was at school and we were listening to a speaker from the zoo and all the sudden I felt a “thump”…it didn’t feel like a KICK, it just felt like the babies were floating around in there and happened to bounce and hit my belly.  But it happened a few more times…fun.  Then just like that, I started feeling them from time to time on the outside.  Again, I think the nature of my job is that I just am moving so much that it’s hard to keep track of when I notice it, but when I’m sitting or resting, I do.  The next day at our small group I felt the babies so I grabbed Greg’s hand and he felt it too!  He’s only caught it 1 or 2 times so far, but still very fun that he was abbe to feel them.  And the last great moment of the week was having our ultrasound.  Of course we were so excited to find out we are having a baby girl and boy….but truly the best moment was when the doctor came in to review the scans with us and tell us that we couldn’t hope for a better scan….both are developing well–brains, hearts, bones, etc….they have the right amount of fluid for each, etc. etc.  The list could go on, but it was just a great blessing to know that they are healthy, growing little nuggets!  Plus it was pretty fun to see them, too.  Though, I wish they would have just let us sit and watch them rather than taking so many measurements and moving the scanner thing around so much…..I guess, they had a job to do!

Miss Anything?   Being able to snuggle with Greg.  These days my pillows are taking over most of the bed, so the poor man is shoved to the side of the bed with very little space.  Plus even if pillows were not an issue, I get so, so hot….I could suffocate next to him.

Movement: As mentioned above….yes, felt babies move more and more this week.  They were going crazy in there a bit ago.  Also, now that we know which baby is on which side, it’s kind of fun to say “Oh, little girl is movin…” or whatever.  The doctor did say that the placenta is in the front of my belly….so that is probably absorbing a lot of their kicks and movements this far.  When they were scanning and I could see them moving around it was amazing how much I didn’t feel….I didn’t feel most of their movements during that time.  So I can only imagine how much they move and how much I just don’t realized.

Food cravings:  Oh boy….pancakes!  A friend at Small Group (on Thursday) said “pancakes” in some conversation and as soon as I heard that word I was stuck….I HAD. TO. HAVE. PANCAKES.  Nothing else would do.  So, at 9:30 on Thursday evening, Greg offered to take me to the Perkins down the road so I could get a Short Stack of pancakes…..they were so, so tasty!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope

Gender: Boy and Girl.  Baby Boy is about 10 oz, Baby Girl is about 9 oz….both heart rates are almost identical (153 and 152)…and they are measuring only 3 days apart….which is pretty close considering they give a 2 week window of measuring difference that they consider normal.  Little boy is on the left side and I have been feeling him the most…and Little girl in on my right side.  Both head down for now.  Now to think about names!

Fruit/Veggie Size:  Cantaloupe!  Internet is being picky….I’ll update this section later!

Labor Signs: Nope

Symptoms: Continued stuff nose….even after my cold left.  We’ve gone through so many tissue boxes it’s crazy.

Belly Button in or out? Looks about the same to me…but it could be out just a tad bit more than last week.

Wedding rings on or off? today I took off my engagement ring and I’m just wearing the wedding band 😦  They fit still, but it’s just tight.  Since my rings lock together (one goes inside the other), the engagement ring makes the wedding band tight…if I take the engagement ring off, the band is more comfortable.  We’ll see…I’ll probably still wear both until I just can’t….but it was more comfortable for the moment to take the one off.

Mood This Week:  Thankful!  So thankful for the two little people inside me…

Looking forward to: Finishing registering and getting our recently (TODAY) purchased cribs put together.

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  1. Megan Dougherty

    I LOVE THIS… EVERY MOMENT OF IT!!! 🙂 wish i was THERE!

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