Well, hello Babies!
How far along? 22 Weeks
Total weight gain: Well….17 pounds according to the LA Fitness scale. But that seems crazy. I don’t get how I could ave gained that much….they babes don’t even weigh very much. Plus, not to be overly confident (cause this will probably bite me in the butt, one day)…but it appears that I haven’t really gained weight anywhere other than my belly. So how could I have 17 pounds just in my belly?! Crazy.
Maternity clothes? Yup. As usual…a mix of both. I bought some new jeans today…the maternity ones I had before were “under the belly” style….which in theory would be great….except for me, it was so uncomfortable. So I got the kind that goes all the way over the belly….they fit wonderfully, but we’ll see how long it lasts! I also bought a few other items that weren’t maternity, but were so cute I couldn’t pass them up. So, if I don’t wear them now, I’ll save them as motivation to be able to wear them after the twinsies arrive.
Stretch marks? Nada. But I did find it odd that one of Greg’s male co-workers, in conversation about my being pregnant, asked if I had stretch marks. NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, dude….the only people that get to know about the status of stretch marks are my blog readers. Count yourself lucky 🙂
Sleep: Last week I said that sleep had been great…I posted this update, went to bed…and had a horrid night of sleep. I would lay on one side and baby boy would kick…I would turn to the other side and baby girl would kick. Needless to say, I had some major bags under my eyes the next day. The rest of the week was fine….but I did have to come sleep on the couch early on Saturday morning. I just couldn’t get comfortable in bed and I didn’t want to bother Greg.
Best moment this week: Experience the kindness of others. This ranges from strangers being more prone to opening doors for this big bellied lady, to co-workers celebrating our babies through a shower, to random gifts from family arriving in the mail. It’s extremely heart-warming to know how many people already love our little ones!
Miss Anything? Wanting to work out. I dread it every time I have to go to the gym….I used to love it. Ugh.
Movement: Lots of kicks and punches! I love it. It is rather distracting, though. I can be mid-conversation and feel the babies kicking so I put my hand on my stomach and often get side-tracked. Also, sometimes it’s a pretty powerful kick and it literally takes my breath away. I know what you’re thinking, “Oh…so sweet…” but I’m not talking taking my breath away figuratively. I’m serious…it’s hard enough to make me stop what I’m doing and gasp a little. It’s not painful, it’s just harder than normal so it catches me off guard.
Food cravings: Still craving frozen fruit bars. Yum Yum! I ate through the rest of the frozen pineapple bar box, and had Greg pick up some frozen strawberry bars today! Can’t wait to crack those open!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sometime did make me a little gaggy this week….and I can’t remember what it was. I am pretty sure it was something that would have made me gag regardless of being pregnant or not.
Gender: Boy and Girl. And since the world knows that now, I’m going to take that line out of the Bumpdate out, next week. Unless we go to our next ultrasound (in a few weeks) and find out that they told us wrong the first time….then I’ll be sure to update you 🙂
Fruit/Veggie Size: Papayas! Babies are now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Too bad for my nuggets, they hear loud unruly children and a stressed out Mrs. Mohr all day at school. Thankfully our house is pretty peaceful 🙂 Their little faces are fully formed, as well. And, babies are starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day.
Labor Signs: Nope. I may also take this part of the Bumpdate out….it’s a little early to be talking Labor signs…and thinking about it stresses me out 🙂
Symptoms: Still a stuffy nose. I was thinking this would go away at some point….buuuuut, it’s still here. Oh well.
Belly Button in or out? About the same.
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Mood This Week: Tired. I wish I had more energy….but I’m continuing to realize how much work it is to grow two babies (for those people who grow more than 2….wow, I can’t imagine). I’m trying to take advantage of the times that I can put my feet up or lay down for a snooze. I’ve definitely had to slow down my pace of life, which is fine by me…I’m really thankful for the slowing down….as I know in a few months, it will be anything but slow around here!
Looking forward to: The weather! It’s supposed to be gorgeous here this week….so I am really looking forward to lighter clothes (perhaps skirts and dresses) as well as walks around our neighborhood with the Mr. and our babes! Can’t wait to be outside!