February 26, 2010

22 Week Update



How far along? 22 weeks

Total weight gain: +17... holy weight gain Batman! I swear those Girl Scout cookies had nothing to do with it. Or the bag of Kettle chips. whatever.

Maternity clothes? Yes and thanks to many borrowed clothes from friends and family, I have only had to buy a few things.

Sleep: I am still sleeping well most nights, but considering adding some pillows to the mix because my knees and hips are starting to ache from the side sleeping. I'm not sure if this is a result of my knee and IT band issue pre-pregnancy or not.

Best moment this week: Last weekend at the beach, enjoying the gorgeous sunny day was pretty awesome.

Movement: It seems like the girls are active one day and then barely move the next so I was kind of worried that something was wrong. Today is definitely an active day and I can tell they are still breech because all I feel is really low kicks.

Food cravings: I am still drinking lots of lemonade and eating lots of everything else. I am hungry all.the.time.

Food aversions: nothing really. I still have the same likes/dislikes as I did pre-pregnancy.

Gender: Girls

Labor Signs: none and lets keep it that way for a while

What I miss: bending over without having to pull my pants up :)

Weekly Wisdom: no wisdom from me, just enjoying things where they are right now and trying to take advantage of the energy I have.

Milestones: We got the twin baby books we ordered. It is called Twice Upon a Time and starts off as a childrens story and then transitions into a baby memory book. Each twin gets their own, but it will have some of the same info. We had a lot of fun reading thru them last night and imagining reading them to our little girls.

February 20, 2010

Starting the Nursery

We started outfitting the nursery last weekend! We now have all the big furniture pieces bought or ordered so we are happy to have the decisions made and things coming together. I put together a visual of the things we have so far. Notes: the light aqua is the wall color and there will be two of those cribs.

February 11, 2010

20 Week Update


How far along? 20 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +12 I feel like my belly is getting so big already, but my OB told me earlier this week to keep eating more because I have lots more weight to gain. yikes! I keep thinking of my Yiayia saying "eat! eat!" because she always says that.

Maternity clothes? Oh yes. I am wearing my one cute pair of maternity jeans all weekend now.

Sleep: sleeping well for the most part.. hoping these two little girls are good sleepers after they are born!

Best moment this week: having a great anatomy scan and finding out that we are expecting two little girls.

Movement: yes, still feeling movement, but no strong kicks yet.

 Food cravings: Lemonade all the way! It all started at a Blazer game last week when I got a huge lemonade. It was the best and I have been drinking lots of the lemonade since then.

Food aversions: no strong aversions, I just still get full pretty fast.

Gender: Girls!!!

Labor Signs: none, these babies still have a lot of time left to bake.

Belly Button: in, but it is getting shallow for sure.

What I miss: moving quickly

What I am looking forward to: meeting these babies, but also looking forward to the next few months of couple time before they come.

Weekly Wisdom: everyone is full of advice! People keep telling me that they had two kids born close together and they were just like twins and then proceed to tell me exactly how to raise my twins. Its not the same people!

Milestones: Finding out the gender, passed the anatomy scan and over half-way done with this pregnancy!

February 9, 2010

The Twins are Girls!

We had the big anatomy scan ultrasound yesterday. We were excited to find out that we are having two girls! We would be happy whether they are boys or girls, but its exciting to know. I'm also anxious to finally get down to planning and shopping now.

The important news was that all the anatomy looked perfect. They took pictures of the brain, heart and other organs and we got to see all ten fingers and toes on each little girl. It was almost two hours of time spent on the ultrasound and the sonographer told us she took 172 pictures of the girls to capture all the anatomy!

Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday. Both babies were moving the entire time so the sonographer was working hard to keep up. You can see that they are facing each other with their  heads together.

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February 4, 2010

Multiples Video

We rented this movie from the library when we first found out we were having twins, but I just found out they show part of the video on their website. Check it out - its pretty interesting. Also click on the other tabs for fun facts and timelines about twins.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/in-the-womb-multiples-2824#tab-Videos/05365_00