Wednesday, November 7, 2012

16-17 weeks

Because of Sandy I never did a 16 week update so I will combine the past 2 weeks. I also finally put up the most recent ultrasound pics from week 16 and a new bump pic on the Squirt and Roo page since my belly finally looks different. I only popped this past week.

Due date:  According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.

How far along?: 16-17 weeks

Total weight loss/gain: The day before the IUI I was 206. This morning I was 207! I gained almost 4 pounds in 2 weeks and I am finally above my pre pregnancy weight. I guess these past 2 weeks of sitting around doing nothing actually made me gain weight. I did pop within the last 2 weeks so it looks like all the weight is in my belly.

What's going on with the babies?: I saw Dr Monty at almost 16 weeks. He did an U/s and we saw our beautiful babies again. Their heart rates were good and even though we didn't get measurements, we could see they had grown. They were sitting facing each other. Dr Monty was laughing because they were horsing around in there kicking and punching each other a lot! I hope they get it out of their systems while in there or we are gonna have our hands full with kids beating each other up LOL! I was really surprised at how high they are now. Roo was actually sitting right behind my belly button! He/she was actually being a little stinker hiding in just the right position that there was a shadow from my belly button right over the heart. Roo finally moved so we could get a good shot of the heart, but not till after playing around with us. We got a really cool face pic. Roo was looking right at us and you can see a little skeleton face. It is really cute.

What's going on with my body?: Week 16 was pretty much business as usual, but this past week I had horrible heartburn. It was mainly while we had no power from Sandy and we were eating things that I didn't eat often. Once I got back to my usual diet the heartburn wen away for the most part. Also this week my gums started to bleed a bit when I brush.

What does the belly look like?: I finally popped this week! I still have a crease at my belly button, but it is getting more shallow. I seemed to have popped more above my belly button and I actually look round now! I finally put a new belly pic up since it finally looks different.

Maternity clothes: I have to wear maternity pants all the time, but I can still wear all my t shirts since they were bigger even before I was pregnant. My bestie looked through her maternity clothes and gave me a fitted t shirt that would fit me. I haven't tried it on yet, but it should fit. I might wear it for Thanksgiving if I don't feel like going shopping for a maternity top.

Movement: Every few days I feel a little push from inside like a head, hand or foot is stretching out. It's still light, but definitely pushing. I am not so patiently waiting for more movement!

Sleep: I have been sleeping great! Still love my snoogle pillow!

Cravings/aversions: My aversion to sweets is almost completely gone! YAY!!! I had a cupcake and a piece of pumpkin pie this past week! No real cravings, just enjoying everything I eat!

Sex of the babies: We will not be finding out the sexes till they come out! I decided to add a poll to the side so everyone can guess who we have in there. I always found guessing fun!

Names: We have a good list going and I am having a blast looking up names for our children! We won't be naming them till we see them so we will be keeping the names a secret.

What I miss: I miss sex. I hope I can go off this bed rest soon.

What I am looking forward to: I am looking forward to the U/s at Dr Monty on Thursday and at the perinatologist on Saturday. I can't wait to see Squirt and Roo again!

Mood and emotions: I was pretty anxious and worried last week especially while Sandy was coming through. I knew we were safe and would be fine, but being pregnant makes me get a little irrational in situations like that. The over protective feeling you get for your babies is crazy. I'm a little worried and upset today too. They Hubby left yesterday on a business trip. This is the first time he is away while I'm pregnant and I am not liking being so far from him.

Milestones: My belly popped!

Medical concerns: Nothing right now.

Sex?: Nope. I'm still on modified bed rest and it's really starting to get to me. It's been over a month! Every time the Hubby kisses me I get weak in the knees! I hope the restriction is lifted soon, but if it isn't I will get used to it. I will do anything for these babies or not do for that matter.

Best moment of the week: All the comments I got when I wore my maternity skeleton t shirt. I put a pic up on the Roo and Squirt page.

Hows Daddy?: Daddy as really connected with the babies since I popped. He puts his hands on my belly all the time now, kisses it and talks to them more often. He has been really attentive and worried about me when Sandy came through and the week we had no power. Now that we have the snow storm coming through he really hates that he is away from me. Daddy is pretty upset he has to miss the U/s at Dr Monty tomorrow. This is the first Dr visit he will miss, he has been to every one. Thank goodness he will be back for the big U/s on Saturday at the perinatologist.

Some funny/cute things Hubby has said (at least I think they are): This time I am going to tell you about a funny preggo brain thing that involved him. The other day while the Hubby was putting on his socks he called me into the room. He held up the pair and said "I don't think this is going to work". In one hand was his big tube sock, in the other was one of my little ankle socks! I had matched them together! I couldn't stop laughing! Talk about a total brain fart!

Nursery: I have been thinking about ideas for the nursery and I don't think I am going to do a theme. We will have lots of different furniture and decor coming it from when we were kids so it will be pretty eclectic. I love teddy bears so I may bring some of that decor in with mobiles and sheets. We will see. I will have to see what is out there and what I like.


  1. Lucky you that your heartburn went away. Yay for some movement. So happy for you.

  2. Honestly I can't remember why they put you on bed rest. Sorry. I hope things are getting better for you.

    1. It's ok. I had a bleeding scare at 13 weeks and have been on modified bed rest since.

  3. Wowzers! 17 weeks! woohoo! Love the pop of the bump.

    Wanna send some of your sex-hormone-drive my way? Poor hubby has been without for way too long and I just have no desire, what so ever!

    1. 17 weeks it's crazy! I love my bump too. It looks real now LOL!

      I would love to send you all of my sex drive! It looks like I won't be using it till July!

  4. so happy it's all going so well! rest up and take it easy. :-) xx


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