I'm sorry I have been so lazy about posting updates! I actually wanted to do this for myself and I have let myself down. I am actually 23 weeks now, but wrote most of this last Tuesday. I will post this one now and my 23 week tomorrow. There are new pics.
I can't believe it's been 5 weeks since I last posted an update! As soon as we found out Purcey was sick, thinking about this pregnancy kinda went on the back burner. I mean I always thought about my babies and took care of myself, but most of my daily thoughts were with Purcey and taking care of him and I'm glad I did.
Due date: According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.
How far along?: 18-22 weeks
Total weight loss/gain:
The day before the IUI I was 206. This morning I was 215. Over the last 5 weeks I have gained 8lbs. These babies have grown a lot and so has my belly!
What's going on with the babies?:
We got all the results for the NT scan and bloodwork back in the past weeks and everything looked good. I didn't get numbers or our % chance because I don't want to focus on that. My babies seem healthy and are growing well. That's what's important. We had and anatomy scan days ago and they are looking good. About a pound each and measuring just under 22 weeks. I have 2lbs of baby in there now! Their most recent heart rates were at around 170bpm each. When their heads were measured the tech said "they have good sized heads" in a tone that made it sound like they were big. They Hubby and I looked at each other and I laughed. I know Squirt and Roo are going to have big heads. The Hubby's noggin is huge! Hehehe.
Finally posted more U/s pics on the Squirt and Roo page.
What's going on with my body?: Overall I have been feeling pretty good. I only get heartburn at night when I eat something really spicy like the jambalaya I made last night. Not making that anymore! It's just starting to get a little difficult getting up off the couch. I think it's more because I don't want to bend too much and squish the babies. I'm probably just crazy, but it makes me feel better LOL! I am definitely starting to slow down a bit. Things like showering take me a little longer now and overall I think I'm just taking my time more. My boobs have gone through major changes these past few weeks! I am pale pasty white everywhere so I had absolutely no color on my areolas and my nipples were small and pretty light. Now they really stand out. It's kinda crazy. They Hubby was shocked when he saw the changes.
What does the belly look like?: It's getting bigger! I still have a bit of a crease at my belly button. Just this week I started to get some small red spots and little stretch marks below my belly button. I knew it was coming and its just gonna get worse. I prepared myself early for them since they were inevitable. I obviously won't like the way they look, no one does, but I think I am more worried about how they feel. I hate that stretched sore skin feeling. I hated it when I was at my heaviest and so happy when I dropped a little weight and the soreness went away. Hopefully all the cream I am using will help a bit with any soreness. It's definitely getting rid of the itchy skin.
Maternity clothes: I still only have maternity pants and the 1 top from my bestie. I can still wear my old t shirts, but I really should go shopping. I just don't like spending money on myself. I will have to go get at least 1 top for Christmas. Hoping my family get's me some maternity clothes or gift cards to the stores so I can shop for free!
Movement: Squirt and Roo have definitely been moving a lot more. Mostly just stretching out so I get steady pressure. On December 1st we got our first real kick and it came at the best time. I wrote about it yesterday. I still don't know who is moving when since they seem to be changing positions a lot. Every time we have an U/s they are facing a new way.
Sleep: Still sleeping great with my Snoogle pillow. I do wake up sometimes to change positions and go pee, but can usually go right back to sleep.
Cravings/aversions: Since my aversion to sweets went away, my main craving has been for cinnamon rolls. Most things are still too sweet for me, but for some reason cinnamon rolls aren't. Kinda strange. I have only given in to the craving twice with little ones from the grocery store, but over the past few days I have been really craving a big one from cinnabun. I have been really good about eating right so I don't know why I don't treat myself every once in a while.
Sex of the babies: We will not be finding out the sexes till they come out!We always make sure we tell the tech ahead of time that we aren't finding out and I tell them that if they are going to peek to tell me to close my eyes since I know what I am looking at. No one has checked yet. The Hubby asked me if I would be really upset if someone slipped and told us. I have no desire to find out, but won't be upset if someone slips. We are going to try and make sure they don't but if it happens there is nothing we can do about it.
Names: I finally got my name book back from my cousin and we have gotten through the girl names. We have about 10 girl names and 5 boy names right now. Once we get through the second half of the book we will work on narrowing it down to 3 or 4 of each. We want to have options and see what Roo and Squirt look like before we name them.
What I miss: I miss being treated normally by my Mom and MIL. They treat me like I can't do anything. Yes, I have restrictions, but I am allowed to lift some things and I don't have to be sitting 24/7! When I am around them I get yelled at if I lift anything even a grocery bag with only bread and chips in it and they make me sit all the time! I know my own limits. Thank goodness the Hubby trusts me. He helps out a lot and does anything for me, but knows I can do things and lets me.
What I am looking forward to: I am really looking forward to Christmas this year. Last year I didn't want to decorate or do much of anything. It was too overwhelming getting everything out and doing the things I so badly wanted to do with my own children. This year I am blessed to be pregnant. I can't wait to decorate and be able to happily daydream about next year with our babies.
Mood and emotions: It has been a rough month for me with everything going on with Purcey. I still don't feel like I am back to myself and I probably wont' be for a while. I am currently working on a post about how I have been feeling. Depression can still rear it's ugly head even if you are pregnant and happy.
Milestones: I hit 20 weeks! The halfway point. Most likely more than halfway since we are having twins, but basically halfway!
Medical concerns: Nothing really. Just working with my psyc to get through some rough stuff mentally.
Sex?: Nope, but I got up the nerve to ask Dr Monty if just maybe orgasm would be ok without penetration. I figured the answer would be no since I am still on modified bed rest. He actually told me not yet, but he will let me know when I can again! He just wants to wait a little longer. I am really excited knowing there is a chance that we could get back to it at some point before being 6 weeks postpartum which could be July.
Best moment of the week: The best moment yet was feeling some real kicks for the first time.
Hows Daddy?: He is really loving my belly now. I can tell how excited he is about the babies and getting ready for them.
Some funny/cute things Hubby has said (at least I think they are): The Hubby's new thing is every morning he tells them to be bad for Mommy, kick me really hard and jump on my bladder a lot. They seem to listen to him!
Nursery: We started to register this past week, but we have gotten nowhere with the decor. I think their room is just going to be eclectic. Touches of lots of different things.
Blankets to keep: I wanted to thank everyone for all their comments and ideas when I posted about not knowing what to do for our babies blankets. We still haven't picked out patterns, but we have it narrowed down. Hopefully we can figure it out soon and I can start crocheting.