Monday, February 25, 2013

20 weeks! More than half way there!!!!!

Yes, more than half way there since twins never last until 40 weeks.  We can't believe exciting/scary!!!!  

How far along? 20 weeks
Baby’s size? About the size of a carrot (not baby carrots)
Total Weight Gain: Again I haven't weighed myself since before Spain, but these babies and my body are def. growing!  
Stretch marks? No
Sleep:  Pretty good...lately I've been sweating lots in my sleep (sorry-gross I know) and lots of dreams.  Hormones are going crazy!
Best moment this week: Similar to last weeks...really feeling these babies move and I love it.  
Miss Anything? I miss my skin not being so darn itchy!!!!!!
Movement: Yes :) :) :) :)
Food cravings: Still the same...can't get enough eggs, avocados and smoothies!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!
Gender: Girl and Boy :)
Labor Signs: NO!
Symptoms: Leg cramps, itchy belly and boobs
Belly Button in or out? Still very flesh with my skin...waiting for it to pop out!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy but starting to get tired after 8+ hours of a workday which can make my mood slightly change...I know it's just going to get worse!
Looking forward to: Our ultrasound appt. on Wednesday.  Can't wait to see our sweet babies.  :)  I also need to seriously start getting the nursery ready.  Going to start working on that this weekend and I'm excited about it!  I've been out of town the past 2 weekends so I'm very much looking forward to working on the nursery and putting my feet up!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

19 weeks!

How far along? 19 weeks
Baby’s size? About the size of a softball...basically I have two softballs inside of me :)
Total Weight Gain: I haven't weighed myself since our trip, but I'm guessing I could be up to about 15 pounds now since I ate my face off in Spain.
Stretch marks? No new ones
Sleep:  Great!
Best moment this week: Really feeling these little guys moving!  I love it!!!
Miss Anything? Not this week!
Movement: Yep, it's def. happening now...still faint movements but they are becoming more and more noticeable every day.
Food cravings: In Spain we didn't have much fruit, veggies or protein...lots and lots of bread over there.  So when we got home all I have been wanting is fruit, veggies and protein!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!
Gender: Momma's boy and Daddy's girl ;)
Labor Signs: NO!
Symptoms: Still some leg cramps but they have been a bit better since I started taking a different iron supplement.  When we got back from Spain I noticed small itchy bumps all over my belly.  I'm pretty sure it's from my rapidly growing belly and skin stretching.  As long as I keep it moisturized that seems to help.
Belly Button in or out? Very flesh with my skin...waiting for it to pop out!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!  
Looking forward to: Our ultrasound appt. on Wednesday.  Can't wait to see our sweet babies.  :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gender Reveal!

It's a BOY and a GIRL!

Baby A is the girl and Baby B is the boy.  At our 13 week appointment we were told that Baby B was a boy but they couldn't figure out what Baby A was that early.  We were determined that both babies were boys (which we would have been very happy with!).  At our 15 week appointment we found out that Baby A is a girl!  We were both so shocked and giddy with happiness!!!!!!!!!!!    

We could not be more excited about having have one of each sex.  I keep thinking how cool it will be to see what a boy and a girl will look like with our genetic makeup.  We also think it will be fun to have one of each sex for many other reasons as well.  I've always wanted one of each and my wish has come true.  After the very hard year and a half of trying to get pregnant, our dream is really coming true.

What will you name them you ask?  We have decided on names, but are planning to not announce them until they are born.  We've had our boy name picked out for a few months now (even before we got pregnant), but we were stuck on a girl name.  In fact before heading into our appointment when we found out the sexes I told my hubby that we needed to figure out another boy name because we were so determined it was two boys.  We now have a girl name as well and are very excited about it. :)  That's all I'm going to say.  We will have to bite our tongues to not let the names slip!  

God has blessed us so much already.  It's my job now to take care of myself and rest up so that our son and daughter grow big and strong before they make their big entrance into the world.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

18 weeks

How far along? 18 weeks
Baby’s size? At our last dr. appt. on 2/6 both babies were 7 ounces :)
Total Weight Gain: 11 pounds
Stretch marks? No new ones
Sleep:  Pretty good despite the crazy dreams and waking up to use the bathroom...I know this is going to get much worse though.
Best moment this week: Seeing our sweet babies at our ultrasound appointment.  It never never ever gets old.  They were so active at our appointment and I even made it a point to not eat much sugar that day before my appointment.  Crazy babies, but I love it.  :)  The ultrasound technician told us we better invest in some good running shoes b/c these babies are going to come out running ;)
Miss Anything?  I miss not getting leg cramps ever other night, but other than that, I love being pregnant!
Movement: Still *possibly* feeling movement but I don't really know.  Still not sure if it's in my head or not.
Food cravings: Nothing really...still smoothies, avocados and eggs have been staples in this house since I've been pregnant!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Thank goodness no...I really don't have any aversions which I'm thankful for.
Gender: We got the genders triple confirmed at our last ultrasound.  We sent out announcements yesterday to tell family and friends.  This means that the word will be out in a couple days :)  I'll announce soon!
Labor Signs: NO!
Symptoms: Still wicked leg cramps at night.  
Belly Button in or out? Still flesh with my skin although it's looking as if it will pop any minute!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: This past weekend I have been hormonal for sure, but other than that I'm typically a very happy pregnant Momma :)
Looking forward to: Our trip to Spain!!!  We leave Wednesday and are there for a week.  These babies will be world travelers before they are born.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

17.5 week doctor's appointment

We had our 17.5 week doctor's appointment today with our multiple specialist and it went very well.  Both babies heartbeats were in the 140's which is great and both were being very active little munchkins.  Baby A was really going crazy and Baby B was just doing summersaults and showing off.  :)  The ultrasound technician always gives me a very through ultrasound taking about 30...about 15 minutes per baby.  She checks out the heart, the bones, the spine, the brain, the stomach, the bladder, the face, etc.  All look great on both babies!  The sex of the babies was also confirmed and we are SUPER excited.  I will announce next week!

We were also cleared to go to SPAIN next week.  My super sweet husband surprised me with a trip to Spain for my 30th Birthday/BabyMoon!  We leave for Spain in a week and are gone for a week.  We will be spending the majority of our time in Barcelona and will drive up to the coast of Southern France to stay there for a night.  We are VERY excited.

Both babies now weigh 7 oz.  Little buggers they are!  Man, we love them SO much already.  It just baffles me to think that there are two little ones in my belly.  Coolest thing ever.  I could watch the screen at the ultrasound  It's so fun to see them play and move around.  My heart melts every time.

 Baby A :)

Baby A again

 Baby B in motion as he/she did a summersault! lol 

Baby B on his/her stomach--the dr. said he/she must be a stomach sleeper...what a mess already :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

17 weeks!

The shirt says I'm 16 weeks, and technically yesterday I was...had to get the picture in before I turned 17 weeks!
How far along? 17 weeks
Baby’s size? About the size of a turnip, but I personally think they are bigger than that now!
Total Weight Gain: 9 pounds
Stretch marks? Very slight ones on my back, but they are not too bad at all.  Keeping them under control with lots of oil and lotion.
Sleep:  It has been wonderful lately.  This cold weather is helping...I looove sleeping in the cold!  The crazy dreams have started which is interesting.  I broke out my snoogle, but then got a horrible cold so I'm waiting until the cold goes completely away before trying it out again.
Best moment this week: Buying our cribs and dresser/changing table.  We had such a fun time doing this.  Now, we just have to put them all together.  We will do this in March as February is a busy month for us.
Miss Anything?  Nope.  Love this growing belly and these growing babies.
Movement: I'm *POSSIBLY* starting to ever so slightly feel movements...I think.  But, it could be all in my head.  Once in a while I feel VERY slight flutters...again, not sure if it's the real deal or not...who knows.  
Food cravings: Smoothies (can't get enough of them) and avocados!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  I had a HORRIBLE cold earlier in the week, but thankfully it didn't last too long.  I made sure to get extra sleep, eat very healthy and pump up my Vitamin C...I think doing all of these things helped kick the cold quicker.  Thank goodness.
Gender: We know and we've told family!  We have another big doctor's appt. on Wednesday with our multiple specialist.  We will also have an ultrasound at this appointment and will get the sexes confirmed once again.  Then we'll still wait about a week to announce the news to everyone. :)  
Labor Signs: NO!
Symptoms: Leg cramps...that's about it.
Belly Button in or out? Still flesh with my crazy!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Super happy.  I still can't believe I'm pregnant and then I think about the two babies inside of me and I just can't contain my excitement and love for them.  
Looking forward to: Our dr. appointment on Wednesday and getting to see our little munchins.  We also have an appt. on Thursday with my OB to do blood work for down syndrome and other such tests.  Will be a big doctor's appt. week!