Week 20

How far along: 20 weeks

Genders: Boy & Girl!!

Weight gain: 0 lbs

New symptoms: finally kicked the cold from last week!

Queasy or sick: only when my gag reflex is triggered

Cravings: strawberry milkshakes, apples with peanut butter, chocolate ice cream

Aversions: still coffee with cream and fish

Sleep: Finally sleeping better since I can breathe again

Maternity clothes: leggings + maternity jeans

Stretch marks: nothing new yet

Belly button in or out: in

Miss anything: not really, enjoying pregnancy so far

Movement: I felt the first big kick that I could feel on the outside of my tummy this week from baby boy on the left side. Such a cool feeling!

Week 19

How far along: 19 weeks, halfway through this twin pregnancy!

Genders: Boy & Girl!!

Weight gain: 0 lbs

New symptoms: increased joint pain and increased appetite again

Queasy or sick: No, just a sensitive gag reflex still

Cravings: anything with strawberries or pineapples

Aversions: coffee, fish

Sleep: hit or miss, some nights are great and others are not

Maternity clothes: leggings and maternity jeans (I’ll need some new scrubs soon!)

Stretch marks: Nothing new, using my belly oil a lot but I also am not growing out super-fast

Belly button in or out: in

Miss anything: not being achy everywhere

Movement: yes! They’re fluttering and poking around more and more every day, usually around the same times of the day: 9am, noon, 4pm, 8 or 9 pm, midnight, and 4 or 5 am. It’s such a weird but cool feeling!

Our Gender Reveal

Oh my gosh I cannot believe that we have finally found out what our little babies are!

Leading up to this anatomy scan (on the 23rd of December) I had been thinking hard about how we should reveal the genders to our family and friends. I knew I didn’t want to do something super cheesy or cliché like smoke bombs or confetti showers. I feel like everyone is doing one of those and I kept getting drawn to a color filled cupcake idea because I love baking and sweets. The more I thought about it the more I loved it and Andrew was sold on the idea so that’s what I went for.

I bought some cupcakes from a local grocery store as well as some food coloring and frosting to put on top of the cupcakes after I filled them. After our scan, once we knew what we were having, I dyed the frosting the colors and got to filling and I think it turned out really cute and fun! It was simple and easy and exactly what I wanted.

Baby Boy
Baby Girl

Week 18

How far along: 18 weeks

Genders: Unknown – excited to have our anatomy scan on the 23rd, right before Christmas! We should be able to see what they are then. 😀

Weight gain: -2 lbs

New symptoms: feeling back to myself, bumping out more

Queasy or sick: none, still sensitive gag reflex though

Cravings: strawberry related things, anything salty

Aversions: Coffee still 😦

Sleep: Much better!

Maternity clothes: Jeans + leggings

Stretch marks: Nothing new, using that belly oil

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Nothing, love feeling better!

Movement: Yes! On the 22nd of December I was laying in bed around 4am and felt this strange flutter feeling at the top center of my abdomen. I didn’t think it could be the babies because it was so high up but seeing their positions on the ultrasound with their feet up there confirmed that it was them kicking me! It’s such a strange but awesome feeling.

Week 17

How far along: 17 weeks

Genders: Unknown

Weight gain: 0 lbs

New symptoms: none, feeling great!

Queasy or sick: none, still sensitive gag reflex though

Cravings: anything strawberry related, especially milkshakes 😀

Aversions: Coffee still 😦

Sleep: Much better!

Maternity clothes: Jeans + leggings

Stretch marks: Nothing new, using that belly oil

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Nothing, love feeling better!

Movement: None yet, heartbeats are getting stronger on the dopplar, rates in the 150s

Week 16

How far along: 16 weeks

Genders: Unknown

Weight gain: +1 lbs

New symptoms: Belly is sticking out more

Queasy or sick: none, still sensitive gag reflex though

Cravings: OJ, BK fries with zesty sauce, anything with strawberries

Aversions: Coffee still 😦

Sleep: Much better!

Maternity clothes: Jeans + leggings

Stretch marks: Nothing new.

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Nothing, love feeling better!

Movement: None yet

We put up and decorated the Christmas tree this week!

Week 15

How far along: 15 weeks, Happy Thanksgiving week!

Genders: Unknown

Weight gain: +2 lbs

New symptoms: more intense lower back pain

Queasy or sick: none, still sensitive gag reflex though

Cravings: OJ, toast with butter, fresh fruit

Aversions: Coffee still 😦

Sleep: Much better!

Maternity clothes: Finally bought some maternity jeans

Stretch marks: Nothing new, using that belly oil

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Nothing, love feeling better!

Movement: None yet, saw them on our next ultrasound! They were facing each other and dancing around – so amazing to see!