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!
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.
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.