Week 26

How far along: 26 weeks

Genders: Boy & Girl!!

Weight gain: + 3 pounds

New symptoms: 2 more varicose veins on my right calf – boo! Hopefully they’ll go away after I deliver! Also right lower rib pressure if I’m slouching too much while sitting. Forces me to sit up straighter.

Queasy or sick: None this week.

Cravings: nothing new this week.

Aversions: Nothing new

Sleep: I’m waking up every hour or two to per and switch positions so it doesn’t feel super restful.

Maternity clothes: my jeans and leggings + my new belly band which is working out very well!

Stretch marks: nothing new yet – keeping fingers crossed

Belly button in or out: still in but shallow

Miss anything: being less achy in my belly and back

Movement: Lots every day! They kick and roll around, especially baby boy on the right. We found out at our ultrasound this week that I had them backwards this whole time. Whoops! And baby girl is facing my back so I don’t feel her as much in the front but she still wiggles around a lot.

Week 25

How far along: 25 weeks

Genders: Boy & Girl!!

Weight gain: 0 lbs

New symptoms: nothing new this week

Queasy or sick: I got sick once this week from my sensitive gag reflex

Cravings: chocolate ice cream and pizza

Aversions: coffee, fish, cooked broccoli

Sleep: the same, still a slight struggle

Maternity clothes: nothing new, debating about maternity scrub pants soon though

Stretch marks: Nothing new yet

Belly button in or out: in still but shallow

Miss anything: not this week, no

Movement: Finally caught a baby girl kick on video! Small movement on the right side of my belly at the 3 second mark.

Week 24

How far along: 24 weeks

Genders: Boy & Girl!!

Weight gain: + 1 lbs

New symptoms: intense pelvic and bottom pressure – I think they’re running out of space! I did have one varicose vein pop up on my right calf so now I’ve been wearing compression socks at work to prevent more.

Queasy or sick: Nope!

Cravings: still chocolate ice cream and pineapple

Aversions: coffee, fish, cooked broccoli

Sleep: about the same, overall needing more naps

Maternity clothes: I bought a belly band this week to try and get rid of that pelvic girdle pain – we’ll see if it works!

Stretch marks: None yet

Belly button in or out: In but shallow

Miss anything: moving without pelvic pain

Movement: kicks and flutters all over – I’ve been trying to catch them on video but it’s hard to see them on there

Week 23

How far along: 23 weeks

Genders: Boy & Girl!!

Weight gain: + 1.5 lbs

New symptoms: restless legs are starting to hit real hard and pelvic girdle pain (it hurts to walk or stand after sitting for any length of time)

Queasy or sick: Nope!

Cravings: chocolate ice cream

Aversions: still just coffee and fish

Sleep: Not the greatest as I wake up every 1-2 hours to either pee or roll over

Maternity clothes: bought my baby shower and maternity picture outfits but I’m still living in the jeans and leggings

Stretch marks: nothing new

Belly button in or out: in but shallower

Miss anything: sleeping all night long

Movement: lots of movement! Baby boy is catching up and kicking harder to make his presence known.

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