Thursday, March 24, 2011

20 Weeks

I've been trying hard each week to keep the blog updated, but last week that didn't happen!! I had a friendly reminder on FB this morning, from my sweet sis, that I was slacking...So, Ally, here you go!

Last week was a very busy week.. It started off with a long flight across country to see my family! It was great to see everyone, but changing time zones, losing another hour because of daylight savings time, I was worn out! Flying while pregnant with twins was a much bigger deal than I imagined. It's, again, the whole getting comfortable thing.. it just doesn't happen.
After being home for just a day, Jay had surgery.  He is doing well, recovery is just going slower than he had hoped. His parents were able to come down for his surgery and stay for a few days. The night of Jay's surgery, I stayed at the hospital and his parents went to our house and worked on the babies' room. They were able to make great progress and it's almost ready to paint!! ...This is why I missed the 19 week blog!! Hopefully, now we will be back on track!

How Far Along:   20 weeks.    HALF WAY THERE!!
Size of baby: About the size of a cantaloupe. Avg length: 6.5 inches, Avg weight: 10.6 oz.
Fun 20 week baby fact: Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they've already had via amniotic fluid.  (From thebump.com)
Maternity Clothes: Loving stretchy pants and all the cute maternity tops!
Gender: TWO BOYS
Movement: Baby B is very active and wiggles around most of the time. Baby A must be the laid back baby, he's pretty still most of the time.
Sleep: Sleeping a little better, but with times changes, surgery and overnight stays in the hospital, I think that exhaustion is taking over!
Symptoms: Swelling of legs and feet.. so not fun!!
Best Moment this week: Knowing that we are half way there!! I can't wait to meet these lil guys!!

Tomorrow is another ultrasound! We have been getting ultrasounds every four weeks, but starting tomorrow, we will get one every two weeks! I look forward to the ultrasounds.. I just love seeing the lil guys move around and getting to make sure that they are ok.  I hear moms of singletons say that they only had 1 or 2 ultrasounds the entire pregnancy...  I'm sure that is the complete norm, but since this is my first pregnancy and it is multiples, I just can't imagine that. The nurse in me asks tons of questions and wants the ultrasound tech to check every body part possible to make sure that there is nothing abnormal! She is always great in reassuring me that things look wonderful. I feel completely blessed to be able to "check-in" so frequently on these lil miracles to see how they are doing!!

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