How Far Along: 22 weeks
Size of baby:
Total Weight Gained: Ok.. this is probably the LAST posting on the weight, but I have gained a total of 16 lbs. My doctor says this is good and that I haven't gained too much. I freaked out when I heard this, but she always kindly reminds me that I am carrying twins! She would like to see me gain 1-2 lbs/week until the end of the pregnancy.
Maternity Clothes: Still can wear some of my pre-pregnancy pants, but shirts are a different story! My belly demands maternity clothes at this point!
Names: Everyone has been asking about names... well, we do have first names picked out.. but they will remain a secret! We are still working on middle names... stay tuned!!
Movement: They are kicking!! I've waited and waited to feel that first "kick" and I finally felt it, followed by many more!! You'll never guess which baby kicked first... BABY A!!! Yes, the "laid back" baby, or so we thought!! I think he's getting his brother back for all the moving/pushing around he's been doing in the last couple of months!!
The kicking sensation is pretty amazing. They aren't quite strong enough for it to hurt, just yet, so it feels more like a "thump". Most of the time, it's not just a random kick, it seems that they have a purpose... For example, I've been trying to sleep on my side to help reduce my swelling, which means that both babies end up on that same side when I wake up. I can assume that if you are pregnant and there is just one baby, that the baby probably isn't bothered by this very much at all. However with two, they are kinda piled up on each other and probably rather uncomfortable. So, in the mornings when I wake up and roll to my back, Jay and I can visibly see both babies move to their opposite "corners" and this is when the kicking begins.... I'm not sure if this is just very intense, competitive swimming that they are practicing, or if they are "helping" (kicking) each other back to their own, designated areas!! Either way, its super exciting to feel that "kick" I've been anticipating so much!
Sleep: Sleep is a little better.. I have actually had a night or two that I slept completely thru the night without even one potty break! Yes, that is excitement you hear.. crazy as it sounds, those might possibly be the only nights since becoming pregnant, and possibly for the next 15-20 years of my life, that I have/will experience uninterrupted sleep!
What I miss: I'm getting more used to "the belly" but it sure does make things a little more challenging, like putting on shoes, getting clothes out of the washer (if I had that front loader washer to match my dryer, it might be easier to wash clothes..bahahaha!! Jay, wink wink!! j/k) Basically anything that requires "bending" is not being done from this point further.
Cravings: Still Dr. Pepper BUT, b/c of my swelling, I'm not allowed to enjoy this craving as often as I would like.
Best Moment this week: There have been several things this week... We painted and put down hardwood floors in the babies room and the upstairs hallway. The new light fixture for the nursery has been installed and its beautiful! My sweet hubby and I also celebrated our 2nd Anniversary!! I can't believe its been two years already!! I guess its true that time flies when you are having fun! I love Jay so much and I'm so blessed to have him! He is going to be an amazing dad to our two little guys!!