20 Wks. & 6 Days! Over 1/2 Way There Already!
11/09/2009- 20 Wks, and 6 days
Hubby is not being very agreeable on the names circuit. Here are my favorites: Annaliese Violet, Adriana Nicolette, Natalia Gabrielle, Presley Nicolette, Daniela Grace. Gabriella Nicole is alright to, with the nickname Ella, but it’s very popular right now, plus it’s Mickey’s fav name, so I don’t know if that would work out. Could be some jealousy issue there, I mean the kid just adores it:) Names everything she owns Gabriella. But anyhow, I loved Alessandra, but now it’s been slowly wearing off, and these remain. My least favorite is Adriana, but I do like it a lot still. He’s not being very agreeable, but I feel I got the upper hand, carrying two bubs here, and most would agree, except for him..HAHAHA!!! I mean come on, it hasn’t been very painful thus far, but from all I hear, when it does get uncomfortable, whoa does it ever get uncomfortable, so I think I deserve more of the say
ANYHOW, let me update on my last appt. on 10/27, at 19 wk’s even, I was up to 122 lbs, which is a overall weight gain of 10 lbs, for 19 weeks, which is not bad for twins hey? I believe I was up that or more, with just Mickey. Way more with my 2 older kids. I ended at 165 with Joey on his own, so I’m sure to gain much more long term. that is inevitable. That was 4 lbs in 3 weeks. A lb a week sounds good to me, but like I said, gaining more is inevitable with two lil ones to feed, though I don’t consider myself to be pigging out AT ALL, just eating normally, with a lil more in the candy and snack dept, not much, but Halloween, did not help things. I just have noticed over the past weeks, I have really developed a sweet tooth, I have no idea why. Not that I didn’t like my sweets before:). BUT, as long as I take my vitamins, eat some veggies and watch that I take in more of the good then the bad, I think ‘excess’ weight will be kept in check. I’m not eating a pound of dounuts a day, just enjoying myself is all.
The bubs are now moving more, but I still believe they may be lazier then mikayla was. (so far), and my older boys, Mason & Joe, I just cannot remember back that far to how much movement I felt, it all gets hazy in this growin old brain of mine, but definately I remember my lil Mikayla to be more of a mover and shaker at this point. Anyhow, at last check they were 9 oz and 8 oz a piece, much closer to that 1 lb mark by now, and were 7.9 and 7.3 inches long, so growing well, and close enough together to be very healthy and normal, thank fully. I felt them on the outside at 18 weeks exactly, and hubby finally felt it, through his over-worked, over calloused hands, the other day, at 20+ wks, but would have sooner, if his hands weren’t so chaffed.
Halloween was nice, Mikayla was Cinderella, I was snow white, Joey was a ninja, and it was fun. We got lots of candy, only thing was the wind factor, just completely crazy, but quite warm for the end of October, so it evened out. I can’t believe come this time next year, I’ll have three little trick or treaters in tow. it completely boggles my mind. 3 girls no less, and girls, we know how expensive they can be…I can just look at myself and know THAT, hahaha. Adorable but pricey:) I just love to dress little girls up, and all of the accessories. Look out hubby!!
I do feel we are blessed to have these girls, despite our fears, which in talking with others are COMEPLETELY normal. I remember how I just so wanted only 1 baby, and couldn’t even imagine two, plus what were the odds, so I didn’t give it much thought, I didn’t have that mommy instinct some say they have about carrying twins, AT ALL, and now I feel guilt over, even after I found out for a while, that I envied those with singleton’s in their bellies, it just seemed so much more normal, and manageable. It’s all I thought we could handle, and even wanted, and all that I felt I could love enough, I mean how does the heart multiply itself, enough for that much and at once no less. I actually wanted to cry in those early days I felt so overwhelmed, and hubby he could hardly talk to me about it, he was in such a state of disbelief, and now I say what was wrong with you Shel? These are blessings from God, that were meant to be inside of me, for some reason. I was chosen to be a mom of twins, and I know God makes no mistakes, so if you are scared, you got to always remember, we truly are never given more then we can handle. Even if we can’t see that at the time, and feel so afraid and even alone, we never are, and God will see us through. Ok enough of that, I’m getting all misty eyed.
I just really hope we can agree on the names, that will be a great relief. He hasn’t brought anything to the table and my mind is always easier set with girls and I just love these, so we’ll see what happens.
Welp, I have my next ob appt in 2 weeks, so a ways to go. Here is my 20 wk belly pic. I know I have put on some girth since the last, but still not huge yet. I hear 20-24 wk’s is a big growth spurt, I hope I won’t get too crazy big (knock on wood), some online photos really scare me. my tiny body cannot stretch THAT far, *SHOCK*.
Got to go and make my 3D U/S appt for 22 weeks, I’m soo psyched!! Should be a good time to get some decent face pics, along with see some cool body movements to, because you can still see most of the babies at this point. Mikayla’s was awesome at this point. Then in like a month or so, I’ll take some maternity pics, but to save the some money, we don’t really have at this point, I’m going to try and do it on my own, backgrounds, lighting…it should be fun, I hope it works out well. I’d like to remember the before ME:)
PS- OH YEAH..DUH ME, I forgot to add the best news of all, the heart spot is GONE, somehow someway, by the grace of God, and more great news, the NT measurement on the once elevated twin, is completely NORMAL. isn’t that INSANE? So much worry for nothing. I have a repeat echo coming up, but I really expect them to find nothing, since the spot is gone, and the level 2 was perfect and normal. xoxo