Monday, October 24, 2011

Update: 26 weeks (with photo)

How far along? 26 weeks

Weight gain? 24 lbs (and climbing!)

Symptoms: Belly is stretching and burning at times. I don't remember this with my first pregnancy. It's not so easy to walk around, just feeling achy.

Stretch marks? Not yet!

Sleep? This hasn't changed since last week--Not so comfortable, difficulty moving from side to side.

Best moment this week? I somehow escaped heartburn this past week.

Movement? One baby appears to move more in the morning while the other waits until evening. Hope this doesn't mean they have different sleep patterns, and if so, that better change when they arrive. :)

Food Cravings? Lately, it's been apples.

Gender? TWO GIRLS!!!

What I miss? Missing my mobility...bending and speed of walking.

What I'm looking forward to? Meeting our little girls.

Milestones: 26 weeks seems like a milestone in itself!

Emotions: Trying to make myself rest more and keep a calm and relaxed mood.

Belly photo from today:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Update: ~25 Weeks

How far along? 24 weeks 6 days

Weight gain? 20 lbs

Symptoms: Aches and pains have arrived! Lots of kicking/movement in my belly!

Stretch marks? Not yet!

Sleep? Not so comfortable, difficulty moving from side to side.

Best moment this week? Had another anatomy scan this past week and the babies are measuring right on target.

Movement? I feel them often throughout the day, especially after I eat a meal.

Food Cravings? Yogurt and sweets.

Gender? TWO GIRLS!!!

What I miss? I miss being able to hold my daughter who's 50 pounds, but even if I wasn't pregnant, I'm not sure how long I could hold/carry her.

What I'm looking forward to? Meeting our little girls.

Milestones: During our anatomy ultrasound this past week, we could see both faces (Baby A was shy at first) and the doctor got a great look at each of their hearts.

Emotions: I feel somewhat frustrated at times because I can't do the things I have been able to do earlier in the pregnancy. I know, I need to take it easy and rest when I'm tired; however, I have a problem with sitting still and doing nothing. I know it's a small sacrifice to ensure that our girls stay safe and healthy.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Name Game

I think we have officially decided on names for our baby girls. It's been tough to come up with two names. Our daughter had her ideas for names which were anything from Hannah to Alice to Clarabelle. And, I know we can't tell her the final names either because the other day she told my Mom what names we were thinking of naming the girls. She told my Mom that she liked Clarabelle though, and of course, all my Mom could think of was the clown (Clarabelle)from Howdy Doody. For this reason, is exactly, why we will not be telling anyone the names we have chosen prior to their births. We did this for our daughter's name and no one seemed to voice negative opinions about her name; of course, only compliments were voiced. I'm excited to have names though. I was nervous that DH and I wouldn't be able to agree, and we'd be scrambling on their birthday to figure out a name. Whew!