So, I'm 16 weeks pregnant today with the twins :)
I must say, I've felt a LOT better this week than I did last. My pressure pains have decreased a great deal, thankfully. There is no telling how long it will last, but I'm definitely enjoying it and trying to get a few things done while I can be up on my feet a little longer!
Since I've been up and at it a little more, I've seen more people. It never occurred to me how many people (that don't know me) would ask if this was my first "babies".... They start out by asking when I'm due. I tell them. Once they show that look of 'wow you're big' on their face, I quickly say there are two :) Then, they always, always say "are they your first?" At first it took me by surprise. I don't know why. I got asked last time as well. However, it happened four times this week. Four. The checker at Target, Orange Leaf, a new client, etc. My response? No, I had a baby boy last summer who went to heaven. He had congenital heart defects and was only able to be here with us for 12 days. I'm use to saying it now. In some way, I have obviously had to come to terms with the situation. It doesn't hurt to say it quite like it use to. People probably feel bad for asking, but I hope they all go home and Google congenital heart defects.
I think I'm having a hormone surge this morning. I woke up starving; like needing crackers in bed starving. I also had a pretty kicking headache. My nails look like they grew 2 inches each over night. I think I can actually feel my stomach stretching out as we speak. It's so bizarre.
My appetite seems to have been a bit better this week. Though they probably aren't the healthiest option, these cookies probably had something to do with it. I'm still on a big berry kick.
There is one place I like chicken from. I've had the chicken parmesan from this twice this week. I've got to get protein where I can, I suppose.
I'm assuming this is heartburn, but my chest has been hurting after meals, when laying down, etc. Not all the time, but sometimes. When I pull my shoulders closer in the back, it eases up some.
I'm SO ready to see the babies again! Though we were there last Wednesday, it feels like it's been forever. Since we were checking things out from my pain, I didn't get pics :( Hopefully I'll get some new good pics when we go next Thursday.
I'm ready to be able to feel them moving around lots.
Hopefully the babies are prepared for lots of pics when they come out. We've given them some good practice so far...
My water intake is funny. I mean there really can't be many moments where I'm not drinking water in order to consume the amount I should. I'm liking my Bobble water bottle, but still really adjusting to the slower out pour. Babycenter.com even recommends 128 ounces of water per day and 600 extra calories. Woozers. Some of my books even say 1000 calories.
Speaking of babycenter.com, the size of my baby this week is about that of an avocado. It doesn't really say if with twins it's two avocados or a little less. That's a question for my doctor next week. In case you are interested in seeing what they look like in the womb (no, not real babies & body), I'll show an image below from babycenter.com. If you don't, keep on scrollin'.
Well, here I am today.
I feel like I'm looking large. Most of my shirts are getting too short : / So, I guess that is kind of my proof, haha.
Here is the side by side from now and 16 weeks when I was pregnant with Cohen..
No big difference, huh? haha
Happy Friday :)