This week I’m 21 weeks pregnant with our twins, Knox & Sloane Ah, it feels good to type their names!
This week has flown by. I feel like I JUST did my 20 week post. I’ve been swamped at work and pulling double duty. It’s physically painful to sit in my office chair as much as I have this week. Yes, I have a pillow I sit on. Luckily, my bossed filled our open position and I’ll go back to up and down a lot more like before.
I’m feeling lots of movement and I’m loving it. I never got worried about lack of movement with Cohen. I guess he just moved so much. This time, now that I do know where the babies are in my belly, I do notice myself wondering if one is moving and one isn’t, or if one is moving more than the other. Yesterday, I felt Sloane moving lots, but I kept waiting and waiting for Knox to move. He did, finally. That is weird to me because last week he was the wiggle worm when we saw him on screen both Thursday and Friday. Sloane was shy and more calm in movement. I guess her jabs are just more powerful and Knox’s wiggles are more discrete.
I’ll be curious to see if Sloane stays more chubby than Knox. I posted their measurements last week, I think.
If I slack on drinking water I feel so parched. It’s a weird feeling, but I immediately think about how I need water and want it NOW, haha.
Sleeping on my left side is hard. I’ve had a little better luck on my right side lately. Even with the pregnancy pillow, I put the body pillows back underneath me. I just need that soft cushion.
My husband is on a major diet. This isn’t all too fun since I’m pregnant. I do understand where he is coming from. He may or may not have gained weight with me last year when I was pregnant. He decided he couldn’t do it again this year, haha.
I didn’t gain a pound last week but I’m sure I will have by the time I go back to the doc
We don’t go to the doctor this week since we went last week. We go back next Friday.
I’ve been loving starting the nursery. We were going to paint this weekend but the fabrics won’t be in until Monday or Tuesday. We need them to pick paint color. Monday will be fun because not only could the fabrics come in, but the cribs and a bookshelf might also! I did get an email saying one or two might be a bit delayed because of the weather, which is totally fine.
I’ve been sad about the people and towns that were hurt due to the weather. My prayers are with them.
As far as the nursery, I’m having a hard time deciding if I want to share as we go or just do a reveal once it’s done. Honestly, my goal is to have it done pretty quickly! I just know I’m not going to be able to do it this summer. So, my goal is to have most of it done by the end of May. I have a friend who has offered to make the window panels and crib bedding. I’m SO thankful to her. However, since I just sent my first detailed email today, she may back out in her reply, haha. No, I’m really not that picky. I just want it to be safe and look nice. Thank you for all the bedding feedback!
Here is a little preview of the furniture we’ve gotten/ordered so far. The shelf will be painted…
This is the furniture we picked when thinking about Cohen’s nursery. The only piece we ordered before deciding to pack up the house was the crib. It is still in the box. I LOVE the crib. However, since I need two now, I just felt it would be a bit too big and woody looking. Instead of doing espresso, I decided I will go with white now. It will help the room appear to be larger and you won’t walk in and immediately see a bunch of dark wood every place. My parents are going to use the crib at their house. Luckily, two of the Jenny Lind cribs were about the cost of one of we already had. My parents gifted us with the cribs
I’m going to look for a dresser to use as a changing table. I will probably look at estate sales/ antique store, etc. As for a chair, that’s a toughy. I found one I LOVED but could not fathom paying the price. I know I can find something I like for much less. We have a big puffy looking chair
that isn’t attractive but was free and we took it because we knew we would need it that we will use in our room. The nursery is RIGHT next to our bedroom so that is nice. I think I’m going to borrow a mini crib from a friend to go in our room.
I’m may do a teaser on some other nursery items soon
I have one friend who found out she was having a little girl this week and one friend who found out she is having twins! She doesn’t live in the same town as we do, but our twins will definitely be friends. I’m thrilled for them both!
Here I am this week. I’m not sure that my belly has grown, but I have, haha. Unfortunately, the ‘production’ of certain things hits multiple spots on me pretty quickly. So, I’ve already passed the point of being able to wear sleeveless. What would I do without cardigans? 😉 It’s getting way hard to lean over. I’m 5’2″ so things are quite compact. It’s interesting. I’m starting to hear giggles in the back ground from Brent!
Here is the comparison with Cohen….
Hope you all have a good Friday!