Tuesday, March 13, 2012

16 weeks

How Far Along: 16 weeks 
How Big are the Babies? They are the size of avocados.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I am now officially back to my retrieval weight. I was reading a book about carrying twins yesterday and it said at 16 weeks I should have at least gained 10-12 lbs. I lost about 8 and now I've gained that back, does that count?
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much all all maternity on the bottom, and occasionally maternity on the top too. 
Gender: Looking like a boy and a maybe boy!!!
Movement: I'm pretty sure I'm feeling them, but it is still only every once in awhile. 
Sleep: I go back and forth on this every week. This last week the sleep has been pretty good. I'm back to snoozing in the middle of the day about half of the time. 
Belly button in or out? It is in, and I never thought it would come out while I was pregnant. I'm beginning to think it may.
What I miss: Being able to do everything for myself. I'm at a point when lifting and moving things isn't an option. I have to rely on other people a lot. 
Milestones: Hearing them on a doppler at home. One of our friends let us barrow their doppler and we've been able to find them pretty easily when we've tried. I think I'll only need to use it for a little while longer until I can really feel those kicks. Also, my belly is starting to round out and is starting to actually look pregnant and not like I'm eating cookies for every meal... which, on second thought doesn't sound like a horrible idea :)
Food Cravings:  Nothing really this week. 
Aversions: Eggs are still off the list.
Symptoms: Nausea when I get hungry, insomnia, occasional heartburn, tailbone pain and overall fatigue
Best Moment this week: Cleaning out the nursery! My parents helped us a ton over the weekend, and we're getting close to ready for paint. I can't wait to paint and then order cribs and get them set up on there!
Funny Moment: It isn't just me that has pregnancy brain. Hubs has said some pretty hilarious things in the last week. Like asking me where his belt was.... while he was not only wearing it, but also TOUCHING it! I also cant help but touch my 'zipper' after I've used the bathroom to ensure that I've zipped it up..... maternity jeans don't have zippers. 
Tip of the Week: Just take a nap when you're tired. It makes life a lot easier, and it makes awake time MUCH more productive!
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing the babies again in three weeks. And getting some more work done on the nursery.


Michele said...

Are you going to post some pictures?

Sybil said...

I know what you mean about the zipper...I am 25w now and I still do that every time I leave the bathroom! What is crazy is with the number of times I have to go...you would think I would learn pretty quick, but some habits are hard to break!

Jessica said...

Yay for 16 weeks!! So happy for you! Any Belly shots?

Cristy said...

Feeling them has got to be amazing!! I hope one day to experience that joy. Congrats on hitting 16 weeks! May this week be filled with peace and love.

Joys Truly said...

Sweet sixteen!! Cheers!

L said...

I think I did the zipper check thing all the way till the end of my pregnancy - now I have the opposite problem! So glad things are going well for you.

Ali @ Not All Dreams Are Free said...

Wow 16 weeks! Yes, please post up a belly pic soon :-) I love your summary of where you're at right now. I just can not imagine how amazing it would be to carry two little miracles (still hoping for one!).