Wednesday, March 28, 2012

18 weeks

How Far Along: 18 weeks 
How Big are the Babies? They are the size of sweet potatoes.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up four pounds post retrieval.
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing all maternity on the bottom (unless I'm wearing sweats) and just a few maternity tops.
Movement: I feel them tapping from the inside when I'm sitting quietly. If I'm up and moving around, I'm a lot less likely to feel their gentle movements. I almost always feel them after I eat.
Belly button in or out? This whole belly button thing is so weird to me. I started with what I would consider a fairly deep belly button. This morning when I was laying flat on my back in bed I noticed that is getting very, very shallow. I can only imagine what it is going to do!
What I miss: Feeling rested.
Milestones: Getting some work done in the nursery. We bought the dresser/changing table and got it all put together and in their room. We also started painting and will likely have that finished up sometime this week/weekend!
Food Cravings:  Corn on the cob and watermelon.
Aversions: Eggs are still off the list.
Symptoms:  Nausea when I get hungry, the never ending stuffed up nose, occasional heartburn, tailbone pain and overall fatigue. 
Best Moment this week: Getting the house a little more prepared for the babies, and a couple of fun dates with my husband.... better get them in while we still can!
Funny Moment: I was watching some show about crazy obsessions on TV the other day- the guy was obsessed with being/acting like a toddler. I was just getting ready to change the channel when both babies kicked at the same times as if to say 'stop watching this garbage!!' 
Tip of the Week: Protein and water fix almost anything!
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing the babies again in less than a week and finding out the genders for sure. I'm about 99% sure we are having at least one boy, and I waver back and forth on baby B, but most of the time refer to them as 'the boys'. It will be great to feel SURE!


Anonymous said...

It is so fun knowing what the baby is!! It strange, in the past 24 hours I've felt closer to her knowing she really is a her!

Stephanie said...

Mmm, corn on the cob and watermelon are such summer foods. I can't wait for sundresses and belly pictures of you and your babes! Speaking of, you haven't done belly pics so far have you? You holding out on us? :)

L said...

Corn on the cob sounds delicious! I'm so excited to hear confirmation on the genders. I think it made it so much more 'real' for me when I knew that our baby was a boy.

Emily said...

It is so strange to watch the belly button. My cousin's just got really stretched out and flat. Exciting that you will find out soon who is in there!