23 WEEKS: 2 DAYS
In all of the end of school, a special 3rd birthday, and summer start I missed the 22 week post. So here is 23 with a quick pic of 22. Yes- there has been some belly growth! According to Stuart, my belly is as big now as it was when Clark was born...Ohmy!
According to my sources the babies are about the size of large mangos. They are about 11.5 inches long and weigh about 1.1 lbs. each. We get to see them next Tuesday so we will see how accurate this is.
At my last appointment I was +5 lbs. I sure feel much bigger than +5. I don't weigh myself- ugh! So I will have to wait until my 24 week appointment to find out.
All maternity pants and my much adored gaucho pants and a mix of tops. My belly gets bigger everyday and I am amazed at how quickly the maternity tops are getting tight. These shirts that I bought a few months ago and were hanging on me are now snug.
I am sleeping. Not sleeping very well, but I am sleeping. I get up at least 4 to 5 times a night to go to the bathroom. I cannot sleep on one side for very long and when I roll over to the other side I have to get up to go to the bathroom. :) Lovely I know. But I have been taking naps when C takes naps.
I am feeling great these days. I have not been sick and I have been keeping most if not all meals down. yay! I go to the bathroom all the time. I have a bad taste in my mouth all the time and I have been chewing lots of gum to try to make it better.
Yes. I have been feeling them more and more. They are more like flutters and rolls. There has been some jabs and a few kicks and I have noticed them responding to loud noises. I think I can tell the difference between the two and I am very interested to see if I am right when we have the ultrasound on the 28th.
Best Moment This Week:
I love hearing Clark tell people that there is "One boy and one sister" in my belly. It makes me smile. Also, for Father's Day I gave Stuart some monogrammed onesies with the babies names on them. He was pretty excited and he even teared up- it was super cute. OH YEA- WE HAVE NAMES!! That is another post for another day.
Nothing exciting this week. I have just been eating regular meals and staying hydrated. Clark and I have been drinking LOTS of KoolAid and eating lots of popsicles to stay cool around here.
What I Miss:
I still miss Jazzercise and not being able to wear regular pants and shorts has been a problem this week because I only had two pairs of summer maternity pants to wear and it has been so hot. So I am so thrilled I found some.
Looking Forward To:
I am looking forward to our 24 week appointment so we can get another glimpse of the duo. I am also looking forward to putting their room together. I don't like to work part but I do want it to be finished.