The Snyder Duo: WEEK 24
24 WEEKS: 4 DAYS
We have been a little busy this week to say the least. We got an offer on our house from some people who looked at it while we were in Nashville. They looked at it again on Tuesday and made an offer. This is the same house that we had decided that if it did not sell by the end of the month we were going to take off the market, because we have so much to do to get ready for babies and I have so much to do moving my classroom. CHANGE OF PLANS. They offered, we counter offered, THEY ACCEPTED. So as of yesterday we began house hunting. We had been looking online-just in case. But last night we picked out 5 and went to see them in person. I LOVED one and Stuart loved one. One was ruled out and one is looking like it was about to be in a bidding war and that is a turn off for me. The last one would be okay. We are going to look at more Friday and our realtor and Stuart think we will find one and make an offer by next week! YOWZA. Needless to say I did not sleep at all last night and was up at 6:30 this morning. I do not EVER have trouble sleeping- last night my mind was racing. I was comparing all the houses we saw. Imagining all of our stuff in them. Imagining 3 kids in them. Imagining life in them. My brain would not rest. I am so glad that Stuart is so at ease with it all because I am a little nervous. I know it will work out like it is supposed to, but I am not a huge fan of the unknown. I am sure there will be more house info posted later, but the reason of this post is to document this pregnancy so back to the babies!
According to my sources the babies are about the size of ears of corn. They are about 10-12 inches long and weigh about 1.7 lbs. each. We got to see them on Tuesday and they looked GREAT!! They were both measuring on track and look to be weighing 1.8 lbs. each. Baby Girl is breech and was all over the place. Like I said she is a wild one! Baby Boy is up high and horizontal. He is more laid back but was moving and so sweet to watch. We loved seeing them again and we were reassured that they are still one boy and one girl- You know I had to check!
On Tuesday I learned that I was +12 lbs. Yes, you are reading this correctly. At my 20 week checkup I was +5 and this time I was +12. I GAINED 7 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS. I was a little shocked by this but no one else was concerned so I did not fret too much. But really 7 lbs! I guess the anniversary trip eating and my slight ice cream habit might be catching up with me. I will be okay if I don't make it a habit to gain 7 lbs. a month! Next month I have my glucose test so I will be a little more careful about my eating this month. Last month I was just so happy to be able to eat without getting sick that I might have taken full advantage of it! :)
Are you kidding??
All maternity pants and mostly all maternity tops. My belly gets bigger everyday and I am amazed at how quickly the maternity tops are getting tight. The shirt in the picture below I bought in February and wondered if it would ever fit. It was hanging on me. Now it is stretched about as far as it can go. This could get very interesting.
I having more trouble sleeping than I have. (Not just because of my my house hunting fears) I can only sleep on my right or left side. My left side is most comfortable because Baby Girl is on my lower right side and she tends to squirm and kick around if I lay on her side too long. My left shoulder and hip are starting to hurt and I think it is from lying on them so much. So I try to flip sides during the night to avoid her jabs and the sore shoulder and hip. However, everytime I flip I have to get up to go to the bathroom. So I am getting up about five times every night to go. Fun times.
I am feeling great these days. I have not been sick and I have been keeping most if not all meals down. (Obviously- due to the 7 lb. gain) 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. I have been eating lots of cereal and popsicles.
ALL OF THE TIME. I have found that I can tell the difference between the two and I think that is pretty neat. My hunch was confirmed Tuesday when I learned they are in about the same place they were last month. All lower movement is my girl and all the upper movement is the little guy. I am not sure that I have felt them at the same time, but I have feel them both at different times all throughout the day.
Best Moment This Week:
Of course the ultrasound was a BIG DEAL this week. I loved seeing them on the screen and learning that they were thriving and growing big and looking great. We got to see them move around, the little fingers and toes and learned a little more about their little personalities.
Nothing exciting this week, I have just been eating meals and enjoying it. We ate some great food in Nashville and I have been loving some Fiber One squares each morning for breakfast. Popsicles have been a great treat in the afternoons! Dora popsicles at that!
What I Miss:
I still miss Jazzercise. I miss sleeping on my belly. I miss having lots of energy. I usually like to get so much done during nap time and this past week I have napped every time that Clark has. I have lots to do like pack, read my 5th grade curriculum and such but instead I have been napping. I guess baking 2 babies takes a little more energy than I thought!
Looking Forward To:
I am looking forward finding a house and getting started on the nursery! I have lots of ideas and I am so excited to see it. I am also excited to see them again in 4 weeks.