Thursday, June 30, 2011

24 Weeks & BIG NEWS

The Snyder Duo: WEEK 24

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!

Baby Size:
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!

 Weight Loss/Gain:
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! :)

Maternity Clothes:
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.

Food Cravings:
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.


  1. Congrats on selling the house! I imagine it is pretty busy around your house and will be for the next few months but I am sure you will be sooo happy to be in the new house before the duo arrives!

  2. Wow, what a great week! Sooo exciting about the house. Our favorite house-hunting site is They tend to have more pictures than some other sites. And I'm going to be a little rude and give you my PSA, especially since you are twinsie and all - try to be in the new house and settled(ish) by week 34 b/c if they come 34 weeks or later, they will probably be coming home with you.

  3. Congrats on selling the house! What are the names? We are dying to know!!

  4. That's great news about the house!

    When I was pregnant with Brennan, I gained 9lbs in four weeks! With ONE baby! My doctor came in and said, "Was someone the lucky recipient of a $1,000 gift card to Olive Garden??"

    He better be glad this hormonal woman didn't punch him! :)

  5. Thanks for the comment. I didn't feel very "pregnant" a month ago. In fact, I was still wearing some regular clothes and still can wear some regular tops. That being said, withing the past monht, I have def. become pregnant. I have gotten to where I can't get comfortable, sleep, walk around much at one time, each much at one time, and still have at least 8 weeks to go according to my doctor. I hope to have at least 10 weeks left, but have 12 weeks left until full term. Yesterday at the doctor, they each weighed 2lbs. 12 ounces, which is 5.5 pounds total. I was shocked. And I had gained 5 pounds in the past 2 weeks, more than I've gained in a month at a time. It has def. gotten harder so hang on, it's coming. haha!
    Congrats on selling the house? We did get a new vehicle, but have just decided to stay in this house until the twins get a little older and won't share a room then.

    Thanks for sharing your story. Do ya'll have names picked out?

  6. I think you look adorable! :) And only up that much weight? I'm a little farther than you and only have 1 baby, and have gained more! That should make you feel better! ha!

    Good luck with the house-hunt. That's so exciting!

    Megan @


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