Friday, April 22, 2011

20 Weeks – HALF WAY!!!

I can’t believe that this pregnancy is half way over officially!I say officially because well, obviously I’d rather not go 40 weeks with twins. I don’t know if it’s because it’s the second time, or because I’m not “working” and I”m staying home with Collin and he keeps me busy, or a combination of everything, but this has gone by fairly quickly!

My pregnancy app isn’t kidding when it said that in the recent weeks the 20c weeksbabies were going to triple in size. I suddenly and very aware of the fact that I look pregnant. I was reassured by this fact today. As I walked outside to get the mail my neighbor was loading up her to youngest kids to go pick up her two oldest kids from school. We always exchange hellos and how ya doin’s. As I walked outside today we said our hellos and as she was about to get into her huge SUV (she can have an SUV because her kids are older and not in little guy car seats anymore…) she did a double take. Her mouth dropped and said, “Oh my gosh! You’re pregnant!” I laughed and said, “yeah a little bit.” I wasn’t insulted by her reaction, because I’m half way though and she’s just noticing. Not that I see her and hang out on a regular basis, but we do see each other frequently enough to be able to tell.

I thought that I would be able to feel them move a lot sooner than I did. One, because I “knew what I was feeling” and two, well, there’s two. But I had the same questions as I did before, “was that it?” “it’s too soon, surely I’m imagining it, right?” Well, there is no doubt about it now, I’ve been able to really feel them for about a week and a half, but just within the last few days have I decided for sure that “yup, that’s what it is alright.” I’m pretty sure that Devin will be able to feel them in the next few weeks too :)

I’m definitely more comfortable in maternity clothes, but I could still fit into some of my regular stuff with a bella band if I really wanted to, but I don’t that badly.

I took Collin with me to my OB appointment yesterday and my doctor said everything looks good. My weight gain is perfect, for anyone who wants to tell me that I’m not eating enough. She also said to remember “you’re not eating for three. If it were only one baby, you really wouldn’t be eating for two.” The extra caloric intake is like 700 or something like that. It’s not the equivalent of what people generally think. So HA to all those people out there who think being pregnant is an excuse to eat whatever you want and however much you want. It’s NOT! And I hope not to make the same mistakes and gain as much as I did with Collin.

I go for my glucose test in about four weeks. I’m more nervous this time because I know that gestational diabetes is more prominent with multiples. So with week of I’m really going to be watching what I eat and make sure to stay clear of the sweets.

20 weeks 20b weeks 

Again… I don’t know what the deal is, but I DEFINATELY look bigger in the evening. These were taken in the morning before the day really started, I’m tricky like that :)

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