Sunday, October 28, 2012

16 Week Baby Bump Pic

And yes I spelled avocado wrong. Can I blame it on pregnancy brain? NO? ...Ok i'm just an idiot!

Baby Size: The twins are each the size of avocados(and yes I realize it is spelled wrong on the board!) and can hear us talk. 
Maternity clothes? Well I broke down and bought a few maternity shirts last week. They are actually pretty cute, but I haven't worn them yet. 
Sleep: It's ok when I don't wake up every few hours to pee!
Miss Anything? Large McDonalds Coke. That sounds sooo good! But no caffeine for me. 
Movement: I thought I felt something the other day but I can't be sure. Probably just my stomach growling. I so want to feel them move though!
Food cravings: Not really cravings, but I'm not mad about the fact that we just bought a bunch of Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Gender: Hoping to find out this coming week. If we do we are planning a gender reveal party. I've already been buying things for the party! We are pretty excited so fingers crossed we find out this week. 
Symptoms: Been a little tired this week and have been taking a few more naps. But no complaints here!

We put the cribs together this week. They are the Babyletto Modo cribs. I love them! Still need to get mattresses for them though. 

Jason hard at work!

Here is one of the cribs all put together. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

15 weeks baby bump

Since I will be 16 weeks tomorrow I figure it's time to get on the ball and post my 15 week baby bump pic. 

Baby Size: The twins are each the size of pears and are able to rub their eyes, yawn, blink, and hiccup!
Total weight gain: 13 pounds. It's funny at the beginning of week 15 I had numerous people tell me "you are so tiny for being this far along with twins. I was wearing maternity clothes with just one at this point." Toward the end of this week this conversation has definitely changed. Now people are stopping me saying "oh wow you have a belly now!" or "oh my you have really popped out overnight" Ha! how quickly that changed huh! I guess you can say the bump is now in full effect!
Maternity clothes? Still not yet but let me tell you the hair tie I have looped through that button hole is stretched. Like to the max. And so I'm afraid the time has come to order some maternity clothes. Like now. 
Sleep: The When You are expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads book that has became our bible lately has informed me it is now time to sleep on my left side to ensure good blood flow to the babies. Which has been just fine for me. I usually only sleep on my side. 
Miss Anything? Not really! Just happy to be pregnant and growing!
Movement: Still no. I sooo want to feel those little ones move around. 
Food cravings: So I've never been a big oreo fan. But for some reason Jason had been buying them lately and let me just say I evidently do not hate them anymore. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: The thought of having to wear maternity clothes?? ha!
Gender: We have a doctors appointment next week so I'm hoping that just maybe I can sweet talk the doctor into taking a peek to find out what they are.
Symptoms: The headaches are much better this week. The other day I said to Jason, "My hands are a little swollen...thats weird." He immediately responded, "Ashley, you're pregnant...I think you keep forgetting. Weird stuff is going to start happening."  ...oh yeah, oops!

Here is a quick pic from one of the apps on my phone that shows what the babies look like in there at 15 weeks. I think they already looked so cramped! And we still have a long way to go! Poor little bugs. 

My friend Brittany and I at a wedding this weekend as she was loving on the babies. 

Hope everyone has a good rest of the week! I will be 16 weeks tomorrow! It's honestly is flying by!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

14 Weeks Baby Bump Pics (and 11,12,13 weeks!)

I am now 14 weeks so it's time to play a little baby bump picture catch up. So here are weeks 11-14!


Here are sonogram pics from week 13 


Baby Size: The twins are each the size of a peach
Total weight gain: 11 pounds. The baby books tell me to expect to gain 45-50 pounds with my frame and twins. HOLY COW! That seems like so much! Jason just today (who was reading one of his expecting twins books and two iphone apps) informed me that I should have gained 14-18 pounds by this point. I assured him that 11 pounds was plenty (I mean my Lord I'm only 14 weeks and feel as though 11 pounds is a LOT!)...he disagreed and immediately left for the grocery store. He returned with peanut butter crackers and two things of ice cream. He said the book said that ice cream was good for me to eat because it has a good amount of fat and is full of calcium and that the books say at 14 weeks 14-18 pounds is normal. So lets just say I took down a big bowl of ice cream tonight. I mean come one...twist my arm :)
Maternity clothes? Not yet. My skinny jeans still fit if I use an elastic hair tie through the button hole! But not sure how much longer this trick is gonna work. I swear every day I wake up the bump looks a little bit bigger so I'm afraid maternity clothes are in my very near future!
Sleep: The first trimester I swore these babies were sucking the life out of me. I tired to come home and take a little nap every day after work. But since I've gotten into the second trimester I have a little bit more energy and don't feel the need to nap like I did, 
Miss Anything? Actually the only thing I really miss is lunch meat! A hard salami sandwich or a Jimmy Johns Beach club. But no lunch meat when your prego so veggie subs it is. BORRRIIINGG.
Movement: Not yet but my doctor has said with twins you feel movement much sooner since they are so smashed inside there. So I'm hoping I feel them move soon! When we have ultrasounds they move around and kick and wave like crazy. Especially Baby B. I think Baby B is going to be our wild child. 
Food cravings: Not really. I kind of craved salty stuff for a while, like salt and vinegar chips. Now I kind of want sour stuff. I've been eating a lot of pink lemonade jolly rancher suckers. But I wouldn't really call any of this cravings because I swear I've always been the type to crave things, even when I wasn't pregnant.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I was extremely lucky to not have even one bit of morning sickness the first trimester. Not one day of nausea or sickness. I really lucked out there. The only pregnancy side effect (besides the fatigue and growing belly!) that I've had is terrible headaches. Like serious headaches. UGH. 
Gender: I wish we knew!! I'm hoping since we get ultrasounds a little more often since we've got two in there that we find out a little earlier. But that may be wishful thinking. 
Symptoms: Just the headaches :(
Mood: Wellll.....Jason said a few weeks ago that he thinks I've been more normal and calm pregnant than I was on all the hormone medications and fertility shots. But I'll be the first to admit that the week we finished up building the house and moving was a very, errrr, how should I say this....trying week for me. I am so ready to just be pregnant and not be pregnant while going to fertility appointments out of state once a week, planning bridal and bachelorette parties, picking out house stuff, calling contractors, and moving! But we are now officially moved and things have calmed down. 
Looking forward to: Feeling the little ones move! 

Now that we are all moved and finally have our internet up and running I promise much more updates! And I plan on posting later this week about our move! It is so great to finally be in the house we have worked so hard on the past 6 months!