Wednesday, October 26, 2011

22 weeks

(Today's post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)




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Total Weight Loss/Gain: I am now back to what I weighed the morning of my first OB appointment.  Net gain/loss = 0, but at least the scale is moving up.  Given that I am able to eat more these days, I expect to see some actual weight gain soon.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants all the time now.  I'm still able to wear my own shirts (though not all of them, obviously), but I might break down and start buying some maternity shirts soon.

Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep: Just OK. Getting up to pee 2-4 times a night.  If I allot at least nine hours for a night's sleep, I usually feel fairly rested.

Movement: I'm feeling more movement all the time, especially from Twin B. Twin A's movements are discernable but fainter (due to the placement of his placenta and positioning). Both twins seem more active if/when I eat/drink something cold or sweet (like juice).  I *thought* I felt Twin B kick my hand over the weekend, but it was a one-time event which has not yet been repeated.

Cravings/Aversions: Still no real cravings. I do think longingly about some of the things I'm not allowed to have, like sushi or soft cheeses, but I don't truly *crave* them. My food aversions are few these days.

Gender: We are having two boys.

Symptoms: I only have nausea occasionally now, but I do get "gaggy" at times.  (Still have a hard time brushing my teeth every time.)  I have heartburn some part of every day, and I burp a lot and get a lot of gas. Sore nipples which are generally darker but change shades from day to day. Sometimes I'm feeling stretching sensations across my abdomen, but these come and go.

What I miss: Being able to lie comfortably on my back.

What I look forward to: MM being able to feel the babies' movement, making it to viability in two weeks.

Moods: Generally good.

Milestones:  I'm lousy at this category; once again, I can't think of any since the last post.

Medical concerns: None so far, thank goodness.

Sex?: We haven't done it since my 20 weeks post.  MM continues to feel weird about it.

Misc:  Despite still not feeling 100% physically, I am feeling very fortunate to have gotten this far without pregnancy complications.  I am all too aware of the things that can go wrong and sadly, know women who have experienced losses or been put on bedrest prior to this point in their pregnancies.  I'm more than willing to put up with 15 more weeks of feeling subpar to get these babies here safe and healthy.

My fingers are crossed that I will be able to continue working up until delivery, though I have a Plan B in the back of my mind in case that doesn't happen.  I "know" (online) a woman who recently gave birth to twins at 38 weeks who worked full-time up until two days before delivery, and she is my inspiration.  :-)

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear things are going so well for you and your boys.

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  2. 22 weeks woman??? Gosh it goes fast for other people too! (I can hardly believe I'm almost 33)

    I want to say I was closer to 25 or 26 when Brian was able to feel it from the outside. At first it's hard to tell when you can too, because you're wondering if you really felt it since you can mostly discern it from the inside... Just wait until you can SEE it. It's very cool.

    So happy for you!

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  3. Love these updates. I've stolen this and done one of my own on my blog.

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  4. I hope you'll be able to work up to delivery day too! Take care!

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  5. Oh, the gagging! I couldn't make it through brushing my teeth some days, either! And now I'm paying for it - I just had three cavities filled, argh.
    I'm so glad you and the babies are doing so great! :)

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  6. Glad you're feeling better! I'm going to try to work up until delivery as well, although since I work from home that certainly makes it easier! It's great you haven't had any complications...hope that doesn't change! :)

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