Wednesday, November 23, 2011

26 weeks

(Today's post is all about pregnancy.  Feel free to click away if you don't want to read it.  Hope to see you again soon.)

Total Weight Loss/Gain: I am still at a net gain of 4 lbs from what I weighed the morning of my transfer.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants all the time now. I'm still able to wear my own shirts (though fewer and fewer of them). I am going to have to start wearing maternity shirts soon, as my belly is getting pretty big, and I'm running out of options in my closet.

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. In addition to getting up 2-4 times a night to pee, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to fall asleep and find myself awakening briefly multiple times a night simply because I'm uncomfortable.  I'm fortunate in that I'm generally able to fall back to sleep within a minute or two, and I hope that trend continues.

Movement: I'm feeling movement off and on throughout the day from both babies, and it's pretty cool.  Both babies get the hiccups regularly, which is an odd sensation.

Cravings/Aversions:  Lots of smells still turn my stomach, but other than that, no real aversions.  No cravings either.

Gender: We are having two boys.

Symptoms:  All the usual stuff, nothing new to mention.  With daily Pri.lo.sec, my heartburn is less "burn" and more of just the "lump in the esophagus" feeling I've mentioned before.

What I miss: Sleeping through the night without interruption (it'll be a while before THAT makes a return to my life), having a normal energy level, eating what I want.

What I look forward to: Meeting these babies (but I can wait until they're ready to come out).

Moods: Generally good, although I have been a little irritable with MM a few times since last week's post.  I think this was due more to a combination of feeling crappy and the usual irritations over household stuff (like the thermostat) than to hormones.

Milestones: MM was finally able to feel kicking this past week!  Twin A's kicks are still hard to feel on the outside, even for me, because of the anterior placement of his placenta, but MM felt Twin B's kicks twice.  (They are closer to the surface and higher on my belly, where it's easier to place a hand.)  Very cool.

Medical concerns:  I had my growth scan yesterday afternoon, and both boys are doing fine.  They estimated their weights at 2 lb 7 oz (Twin A) and 2 lb 3 oz (Twin B), plus or minus 6 oz.  All their measurements were appropriate and on-target.

I also did the three-hour glucose tolerance test on Monday (NOT a fun experience), and I have yet to hear the results.
Sex?: MM continues to feel weird about it, and the yeast infection I had meant several days of abstinence anyway.

Misc:  This development isn't new this week, but I keep forgetting to mention that my belly button is now only about one-third its usual depth.  I imagine it'll disappear entirely at some point as my belly continues to grow.
Now that my shower has passed, I ordered a bunch of essentials we still needed from ama.zon (their prices are SO much lower than Tar.get or BRU!), so nearly every day a box with baby supplies arrives at our house.  It's been kind of fun!  :-)


  1. Glad your husband is able to feel the kicks and how fun to be receiving baby stuff! Can't wait for that to start happening at our house!
    We found out yesterday we are having a boy and a excited... :)

  2. I love Amazon too! I did my registry there, but also have ordered some things myself there. I've found some of the prices to be up to 50% less than the other baby stores! So fun to get the packages on the door step too! Glad everything continues to go well for you!

  3. I love that MM was able to feel the kicks! Not miuch more to go!!


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