Tuesday, November 13, 2012

16 Weeks

As you can see, the twin belly grows at a rapid speed. I don’t think it’s that bad. The twins are doing so well. We went to the doctors yesterday. They are amazing. How blessed am I? Seriously, I ask myself this every day. I am so thankful for my life and health. Binky and Winky, Mommy cannot wait to hold you and kiss you! I hear I’ll love you more than I love Daddy. Hahah. I can’t imagine what that love even feels like. I can’t wait to experience it!

Trying my hardest to be good and do weekly belly shot post. I loved hearing Brittany’s updates each week, so I hope she doesn’t mind that I stole this list from her. Thanks Britt!

How Far Along: 16 weeks and 4 days.
Babies Size: I think they are right around 5oz each. According to my chart the radiologist gave us.
Total Weight Gain: 13 lbs. Holy shit. Lord help me. It ain’t gonna be pretty for long, girls.
Maternity Clothes? Yes, these happened at 12 weeks. My jeans just got too tight to sit in all day. Lucky for me, my sister and awesome friend Summer gave me all their maternity clothes! Thank you, ladies!
Stretch Marks? So far, so good. I lube up on the baby oil and lotion like a mad woman.
Sleep: Yes, I would like to do more of it. But gotta make the money for these two.
Best moment this week: Hearing the babies’ heartbeats and realizing Baby B (Binky) was asleep. Hehehe. Binky’s heartbeat was lower than Winky’s which isn’t normal, in their case. When the doctor checked again Binky’s heartbeat was up to par with Winky’s. I just thought that was so cute. I could picture them inside my belly hitting each other, “Wake up!”
Miss Anything? My favorite drink ever, an ice cold fountain soda of Diet Coke with a slice of lemon!
Movement: Not yet. I felt something, but it was probably gas. There’s always lots of that. Doctor said probably around 20 weeks I will feel them.
Food Cravings: Milkshakes, peanuts, bananas, mac and cheese.
Anything making you queasy or sick? The smell of our basement makes me feel ugh. It’s unfinished and just smells musty.
Genders: Not finding out.
Labor Signs: Nope. And let’s keep it that way; we need these babies in the oven for a long time!
Belly button in or out? Still in. But I heard once it does pop out you can really give it a good cleaning. Lol Sounds like that’s something to look forward too, no?
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy I think. But sometimes I can be real B. Especially at or after work. So stressful.
Looking forward to: Feeling the babies move!! Omg! I can’t imagine. I cry about everything so I can’t wait to cry about this! Hehe.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Pregnancy 411

16 weeks into in this whole twin pregnancy deal.
So far, I am a freakishly good pregnant person.
I would say.
My sister on the other hand thinks I can be a total B when I want to be.  I just sometimes want to punch certain people in the face, is that really that bad?
Things to look forward to during your pregnancy or at least these are things I’ve been experiencing.
1.Itchy boobs and belly. Lord. I don’t think someone could humanly use anymore coco butter and baby oil. The stretching of the skin has started and everything won’t stop growing.
Classic Matt line, “Oh my god! Your boobs are ENGORGED!!”  Even though he swears he doesn’t use this word, he’s said it twice to me while open jaw staring at my breast. And I get it, these puppies look like they might explode at any minute.
2.Crying no let me rephrase that, sobbing at the drop of a hat.  
Yes, I sobbed for same-sex marriage rights at the voting station. It just got to me. How would I feel if I didn’t have to legal right to marry who I loved? The poor man, holding up the sign for question 6, didn’t know what hit him. I sobbed, he cried. I had to awkwardly run away. I just felt for him and his family. Same-sex marriage passed in Maryland, I sobbed. Hormones will do it to ya.
And of course every time I think about binky and winky, the tears keep falling.
3.The need to purge junk!
I am a clean freak who can’t stop. I got rid of four big black trash bags full of stuff last weekend. I told Matt, “Two more humans are coming to live with us. I have to get rid of this stuff!”
4.When  I’m hungry, I’m starving!
A normal person gets hungry and can hold off for 10 minutes or so to eat. Pregnant hungry Mandy, please get the hell out of the way!
5.Cravings, I think
I’ve been really into certain foods lately. Like peanuts. I can get enough of peanuts. And milkshakes, I’ve been making them like a mad woman. Matt, was all confused when he heard the blender- we have a blender?  Bananas. I’ve been putting bananas on top of everything. Blueberry eggos with peanut butter and banana on top, you bet ya. Pumpkin bread with strawberry cream cheese and bananas on top, it was amazing!
The list goes on and on but so far, those are some fun things to look forward too if you’re planning on get prego.
PS> I was in a wedding a few weeks back. The dress barely fit. But I got the dress zipped, that’s all that matters.  
The wedding was so fun.
Drunk Mandy probably would have had more fun but sober pregnant with twins Mandy danced her butt off.
Nothin can stop me from dancing, girlfriends.

16 Week bump pics to come this weekend!