Sunday, September 29, 2013

Week 17 #operationhornettes

How far along: 17 weeks and 2 days!

Size of twinkies: Fruit of the week this week is turnips.  5.5" long and weighing 5 oz each.

Total weigh gain: I went to the doctor this past week unexpectedly (minor bleeding incident...everything looks great with the babies and me) so I got weighed.  I have gained an additional 4 pounds for a total of 11 pounds gained.  So I'm right on track so far.

Maternity clothes: Old Navy is killing it with their adorable maternity clothes.  That is definitely my go to store for maternity clothes.  I can get away with some regular tanks but other than that I am completely in maternity.

Sleep:  More nights than not now I am sleeping away, only to get up once to go to the bathroom.  I have such vivid and clear dreams.  I never knew this was a result of pregnancy!  The things you learn!

Gender:  Only one more week till we find out the gender of the other twinkie!!!  Will we share or won't we???

Names:  Not sharing quite yet!

Best moment this week:  I definitely have felt the babies move and hands down it is the most amazing feeling in the world.  It feels like tiny kicks.  I also got to hear the heartbeats again at the doctors.  One was 150 and the other 160.  Nice, strong heart beats.  My doctor said they are very active so it explains why I can feel them moving around.

Miss anything:  Nada.

Movement:  Heck yes and can't wait to start feeling it more and more!

Food cravings:  Water (so thirsty all.the.time), I am back on drinking coffee (finally!  I was wondering if I would ever get back the taste for it), and anything cheese related.

Anything making you sick or queasy:   P to the ork.  Ew!

Mood:  I love being pregnant.  There is absolutely no better feeling in the world. 

Looking forward to:  Not much got done on the nursery front this past week.  We really need to start getting moving on our room and the nursery.  We can't have the twinkies coming home to two depressing bedrooms now can we?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Week 16 #Operationhornettes

How far along: 16 weeks and 2 days

Size of twinkies: They're the size of avocados.  5" long and weighing 5 oz each.

Total weigh gain: Not to sure.  I will find out at my next appointment in two weeks.

Maternity clothes: Man, this weather is fickle isn't it?  Doesn't make for easy dressing when your wardrobe is limited.  But yes, I'm 100% in maternity clothes.  They are just so comfy.  And gotta love the Old Navy sales.  Just ordered some pieces to round out my wardrobe.

Sleep:  Some nights it's great and other nights more of the same...taking one-two hours to fall asleep.  But I'm still loving my snoogle.

Gender:  One twinkie is a boy and the other is a ????

Names:  Have a boy name and a girl name...Will we be scrambling to come up with another boy name or will we be able to use our chosen girl name??  Don't have to wait too much longer to find out!!

Best moment this week:  I think I might have felt the baby's move but it's hard to tell if it really was them moving and not gas!  hahaha

Miss anything:  Nada.

Movement:  I think I started to feel them move yesterday but Jim has me second guessing if it really them moving or not since I don't know exactly what it feel likes.  But I think my mother's intuition is telling me it was them moving.  So I'm going with that :)

Food cravings:  Orange juice, bagels and cream cheese, pizza and egg and cheese sandwiches.

Anything making you sick or queasy:   Still pork.

Mood:  So happy!!!  Sometimes, I still look at my belly and can't believe I'm actually pregnant.  I feel so blessed.

Looking forward to:  Moving and kicking from the twinkies and working on the nursery.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Week 15 #OperationHornettes

How far along: 15 weeks and 2 days

Size of twinkies: Oranges!  About 4-5" long.  They're growing like weeds!

Total weigh gain: Not sure how much I've gained since last week since we don't own a scale

Maternity clothes: Ahhhh vest weather seems to finally be here!  Mental note, add that to the to-do a maternity vest!  I have scored a good amount of maternity clothes from friends and my cousin so I'm very grateful for that.  Loving my maternity jeans and leggings.

Sleep:  Eh, not so great. I'll get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it can take me an hour or two to fall back asleep.  Perhaps it's mother nauture's way of preparing me of what is to come?

Gender:  Blue = Boy and the other baby's gender will be found out in 3 weeks!

Names:  Only 3 more weeks till we find out if we have to come up with another boy name or if we can stick with the girl name we have chosen.

Best moment this week:  Nailing down the shower location, date and invitations.  We went glider shopping this weekend and found a few we like but haven't made any final decisions yet.    

Miss anything:  Not really.

Movement:  No :)  Come on guys start kicking!  I'm ready!

Food cravings:  Still have the usual suspects, cheese, anything salty, orange juice, lemonade, pizza, french fries, nachos.  I have added something healthy though...grapes!  Nope not a green thing in sight!  haha

Anything making you sick or queasy:  Pork.  Gag me.

Mood:  Elated!  I just love being pregnant.  Although those mood swings are setting in.  All I can say is God bless Jim....

Looking forward to:  Purchasing gliders!  And if the twinkies are reading, your Dad and I are ready to feel you kick and move!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nursery Chronicles: Cribs

We have chosen and ordered the cribs!  After going to pretty much every baby store there is to go to (which there isn't a whole heck of lot to go to) we finally found a crib we both love!

We chose the Fillmore crib from Pottery Barn Kids in washed gray.  I think the gray is gender neutral and a little unique. 
 They should be arriving any day now and I can't wait to see them both set up in the nursery! 

Now to decide what color to paint the walls and what bedding to get......decisions, decisions!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Week 14 #Operationbabyhornettes

How far along: 14 weeks and 3 days

Size of twinkies: Lemons!  About 3" long.

Total weigh gain: 7 pounds (in case you couldn't tell by the picture above!)

Maternity clothes: Why yes I am!  Although will this weather stop fluctuating so I don't have to keep wearing the same maternity dresses when it gets hot out?  I'm ready for my new fall wardrobe!

Sleep:  Getting better but still waking up at least one time per night.  Although I'm trying not to drink an hour before I go to bed but sometimes I can't help it because I just get so thirsty!

Gender:  One bouncing boy and the other baby we won't know until October 7th when the big 18 week ultrasound is scheduled.  Can.not.WAIT!

Names:  Will we need two boys names or one boy and one girl name???  We will know in four short weeks!

Best moment this week:  Going to my OB appointment this week and hearing the babies heart beats.  Such a tear jerker.  Gets me every time.  Both were strong...148 and 155.  I'm thinking the 155 could be a girl.  Just saying......Also, we ordered the cribs (a post will be coming shortly with what we ordered) and scouting possible baby shower locations.  

Miss anything:  Not gunna lie...I am missing soft cheeses. (see food cravings below)

Movement:  None yet.  My OB did I say I could start to feel them any day (or could be up to 20 weeks!)  I'm hoping it's more like today :)

Food cravings:  Well my mom came this past weekend and made her famous homemade mac and cheese so that was amazing!  But overall, the usual suspects, cheese, anything salty, orange juice, lemonade, pizza, french fries, nachos.  Nope not a green thing in sight!  haha

Anything making you sick or queasy:  P-O-R-K!  Ew.

Mood:  Happy and excited!

Looking forward to:  Seeing the cribs all set  up and the 18 week ultrasound!!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! #Operationbabyhornettes

In case you hadn't heard Jim and my screams the moment we got the news, we're here to let the world know...we're EXPECTING!!!!  Two, that's right folks, TWO hornettes will be making their debut March 7, 2014 and we.cannot.WAIT!

What does that mean?  For one, the  blog will be the main source for all the updates regarding anything and everything #operationbabyhornettes.  That means weekly bump pictures, the nursery chronicles and any other projects we may have up our sleeves.  So let's get the party started! 

How far along:  13 weeks and 3 days
Size of twinkies: Conflicting.  One place says oranges the other says lemons
Total weigh gain: Not sure yet.  We don't own a scale, so I won't know until I go to my next OB appointment which is next Tuesday.  Can't wait!
Maternity clothes:  Oh heck yeah!  Although I can fit into non-maternity shirts and my workout stuff (for now at least!)
Sleep:  I fall asleep easily and LOVE my snoogle (in fact Sammy and Jim seem to have taken a liken to it as well) but I'll get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and can't back to sleep because my mind is racing with things that need to get done before the twinkies make their debut.
Gender:  One BOY!  And the other baby's gender is unknown until the 18 week ultrasound.  Should we start a pool to see who guesses the second baby's gender correctly?
Names:  Not sharing yet :)
Best moment this week:  Going crib shopping!  Still seems surreal we're actually getting to experience this at all, so getting to do all things baby and pregnancy related seems like such a blessing.  And come on, how cute is nursery shopping?!  Is there anything better??
Miss anything:  Nothing!  So content.
Movement:  None yet and can't wait for the day I get to feel the babies move.
Food cravings:  Oh gosh!  Anything salty basically...goldfish, cheese, macaroni and cheese, pizza, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich...basically nothing that is good for me ha!.  Although Jim does get up earlier in the mornings now to make me an egg and cheese sandwich.  Can we get a collective Awww!!!?
Anything making you sick or queasy:  umm that's a big YUCK on anything pork related!!!
Mood:  Soooo happy!  Although I do cry at the drop of a hat (I even cried during the latest Real Housewives of New Jersey episode.  I can't help it!)
Looking forward to:  This pregnancy and meeting the twinkies!