Sunday, November 24, 2013

Week 25 #Operationhornettes

How far along:  25 weeks!!!  3 more weeks till the third trimester!

Size of the twinkies:  Eggplant again.  Not sure who determines this but could we get a little more creative this week than eggplant again??  They are measuring 9.2" and weigh in at a whooping 2 pounds!  Although we should get a tad more accurate weigh in and measurement when we go for our next ultrasound on December 2nd.

Total weight gain:  24 pounds based on my last appointment.

Maternity clothes:  You know it!

Sleep:  Only been getting up about 1-2 times/night so not terrible but back to staying up for an hour or so when I get up.  Honestly can't complain though because I'm still comfortable sleeping.  I owe it all to the snoogle.

Gender:  Two boys all the way!

Names:  They WILL be announced at Thanksgiving dinner this year...can you stand the suspense???

Best moment of the week:  Far and away our baby shower for the twinks.  We have never felt more spoiled or loved.  It was an amazing feeling yesterday.

Movement:  Yup!  They are a movin' and a shakin'.

Food cravings:  Fish has been my protein of choice lately.

Anything make you sick or queasy:  Pork (except for bacon of course!!)

Mood:  So loved and excitement!

Looking forward to:  Thanksgiving dnner!!  And family time!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Week 24: #operationhornettes

How far along: 24 weeks!!! Seems so crazy to think in a few short weeks I'll be entering the third trimester.

Size of twinkies: Fruit of the week is eggplant. 9" long and 1.7 lbs. At this point they are gaining an average of 6 ozs./week. Not sure how they're going to fit in there in a few weeks.

Total weight gain: Still at 24 pounds. I'm sure after Thanksgiving that will go up drastically! haha.

Maternity clothes: Um should this even be a question anymore?

Sleep: Getting up 3-4 times a night. I think it's God's way of preparing me for what is to come...

Gender: Two fightin' boys!

Names: We have FINALLY finalized the names!!! Can I get a woo hoo??

Best moment of the week: We had our mini Thanksgiving with the Holy Cross crowd and it was so fun showing off the nursery.

Miss anything: Nope.

Movement: Oh yeah. Now I can poke my belly and it causes them to move. I also noticed when I eat something sweet that really gets them going.

Food cravings: Anything mexican and BLTs.

Anything make you sick or queasy: Same ol, same ol.

Mood: Contentment and love (I know, I sappy...what can I say?)

Looking forward to: This is the week before the shower so getting things ready for it!

Week 23 #operationhornettes

How far along: 23 weeks!!! I can't believe it!

Size of twinkies: Fruit of the week is an ear of corn. 8.5" long and 1.5 lbs. I can't believe I have something that big times TWO growing in my belly right now. Craziness!

Total weight gain: 24 pounds.

Maternity clothes: Duh!

Sleep: Still getting up 2-3 times per night but I do seem to be going right back to sleep which is great.

Gender: Blue and blue.

Names: Still finalizing....

Best moment of the week: Jim put the cribs up!!!!!!!!!! Talk about it becoming real!!! I find myself going in there just to be in there. I still can't believe we are creating a nursery.

Miss anything: Nope.

Movement: I saw them move!!! Talk about the most amazing feeling in the world. It's so reassuring seeing them move around. It just makes my day.

Food cravings: BLT.

Anything make you sick or queasy: pork.

Mood: Loving every.single.second. of this pregnancy.

Looking forward to: Going to Infant CPR class.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Week 22 #operationhornettes

How far along:  22 weeks!!!  Over the halfway mark and well into my second trimester.  Crazy because it's gone by so quickly.
Size of twinkies:  Fruit of the week is papaya.  8" long and 1.2 lbs.  They are plumping right up!  Just what I like to see.
Total weight gain:  Will find out in 3 days.
Maternity clothes:  Seriously why can't normal jeans be made like maternity jeans??  They are soo comfortable.
Sleep:  Still getting up 2-3 times per night but I do seem to be going right back to sleep which is great.
Gender:  Two cute as pie baby boys.
Names:  We are pretty close to finalizing the names...any day now!
Best moment of the week:  We bought so much for the nursery this week.  Mattress, mattress pads, gliders, rug, fabrics, curtain rods, bookcases and bench cushion.  Can't wait to see it all come together!
Miss anything:  Nope.
Movement:  Yup! At some points it's like a jungle gym in there.
Food cravings:  Anything mexican.
Anything make you sick or queasy:  Do I even need to say it anymore?
Mood:  Excited and elated.
Looking forward to:  Getting the nursery painted.

Week 21 #Operationhornettes

How far along:  21 weeks!!! 
Size of twinkies:  Size of a squash.
Total weight gain:  Not sure...won't know till November 6th at my next appointment.
Maternity clothes:  Obvs!  Look at me!  hahaha
Sleep:  Getting up about 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom but overall pretty good.
Gender:  Two bouncing baby boys!
Names:  Still deciding between a couple names....
Best moment of the week:  Feeling the twinks move never gets old!
Miss anything:  Being able to sleep through the night.
Movement:  You know it!  They are moving more and more.  I can't distinguish between the two babes.  I've heard and read that twins can start to play games with one another in utero (i.e. one will tap twice and the other will respond.)  That would be amazing to feel/witness.
Food cravings:  BLT and chocolate (but not together)
Anything make you sick or queasy:  still the same ole, same ole...pork.
Mood:  Happy, happy and happy!
Looking forward to:  Seeing the nursery progress and more movement!