Wednesday, February 16, 2011

weekly wednesday update

How far along? 18 weeks 1 day! Getting so close to halfway there!

Total weight gain/loss: Dunno. I have a doctor appointment next Tuesday and I’ll find out.

Stretch marks? Nope, not yet. I am a crazy diligent crazy person about putting on stretch mark prevention cream (I’m using this Bella B Tummy Honey Butter) morning and night. I'm hoping this will help, but I keep reading it's hereditary. My mom didn't get them, but she also didn't have two cooking at once. :)

Maternity clothes? Yep. I think I won’t really need to buy anymore for a while, unless I get way bigger than I think I will. Which I very well might. The only thing I might need is a couple of sun dresses for June/July.

Sleep: So, the snoring thing. I THINK it’s better. I got a humidifier (a super fancy one that can do cool or warm mist), I sleep with those breathe right strips, and an extra pillow to elevate my head. I think it’s working.

Best moment this week: I had a cervical exam on Friday (they have to check it every two weeks since I’m having twins) and I was only expecting them to do that. Instead, I got to see the babies for a good 20 minutes! It was wonderful. :)

Movement: Not yet- but really soon I hope!

Food cravings: Not this week. I continue wanting ice cream, but really, nothing else is a craving. I still think I have more things that don't sound good, rather than cravings. And no, I don’t have ice cream every time I want it. It’s only been a few times, and it’s usually frozen yogurt.

Genders: GIRLS! She confirmed this again at the ultrasound on Friday.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out? It's in.

What I miss: Still miss clear skin. And not getting completely out of breath when I climb stairs.

What I am looking forward to: What am I NOT looking forward to??? I’m just so excited about it all.

Weekly Wisdom: I really do have to watch how long I’m out and about and on my feet. I think I’ve kind of been thinking that it was too early to think about that, but on Sunday we were out for many hours and I was on my feet the majority of the time, which included the climbing of many subway stairs. I got home and really didn’t feel good at ALL. So, lesson learned. Won’t be doing that again.

Milestones: We did our registry this week. That was pretty fun! A little overwhelming but mostly fun. It’s not totally done yet, but we’re almost there.

Also, this week, the babies are the size of mangoes- and they weigh ½ a pound each and are 6 inches long! :)
That's one full pound and one full foot of baby in there!

*photo found here


  1. What a nice surprise that you got to "see" your girls again! And doing the baby registry sounds fun too! Any "themes" or ideas for the nursery?

  2. Oh... two little girls. What an amazing blessing. You know we're all a-twitter about more baby broads here in Seattle! There is going to be a whole show, "Baby Broads grow up!" featuring the Fraser Twins.
    So much happiness.
    I often ponder on the meaning of the journey. I wonder about so many things along the path to parenthood. I tried for years and years - and, I know that I was given the soul to raise that I was truly meant to have... maybe one of those earlier souls that didn't get to finish the journey recycled until I had Marina. Maybe all of those prior souls that didn't get to be born turned out to be the person I get the chance to raise... Anyway. Though there is so much pain along the way - I wonder if this is karma, faith and the universe saying - "*THESE* are the ones. These are the people who are meant to grace your life and complete your family."

    Congratulations - again and always. Post some tummy pics so that I can live vicariously through you. ;-)

  3. Kristi- No, no plans for a nursery yet. We are planning on moving about 3 months after they're born to a larger apartment, but for now, they'll share our bedroom with us. We are already working on clearing space and making the area cozy for them. :)

  4. Doe- What a sweet comment! :) We just couldn't be more thrilled, and all of the struggle we went through to get here just makes me all the more grateful. :)
    Yes, belly pics will be coming soon- I promise! :)

  5. Cozy sounds nice and I bet they will love being close to mom and dad!

    I second the belly pics!!