How far along? 16 weeks today!
How big are the babies? Nearly 5 inches long from crown to rump, and now weighing 3+ ounces.
Weight gain? As of this morning I’ve gained 8 pounds. But it is all in the form of a very round belly. I can already tell my belly is going to be HUGE! I’ve even had people touch it already. (Too soon…too soon…)
Stretch Marks? Not yet. But I’m mentally preparing for a road map.
Maternity clothes? I gave back a lot of the ones I borrowed last time. And most of my remaining items are for winter babies. Since I’ll be large and HOT most of the summer…I’ll need to seek out a few more summer pregnancy options. For now I’m wearing normal pants with a bella band, and normal shirts, in an unflattering way.
Sleep? I’m struggling to transition to my back. No matter how much I try to wedge myself on my side, I find a way to roll over in my sleep. Otherwise I’m sleeping well right now.
Pregnancy symptoms: Backaches and/or Headaches on occasion. No more constant nausea though!
Cravings? Nope. Boring, huh? At least eating doesn’t feel like a chore anymore.
Nursery update? We’ll wait for gender news. BUT we did purchase a bed, bedding, and a few accessories for K’s big boy room. We also found out K’s crib has been discontinued, so our plan to get an identical one has failed.
Movement? I don’t think I’ve felt any kicks yet. But those early ones are so subtle. I feel things…but not strong enough to say with confidence it is the babies.
Gender suspicions? Hmm. Based on some unreliable internet research, and some more reliable input from a mom with twins and a friend who is a doctor, I believe they are identical. And with that in mind, *today* I think we’re having two identical boys.
High point? Mother’s day with “Gamma”, Mom/Nana, and the whole crew.
Low point? Not getting a heartbeat at the 14 week checkup. (Story here)
Other: Hmm…we’re also preparing for growth in the area of transportation. We purchased a mini-van. The verdict is in, and I already love it.