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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.
gary strawn said:
Love your little excerpts every few weeks!!! Very happy to hear all the news as the excitement is mounting for this GGPop & GGNan. As for the gender, I called “identical twin boys” soon after we were told the news of the future twin babies in our family.. GGNan wishes for healthy, happy babies no matter the gender. Love you nuch!!! GGNan