22 week update:
How Far Along: 22 weeks 2 days
How Big Are the Babies: Papaya's!
Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.
Total weight gain: 25 lbs! Wow! I remember in the beginning of the pregnancy when I read that you were supposed to gain 24 lbs by week 24, and I thought, "how am I going to do that?" I thought that was so much weight! Well I surpassed that 2 weeks early! I am not worrying about it though because I eat healthy and eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full. I'm listening to my body and my growing babies needs. I pray every day that they continue to grow healthy and strong, that what I am putting in my body is nourishing their needs... especially little baby A (because of his placenta prob)!
Maternity clothes: YUP!
Sleep: Not that good. I've been waking up a lot to pee and also tossing and turning. I also have dreams about my babies kicking and I think its because they are actually kicking each time I wake up. Last night I also had horrible heartburn (the worst yet) and had to put an extra pillow under my head, which helped a bit.
GENDER: Two lil BOYS!!!! Yay!!
Movement: I'm feeling somersaults and hard kicks! I love it!
Food Cravings: I still love spicy food. I ate a bean and cheese burrito yesterday with salsa and then was still craving something spicy so I ate three pepperoncini's... I paid for it with horrible heartburn :(
What I Miss: A good glass of Pinot Nior! I am really missing my wine! I am also craving a good workout with running. I LOVE my yoga, but nothing beats a good sweat.
What I'm looking forward to: two more days til my appointment with the Peri! He'll check my cervix, Baby A's placenta and growth, and do some more measurements which I was too early to do last visit. I am also going to ask them why they never told me about umbilical attachment of Baby A. I am still pretty upset that they made it seem like everything was perfect until I went to my OB to get the REAL scoop.
Milestones: I'm still going to say SEEING kicks from the outside and now feeling lots of somersaults!
Symptoms: I think I'm starting to see the brown line (linea nigra) go down my belly. Its SUPER light. I wasn't sure I was even going to get one because I'm so fair, but I think I'm barely starting see something :)