Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Twin Tuesday: 16 Weeks + Ulttrasound Pics

How far along: 16 weeks, 3 days (click here to see 16 weeks with Madi!)

Twins' Development: The babies' circulatory systems are now working and their hearts are pumping 25 quarts of blood a day! Their scalp pattern is developing, but no hair yet and they have started to grow toenails.  (Source: Baby Center Twins)

Sleep: I have definitely been feeling a bit more energy, but I am still exhausted by the end of the day. Bedtime is typically around 9-9:30 pm. And still having to wake up to use the bathroom 1-2 times a night. 

Movement: Still just a couple flutters here and there when I am lying on my back just before bed. Nothing real distinct yet and definitely nothing on the outside yet. 

Unglamorous body changes: No stretch marks, but I am a bit more paranoid this time around and got some creams/lotions to apply just in case. Too bad I am terrible at remembering to actually use them.. :-/

Maternity Clothes? Wearing maternity work pants and am down to one pair of regular jeans so the maternity jeans are starting to make an appearance. Maternity tops are still way too big on me though and I've been able to get away with some of my regular looser tops. 

Showing: Yes! I have a bump. :-) It's still not huge, but given my slow progress with Madi I am not super surprised. I'm also reminding myself that as long as the babies are measuring fine, then I need to stop worrying about it. I cried way too much first pregnancy because of people telling me I wasn't showing. Jason reminds me that I will be huge soon so enjoy this stage now (thanks hon! ;-) ). 

Food cravings: I'm able to start tolerating sweets again in moderation (why can't I have that when I'm not pregnant?!). I've been craving orange juice lately and salty foods still. I found frozen edamame and with light sodium soy sauce has been a wonderful snack!

What I miss: Coffee.

Anything making you queasy: Unfortunately still coffee. :-/

Strange experiences: The idea of twins is still a bit surreal to me. It's like my brain cannot process how this pregnancy feels so much like the first one, but is completely different in that there are two of them. What I am seeing physically (on ultrasound) is struggling to reconcile with how I feel physically (the same as my first pregnancy)

Best moment this month: Starting to shop for the babies! We still don't know gender, but we have stroller and cribs picked out and have started making plans for the trip to Houston. 

Also, getting to see them again on the ultrasound today and see that they are still doing well and moving around. I haven't felt them much yet and for some reason have more of a general anxiety than the previous pregnancy. I think it's just the idea of a "high risk" pregnancy and two babies, which is so different from before. 

Looking forward to: Well I was looking forward to today at 10:00 am when we were hoping to find out gender! Alas, we have the doctor's guess, but she said she wouldn't bet on it just yet. We're holding off announcing until after our next ultrasound at the end of this month if we can find out more definitively then. :-)

16 Week Appt: Today we had my 16 week appointment. Both babies are still measuring wonderfully! Twin A (the one on my right side) was measuring a bit larger in the head than Twin B, but the doctor thinks that was the position of the babies. She said the numbers were still within the normal range for a singleton baby. 

Both were moving around lots during the ultrasound and we didn't get very good pictures of Twin B (wouldn't show the face!). Currently they are sitting opposite ways - one head up and one head down. So basically they are kicking each other in the face already which you can see in the last picture. ;-)

The doctor was amazed at how well I am doing overall and said that my additional tiredness was normal for a twin pregnancy. Besides that everything is looking great and we are so thankful to have two healthy and active little ones!

The hearts of both babies, strong and active!

Twin A head and disappearing body ;-)

Twin A, the baby we could get a good picture of!

Twin A (on the left) and Twin B kicking each other in the face, hehe

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