How Far Along?
Today, we are 25 weeks and 1 day along :-) 12 weeks and 6 days until these kiddos have to be out!
One girl, one boy.
How big are they?
The apps this week say they should each be about the size of a turnip, a head of cauliflower, a Napa cabbage, or a rutabaga. They're probably measuring about 14 inches from head to heel, and should each weigh around 2 pounds. We'll have more Hodge-baby-specific measurements next bumpdate :-)
Have you started showing yet?
Oh yeah. I'm even having strangers offer to do things for me, like pick up stuff I drop in stores ;-) Anybody have any ideas for a question to go in this spot for the next few months?
I'll find out on Tuesday :-) I really don't feel that much bigger than I was at my last appointment... we shall see :-)
Yeah, pretty sure I'm going to lose count soon. I'm up to five, and the pattern looks like my belly is getting really great wi-fi. :-)
Belly Button In or Out?
It's the weirdest looking thing... but still technically in. My scar from my laparoscopy a few years ago looks like a piercing scar on the bottom part of the belly button instead of the top... heehee!
Cake. I got an intense craving for cake this week, and I didn't so much care what flavor or icing type. I mostly wanted the texture and sweetness of cake. :-)
Anything making you queasy or sick?
Happy or Moody Most of the Time?
Pretty happy, until bed time when everything hurts and I wanna cry.
Every day seems like they're getting busier... I'm starting to notice patterns, too, like they love to kick and play when I lay on my side, and start immediately. If I sit down for a long time, eventually they'll start moving, but only after a while. I almost never feel them when I'm standing up.
I had a nasty cold much of this week, so sleep was hard to come by. Not the babies' fault, though! It's easier to sleep when you can breathe ;-)
What I Miss:
My usual complaints: hot baths and caffeinated diet coke!
Aches and pains, but nothing major or unexpected.
Highlights and Coming Soon
Best Moment of the Week:
Yesterday, we went to our friends' house for lunch and some catching up... right after we got there, most of the rest of that friend group came through the door for a perfect, intimate baby shower :-) I was floored (and not just that Ethan managed to keep it a secret!)... and so touched by all the love for us and our babies <3 (This, followed by a birthday party for my Grandma, is why my bumpdate is a day late, and this smile just won't wipe off my face!)
Looking Forward To:
Doctor's appointment and ultrasound on Tuesday! Always a joy to see our little ones, and I'm hoping we can have the time to talk a little "end game strategy" with the doctor. I don't intend to go in with a super-specific birth plan (things change, especially with twins!), but there are a few little preferences and questions I'd like to run by him. AND THEN! After that appointment, our first childbirth class! WooHoo!! Crazy that we're already at a place to start discussing how we're gonna get these kidlets out of me and into the big world!