Pregnancy - Week 18

How far along: 19 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain/loss: 16.2 lbs

Maternity clothes: I'm now mostly having to wear maternity shirts. My pre-pregnancy shirts aren't quite covering my belly anymore.

Stretch marks: None yet on my belly but I've noticed a few popping up on my boobs and hips.

Sleeping: Well I have good days and bad days. I'm getting up twice a night to pee and now can't get myself comfortable and support my belly.

Best moment last week: Finding out we were having a boy and girl!!! I also got to see them twice on ultrasound this week so that's always a plus!!!

Lack of sleep, constant hunger, peeing all the time, heartburn and round ligament pain still.

Food cravings: Still loving my onion soup. And I swear I could eat just about anything right now. I am like a bottomless pit, I can eat a meal and an hour later be starving again.

Food aversions: Not much of anything anymore.

I miss: NOTHING!! Occasionally I wake up so exhausted in the mornings, so I miss getting a great nights sleep.

What I am looking forward to: Getting moved next weekend, our baby shower in a few weeks and being 20 weeks!!!

Body Changes: At this point I really don't know what with my body hasn't changed!!! I think my belly grows by the minute!! This past week I started having some blood in my urine, of course I was terrified when I first seen it. The doctors have spent all week trying to figure out what it is. They have looked at the babies twice and checked my cervix twice. Everything looks perfect with the babies and my cervix, so they are thinking I might have kidney stones. I had an u/s of my kidneys this week that showed no stones. They mentioned several other things, nothing serious and nothing they can really do a whole lot about. So we are going to just wait it out and see. I'm content just knowing the babies are ok.

Other Thoughts: People have really started to notice a lot more that I'm pregnant, which I LOVE!! What I also love is that my husband tells everyone he sees that we're pregnant with twins. I absolutely adore how excited he is about these babies. I've tried to involve him in as much of the decision making process as I can and I value every last opinion he gives me. I ordered my baby furniture this week, it should be here in about 6 weeks and I can't wait for it to get here. Now if I can get bedding decided I'd be trucking along. We'll get something decided soon I'm sure. From one of our previous posts everyone has been asking our names. We decided on Finley Marie and Landry Knox. We haven't decided on a for sure spelling for Finley, so if anyone has suggestions please feel free to suggest away. Lastly, I have some extremely busy babies!! This last week I'm started to be able to feel them almost constantly. When I wake up I can feel them first thing int he morning and its such a blessing. Dalyn also got to feel them just barely a little earlier in the week. Only on occasion will they get to moving around and being busy enough to feel a small kick on the outside but I would say I can feel them on the outside about 7-10 times a day. I can't wait to see how much more I start to feel them in the weeks to come. This week I realized I've done a really crappy job keeping a pregnancy journal, so I'm going to start writing more on these weekly post so I can have them as my journal. So sorry if these start getting long!!


WantWait&Pray said…
That's exciting you orderd the furniture AND that your hubby felt the babies!!!! Awesome!
Have you felt them from the outside yet? Not kicks or movement per say, but positioning. Today I put my hand on my upper left side and felt a lump! Last week it was on the right side that I felt a lump! I think they are really moving around in there and it's SO WEIRD to feel their position from the outside. It's amazing!
I too am a bottomless pit...I am really thinking the scale will get a work out in the coming weeks because I can't stay content...I'm always hungry!!!!
Jessica said…
Yes I've been able to feel lumps here and there too. Its funny because I always tell my husband I'd love to just take a peek inside to see what exactly they are doing in there.

I got back tomorrow for a recheck of the possible kidney stones and I'm interested to see what my weight gain has been this week. Oh well, its all for the good of these babies!
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