Happy Friday everybody! It’s so hard to believe that it’s already been another month, so that means that it’s time for another bumpdate! To be honest, not a whole lot happened since the last bumpdate, except that I’m getting bigger by the day it seems. I’m also fully in maternity clothes now, which is so crazy to me! So let’s get on with the bumpdate!
Week 18- Life As Usual
I’ve definitely been going through life as normal right about now. I really don’t have any side effects from my “condition” as my friend Stacy likes to call being pregnant, which I think is absolutely hilarious! The only thing that I’ve started to deal with now is a little bit of acid reflux. To me it’s crazy what ends up causing it, I might eat something like eggs in the morning and then all of a sudden I have some acid reflux. I don’t know if it’s because I end up getting hungry and instead of hunger pains I get acid reflux instead. Either way, I’d say that I’m pretty lucky that’s the only thing that I’ve had going on.
Other than that, Chris and I have just been making our way through our “Before Babies” To Do List, and I’m so proud with how much progress that we’ve made! Who knew that having a baby was the thing that we needed to actually light a fire under our butts to get the things done around the house that we’ve been talking about for forever! Another advantage is that I’ve had most of these items on my 101 in 1001 list, so I’m getting some of those things accomplished as well!
Week 19- The BIG Ultrasound
I can’t believe that this is the week that we’re actually going to find out the genders of our babies, or at least my mom and sister are! We won’t find out until the end of July when we can have the majority of our families in town with us to share the news. We were honestly thinking about not letting my mom or sister know the genders until my sister’s birthday because my mom is notorious for not being able to keep a secret (I love you Mom, but you know it’s true!), but we ended up deciding that they could find out that day.
So we had probably the maximum amount of people crammed into the room during the ultrasound, and not only did my mom and sister get to find out the genders but we got to see our babies for a lot longer than we have in the past! The sonographer when through all of the different sections of their bodies and did all sorts of measurements to make sure that they were growing at the same rates and that their organs were functioning appropriately. Everything looked great, and the babies are weighing in at a whopping 7 ounces and 8 ounces each! So I officially have about a pound of baby baking right now!
Another thing that we found out during the ultrasound was that I have an anterior placenta, which means that my placenta is in the front instead of in the back or on the side. That also means that it’s going to take a little bit longer for me to feel the babies moving around in my stomach. Usually right about now I would be able to feel them moving around, but because this is my first time being pregnant and the anterior placenta I probably won’t be able to feel them for a couple more weeks.
And in case y’all are wondering, my mom and sister are doing great with the gender secret! Chris Facetimed them both the night after our visit and asked them for the genders and they stuck to their guns, even though they were both enjoying a glass of wine! I’m so proud, and I know that the reveal will get here before we know it!
Other than that it’s just been the same old same old. My stomach is getting bigger literally by the day, and I have to admit that as the days get hotter, the more I’m missing wine and cocktails. I think that it’s just because summer drinks like rosé and cocktails just go so perfectly with the warmer weather. Oh well, I’m almost half way there, so not too much longer now, right!
Week 20- Fifth Doctor’s Visit & Half Way There
I’m very excited to say that during my doctor’s visit they were able to find both heartbeats immediately! It’s seriously such a relief that I didn’t have to go through the stress of waiting around for an ultrasound to make sure that both babies were doing well. Although I will say that this was the first time that I went to a doctor’s appointment that I didn’t get an ultrasound, so that was kind of sad. I’ve gotten used to seeing my little babies all the time, and man do I sound spoiled!
Overall, the visit went pretty well, I’m up another 3 pounds, so I’m up a total of 7 pounds for this pregnancy. It’s still a lot to think about in such a relatively short amount of time, but I have to keep on telling myself that it’s normal and that I’m carrying 2 babies, so the weight gain is ok. So far I’ve been within what my doctor is expecting, so I’m going with that’s a good thing! He told me that he expects 5-6 pounds by the next time that I come in, and that’s going to be crazy to me if it actually happens!
At the visit I talked to my doctor about my anterior placenta and he told me that I should start to feel them by the time I come back for my next visit. He also said that with twins there will be a time that I’ll feel them moving around like crazy, but then I won’t feel them move around as much because they’ll basically run out of space to move around. That I think is going to be the weirdest thing ever!
The only other thing that’s been going on with me as far as pregnancy is concerned, besides being officially at the halfway point, is that I’m officially only in maternity pants, or pants that can be extended with a belly belt. My stomach is that big! And I think that we need to talk about how comfortable maternity pants are. They’re basically yoga pants that you can wear in public without going to yoga! They’re amazing! I’m definitely getting way to used to them!
Week 21- First Lake Trip
This past weekend was pretty exciting for us because it was our first weekend trip in a long time and we were heading to the lake with some of our friends. Unfortunately, another side effect of being pregnant is that you have to avoid certain bodies of water. At my last doctor’s appointment my doctor was going through summer activities that were ok for me, and of course one that he mentioned that was off limits for me was going to Galveston. I mentioned that we were heading to Canyon Lake and he said that it would he would rather me be safe than sorry so suggested that I don’t get in the water. Luckily for me, it wasn’t too hot and I still had a great time relaxing on the beach while everybody else did some swimming.
Other than that, it’s pretty much been business as usual around these parts lately, and the countdown is officially on until our gender reveal! Only a week left and Chris and I can’t wait! I have to admit that even though things have been going pretty well with this pregnancy, I have started to get one side-effect that I’m absolutely hating right now, sciatica. Basically there’s a nerve in your back that runs down your whole leg and sometimes when you’re pregnant the babies can put pressure on that nerve and it causes some pain.
So I noticed on Monday that after sitting down for a while that my hip would hurt when I would get up and walk around, and when I started googling sciatica was the first thing that popped up. They said that it was most common in the third trimester, but after a little more googling I found out that it normally starts earlier for women pregnant with multiples, so yay me! The good news is that I found a way to help it out, which is basically just getting up to walk a lot. I also changed my chair at work and that seems to help too. Hopefully this will pass, but I guess that I’ll just have to wait and see!
Well that’s all I wrote for this bumpdate! Like I said, not too much has happened between last bumpdate and this one, but don’t worry next time, I’m sure that I’ll have a lot more updates, especially since we’ll know the genders! So until next time!