This week I’ve been thinking a lot about support systems and how people support and help one another. I know there’s no way BB and I would be able to have these babies without the support of our families, and I’m obviously super grateful for all their support and help. It’s important to me that we aren’t the type of ungrateful people who take take take and never give back, or worse – never work to improve ourselves so we’re constantly dependent on that assistance. Add to that the fact that I don’t always agree 100% with my family on things, and I’m not necessarily willing to just let them do whatever they want because they’re providing us with so much help and support, and sometimes I feel like I’m balancing on a tightrope between what I want and what other people want and not offending people. I know my family will love me and my babies no matter what, but that doesn’t always make things easier. So, that’s what I’ve been thinking about this week. On to the picture & questions!
How far along? 17 weeks!
Total weight gain: A healthy amount, that’s all I really know.
Maternity clothes? Yes, still mixed in with some regular tops. I think I’ve got a few more weeks in me before my tshirts become too short (my tank tops are all extra long, so they may take me all the way through)
Stretch marks? Not yet! Still dry and itchy, but not so much my torso – it’s my arms that are bearing the brunt of this winter!
Sleep: I sleep pretty well, but it’s always in chunks. I fall asleep on the couch waiting for BB to get home, then I move into bed and it takes me another hour to get comfortable and get back to sleep, then I wake up in the early morning hours (3-4am), and I’m able to fall back asleep in an hour or two but then I only have an hour or so before I get up!
Best moment last week: Finding out that we’re having two baby girls!!! At our appointment with the specialist on Tuesday they were able to see and tell us – it’s becoming more and more real every day!
Miss anything? Day drinking! Probably still a reaction to this cold weather – we’re expecting another 4″-6″ tomorrow! – added to the fact that I’ve watched a lot of Bravo this week, but all I can think about it lounging around outside in the sun with a glass of wine
Movement: The same as last week – occasional movement while I’m laying down, but never anything consistent or enough to distract me while I’m working or anything like that. But they’re there!
Food cravings: Not really. I randomly get super hungry and need to eat RIGHT THEN, but that’s it – I don’t care so much WHAT I eat.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Ugh just strong smells. My father is currently storing his snowblower in their enclosed porch, which makes the whole thing smell of gasoline, which makes me feel like I’m GOING TO DIE every time I enter or leave their house. But, really, who wouldn’t feel that way?
Gender: Yes!! Two baby girls – payback for BB’s college years hahaha! Maddy & Rosy ❤
Labor signs: Nope – thank God! Way too early!
Symptoms: Holy crap my heart is BURNING UP. Seriously, this heartburn is serious. I’ve taken to eating a frosty or milkshake or ice cream in the afternoon just to get through my workday. I’ve still got some morning sickness – I probably vom in the morning every other day or so – but it’s been taken over by the heartburn in the afternoons
Belly button in or out? Still in! Time will tell!
Happy or moody most of the time: Overtly moody – but I’m always a cranky person! Inside I’m super excited – it’s becoming more and more real that there are tiny little humans inside me, who will one day like eat food and have friends and go to school.
Looking forward to: Spring! The baby shower! I’m done and over with winter ahaha