How Far Along? 19 weeks
19 Week Recap
Total Weight Gained/Loss?+20 lbs. (I only gained a pound just like I was supposed to! I did it!) And that was with a trip to the Donut Pub (I could not resist), but overall, I did cut back on the sweets.
Maternity Clothes: It’s pretty much all maternity all the time now. There are still a few ‘regular’ shirts I can wear, but everyday I put something else in the ‘box’ of clothes that no longer fit.
I have no idea what to do about a winter coat. Most of my fall jackets still fit–but I cannot zip/button them!
Sleep? The nose strips started irritating my nose skin and it wasn’t so pretty. I had to give them up until the skin healed which led to quite a few unpleasant nights. The leg cramps come and go, but the hip pain comes almost every night. I am loving my Comfort U pregnancy pillow. LOVE it.
The naps have returned a few times during the day. The nap will not be denied.
Aches and Pains? Still need to get to the dentist.
My stomach is so tight and full. Cannot even imagine what it is going to fill like a month, 2 months, 3 months from now.
Best Moments of the Week? Getting an appt with a high risk specialist who is the head of OBGYN/Perinatology at the best hospital in NYC with the best NICU unit. I now feel like I’m going to be in great hands!
Seeing Brandi Carlile in concert on a full moon Saturday night!
Buying an Urban Mountain Buggy Double Stroller (new $700-$800) from another twin mom for $100. Yes, it’s used, but it strolls just like it’s supposed to.
Movement: Feeling more and more and more of those little fishies.
Food Craving: No cravings (except sweets!)
Food Aversions: None
Morning sickness? None.
Gender: It’s either a boy or a girl. Or two of each.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button: As we say in this house “Belly Ring Finish”. I feel a little naked after 12 years of seeing it there.
What I miss: Being able to eat dinner at a normal NYC time. I am now easing toward geriatric time as it gives me the rest of the night to digest and that’s better for my sleep. Unfortunately, that has left me hungry in the middle of the night a few times and I’ve had to get up at 4am and eat cereal in the dark. Can’t win!
What I’m looking forward to: Going on our Baby Moon next week!! Spending an entire week with my Chicken doing nothing but relaxing on the beach in the sun.
Another big u/s this Friday to see the kidlets.
Weekly Wisdom: The twice daily use of belly butter plus the oil in the shower has so far kept any stretch marks at bay.
Milestones: Three strangers on three different subway trips have offered their seat to me. I have declined as I don’t really need it right now ( and my trip was really short) but it’s been nice to have people respect the belly!
I kept track of how far I walked this week and I was shocked! Eleven miles! I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep up this level of activity, but for now it feels great.