Yesterday my little uterus residents hit the 22-week mark. They grow up so fast! 😉
I’ve never done an official “bumpdate” post, so I figure I should give it a go. — Even though I don’t have a current photo of my big ol’ belly (it’s big, trust me!). Mike takes daily photos of my monstrosity, so I’ll try to post one in a few days. But for now, simple black text must suffice…
How far along? 22 weeks and one day. Time is really starting to fly by!
Weight gain/loss: Ugh. This topic makes me nervous. My pre-pregnancy weight was 136. I didn’t gain anything during my 1st trimester due to the constant nausea. The doctors didn’t seem concerned, so I tried not to worry as well. I’m currently between 144-149 — it fluctuates every day. I have a Dr’s appointment tomorrow, so hopefully they’ll assure me that I’m doing alright. Fingers crossed.
Feeling: Not too bad. Much better than 1st trimester. I mostly just feel tired/exhausted. And BIG. Simple tasks totally wipe me out — like doing laundry & carrying the clothes up to our bedroom. Perhaps TMI, but I can no longer see my nether-regions when I look down. Yikes.
Maternity clothes? I bought maternity leggings that I wear pretty much every day. Aside from that, all of my “normal” clothes still fit, since I mostly wear dresses & flow-y shirts. Mike always told me my clothes were too big & made me look pregnant… Maybe I was just planning ahead?
Sleep: Oh, sleep… How I miss you. Between never getting comfortable, trying to avoid laying on my back, struggling to make friends with my new body pillow, and getting up to pee every 10 minutes… Sleep has been… HARD.
Food cravings: I haven’t really had any. There are things I eat a ton of, but I did that before I was pregnant too. Lately, tons of watermelon. I can’t get enough. mmmm
Movement? Finally started feeling them moving around on a daily basis. Still hard to tell if I’m feeling them both, or just one moving around a lot. Sort of wish this wasn’t my first pregnancy, so I could have something to compare it to.
What I miss? SLEEP! But I guess I should start getting used to that now…
What I’m looking forward to: Seeing them on the ultrasound tomorrow! One of the best things about having a twin pregnancy — So many ultrasounds! Getting to see them moving around in there makes all the icky parts of pregnancy feel totally worth it. 🙂