Archives for February 7, 2011

15 Weeks

Warning: this post will not be nearly as sexy as that movie 9 1/2 weeks–although I saw it once and wasn’t sure it really lived up to the hype.

Anyway, I’m a few days past 15 weeks, and my midsection appears to be growing larger by the day. They say that twin pregnancies typically run six to eight weeks ahead in size and I’m definitely seeing that. It’s like I skipped a big chunk of second trimester and I’m booking it toward third. Sadly, this just means I’ll big for longer which is a little scary. My belly button is almost completely gone which happened when I was about seven months with Charlie–I’m afraid it’s going to pop out like a turkey thermometer.

Getting out of first trimester has been great. I’ve got more energy, which is not to say that I have a ton of energy, but I feel less like crawling into bed at seven, so I’ll call that a victory. I’ve also gone from being kind of pukey feeling to needing to eat every three hours. It’s crazy. I wake up hungry, which has never happened to me before. I can eat a good sized meal and then BAM! I’m hungry again. In fact, right now I’m wondering if there are any snacks in the pantry–probably not since I’ve been eating everything in sight. Sigh.

My mind is still foggy. Writing takes forever and I find myself spending entirely too much time window shopping on the Internet. Any chance I could interest you guys in a blog entire about cute shoes I’ve found online? No? Well, OK.

I have a check up tomorrow. The boring kind where they listen to the heartbeats and get absolutely no glimpses at all of the baby (or babies in my case). I know this should be enough, but the Doppler missed that there was anything wrong with Charlie so I don’t exactly trust it. The only picture I’ve got of the two, they don’t even really have legs yet and there’s a sliver of me that worries that maybe they still don’t. I”ve been feeling some flutters here and there, so I’m thinking things are OK, but the day before an appointment is always a little tough on my nerves. I should have another appointment in three weeks where they do a growth and anatomy ultrasound and I’ll probably relax for a couple of weeks after that.  They’ll also be able to tell me what flavor Twinkies we’ve got–boy or girl. That’s an exciting thought and I try to focus more on that and less on my nerves.

pregnant lady turned sideways

14w5d--Taken last Wednesday

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