How far along? 16 weeks
Total weight gain? Pre-pregnancy: 140lbs Now: 146…..up 6lbs!
How big are babies? 4.94oz and 5.12in X2 babies! Navel Oranges
Boobies? Pre-pregnancy 32D. Now up to a 34D and growing!
Hair? Very soft and nice lately. Recently got it highlighted and love the new change in pace.
Nails? Healthy and strong
Stretch marks? Nope. Slathering oil on me morning and night to prevent them, but my belly is very itchy which I’ve heard can mean stretch marks are around the corner.
Belly button In/Out? In but barely….it’s only a matter of time before its out.
Wedding ring Off/On? On.
Symptoms/Feelings? Swollen and bleeding gums, Getting tired faster than normal and very winded, Heartburn, Itchiness all over my belly and upper body! Lots of gas pains (OUCH!), Headaches plague me daily, Acne on my chest, GAS, Sensitive nipples/Sore breasts, Chapped lips and Stuffy nose.
Sleep? The Snoogle has been helping a lot more now that I’m bigger! but I’m still fighting the snoogle Vs getting up to pee 3-4x a night. The dreams I’m having are insane and getting annoying!
Sexy time? I’m starting to feel the urges more now. If only they’d happen when I wasn’t sleeping or when she isn’t at work!
Miss anything? Pants that don’t need constant adjusting and being able to move without groaning.
Movement? Pretty sure I felt a legitimate kick on our drive home from LA, and Wednesday evening I got a couple of the same feelings but they were sharp feeling. Anyone feel the kicks in a sharp manner? Of course until I start feeling things more often I’m going to be skeptical. Everyone else thinks I’m feeling them.
Food Cravings? McDonalds cheeseburgers and fries😔, Beef, Sushi and any fruit!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Waiting too long to eat something.
Babies Sexes? We will find out in 4 DAYS! Guessing two of the same-sex, and Kate thinks one of each.
Labor signs? Dear god no! Stay away!
Happy or Moody most of the time? Still fairly stable, but feeling a bit more emotional now.
Best moment this week: Seeing my friend Wendy at UCSF Medical Center. She’s fighting this bitch called Cancer as best she can!
Looking forward to: Our “gender” ultrasound Monday at 11am and then the reveal party that evening! I know it’s sex not gender, but sex ultrasound sounds weird.
This past week……
Kate and I were in the LA area for a wedding and planned to meet some fellow bloggers, C and J from reciprocallove, while we were there. We all met up at a Thia restaurant in Santa Clarita and had a lovely dinner. I was so nice to meet them and know that we all know so much about each other’s lives already making it a very comfortable meeting. Kate and I were having such a good time we lost rptrack of time and had to rush a bit to get a photo before we all needed to go. C and J had drove to us from the city so they had. Long trek back and we had a wedding the next day. We love meeting and having dinner with you ladies. Hope next time we can get a better picture(of Kate and I)lol.
Above: Kate’s aunt Stephanie marrying her sweetheart Kyle and being married by her daughter Jazmine. She was a beautiful bride and her hubby made us all cry as he struggled to make it through his vows 😘👫👰😅
This cake was not only beautiful but delicious! We had Filet Mignon/Chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, salad and zucchini. I would eat over and over again!! 👍🍰🍛🍴
The belly from my view while sitting in the car.
After the car ride to the hotel I was beat! I’m amazed how sitting in a car can be exhausting.
The headaches that I get everyday, and sometimes all day, are getting to me. They are affecting every part of my life now and making it near impossible to go to work. They seem to be worse later in the week and in the mornings/evenings. The Tylenol with caffeine is not helping as much as I’d like it too and sometimes not at all. I need advice on caffeine pills that are ok for pregnancy or other methods to help. It’s wearing me down lately more than I’ve been expressing to anyone.
The second trimester has had its favorable moments in comparison to the first trimester, but not nearly as pleasant as everyone has told me it would be. I’m suddenly getting more exhausted lately than I have energy, my appetite is again nearly non existent or finicky. The headaches and body pains are sometimes so bad I just cry to myself. I never let my wife see the worst of it cause she’s so empathetic I’m afraid it will affect her too much.
Working is my biggest complaint right now. I should say, the lack of work. Everyday I’ve felt good enought to call into work something has kept me from going in, this week it was Wendy being close by and intentionally spending time with her instead of working, but usually it’s that I’m good for most of the morning and then fall “ill” in some way that makes it too much to go to work. I feel incompetent, incomplete, a bit depressed, anxious and more than anything guilty. I know my wife is sick of me not working much, but I’m not sure she realizes just how much I feel the same way. Not being able to bring in money and get out of the house is a minimizing feeling.
I’m going to try really hard to go into work as much as possible even for a few hours while I’m feeling ok in the coming weeks/months. I just don’t understand how or why this pregnancy is continuing to get harder instead of easier. I knew it wouldn’t be very pleasant, but I underestimated a lot of the ailments of pregnancy beforehand. People say it’s because I’m having twins, and maybe that’s true, but all I know is I want to feel a bit like myself again and also have my wife feel less annoyed with me.
That’s all for this week. Any and all advice welcome. Thanks for staying tuned on my crazy journey to becoming a twin mommy! 4 more days until the big reveal. I will post here, Faceboon and Instagram the video of our reveal party Monday or Tueday.