16 Week Bumpdate πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘­πŸŒˆ

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 friesπŸ˜”, 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 reciprocallovewhile 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 πŸ˜˜πŸ‘«πŸ‘°πŸ˜…

  

They do!!

 

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!! πŸ‘πŸ°πŸ›πŸ΄ 

   

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.

Some complaints:

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.

The babes:

   

        

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.


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19 thoughts on “16 Week Bumpdate πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘­πŸŒˆ

  1. I’m sorry you’re feeling so shitty- with the headaches and the work stuff. I’ve been having headaches daily- mostly in the afternoon/evening, and I’m wondering if it’s because I’m dehydrated. The morning sickness doesn’t let me drink a lot of water, because too much water makes me want to puke. I’m not sure how much water you drink, but maybe filling a big 1L jug and making sure you sip it throughout the day might help.

    Otherwise, you’re looking great, and i hope you feel more comfortable soon!

    • I drink a lot of water, almost too much I’ve been told. If you think your dehydrated but can’t drink enough water try drinking pedialyte or Gatorade instead, so you get the electrolytes. It helped me in the first tri.

  2. Looking great momma! The headaches finally went away for me about this time, so hopefully yours subside soon. As for feeling beat, as my OB informed me on Tuesday, unfortunately that will only get worse. :-/ Just take it one day at a time and be easy on yourself. You’re growing two babies and that’s a LOT of work!!!

  3. I’ve had so many head aches and full on migraines….maybe it is a twin pregnancy thing πŸ˜‰ tylenol never did anything and the odd time caffeine would help but unfortunately time was what helped. I would put myself in a dark room, cold cloth on my forehead and neck, no music or TV on and try to sleep it off. Sometimes it would take a few hours and other times longer but that’s my go to now. You’re second trimester won’t be the same as the singleton mamas bc as time goes on, your belly will quickly out grow theirs. Looking back, I was the most comfortable between 22-31/32 weeks. And I kept up with prenatal yoga which I really think helped in the long run. If you think swimming might be your thing, give that a go 😊 I do think it helped keep my body and mind limber (now sitting at 36w I’m soooo done lol). Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks love. I tend to lean on the twin mommas for advice cause I’m starting to notice differences between singleton pregnancies and twin. I’m hoping to God that I have a few weeks or months of comfort while I’m pregnant so I can enjoy it more! I haven’t done the wash cloth thing yet and I need too. I haven’t been watching tv or listening to music at all lately either, just staying quiet and in the dark. I’m going to start prenatal yoga soon. I really want to find a gym where I can swim cause I think water aerobics or just plain old swimming would help me feel better. I laid in the tub yesterday and felt soooo relaxed just being in water even though it was badly hot.

  4. Can’t wait to find out what you’re having! My wife was on bed rest for the last two months of pregnancy (and we only had one baby) and she felt the same way you say you do re: not working/bringing in income/feeling crappy/etc. Yes it can be frustrating but overall, you’re working hard making TWO babies and I’m sure your wife understands that. Try to make the most of the times you do feel well, and remember that while pregnancy is only temporary, it is some of the hardest work you’ll ever do. πŸ™‚ Don’t beat yourself up over it. Oh and as for the headaches, have you tried having a cup of (decaf) coffee or a small soda? I get cyclical migraines and usually one of those two will help me when my hormones are making my head explode. lol

  5. Callie had tons of headaches. The dr said she needed to stay more hydrated, so once she started drinking more water (and by more water I mean like a gallon per baby a day, seriously…it really helped), she stopped having headaches, so you might want to look into that. I don’t remember her having sharp pains, but definitely that rhythmic feeling at about 15 weeks where she just KNEW it was the boys moving around. And i hate to break it to you, but if you think you are uncomfortable now…waiiittt foooorr ittttt….it gets worse the bigger you get! And with twins, you’ll look full term at about 26 weeks, and that’s when Cal’s REALLY started feeling it…

    As far as the whole work thing is concerned, I hate to break it to you, but you’re number one job is keeping those babies safe, inside, and growing. You have to listen to what your body says. When Callie went on bedrest at 23 weeks, i was seriously like, what the hell are we gonna do!? How are we gonna pay our bills? How is this gonna work out?! But, i never ONCE resented her. Never once was like, “Get back to fucking work already lady!”. I knew that my babies, and number one above all, my wife, were safe and sound. I used to have this convo with her all the time. There will be plenty of time for work later. Right now, the babies are number one priority, and no matter what you think, she isn’t mad at you. Frustrated, perhaps, but that’s a normal thing. But she’s happy and feeling blessed…and when those babies are born, it’ll all be worth it. and BTW, that’s right! Fuck cancer! You’re friend is a strong women…my love and prayers to her and her family…

    • Thank you for all of that. I worry non stop about how Kate is dealing with all the “non pregnant” partner stuff. I know she wants me and the babies safe and sound but I can’t help but feel a bit resented, I hope it’s not true but it’s hard to know sometimes. I think I’m feeling them sometimes, but it’s just so damn confusing….you’d think it would be obvious! Lol my Wendy is fighting hard and the treatment she’s on right now is doing something but not sure what yet, hoping this is the ticket! Of course with cancer it’s a day by day thing. I keep well hydrated, lately it’s been harder cause my stomach hasn’t let me put much in it without getting sick. Also, I pee every 5 min without water so it’s fucking crazy when I’m drowning myself lol. Water doesn’t seem to help my headaches, not sure what will.

  6. I’ve had bad headaches for a few weeks now and hate them more than any nausea. Also the second trimester sucked in my sons pregnancy and also in this one so I am with you on asking WTH do other women experience. 😦 I have gone to work but been underproductive and exhausted and it is totally demoralizing so I really hear you on that front. Please know it will all be worth it and you aren’t ungrateful for feeling crappy and low on yourself though I wish you didn’t. Hugs, my friend!

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