Monday, September 23, 2013

18 weeks

Well we are just a week shy of being half way through the pregnancy!! Love that my doctor has said we will not go past 38 weeks with twins (but hopefully we make it very very close to 38 weeks! I want these peanuts cooking as long as possible!) Ok time to get to it...this weeks pics

You can see a small bump from the front but otherwise I look normal

Happy Mav

Pensive Mav
Weeks along: 18

Trimester: Second

How I'm feeling: Tired but otherwise great! Occasional episodes of nausea this week but otherwise good. Totally over the charley horses I keep getting and the pain in my butt from my sciatic nerve being pinched....(come on babies be nice to mama!)

Total Weight Gain:  10 pounds give or take a pound, at the doctors office my weight was only up 7.5 pounds, but my scale at home says 10 pounds so we'll just go with that, its closer to the goal of 20 pounds by 20 weeks (which I'm not seeing happen at this point)

Babies are the size of: A bell pepper

Movement: None yet

Cravings: Nothing this week 

Sleep: Still able to sleep great but waking up with back pain in the morning

Wedding ring: On

Stretch marks: Nada!!

Bedrest/Restrictions: No bed-rest yet!

What I miss: Being able to be more helpful! We went this past weekend to help our friends move and all I could do was supervise and play with the dogs...ok I didn't mind that at all, but I would have felt more useful if I could have picked things up

Best part of the week: Bought all our stuff for the gender reveal party! Can't believe we are only weeks away from knowing the genders!!! Also decided on nursery themes! But we're not telling just yet :)

New Baby Gear: Nothing this week, holding off until I know the genders

What I'm looking forward to this week: Ed has his diaper keg this weekend. So excited one of my brothers if flying in to celebrate and for Ed to have a big party with his friends to celebrate the twins. 

Should be another low key baby week or two but then we kick it to high gear to get things ready! Can not wait! 


  1. I see the belly, I see the belly!!

  2. Haha you sound like my mom :) I think I got word for word the same message from her last night! It has arrived...and I dont believe its going anywhere for 4 months or so!

  3. I LOVE your blog and love you are showing a tummy. Love Mom

  4. Thanks mama! Should have 19 weeks posted tonight, I have the pics taken just not uploaded yet