Friday, May 4, 2012

17 Week Udpate

Every day and week that passes by is an absolute blessing. I never want to lose sight on what we've been through to get to this day. I am forever grateful for this experience. I know I am lucky to be here. I hope and pray everyone going through treatment now or in the future has success one day.

Week 17 has come and gone!! It's hard to believe...I wrote earlier about how, apparently, I'm looking undeniably pregnant to the general public. That has been the biggest news of this week.

My husband went on a work trip to Disney this week (lucky). I spent most of the week catching up on all the little things on my 'to do' list that are easy to ignore. I got a lot accomplished! I also spent a lot of time sleeping...I slept about 12-13 hours a night and it was glorious!!

The babies were each the size of an onion this week and they were practicing sucking and swallowing. I'm on a schedule of waking up every 2-3 hours (I may be staying on this schedule for quite some time!). Last night I laid, wide awake, at 3 am on my left side and felt about 10 minutes of a fluttering sensation. I can only think this may have been Baby A kicking me?? Could it be? I laid and smiled when this happened, completely happy to be awake at 3 am. I even thought about waking up Collin, but he was exhausted from his trip so I waited until he woke up this morning to share the news.

My appetite has certainly picked up this week. I've never been a snacker, but this week, in between meals I have found my suddenly ravenous. I have become a snacker. I've also had a decrease in cravings. I had a definite thing for green olives, my mother-in-law's pickles and chocolate milk in the past. However, this week I do not have a specific craving. Any and every type of food sounds delicious. I just want to eat. I had a slight binge on Wisconsin cheese (YUM!) this week...although I did read calcium is important at this stage so I'm going to accept it as a necessary binge. I'm up 8 pounds this week and I have a feeling they are just going to keep adding up!!

I'm amazed at how generous people are when you're pregnant. I'm never one to expect anything; I figured we'll be buying a lot of what we need because I don't assume people will be buying a ton of things for us. It's just how I am. However, a friend/co-worker gave us bags of brand new toys last week and she has offered to give us two (not one but TWO) crib mattresses, a diaper genie, a monitor and a pack and play. If one or both of the kids are girls she has a ton more to hand out! Another co-worker called me and said she'd like to start picking up clothes for us if she finds a deal. I am so thankful to have these kind people in my life. I am thankful for everyone's generosity!!

As far as the biggest upcoming news, we're having the anatomy scan next week. We'll find out the sexes of the babies!!! I've been having continuous dreams about the gender reveal this week and every time we find out it's a boy and a girl. Baby A is the boy and Baby B is the girl. I can honestly say, although I'd LOVE to have one of each, I don't care what they are. I want to see healthy babies first and foremost. Everything else after that is a bonus. Collin thinks I have two boys cooking in there. Anyone care to guess what they think the babies are?? I think finding out the sex will make this entirely more real. I cannot wait to start picking out names and shopping for them! I have my eye on a beautiful pink and green crib set for a girl from Pottery Barn Kids and a few different animal theme nurseries for a boy. I haven't seen the babies since week 12!! I can't wait to find out!! I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas!

Wow, I need to calm down and start getting ready for work...the next time we chat it will be to reveal the genders:)


Jules said...

Oh boy, gender reveal!!! I know what you mean about the shopping -- I'm already browsing the Babies R Us and seeing the cutest stuff I want to save, and then I remember I don't know the genders so I wouldn't know what color(s) to choose. Rats! So glad to hear you're still doing well!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

How exciting!! I am guessing two boys! I can't wait to hear for sure!

Nichole said...

How exciting :) a boy and a girl would be so fun and it would give you the chance to decorate for both genders :)

MaryMargaret said...

Those first little flutters are the most amazing feeling, aren't they? It makes everything that much more real! We're in the boy/girl camp, and our A is the boy, while B is the girl. Regardless of what variety babies you're growing, I'm praying that your anatomy scan goes off without a hitch!