How is it possible that another 4 weeks have already passed? Guess time flies when you're growing human beings.
Once again, taking these pictures is harder than I thought it would be. I think I need to stop wearing dresses for my pictures because unless the dress is form-fitting, it's not very easy to show the actual shape of my stomach (which is normally ideal, but not when you're trying to track progress!).
I took the following picture this weekend as well, and even though I hadn't bothered to fix my hair, I think the camisole I'm wearing might give you a more accurate idea of what the bump looks like. Also, I typically only dry/straighten my hair 1-2 times per week, so this also probably gives you a more accurate idea of what I look like in general :)
How far along: 20 weeks and 1 day
Total weight gain: 10 pounds. I told my doctor last week that I was a little worried about not being bigger at this point, but he just smirked and said, "Don't worry, the weight will come." So I guess I have that to look forward to.
Maternity clothes: Yes, yes, and yes. I wore a non-maternity top the other day and I'm pretty sure it just made me look like I had a beer belly.
Stretch marks: Not that I've noticed.
Sleep: Ugh. Sore subject. I slept really well when we were in New Orleans, which I'm guessing is because I was exhausted from walking around so much. And the fact that we had a king-sized feather bed probably didn't hurt. Santa is allegedly bringing me a body pillow for Christmas, so I'm hoping that will help!
Best moment this week: Passing my PHR exam! Oh, wait, this is supposed to be about the babies, right? The babies' daddy surprised them (ok, me) with an early Christmas present from Amazon - an owl baby blanket for the girl and a dinosaur baby blanket for the boy:
Miss anything: I'm still going to go with sleeping on my stomach. And being able to wear flats to work. Unfortunately all of my maternity pants are too long!
Movement: Yes! It felt mostly like gas bubbles at first, but now it is getting easier to distinguish.
Food cravings: Nope... just still preferring salty to sweet.
Symptoms: The back pain has started. Argh! The only time it doesn't bother me is when I'm wearing my Uggs, but (a) the temperature has been in the 80s, and (b) my Uggs are not exactly work appropriate. Also, this isn't exactly a symptom, but I have already noticed that it's getting harder for me to get up and down. I feel like an 80-year-old.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eating sweet food in the mornings. And apparently my body has a new concept of what constitutes "sweet," because skim milk is on that list.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Have you started to show yet: Considering a stranger asked to touch my stomach and another one congratulated me on my pregnancy without me saying anything (bold move), I'm going to say yes.
Boy or Girl: One of each! We have another ultrasound with the perinatologist this week, after which we plan to announce their names, so get excited!
Looking forward to: Getting another peek at the babies this week, figuring out the nursery/bedding, and Christmas (unrelated to the babies, but still)