Apparently the babies aren't the only ones that are growing...
How far along? 28 weeks and 1 day - 9 weeks or less to go!
Total weight gain: 22 pounds; Just about 9-10 more pounds to go before I'll catch up with Brian, which I have a feeling will happen sooner rather than later.
Maternity clothes: I am already getting pretty tired of my limited wardrobe, but not tired enough of it to spend any more money on maternity clothes, so hopefully those that see me on a regular basis will not pass judgement on me for my predictable attire.
Also, I did not purchase any maternity pajamas, and while most of the bottoms still fit fine (since I can wear them lower below my stomach), the t-shirts that I normally sleep in have all gotten pretty snug. Most women would solve this problem by borrowing their husbands' t-shirts, but my slim and trim husband wears a size Medium, so that's not going to help me out much, I'm afraid!
Stretch marks: Not yet! Some days the skin on my stomach feels so tight that I'm certain I'll find a few when I check myself out in the mirror, but they have held off so far.
Sleep: Brian has recently nicknamed me "Goldilocks." I have tried several different combinations of pillows in an attempt to fall asleep comfortably but none of them really seem to do the trick. Fortunately I'm so tired that I fall asleep anyway, but it's a guarantee that I will wake up a few times throughout the night and that the perpetual knot in my left shoulder will greet me each morning when I wake up.
Best moment this week: Seeing Colby and Clara at our last appointment, making it to 28 weeks, making progress on the nursery, getting to feel Clara's hiccups
Miss Anything: Being emotionally stable? I feel like I was doing so well in the battle against my raging hormones, but recently they have being the reigning champions.
Oh, and my belly button. It's still there, but it doesn't look the same, and I have a feeling it never will again...
Movement: It's easier for me to distinguish which one is doing what now since I know where they are (and know that they don't have much room to trade places). Usually I just feel one of them at a time but there are rare occasions when all the punching and kicking has me convinced that they're fighting in there!
Food cravings: Not anything in particular, but you might appreciate that I was so hungry after eating dinner earlier this week (a kid's meal from Beck's Prime that I somehow thought would be filling enough) that I asked my dad to share a hamburger with me after I was finished. And then I shared a milkshake with Brian. YOPO (You're Only Pregnant Once... except that's not usually true).
Symptoms: I have noticed my chest tightening (usually at the end of the day) and sometimes it feels like I can't really take a deep breath, but I'm pretty sure that's just because my expanding uterus (and babies) are putting pressure on my lungs. I also feel a little crampy off and on, but haven't had any legitimate cramps or contractions or anything. All in all, it has thankfully been a fairly uneventful pregnancy, and for that I am very thankful!
Happy or moody most of the time: Please see my answer above to "Miss Anything"... I'm going to have to go with moody. I have never been particularly patient, but lately it seems that I'm even more impatient and quick-tempered than usual. And I have just been very sensitive. Everything (and everyone) hurts my feelings. Brian is really enjoying the new me, as you can imagine :)
Have you started to show yet: Yes, obviously. I am to the point where strangers don't hesitate to ask how far along I am or when I'm due, so it's nice to know that people aren't just wondering if I'm overweight anymore!
Looking forward to: Seeing Colby and Clara on a regular basis at the perinatologist appointments, my next (and final) two baby showers, and our mini-babymoon at The Houstonian in a couple of weeks!