Before I launch into the goings-on of Week 20, I wanted to ask for a little bloggy love for a fellow IVF-er, who is also 20 weeks pregnant with twins. Rebecca over at Our Roller Coaster Through IVF... was just put on strict bedrest due to a shortened cervix. If you have a second, head over and let her know that you're rooting for those babies!
Now, it's update time!
Week 20- We've made it halfway!
Weight Gained: I managed to hit the 20 lb mark right at 20 weeks. It's like it was meant to be!
Cravings: Japanese Steakhouse fare- filet mignon, fried rice and veggies straight from the hibachi grill. It helps that I can order Avocado & Cucumber rolls from the sushi bar, too. Amazing, yes, but completely terrible for both my swollen ankles and our budget! Pickles and Salt & Vinegar chips are also way up there on my list awesome deliciousness. I'm starting to see a trend here, and it's all about the salt. I need to get that under control ASAP.
Food Aversions: Nothing specific, but I am getting more picky about what sounds good. My dining preferences are literally minute to minute.
Symptoms: Insomnia. It's not a lack of comfort, thanks to my amazing new body pillow (AKA- The Baby Nest), but I just can't stay asleep. Still rocking the cankles, and I have a feeling that they are here to stay- dang salt cravings!
How I'm Feeling: At ease. Right now, things are calm and I'm appreciating the lull. I'm definitely having physically uncomfortable moments, though. I feel like a beach ball trying to roll out of bed, and I'm starting to underestimate the size of my belly and bump into stuff! Every day, I am amazed at what my body is doing. It is definitely a miracle.
Exciting Stuff: I've started on Jack's blanket, and I love the pattern. Just simple shells, but it's sort of sentimental. I'll have to devote a post to it soon. Paul got to feel the babies kick this week, too! It's still hit or miss whether their movement is strong enough for him to feel, but the look on his face is priceless when one of their little jabs hits home.
Weekly Worries: My no-worry strategy worked so well last week that I've decided to carry it forward. I didn't have an ultrasound at my OB appointment on Thursday and a little bit of panic set in, but I realized how silly I was being and let it go. Overall, I am really lucky to see them once a month at my MFM appointment!