Hello all! As of yesterday, I am 20 weeks. I have made it to this point and no bed-rest. That is pretty good stuff I would say. At this point, a regular baby is about 6 1/2 inches long...for my belly that is 19 1/2 inches of baby in there. My neighbor just had a little girl (full term) and she was 18 inches long. That should tell you I really look nearly 9 months pregnant right now and I am 5 months. Yikes!!!
Marcus and I went yesterday and had maternity pictures taken. I figured I would post a few of my favorites. In a few days the poses we picked and had edited or retouched will be available to view on the web. The pictures turned out pretty well considering I rarely like any photo of myself. We did take our own 19 week pic on Wednesday or Thursday that I never posted, but you will probably enjoy these more.
I have a doctor's appointment with my high risk doctor on Tuesday I think. I have to call and confirm. There was a little scheduling change when I went to my last appointment and it has confused me. Usually I know the date and time right off the top of my head.
The babies have been moving for the last few days. Well, they have been moving for a while now, but just in the last few days the movement is distinct where I can make it out. I can't really feel them from the outside if I put my hand on my belly, but there is a little bump every so often from the inside. It feels almost as if I am being stuck with a broom stick from the inside but very gently. I think they are preparing me for the tough stuff when they really start kicking and punching. I never really feel Mia move too much though. The twins I can feel more, but they will go several several hours without me feeling them. I find it kind of funny though when I do feel them, I will put my hand on my belly to see if I can feel them from the outside, and it is as though I stop breathing and need total silence...not sure why that is.
So, the babies are still well (as far as I know). I am still well except for the pesky aches and pains I have. They are always pretty tolerable. Annoyingly tolerable I will say, but I can't complain too much at this point. I will let you know when the aches are no longer tolerable. I am hoping that won't be the case, but I do expect bed-rest at some point and I even ache to lay down most days as it is now, so I am expecting to be very uncomfortable in the coming weeks. If I am as lucky as I have been this far, maybe I am just worrying about something I need not be, but the way I see it is it is better to be prepared then to deal with the unexpected.