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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

15 + 16 Weeks | Twins Bumpdate

Twins Bumpdate: 15 + 16 weeks


How far along?
15/16 weeks! 

Babies are the size of?
Avocados (about 4-5in each; 3-5oz)
Total weight gain/loss?
Surprisingly only about a pound.
Are you showing?
Clearly.  Haha!  I keep having to remind myself that I'm growing two babies.
Cravings?
Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and french fries with mustard.  Aside from that, just food in general.  Sadly, I still can't drink hot coffee.  It leaves a horrible taste in my mouth.
Sleeping?
I can't seem to get comfortable, but it could be worse.  Right now I'm up every few hours to pee!
Symptoms?
I'm still pretty exhausted, but not falling asleep every time I sit down.  I'm a little nauseous in the evenings, but thankfully not throwing up.  Pregnancy pops seems to help.
Genders?
The ultrasound tech told me what she thinks they are, but it was just for fun ;) Hopefully announcing soon.
Movement?
I think I feel flutters, but nothing crazy. 

Mood this week?
Thankful. I'm so happy we were able to share our news and that everything seems to be going well.  I have another ultrasound next week that I'm so excited for and so grateful to be surrounded by so many wonderful people this week.
Best moment this week?
So many this week!  We celebrated Easter, went out boating, enjoyed soccer games and play dates! I even got a morning out and had brunch with a friend.


Friday, May 18, 2018

13 + 14 Weeks | Twins Bumpdate

 Twins Bumpdate: 13 + 14 weeks


How far along?
14 weeks!  Finally through the first trimester and feeling very excited about that.

Babies are the size of?
Lemons (about 3in each)

Total weight gain/loss?
Surprisingly only about a pound.
 
Are you showing?
Clearly.  Haha!  I keep having to remind myself that I'm growing two babies.

Cravings?
Cold cereal and sour pickles (not together).  Sadly, I can't drink hot coffee.  It leaves a horrible taste in my mouth.

Sleeping?
I can't seem to get comfortable, but it could be worse.  Right now I'm up every few hours to pee!

Symptoms?
Super exhausted....it's unreal.  I can barely keep my eyes open.  I'm a little nauseous in the evenings, but thankfully not throwing up.  Pregnancy pops seems to help.

Genders?
The ultrasound tech told me what she thinks they are, but it was just for fun ;)

Movement?
I think I feel flutters, but nothing crazy. 

Mood this week?
I'm feeling a lot better this week.  My anxiety has eased up some now that we have made it through the first trimester, but I still have moments of fear.  I plan on writing and sharing about these feelings soon.  Pregnancy after a miscarriage has not been as easy or as joyful as I thought it would be.  Actually, I'm not sure I even knew what it would be like.  I am getting excited now we have shared our big news. 

Best moment this week?
Even though I have no energy, I've tried to keep myself and my girls busy.  We went to Busch Gardens and I took Emma on a mommy and me date to Disney on Ice.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Birthday Fiesta! | Emma turns 4

Emma's birthday weekend fell on Cinco de Mayo this year, so naturally we had to have a fiesta themed birthday party for her.  It's probably the last year I can talk her into the kind of party we want to have, but maybe not.  She's pretty easy going.


I tried to keep it simple this year.  Being 19 weeks pregnant with twins and easily exhausted, I knew the less I had to do, the better.  It turned out great!  We had a taco bar, pina colada fruit salad, and ended with cactus cupcakes and choco-tacos.  The fruit salad was incredible and I would definitely make it again for any other occasion or Summer party.


For drinks, I made an easy "cactus juice" for the kids and of course, margaritas and cerveza for the adults.  Minus me, whose drink was non-alcoholic. 


We put up our bounce house and threw in a slip-n-slide and inflatable pool for several hours of entertainment.  The kids had so much fun and I didn't hear any complaints!  I had planned on DIY maracas for the kids and had a giant taco pinata, both of which we didn't get to because they were having so much fun playing outside.


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Taco bar sign and garland: Party City 
Burlap table cloth (similar): Amazon
Fiesta plate: Party City
Fiesta String: Party City
Fiesta napkins: Party City
Table runner: Amazon 
Sombrero party hats: Party City
Fiesta paper straws: Party City
Fiesta photo booth props: Amazon
Cactus cups: Party City
Inflatable cactus cooler: Amazon
Mexican banner: Amazon
Cake stand: Home Goods
Cactus toothpicks: Target
Fiesta tablecloth: Amazon




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