The angle wasn't great and neither was the lighting. Hence the black and white.
How far along: I am actually 20 weeks and 1 day today. I'm a bit behind. Shocker.
Gender: Still waiting! But not much longer, the big appointment in next Tuesday!
Weight gain: I think I am up closer to 10 pounds now, so that's an improvement!
Maternity clothes: Still in maternity pants, but about ready to move into the shirts. Mine still fit, but they have gotten a lot shorter. And I feel like I am almost to that point where I look pregnant and not just fat so I'm about ready to take advantage of the maternity shirts.
Stretch marks: I have found some really light white ones of my hips and upper butt. Chris claims he can't see them, but I can. As long as they stay white I will be happy. I'm hoping for none of the dark red ones.
Belly button in or out: Getting closer to poking out! It's getting really squished, I can barely see it most days.
Sleep: Sleep is better. Now that I have a routine down: I get up to use the bathroom at 2:30 and 4:30 and can usually go back to sleep. My body seems to have adjusted. Now I'm just tired because we're growing a ton.
Best moment this week: So, I did a bad thing earlier this week and had some pop. Not much, like half a glass. But the babies lost.their.minds. Like bounced around in there for 3 hours straight. I won't be doing it again, but it was really cool to feel them so active!
Miss anything: Being able to move without making noise. Seriously every movement apparently requires some sort of grunt now. It's kind of ridiculous and I wish I could control it, but I honestly can't.
Movement: They have been moving more the last two weeks. And it's moving from flutters to actual kicks and/or punches which is really neat. They move in the morning and at night and usually sometime mid-day. It's probably the coolest thing ever.
Cravings: Ice cream. I can't make it through a day without eating some ice cream, it's nuts.
Queasy or sick: We have officially moved past the morning sickness and it is glorious! I still have pretty strong food aversions, not a lot sounds good to, but at least I can force myself to eat more meat and things. Which is good, they need it!Looking forward to: The big appointment next week! Not only am I excited to find out what's bouncing around in there, but I am excited to see how they are growing and to make sure everything is ok. I get really stressed before appointments because I am always worried something will go wrong. So I will be super happy when it's over and I know they are healthy and happy!
I've decided to do pictures every other week because I feel like I don't see much of a difference. Other people claim they can, and people are starting to notice that I am pregnant now but honestly I would have a hard time remembering every week! Mostly things seem to be going great. I feel like I am getting bigger, even if I don't feel like I look it. I am getting more uncomfortable by the day, it's not too bad now but I am not super excited for like February when I no longer can see my feet. The morning sickness has passed, but I think we have moved into the hormonal stage. And by hormonal, I mean bitchy all the time. I feel sentimental a good amount of the time, but I usually feel irritated more then anything else. Like how this week some foster parents I work with found out that I was pregnant, and made sure to inform me that's it's going to be "really hard for the first two years." Ok, they are really nice people and I am sure they are trying to be helpful, but really how helpful is that? I know it's going to be really hard, I don't really need people reminding me of that fact all the time. Sometimes I wish people would just say congrats and move on. Oh well. Other than that, things have been going well and I look forward to them continuing to go well!