Monday, February 16, 2009

Halfway There! (Well, sort of...)



I am 18 weeks today. 36 weeks is considered full term for twins, and I've made it my personal goal, so, that means that today I'm halfway to full term! Granted, if they want to bake longer, that's great...the longer the better, but I'll be ecstatic if we can make it to 36!

I think the belly growth has slowed down some. I don't feel like it's much bigger than it was a few weeks ago, but it has gotten harder. I can definately feel little kicks, but I'm not sure I can tell who is who yet. Although, I will feel a kick waaay down low and then a second later, I'll feel one waaaay up higher and I don't think the babies are big enough yet that it can be the same one? We have an appointment with the midwife on Thursday...maybe I can get her to take a peek and let me know the sexes! Then, depending on what they are, I may end up just cancelling my perinatologist appointment altogether (if they are boy/girl, about 90% of the complications with a twin pregnancy go out the window so I don't want/need the extra high powered ultrasounds. If they are the same sex, well, I guess I'll be a good girl and keep the appointment...)

Happy Monday everyone!

(As a side note, does anyone know why *on earth* my child decides that waking up a 5:30 in the morning is fun and okay on Saturday and Sunday mornings...but then sleeps until 7:00 on Monday when I'm up and getting ready for work anyway???? UGH!)

7 comments:

aron said...

ohhh you look great!!!! :)

i hope you find out soon!! so exciting :)

Jacquelyn said...

Geez Jeannette, you look so tiny! Eat something!! You know that you are allowed to gain something like 40 lbs with these guys right? Glad to hear that all is well :)

Jeannett Gibson said...

I have actually gained about 15 pounds...which is about right on track..."they" want you to gain about a pound a week...so I'm only about 3 pounds off so far...and there is supposedly a big growth spurt somewhere around the 22-24 week mark...and eating! Holy moly girl, you would be AMAZED if you only knew how much I pack away! It's shocking!

joy said...

i haven't seen you in forever! do we even go to the same church? :) you do look great! and the food you eat is for the babies and there are two of them. so you have to eat. i'm glad you aren't worried about the eating thing and starving yourself as a result.

Jeannett Gibson said...

Joy- I KNOW! Last Sunday I had the 24 hour stomach flu, this Sunday Henry had green snot, and next Sunday we are out of town!

Serenity Now said...

Oh my gosh, you look itty bitty!

cee.fabee. said...

You look great for carrying twins!