Well, on Monday March 24th we found ourselves back at Doc Landry’s for another sonogram and “Gender Day”. Boys? Girls? Boy/Girl?
Bell Peppers! Week 18
Head to rump, our babies are about 5 1/2 inches long, and weigh almost 7 ounces… think bell pepper size. They are flexing arms and legs. Blood vessels are visible through their thin skin, and their ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from their heads . A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around their nerves, a process that will continue for a year after they are born.
I FEEL AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
“I’m now 18 weeks pregnant with twins, and starting to show to anyone who knows me. To people who don’t know me, they have no idea yet. I’m glad, because I know I have a long way to go and when this belly pops, it’s going to be out there. That being said, it doesn’t matter how I don’t LOOK pregnant, some days internally I feel as big as a house. Much like a lumbering and waddling, in spite of barely showing. It’s an odd phenomenon to experience. I also have days I don’t notice a difference at all…that’s usually until I’m up for a little while and then I have a revelation that yes, yes I am indeed carrying 2 growing ‘aliens’ inside me, and I need a nap! I’m not a napper by nature, but I will tell you I set an alarm at work and take a refreshing napping break some days. It helps. It’s easier to carry around a house when you’re rested. :)
I’ll be checking in, to share more with everyone!”