Oct 24, 2012

Week 22

Marination Time:
Baby Size:
The Bump told us that Pip and Pop are as big as papayas. BabyCenter compares their size to a spaghetti squash. His Boys Can Swim used an over-inflated football to describe their size from now until week 24. I guess it just depends on how overinflated it is? The Ps are on the big side at 1lb4oz each, which puts them in the 95th and 97th percentile. Check out more information about their latest growth scan and see adorable baby pictures here.

Baby Milestones:
Pip and Pop have more developed facial features and are really starting to look like babies (seriously! Check out their profile pictures!). They even have tiny tooth buds below the gums. Their little eyes have now formed, but the irises still have no pigment. I wonder what color eyes they will have? So many things to wonder about! Will the Ps have the same eye color? They are fraternal twins so they are no more likely to look alike than any other siblings. They are also now sleeping in cycles (not that I am any good at discerning a pattern in when I feel them) and getting 12-14 hours of sleep a day.
Tired. Bloody Noses. Feeling like a beached whale. Trouble bending over. Trouble standing up. No balance at all. Clumsy.

How I'm Changing:
I'm looking pretty obviously pregnant at this point and have outgrown my first set of maternity shirts. My maternity pants all still fit, but I am carrying REALLY low (Pip is literally using my cervix as a pillow) and so the stretchy part of maternity pants starts above where he is sitting. So while, yes, I can get them on, I choose not to because they are gosh darn uncomfortable.
What I'm Eating:
Red meat. Fruit. Cereal. Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monsters.

I bought cottage cheese to try again this week. It's individually packaged with fruit this time, so I can't open it and stare it down. When I open it, I will have to brave enough to try it. Lumpy texture aside I've heard it is really good. But the texture....

My clothes don't fit! I don't really want to go out and spend a ton of money on more clothes that I will only wear another three months (at most) so I am just rewearing things. A lot. People I see in real life, I promise I am doing enough laundry and the things I'm wearing are clean, even if I did wear it just three days before.
Sleeping in 3 hour stretches on my left side. Pip is still not so fond of that choice and does fight back! It's kind of cute how opinionated and feisty he is! I think we're in trouble after his arrival.

I miss comfy jeans.

Belly Button Watch:
What I'm most excited about:
Pip and Pop are healthy and big and growing! It's hard to top that in the excitement category.

I'm also eager to see some crib process. It looks like plans are finished and wood is chosen. It will (potentially) be purchased Friday night as long as Casey gets off work on time (and the lumber yard has enough in stock). I love that my husband and his dad are making cribs for our babies and can't wait to see them all finished.

Coming up this week: SMU Homecoming on Saturday and Trunk or Treat at church on Sunday. Big exciting weekend!
Previous Weekly Updates:
Week 21
Week 20
Week 19
Week 18
Week 17
Week 16
Week 15
Week 14
Week 13
Week 12
Week 11
Week 10
Week 9
Week 8
Week 7
Week 6


  1. =) You can get great deals on maternity clothes on Craigslist or even second hand stores!