How I’m Feeling:
Physically I’m tired. Always tired. lol. I sleep most of the night, thanks to a body pillow, and then typically take a nap in the afternoon for about 30min- 1.5hrs with the boys and by 9pm I’m exhausted. My belly is also crazy tight. I’m talking I feel like a balloon that could pop if you put a pin to it. Seriously folks it’s crazy hard. But other than that I’m good.
Mentally I think I’m okay. I’m still concerned because I have YET to see a doctor. Long story short – I was enrolled with our military system over here but was being shuffled from our clinic to the “big” base about an hour away but was then told this morning that they are going to have me referred off base. SO – that means another week or so with no appointment, waiting for stupid paperwork to go through to finally see someone and get some freaking answers. With that said, I have always been a – everything is fine – person; but my body will let me know it’s stressed by having a crazy hard, tight back. Well, this morning I woke up with a tension headache and upper-back pain like all-get-out….so I’m banking on my body telling me that I’m stressed and that I just don’t realize it. Thank you body. Thank you.
As I was reviewing this I got a phone call – the hospital I’ll be going to in Cambridge called and they are going to see me without all the “proper” forms since it’s been so long! Yeah! I go in Friday for my booking appointment with the midwife and then next Wednesday is my consult with the actual doctor. Thank the LORD! I am already feeling better!!!
Emotionally I’m all right. I know I’ll be okay, I mean God wouldn’t have placed these babies in my belly if He didn’t think we could handle it – but sometimes, just sometimes I think, “how in the hell is this going to work?!” And then I think how very badly I wish we lived near family because it would be so much easier having all that help. So yeah. That’s where I’m at. I’m pretty much good and know things will be fine, but do have those negative thoughts too. No crying spells though so that’s a plus! lol
Now that I know there are TWO in there, I can totally understand all the movement I’ve been feeling this whole time! I just thought I had a crazy active kiddo! lol The girls have really been shoving lately and my belly is SO tight when they move around, I almost feel like my stomach may burst it gets so tight!
I started at 127 before I got pregnant – but was trying to get down to 125. So I consider my “goal” weight to be my “start” weight so that I can judge what I’m gaining based off of where I want to be afterwards.
8 week appointment: 129 lbs
17 week appointment: 134 lbs
18 weeks: 135.6 lbs
19 weeks: 136.2 lbs
20 weeks: 137.4 lbs
21 weeks: 137.8 lbs
22 weeks: 139.2 lbs
23 weeks: 141.1 lbs
Total: 16.2 lbs
I gained about 2lbs this week. Which I’ve been told is good because I need to be consuming more calories to compensate for the girls. I am having a really hard time with this because eating so much food makes me crazy sick and I hate it. I still haven’t seen a doctor so for now, I’m just going to eat what I can and hope that’s enough.
Hot Spinach & Artichoke dip for breakfast one morning – SO yummy!
Two little girls!
These are the fabrics that I have narrowed down to for the girls. I want them to have different fabrics but same color scheme so I am not having to buy loads of different colors sheets / accessories. These will be used for a fitted sheet and coordinating blanket & will be in separate rooms. I’m leaning towards A & B only because it’s more simple and that’s what I always lean towards, but C & D are so fun.
So, what do you think???
Nicole over at Miss Mommy & I have been bloggy pals for about a year now! Over the winter we started doing daily skype dates and our bloggy pals turned into good pals Nicole writes about her life, living in Australia raising her 2 beautiful girls. She is always very real and honest which I absolutely LOVE.
Not only does Nicole have a blog & is a Momma, she also goes to work part time AND has her own Etsy shop. That woman is crazy I tell you. If you’ve been a follower over here you’ve seen some of her Etsy shop items & would also know I redesigned her blog recently.
Go say hello to her on her Facebook page and tell her I sent ya.