How far along? 16 weeks. According to Dr. H, he wants me to make it to 36 weeks, so I'm almost half-baked :)
Weight gain/loss: Remember my 1st trimester worry about not gaining? Well, it was all in vain. I haven't stepped on the scale in about a week, but I was up about 4 pounds after Thanksgiving. I'm blaming all the holiday food and desserts.
Maternity clothes? Still just maternity pants. I have a few baby-doll type sweaters that are maternity, but not that many. It's not that I'm not looking for maternity shirts (my belly is definitely growing), it's just that I have a hard time accepting that my only options are shirts with an empire waist and a tie in the back. Can't maternity clothes be fashionable?? I realize that there are stores like A Pea in the Pod, but I don't spend that much on my clothes normally, so I will not spend that much on maternity clothes.
Stretch marks? I've decided it's not going to be pretty. I have one new stretch mark on my stomach. The crazy thing is that it's on my lower belly - not even the part that is expanding!!? My mom, my aunts, my cousins - they've all had LOTS of stretch marks from pregnancy. I know that a lot of it is genetic, so I'm going to take it with a gain of salt. (Remind me of this in a few months....say March?)
Sleep? Okay - I'm still waking up at least once per night to go to the bathroom. And of course, my dog wants to go out then as well. So I put him out, get blasted by freezing air, go to the bathroom, beg the dog to come in and get more freezing air.
I've starting sleeping with a body pillow rather than my Bopp.y sleep pillow. I don't feel like the Bopp.y gives me enough support. The regular body pillow is working much better.
Best moment since last update? My friend, K, did an in-home ultrasound a couple of weeks ago. She works in a cardiologist's office, but had to do a rotation in an OB's office before graduating. Mr. MBC and I got to see both babies. Baby A is very active. I think s/he had the hiccups during the u/s. At one point, s/he was sucking his/her thumb. Baby B on the other hand likes his/her sleep. K had to mash and poke my belly to get Baby B to wake up and play. Based on what she saw, K predicted a boy and a girl. Can't wait to find out!!
Another great moment was feeling confident enough in my pregnancy to go public on Face.book. Mr. MBC and I posted on Thanksgiving. The responses from our friends and family was overwhelming.
Food cravings: Chik Fil A....I have it for breakfast about 3 days a week. Someone joked the other day that CFA should be the official sponsor of my pregnancy!
Genders: Still unknown, but a boy and girl were predicted in my bootleg u/s at 13.5 weeks. I should have my anatomy scan in a few weeks, so we'll know for sure :)
Belly button in or out? Still in. Actually, the entire area of my belly is in around my belly button. I have a distinct bump, but it's sunken in at the belly button. Weird!
Movement? Not sure...I think I've felt a few flutters. Can't wait until there's a definite party going on in there. Again, remind me of this in March :)
What I miss? My slim face. I feel like my face is much fuller. I think some of it is from the weight gain from all the meds I took to get here. But I've started noticing that my face is much fuller in the cheeks. It's like my cheek bones have gone into a state of hibernation.
What I'm looking forward to: I have a regular OB appt this week. We'll get to hear the heartbeats again. Also, we'll schedule the anatomy scan; hopefully for the week before Christmas. And, we're going to purchase our 4-D ultrasound this week.
Milestones: No more vaggi tabs :) Also, my OB told me to incorporate one caffinated drink into my diet each day. Around week 13-14, I had some serious migraines. So bad that my OB sent me to the ER, but that's a story for another day. Anyway, my OB understood why I was avoiding caffeine, but since I was out of the 1st trimester drinking one soda a day should help with my headaches. Can I tell you how much I'm loving a cold Coke in the morning???