Grim Twins ~ Weeks 23-24

How far along? 23-24 Weeks Pregnant
Total weight gain: 17ish pounds…feeling very huge lately, but loving that I have a reason to!!!!!:)
Maternity clothes? Exclusively (other than Daddy’s shirts to sleep in ;0)
Stretch marks? A few small ones
Sleep: I wake up/roll around a LOT, so I end up napping once or twice a week. The usual: About 7-8 hours a night then 1-2 naps a week.
Best moment this week: 1) My first mother’s day was at the 24 week mark and it was perfect!  Ryan bought me a double heart necklace with Logan & Emma’s names in the hearts.  He did so great and it was so wonderful to finally be happy at Mother’s Day.  Although it’s still bittersweet because my heart still breaks for everyone still struggling with pregnancy loss and infertility. 😦  2) Our first baby shower was the day before Mother’s Day.  The theme was “Thing 1, Thing 2” 🙂  Ryan’s mom got to come up from Florida and we had a lot of work friends attend as well.  We definitely felt pretty spoiled and loved!  Emma & Logan are so loved!
Miss Anything?  Not really.  I LOVE being pregnant and am so thankful that I get this amazing opportunity.
Movement:  LOTS!!!  They are getting more and more powerful and Daddy has felt some pretty strong kicks!  Logan & Emma have even started making my belly move which is so cool to see.   Daddy and I get a kick out of watching them play and move.  It’s sooo amazing to feel.
Food cravings/aversions:  GETTING HUNGRY A LOT!!!!  Craving sammiches, french fries (potato anything) and fried pickles still.  LoL  Oh, and horchata. 🙂  NO real aversions.
Symptoms:  Feeling great but getting really sore off and on.  A little bit of back pain and quite a bit of stretching sensations and soreness
Anything making you queasy or sick:  The usual: Cigarette smoke and strong cologne/perfumes.
Labor Signs:  NO!  My body is still doing what it needs to and everything has looked great.  Praying we make it to at least 37 weeks with these two :)  I started to have braxton hicks contractions a few weeks ago, but they’re pretty sporadic.
Wedding rings on or off? On, except for at night because my hands swell more then.  A few times during the day i’ve had to take my rings off for a little while.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy still:)  I do get emotional, but i’ve been mostly happy
Looking forward to:  Getting to go home to Maine for our/my family baby shower.  It’ll be a sort of baby moon for us and our list trip home before these babies get here.  We even get to take the babies to their first Red Sox game at Fenway!

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