Sunday, April 6, 2014

Babies Bump and 23 & 24 Week Update

23 AND 24 WEEKS LOOKS LIKE THIS:

 
 
How far along:  The above pictures were taken at 23 weeks 3 days and 24 weeks 3 days.  I cannot believe that I made it to this huge milestone in my pregnancy... viability! 
Total weight gain?  As of my doctor's appointment last Tuesday, I am officially up 23 pounds.
Maternity clothes?  Oh yes.  I still have a few tee shirts out that are non-maternity and I've reached the point where wearing them is just plain uncomfortable.  I'm loving stretchy maxi skirts and maternity tank tops right now!  
Stretch marks?  Still none, but I've been so horrible about applying lotion or cocoa butter to my belly that I know they're probably not far off from appearing.  I can feel my belly stretching these days - it's become itchy - so I guess at this point it's just a waiting game.
Sleep:  Eh.  Nose congestion, please go away!  I can't breathe at night!  It's normally one nostril that's blocked but I end up waking up to use the bathroom and then when I'm trying to fall back asleep, I can't because all I can hear and focus on is the whistling noise coming from my nose because it's so blocked.  While sleeping at night isn't all that great, I'm really enjoying my mid-morning naps!
Best moment this week:  Week 23: Getting the boys' elephant name plaques!  I love seeing their names :)
 Week 24: Spending the weekend in CT with my parents (Happy Birthday Papa!!!) and attending a baby shower for one of my best friends.  This is the first baby shower I've been to in three years where I didn't cry before or after.  I was really able to not only enjoy myself but truly feel happiness for my sweet friend.  Now, please excuse me as I go pinch myself to make sure this life that I'm living is real...
 
 
 
Miss anything?  I still miss being able to breathe out of both nostrils at night, but truthfully, I would put up with that for the rest of my life for these sweet little babies.
Movement:  This truly has to be the best feeling in the world.  Feeling my miracle babies is a dream come true.
Food cravings:  Still none.
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Still nothing in particular, but anything can still do the trick.
Gender:  LOVE my Boys!
Labor Signs:  None.  Phew!
Symptoms:  The same… linea nigra, some ligament pain on my left side in my hip/upper leg area, nasal congestion, restlessness and I've officially entered the weeks of back pain.
Belly button in or out?  In.
Wedding rings on or off?  I'm no longer wearing my wedding rings... They're tight and I worry that they are going to get stuck.  So for now, the ring finger on my left hand is naked!
Looking forward to:  I'm so looking forward to watching (and feeling) my belly continue to grow, to feeling my sweet boys more and more and to every single thing that is to come along with this miraculous pregnancy! 

34 comments:

Mary said...

Best moment of my week was not only seeing you and Nick but feeling my grandson's kicks !! 💙👶👶💙

the blogivers said...

Sure do love seeing these posts in my reader!!!

Kimberly Q said...

You look great! So happy things are going well! If the belly skin is itching it is time to live up!

Kimberly Q said...

*lube up!

The Jewells said...

Great pictures and congrats on getting to this huge milestone. You look amazing!
Hey, have you seen this elephant hamper?http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Animal_Hamper/410/

Erika said...

You look soooooo adorable!!! Like, even after the babies are born, I think you should just wear a fake bump (like from the maternity store) for the rest of your days, cause you look SUPER cute with one. Anyways. I am so glad you've reached viability and are doing so well!! I love these posts from you!!

Sarah said...

Except for you having twins, and them being boys and I'm having a girl, we have almost everything else the same! (Oh, and except for the fact that you still look adorable!!)

Sally said...

Looking gorgeous, mama!!!!

I remember being soooooo itchy when I was pregnant.....just keep applying tons and TONS of lotion!!!

xoxo

shay said...

Love it all, you're just the cutest little preggo!

Amanda said...

Ahhhh! You look sooooo cute! I seriously can't get over it! You look radiant! So excited that you've reached viability! Love you, friend!

Sarah Beth said...

There you are! You look radiant! Yay for viability- congrats!

bellehavendrive said...

You are gorgeous, Aubrey! This is absolutely amazing! I'm so happy to read you were able to enjoy a baby shower and all things baby for the first time in years!!! xoxo ... May I ask how tall you are with regard to carrying twins? I ask because I don't know how many embryos to transfer, and I'm 5'0". I don't mind twins ... just would want them to have enough room.

Mrs. Lost said...

You look great! I'm glad those boys are staying healthy and continue to grow in mommy.

Stephanie said...

You are too cute and so tiny for being that far along with TWINS! I love the boys name plaques! :) So much fun! I can't wait to see pics of the nursery! :)

Suzanne said...

I love the elephant name plaques!! So cute!! Almost as cute as you!! Glad things are continuing to go so well! xoxo

Ashley said...

You look soo cute!! Love that peach shirt!! You make he miss being prego!! Lol!!
Love the nursery progress!! Those elephants are adorable!!!

Kari B. said...

You are so cute! I'm a huge fan of your wardrobe as well. You are proof that you don't have to dress frumpy (is that a word) during pregnancy! You absolutely glow with happiness. Keep these updates coming!

Emily said...

Somebody hit up Target! Haha! Too funny, we're wearing the same shirt in our bump pics this week. I love those tanks!!

Yay for viability and for attending the shower sans tears. It's really real girl! Enjoy it!

Paige said...

So I'm 25 weeks and totally with you on the nasal congestion. Have you tried nasal strips? Sexy, I know. ;) A friend recommended them to me a few weeks ago and they have changed my life! Seriously. I can breathe through my nose at night which has made such a difference in my sleep.

Anonymous said...

For the nose congestions - these three things will help so much: saline nose spray at bedtime, breathe-right nose strips, and white noise. you will breathe a little better, but you won't be able to hear the remaining whistling. good luck!

dspence said...

You are adorable! Glad all is well!

Team Harries said...

You are too cute!!!! You look great and I love their name plaques!!! xoxo

conceptionallychallenged said...

I'm so very glad you made it to this milestone! Also, the elephants are adorable.

Darcie K said...

I love everything about this post! I'm just so giddy for you!

JoJo said...

You look fabulous! U look so much like ur mom. Glad ur enjoying every day ur pregnancy.

Julia Spencer said...

You do look so much like you mom!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Looking lovely my friend! And the elephant name plaques are so cute.

Christen said...

Oh!!! Love those elephant signs!! And use mama mio tummy rub! Pricey but worth it to relieve itchy belly

Good Eggs, Please said...

Aubrey, you look fantastic. I just stumbled upon your blog and thank you for sharing your TTC journey, it really gives me hope. Congratulations!

Em said...

The congestion is miserable, isn't it? Have you tried a neti-pot? Or just some saline can be helpful too. Cute name plaques!!

Christen said...

Hi, Aubrey! Can you e-mail me your address? Sorry if I've already asked for it; I couldn't' remember if I had. christen325@gmail.com

dspence said...

Hoping everything is okay!

Ashley Sanderson said...

Hey Aubrey, I hope everything is ok! Haven't seen an update in awhile. Hope you and the boys are doing good!

Amber said...

Just beautiful. You are stunning. Love the elephant name placards. If you love seeing their names, just wait until you are filling out official forms and write their names out. I truly is surreal. I am so very happy for you Aubrey!

 
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