9 Weeks: December 22-28
How far along? 9 weeks (2 months and 1 week)
Babies are the size of: Green Olives, very festive for the holiday
Weight gain: 3 lbs. in the positive this time!
Maternity clothes? I have to unbutton my pants after I eat. Classy right?
Sleep: we are still not friends.
Best moment this week: Toss up between
- Seeing the babies do a jig on the ultrasound at True Care (thanks to our wonderful friends and mentors in Casper).
- Sharing the news with our parents for Christmas. Both future Grandmas’ reactions were priceless and very precious to us.
Miss Anything? CHRISTMAS COOKIES! Sweets are really off-putting to me, so its pretzels and eggs for now.
Movement: I know it is WAY too early, but I swear I felt a flutter.
Food cravings: Sour candy, particularly Airheads.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mornings. By 5pm I am good to go, though.
Gender prediction: Girls. I accidentally said, “when the girls get here” without even realizing I said “girls” instead of “twins.”
According to the “Dry hands” test (Dry hands=boy. Soft hands=girl), I have had very dry hands (and feet) so perhaps we have 2 boys?!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: My left ear keeps plugging up. I understand that during pregnancy, a woman’s blood and fluid volume practically doubles. With twins it is even more! It appears that all that fluid keeps making its way to my ear, especially when I sing.
Mood: Excited. And relieved to have the news out.
Lullaby of the week: Rockin’ out to “You brought the Sunshine,” by Out of Eden:
“You made my day, you came my way… you brought the sunshine in my life; You are the lifeline that saved my life.”
Truth I’m dwelling on: That God is trustworthy! I can take each fear captive knowing He is a good Father. When I sense fear creeping up to swallow me, I worship my way through it. Singing songs of trust and surrender to God remind me of His power over every negative scenario I can imagine.
Looking forward to: Meeting these kids!Coming soon: update from week 10! We are catching up.