13 Weeks: January 19-25
How far along? 13 weeks (3 months, 1 week)
Babies are the size of: Lemons!
Weight gain: 0 (I have hovered around 168 for the last 3 months or so.)
Maternity clothes:. I have started to rock some maternity shirts and dresses that my sister passed on to me. Quite comfortable I must say.
Sleep: Shocking news: I was able to get great sleep on a trip this weekend while sleeping on an air mattress.
Exercise: started a water aerobics class this week and I LOVE it. I’ve also been upping my “squat routine” to prep for labor and delivery.
Best moment this week:. Singing songs of worship with my husband for hours in our make-shift studio (in the laundry room… the acoustics are awesome in there.) I know these babies are going to grow up proclaiming the truths of Christ through music along side, and it is fun to start the tradition now.
Miss Anything? I know it was never a healthy routine, but I miss being able to go, go, go, without HAVING to stop to eat or pee or nap every 1/2 hour. It’s just how I got stuff done. With twins, I suppose I’ll have to learn a whole new way of accomplishing things tiny moments at a time, so it’s good training.
Movement: Not yet.
Food cravings: Mac and Cheese, all the time! Also, I ate a whole carton of strawberries in one delicious sitting. I think I could eat a whole carton a day if they were as cheap as mac n cheese 😉
Anything making you queasy or sick:. A bit of french toast almost made me throw up (see “sweets” below). On the plus side, I had some chicken strips and they tasted lovely, so maybe I am on my way to incorporating poultry into my diet again.
Gender prediction: The cravings test says: citrus/sweet=girl. Salt=boy. I have been craving pineapple, and strawberries and all kinds of sour things. But I cannot stand chocolate or super sweet desserts! Also, initially all I had was all salt cravings. So I guess thats another point for one of each (Though Shane still thinks they are both boys).
Labor Signs/prep:. None. But Shane and I start a Birthing class next Monday!
Symptoms: Not as much energy as last week, but still happy to feel awake more often. There are days I feel so normal, I almost forget I am pregnant 🙁
Mood: Still swingin’ … but daily time in God’s word keeps my perspective positive and joyful!
Lullaby of the week: “You Know Me” by Steffany Frizzell (Bethel Music). It speaks of Psalm 139’s truth that God knows each and every bit of who we are. I love that when I can’t see my babies, God can. He has them memorized inside and out. That is incredible intimacy!
Truth I’m dwelling on: That Psalms 139 applies to me as well. My God knows me! He knows what today looks like, and what tomorrow looks like. And He is GOOD! I am memorizing verses 5-7:
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
Looking forward to: The birthing class on Monday!Thank you for reading and supporting myself, our twins, and this amazing man (standing in our now painted living room!).