Twins-in-progress: week 13

Week 13 flew by! We started the spring semester of BCM, enjoyed a weekend in the hot-springs of Thermopolis, and thoroughly relished in the joy of becoming parents! It all went so fast, I forgot to take a bump-progress picture. Oh well, next week is just around the corner!

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!

photo 3I 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!).