Twins-in-Progress: Week 14

Week 14 was another breeze! On one hand I am ready for it all to slow down so I can enjoy it! On the other hand, I want to meet these beautiful people in my tummy so bad, it just can’t go fast enough!

14 Weeks: January 26- February 1

14 weeks

How far along? 14 weeks (3 months, 2 week)

Babies are the size of: Sweet Georgia Peaches

Weight gain: 0

Maternity clothes:. This cold weather is killing me. I just want to wear a dress to be comfy, but its too cold to wear without leggings… it just dawned on me that I should invest in pregnancy leggings! Anyone have a good brand they like?

Sleep: I am starting to wake up around 2 or 3am and stay wide awake till about 6 or so. I haven’t worked up the gumption to use this time for anything productive, but at the rate this nightly hiatus keeps coming, I might have to start a new project!

Exercise: Water aerobics is marvelous, but this weather is keeping me indoors and under covers as much as possible. I would love to have above freezing weather for a little bit (and less ice to slip on!). I will probably make it to the gym a few more times a week.

Best moment this week:. Growing in my relationship with God, surrendering my fears to Him.

Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night. My days not being dominated by my bladder or my growling tummy. Oh well, I know I’ll soon be adding two gorgeous and needy babies to the list of what dominates my day. I’m getting used to it.

Movement: Still no :(.

Food cravings: Cake. Donuts. and more Pineapple. If it pops up on my Facebook feed, I want it. I did indulge in a cupcake, and it did not taste as good as I was craving. So I’m curbing the indulgences of sugary-foods and sticking to a big bowl of pineapple this week. (PS, maybe the food-cravings test of last week was wrong, with all this sugar cravings, perhaps we are having two sweet girls?)

Anything making you queasy or sick:. I am getting heart burn a lot more often.

Gender prediction: The Chinese Gender predictor says we are having: boys. But who knows. All along, Shane has said BOYS, but this week he admitted he feels God softening his heart to little girls. I just can’t wait to find out!

Labor Signs/prep:. The birthing class was immensely helpful to address fears and misconceptions about labor and delivery. This week, I have worked through a lot of fears. God even led me to repent of my pride about having a natural birth. He is so gracious to me, even when I take a good thing too far. We are still working toward a natural birth for these babies, but I am much more relaxed about however God will bring these babies into my arms! Praise God!

Symptoms: If I didn’t have to pee every 20 minutes, I might forget I am pregnant. I tend to over-do it in the beginning of the week, and by Thursday I am exhausted. Still trying to find that balance.

Mood: Anticipatory!

Lullaby of the week: Small Bump by Ed Sheeran (Yes, the same guy who sang “I see Fire” at the end of the Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug). These lyrics are adorable:

You are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb
And hold me tight

You’re just a small bump I know
You’ll grow into your skin
With a smile like hers
And a dimple beneath your chin

Finger nails the size of a half grain of rice
And eyelids closed ’till soon opened wide a small bump
In four months you’ll open your eyes

And I’ll hold you tightly
And tell you nothing but truth

*I will warn you. This song is beautiful, but it ends on a sad note. The baby sung about in this song is “torn from life” and the couple does not know why. For me, this doesn’t change the sweetness of the song. But it does remind me of how precious these lives are; it keeps me praying for those who have lost.

Truth I’m dwelling on: A bald eagle flew right over our backyard this week. It reminded me of Isaiah 40:31…

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

Confessing my fears, repenting of prideful sin, and truly resting in the truth of God’s love for me… it is truly incredible how God keeps growing me every week… just like our twins inside.

Looking forward to: Telling these little ones about my dear Savior, Jesus Christ!

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