today marks 19 weeks of being pregnant, which means we are at least halfway through this pregnancy. for memory's sake, here's one of those cliche pregnancy questionnaires. i'm treating this like it will be our only pregnancy, so i'm trying to savor and remember every bit of it!
surprise or planned pregnancy?
planned, but we were still very surprised. i had really come to terms with having dogs as children and putting all my energy and focus on my husband and my job. a frozen embryo transfer has about a 60% success rate, so we weren't expecting much, let alone expecting TWO. that was a wonderful surprise.
boy or girl? did you have a
one of each! that was/is our preference.
food aversions, nausea, heartburn, headaches, forgetfulness (when i told mike this is a symptom of pregnancy, he said, "you are DEFINITELY pregnant.") and generally feeling really lethargic and lazy the first trimester.
your weight gain?
i probably will never answer this question again, but i lost 15 pounds in the first trimester. i've gained most of that back, but i'm still down a few pounds from when we first got pregnant.
i wouldn't say i've had cravings--just the thought of food was enough to make me throw up until recently--but a few things didn't make me throw up: bananas, bagels, bread, and apples. and one food that i don't really like but didn't cause me to dry heave when thinking of eating it: mashed potatoes. we've taken a few too many trips to KFC for mashed potatoes.
best moment of this pregnancy?
hard to pick just one...it was awesome finding out that there are two, "graduating" from our fertility clinic (which we LOVED), hearing their heartbeats, watching them box each other during the ultrasounds, and telling our families.
have you felt the baby move?
no! i am really looking forward to this part. one of my placentas is in front of the babies so the doctor said i probably wouldn't feel anything before 20 weeks, maybe longer.
have you gone shopping yet?
yes, and shopping for a girl and boy is bad news. it's too much fun to shop on both sides of carters!
what are you looking forward to most?
i'm excited to feel them move. i'm excited for labor and delivery, excited to lather them with yummy smelling baby magic, excited for mike to give them a name and a blessing, and looking forward to just holding them in our arms.
for those of you who get lots of the "are you pregnant yet" questions that are more prominent during the holidays, i thought this post was funny!