We're joining Kim (aka wntg1grl), a stay-at-home mom of three who's expecting twins, on her exciting journey from bump-to-babies. Check back every week for the latest developments.
What's Happening with Mom:
No tests this week but the doctor visits went great! I'm gaining weight regularly, only 3 lbs. in two weeks and had another cervical exam, still at 5cm (they begin to worry if it's under 2cm).
I am feeling a TON of movement now! It used to be some in the middle of my belly near my navel, and other movement way down low (like someone is kicking their way out). Now the movements have been at the top half of my belly. Baby A (Sadie) has been head down for a while (yay!), but Baby B (Shae) has been head up, so maybe Shae has decided to put her sweet little head down? We shall see at my next ultrasound in a couple of weeks!
I've also started putting together the nursery. This is the most fun! The room is coming together so great! It's a lot of fun to do a girly nursery, especially since we have the room. In our last home, there was no room to decorate a nursery for the baby so this is my first stab at it!
What's Happening with Babies:
Thanks to our now fully developed inner ears, which controls balance, we have a sense of whether we're upside-down or right side up in the womb. We've already grown to about 1lb each (wow!) but our skin is still wrinkly because the fat has not developed yet. We basically look like a much thinner version of a newborn!
I felt him at 18 weeks at first and now I'm 23 weeks and I am used to feeling him a LOT and I haven't felt him much today. Should I be worried? — Alysia_Moore
looovemybabies: It all depends on the baby, when they are sleeping or being active. Really, there are some days when they won't kick all day and only at night and there are other days when they will kick the living crap out of you.