Wednesday, April 15, 2009

25 weeks pregnant with twins

I'm now 25 weeks pregnant with our twin baby boys and counting. It seems like every day there are new changes and people loooooove pointing them out. Here are the latest:
  • "You've gotta stop wearing tight sweaters - looks like you've got a beer gut"
  • "Hey baby maker"
  • "Are you smuggling a watermelon?"
  • "Looking freakish..."
  • "Whoa!"

Comments aside, there really is a lot going (growing) on in there. Per Baby Centre UK, here's what's happening:

"The baby now weighs nearly 1.5 pounds/ 660 grams and is approximately 13.5 inches/ 35 centimetres long from crown to heel. He makes breathing movements but has no air in his lungs yet. At 26 weeks, fetal brain scans show response to touch. If you shine a light on your abdomen, your baby will turn his head, which according to researchers, means his optic nerve is working.

At every antenatal visit, your midwife or doctor will take your blood pressure and do tests on a sample of your urine. In this way, pregnancy-related conditions such as pre-eclampsia and diabetes can be detected and treated.

Your fingers, wrists and hands may be feeling achy and numb. The carpal tunnel in the wrist is swollen, as are many other tissues in your body. Nerves that run through the tunnel end up pinched, creating pressure that manifests itself as shooting or burning pain. Wearing a brace may help; so will taking vitamin B6. Talk to your midwife or doctor about other ways to cope. Find out about natural remedies for numb or achy fingers."

Well, I may be bulging but I still got biceps! Actually, these are new - with running on hold, I've had a chance to hold (curl and press) more. Good practice for holding the boys...

What would a week be without a super pose (aka, hands on hips):


Kristen said...

Seriously people have no class.

You look great!

Krafty said...

Looking good mamma! I am, and will always be, jealous of your arms! Still can't believe my bestest friend is pregnant....with twins!!

jbordewyk said...

Ahhhh...the boys are getting so big!!!

Gabe said...

I had to zoom in to see your biceps. I still got 10 bucks on Amanda in an arm wrestling contest.