Tuesday, February 21, 2012

17 Weeks (and 1 day)

We made it past our "half-way" point and I'm so thankful! I've set little milestones in my mind to break up the pregnancy - second trimester, 16, 20, 24, 28 and 32 weeks. Each time we pass one of those goals we have a reason to celebrate! This week I'm excited to be closer to 24 weeks which is viability and the very earliest chance the babies have to survive outside of the womb.

Reid and I spent the weekend talking about our little girls and calling them by name. Choosing and sharing the names made everything feel so much more real and exciting. I don't think either of us thought it was possible to love someone so much without even meeting them. Its such a neat glimpse of what we'll feel when we actually get to meet our girls!

I'm still feeling pretty good. I'm definitely getting fatigued more easily. Reid and I went to church Sunday, ate brunch, ran an errand and I was beyond exhausted by the time we got home. Its so frustrating because aside from tiring easily and the normal pregnancy aches and pains, I feel fine. This past week I've been trying to be off my feet more than I'm up doing things. If there was ever a time to listen to my body, I know it is now. I make a goal of getting out to run one errand a day. That, at least, helps me still feel like a normal person. 

I'm pretty sure I've been feeling the babies move a little. I don't think I'll be 100% confident of what I'm feeling until is an undeniable kick, but its neat to lay down and feel (what I think are) little flutters in my belly.

I haven't taken a picture this week so I'm posting one from last Tuesday. 

 16 weeks and 1 day

And, here are the pictures of our "big" babies from our appointment last Friday!

I'll post again Friday after our appointment!


Mindy said...

you are so TINY!! I'm pretty sure that's what my belly looked like at 16 weeks with just one! I think about you every single day!! Love reading your updates!! So thankful it's been a great pregnancy so far.

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