Thursday, December 15, 2011

23 Week Update

How far along? 23 Weeks 2 Days
Maternity clothes? Yes. Although my pants are getting harder and harder to put on. I haven't figured out how to bend without knocking the air out of myself. When googling almost any pregnancy ailment, the first solution is generally "have the baby." However, ailments set on quicker in pregnancy when there are two babies and your body is expanding almost comically. "Have the babies" really isn't an option at this point, which I'm pretty grateful for actually, we're not ready for them to make their arrival just yet!
Best moment this week: Going to the temple last night. It has been a long, long time since we've gone because of one excuse or another. My thoughts when inside the temple always turn to "why don't we come here more often?"
Movement: Yes. They also wake each other up now, which made for a long week of no sleep. Dear boys, if it's a scare tactic, it's working. Point made. Love, Mom.
Waist Diameter:  39"
Food cravings: All of the above. They're all favorites. Although, I have developed a huge appreciation for Granny Smith Apples.
Labor Signs: Nope. Keep cookin’ boys!
Belly Button in or out? In. But in is a relative term. It hasn’t popped yet, but it is streeeetttched...Cam doesn't think it's as close as I do. How does this work? Does it just pop one day or is it always a gradual thing?
What I miss: Nothing really. Maybe emotional stability? I have cried and cried this past week, but I'm generally aware enough of the situation to realize I'm being ridiculous. Getting myself to stop crying is next to impossible, but at least I know I look silly!
What I am looking forward to: Celebrating being a stay-at-home wife & mommy-to-be. My last day of work is TOMORROW. :)
Milestones: Finished Babywise! (Thanks Em!) That book addressed all of my major concerns and gave me some great goals to shoot for. I am excited to see how it all works out. (Terrified is also appropriate to use here, but let's stick with excited.)
Realization of the week: I made stockings for our little family of 4 this week. Cam's says "dad". Mine says "mom". There are two other boy stockings, and their names are definitely on them, but their names are on Christmas cards that went out to parents, family members, mission presidents and most importantly the fertility clinic. :) So, once they receive the cards, we'll post the digital version on here for the friends and cousins that we couldn't afford to mail cards to this year.


  1. i thought the same thing in the temple this week! what am i ever doing that seems to be more important. i'm excited to hear what cute names you come up with. i am confident they will be good ones.

  2. AH! I didn't know their sweet little names would be on the card! I'm getting the mail everyday until it comes! (because generally we wait 2-3 weeks and then remember we might have bills)

  3. You are beautiful and those babes are the luckiest little guys to have you and Cam for parents. Keep up the good work!

  4. Yay! Can't wait to hear what their names are! And Babywise is AWESOME! It helped so much with Luke and Maddie. You're looking good! Keep up the good work! ;)

  5. You're adorable! My belly button never popped out, but it stretched so much I got stretch marks around it. You're stockings are cute! Can't wait to see the other two!

  6. I made it to 37 1/2 weeks and my belly button never popped just stretched and stretched so maybe yours won't pop either. I use babywise with my boys and they are sleep 13 hours and have since they were 6 weeks old! I think part of the secret is keeping them on the same schedule some twin moms would argue with me but when one baby woke up hungry I woke the other one up and fed him too otherwise you would be feeding ALL NIGHT LONG!

  7. Kristin,
    I love reading your pregnancy updates and am so excited to find out what you are naming your twin boys. It's so crazy and exciting that you are having twins. I'm very happy for you...ConGraTulatIonS!!!

  8. babywise DOES work- just remember to adapt it to fit your family. It was much easier when Logan chose his own schedule- like when he was going to wake up- and then I just forced him to stay on it. :)

    And you will SHOCKED how them waking up doesn't bother you as much as you think it will. Your pretty darn tired for a while- but looking at their tiny happy faces makes it so much better. Just remember- they don't do it to Annoy you. They really do NEED something only you can help them with.

    You will LOVE being a mom!! Best thing in the entire world I so promise.

    And ps- My belly button never popped never. So you may not get there. :)

  9. My bellybutton never popped. It just kept stretching, and now it's pretty strange looking.
    And if you're looking for good twin-prep books, I would highly HIGHLY recommend "When you're expecting twins, triplets or quads" and "What Mothers Do," which remains my favorite book, possibly ever.

  10. So exciting! I can't wait to find out the names you picked. Hope you're feeling well--congrats on being done with work too:)

  11. My belly button popped.. but that was with my pastry baby... jusssst kidding. You look fabulous as always, love the skirt, and love your baby belly. Every once in awhile I see you or pictures of you, and it takes my breath away. I am so proud of you for making it though the trial, and mothering these sweet boys before they were even in your belly. I am so proud to be your little sister, you better be good at your apt tomorrow so you can come HOME! I packed my knitting, and can't wait to have a full house.

    Travel safe!

  12. I loved Babywise too! I wasn't a fanatic about it, but having the basic schedule worked wonders! Totally worth it! p.s. you look so happy!