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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Friday, May 21, 2010

20 weeks

How far along: 20 weeks, 1 days

Total Weight Gain: 18.5 lbs

Symptoms: Tired....like the kind of tired that makes you want to curl in fetal position and cry. 

Stretch Marks: They have made their arrival in full force.  So far only on the bottom of my belly.

Sleep: Not fantastic.  I am having a harder time staying asleep and the middle of the night bathroom breaks seem to be getting more frequent.

Best Moment Last Week: Listening to the kicks with my fetal heart doppler and then seeing the doppler move on my tummy.  I think we are getting close to feeling them from the outside!

Movement: They are getting much more active and I love it! I am feeling more purposeful kicks but I haven't been able to feel them with my hands from the outside. 

Food Cravings: Chocolate cherrios.

What I Miss: Feeling rested 

What am I looking forward to:  Our first baby shower this weekend.

Milestones: Reaching 20 weeks! We are officially over the hump. Just 18 weeks left.

How is Daddy? Wonderful.  He's done a great job of making me feel good about myself as this week has been one of those "holy crap I look like a cow" kind of weeks.  He's been rubbing my back and belly which I LOVE!


I think these just make me look huge and fat...not really pregnant:
Can't believe there are 2 of those in there!


  1. Maybe if your husband puts his head on your belly he'll get kicked in the ear like mine did! :)

    Not looking fat, just more pregnant! And I think you are brave for charting your weight gain. After last week I can't do it.

  2. You're looking fabulous!!! Love getting those updates. Sorry you're feeling so tired.

  3. I can't believe you have 2 babies in there- your belly looks great! I'm missing the sleep too and it's really irritating because I never even need to get up to go to the restroom. I just can't stay asleep! Hope you have a great shower!

  4. As always, you look amazing!!!
    When I read your post title, I thought myself "If SHE'S 20 weeks, man, how far am I???" It's so impossible that you're 20 weeks already! Where has time gone?!?!
    SO excited for your shower this weekend! Have a great time!

  5. WOW 20 weeks! Fantastic!

    Definitely looking pregnant!

    It took a while to feel them on the outside for me, maybe you have a few more weeks but I bet you're close!

  6. Yippee for 20 weeks! You great, pregnant, not fat. Have a fabulous time at your shower. How exciting!

  7. hooray for 20w! looking great pregnant! :)