19 Weeks

How far along? 19 weeks

My babies are the size of: Heirloom tomatoes
Net weight gain: Lost 2lbs, so a total of 3lbs gained. Still down 7lbs pre pregnancy weight.

Maternity clothes: Yes 
Sleep: Between the peeing and the ridiculous hip pain I’ve seen better days for sleep, so worth it though.
Best Moment this week: Seeing my beautiful babies and Devan feeling Elliott move!!!

Miss Anything?: Beer, I ate some ham (cooked of course)

Movement: Yep, it’s pretty amazing.

Food Cravings: Good lord, I’m ravenous. I want ice cream, then chips, then a hamburger, then fruit, then veggies, then cereal, then ice cream again – this is all in a matter of 10 minutes lol. I just want it all guys.

Anything making you queasy or sick: An empty stomach. I will wake up in the middle of the night or when I get up in the morning and feel like I could puke everywhere. My stomach feels like an empty pit – usually chugging some water fills it up and I feel better almost instantly. At least its an easy fix!

Gender:  B&G

Labor Signs: None, thank goodness, far too early for all that!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, unless I’m hungry and then I’m hangry as Devan calls it.

Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy, even the bad! I’ve said this every week but I really mean it. You will only be pregnant for a short time, so even though your nipples hurt, your hips ache and your gaining weight you are GROWING your child (or children)…what an honor.
 Looking forward to: Hanging out with Brielle this weekend, haven’t seen that girl since we went to Cali in March (except for one other time and Devan got sick so we didn’t really get to hang out)

 Guys, we are 19 weeks and we got good news yesterday. I think our babies really will make a debut into this world and I will finally be able to start the adventure of a lifetime with the love of my life. Holy shit balls were going to have two newborns sometime in December.  

We met our OB yesterday (I know Devan already mentioned all this) but I really love her. She is so awesome, thorough and you can tell she truly loves what she does and has patient care as her number one priority. She mentioned that I will be delivering in an OR and might end up needing a C-section. I am really hoping that I don’t need one because I have a perfect image in my head of what will happen after they’re born and it doesn’t include me only seeing my baby for a few seconds and then spending 45 minutes getting sewn up before I can even hold them. I want to be breastfeeding them IMMEIDATELY after birth, I want to do delayed cord clamping, I want Devan and I to both be able to do kangaroo care with them. All this goes right out the window if we have a C-section…so guys please hope that both babies are head down, fat and healthy when they make their debut!

On another note, I’m lactating. Not a lot but on two separate occasions now I’ve looked down and there has been minimal leakage. Is it because my body is expecting these babies to come out at 20 weeks like Rohen did? Or am I just a milk machine? It is colostrum not milk, but regardless it’s here pretty early! None of my doctors seem to think anything of it, so maybe I’ll take it as a good sign that these babies will get lots of boobie milk!

I’ve been feeling guilty about posting all my happy posts, so I want to shout out to all my blogging buddies that are still currently trying to conceive. I am hoping for you daily, I am always looking for updates and think about you all more than you know. I cannot wait until you are all pregnant too, I imagine one day we will all be parenting bloggers rather than TTC bloggers ❤ It is going to happen for all of us, I know it will.

Happy Friday Eve everyone!

Ashley ❤

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11 thoughts on “19 Weeks

  1. rubisco says:

    I’ve started following you through the long line of lesbian pregnancy blogs, and am just so happy to hear things are going well! If it helps, I first started producing/leaking colostrum at 19 + 6, and my midwives said the same thing (totally normal and nothing to worry about!) – I’m also taking it as a sign that my body just wants to feed this baby! Also, if you’re interested in reading supportive, positive, awesome birth stories about twins, there’s one that was just posted on the Birth Without Fear blog (on August 5th). I don’t read many of the stories on there because I’m trying to focus only on the most positive, but my wife screens them for me :D.

  2. myhopejar says:

    Love the update hon. So happy for Harper and Elliot are doing great. I’m super jealous of your minimal weight gain. I hadn’t gained much at all and then in the past month I really popped out and I’m up a total of 6 lbs for a total of 8 now! Eek! and I’m only carrying one!

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