Number of weeks pregnant: 20 weeks
Total weight gain in past week: Um, 4 pounds. (Yeah, yeah, I'm having twins, okay?)
Most recent stress out about how something I've eaten or done has hurt the twins: Bending forward to paint my toenails hurt afterwards; eating sea bass a month ago after reading it was safe in What to Expect When You're Expecting and reading elsewhere recently it's not so good if you're preggers.
Sea bass at The House. How can something so good possibly be bad?
Most recent natural product purchase: Hippie deodorant with no aluminum.
As a sign of the effectiveness of my new hippie deodorant, I call it "placebo deodorant."
New pregnancy symptom I've noticed: Bending forward at the waist is really tricky. I have to do a sneak attack on my shoes from the side in order to tie them. And forget sitting on the floor instead of a chair to tie them— I'd never get up.
Other new pregnancy symptom: Feeling warm. I've had this symptom for awhile and so far I like it. Finally I'm not the coldest one in the room and don't have to drag my sweater everywhere— even in the summer.
Food cravings: Mango (about the size of each baby). But I wouldn't say any of my cravings have been stronger than they were when I wasn't pregnant.
Used things I'm most excited about: 3 bags of boy baby clothes from co-worker Andrea; maternity clothes from Rachel P.; books from Alison; Baby Bjorn from Jenn.
Maternity clothing news: On top: half maternity wear, half pre-pregnancy clothing; on bottom: all maternity wear. Pre-pregnancy dresses and skirts... barely.
What I've learned: Don't stay on your feet too long.