Total weight gain in past week: 2.5 pounds
Most recent stress out about how something I've eaten or done has hurt the twins: I haven't stressed out recently but I did ask at Sweet Tomatoes if their feta was pasteurized. (If you're pregnant you're not supposed to each unpasteurized cheese.) The manager tried to tell me they didn't have feta. I said, "What about on the Greek salad, the couscous, and the Greek pizza?" "Ohhh," she said. "That feta..." Thankfully it was pasteurized so I was able to eat my first feta since learning I was pregnant.
New pregnancy symptom I've noticed: I get tired easily while getting ready in the morning. It's especially bad when I'm getting ready and one of us has just taken a shower - I think the heat in the bathroom makes it worse. Often I do a task like brush my teeth and then have to sit down a few minutes, then I get up and do my hair and have to sit down again. I've had to add 10-15 minutes to my getting ready time in the morning, and depending how I'm feeling it is sometimes still not enough.
Other new pregnancy symptom: I've had this symptom for awhile but it hurts to twist my body when laying down (to say, reach for a glass of water from bed). Turning over while laying down is quite a task, too. It's definitely not something I would be able to do in my sleep.
Food cravings: Pasta with vodka sauce (the vodka's cooked off) and garlic bread. Can you tell I ate at Lotsa Pasta this week?
Baby gift: Boy and girl pajamas from my mom and dad for my birthday (plus maternity tops).
They have feet!
Used thing I'm most excited about: Vibrating chair and maternity clothes from "Kate Ran." (I've already worn four of the tops.)
Maternity clothing news: I didn't realize before how all my shoes involve a heel. (What can I say? I love a heel.) Right now I'm wearing shoes with 1 inch and 2 inch heels because they're the shortest ones I have. I've known for awhile I need shoes. I just can't find any I like. (And I only want slides because my feet might be a half size bigger after the babies.)
My mom noticed that my ankles were swollen after the drive from San Jose to San Diego. She pointed out that I no longer had ankle bones. (Where have all the ankle bones gone? Long time passing...) (Side note: Mr. Kathy is also missing one of his ankle bones but that's because he crushed it once with a bowling ball.) The day after we drove back from San Diego my feet really ballooned, but have since gone down in size. I try to lay down with them elevated. Mark likes to say that I have "cankles." Sweet guy.
I apologize ahead of time for the gross picture to follow.
AAAAAAAAHHHH! My swollen feet and ankles. It was only this bad for two days.
My cankle doppleganger.
What I've learned: Not to stay seated in the car so long on road trips. (Getting up every 2 hours is not enough.)