Thursday, October 16, 2014

To Cut Or Not to Cut and 22 Weeks!

I know I am a day late on this bump/pregnancy update, but I had to get my weekend recap out yesterday. So you get the bump update with details on my perinatal appointment yesterday.

But first I wanted to ask your opinion on something that has been bothering me.  My hair.  Everyone says pregnancy brings long gorgeous locks of hair and my hair looks like a mess.  My doctor said it is from the babies taking most of the vitamins and nutrients that it leaves me with the small amount.  That is also why my gums bleed when I brush my teeth, I get some acne, red splotches on my face and shoulders, etc.  So basically my hair falls out twice as much as normal when I brush/blow dry my hair, looks like straw and just blah.  I am over it.

I have been looking around at something I can do at my hair appointment tomorrow, but I know dyeing the whole head isn't an option, more down the lines of a cut.  I think (because sometimes pregnant women are irrational, gasp) I want to cut it, but I have been growing it out for so long.  I love some of the Fall looks out there and want it, but fear I would be upset later on that I cut my precious locks.  But then again, I haven't changed my hair in over a year (I got a sort of changed hair cut after our wedding).

My hair looks great after getting ready in the morning, but then flattens out to stick to my head (even if I brush it), looks stringy and overall just not what I want.  So I have found a few pictures of the style I am liking right now.  The Long Bob, or lob for short.  I like that it is still long enough, can be put in a ponytail and will get rid of my awful dead ends.  But will I miss this hair I have been growing out for over a year?

So this is where you all come in.  I need your opinion.  My husband doesn't want to tell me one way or another because he doesn't want me to blame him if it is the wrong choice and it is women's hair.  He said men shouldn't comment or make decisions on something as special to a woman as their hair.  So what do you think?
Left: Front  Right: Back
The Lob

So what do you ladies think?  Cut it, keep it, get a major trim, something completely different?  I need your opinions, so please fire away.

Now onto the babies...Last appointment we were told there was a bit too much amniotic fluid surrounding the babies.  So it has been two and a half weeks and this is the latest update on the babies.

So update on the babies.  They are growing and looking great.  Baby A weighs 1 pound 3 ounces and Baby B weighs 1 pound 2 ounces.  There is still a lot of fluid, but not enough for a major concern.  I still have to go to the perinatal every two weeks to monitor their growth, monitor the fluid and make sure one isn't stealing from the other.  They had a 4% growth difference which is great.  It needs to be under 20%.  Baby A had a bit more fluid, but nothing to be concerned about.  So it was a successful appointment.  Plus I realized I am having contractions, but painless and not that often.  And this is common.  I didn't know what to feel and low and behold I had one at my appointment, so my doctor could point it out.  Now to just monitor myself and the babies.

How far along: 22 weeks, 1 day
Babies are the size of a: Ear of corn/Spaghetti Squash.
Babies are: The babies are starting to look like miniature newborns now.  Their lips, eyelids and  eyebrows are becoming more distinctive and their tiny tooth buds are starting to form under their gums.  Their eyes have formed, but there is no distinctive color to them yet.  Will they be blue, green, blue/green or brown? 

Babies are around 11 inches and 1 pound each.  My how they have grown.  Now it is time for the babies to pack on the fat and get all cute and develop those baby rolls.  Babies are sleeping about 12 to 14 hours per day and when they aren't, they are kicking away in mommy's belly.
Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity and still some shirts (and a pair of dress pants) non-maternity.  But I am not so patiently waiting for my new dress pants to come in the mail today/tomorrow so I can be comfortable at work.
Stretch Marks: None and they better stay away, though my belly has been itching more and I fear the stretch marks.  I can't get enough lotion/body butter.
Sleep: Pretty good.  I slept in everyday on vacation and it felt amazing.   But now we are back to the daily grind which means less sleep.  Though the pee breaks are down to two a night.
Symptoms: Backaches, sneezing and tired.  I can tell I am growing more and more because I need those back and feet rubs like no one's business.
Best Moment of the Week:  Watching our cousin marry his best friend and spending time with family.  Oh and my brother and sister in law move to the West Coast this week!
Movement: These babies went from none to moving like crazy.  They love to dance in momma's belly and my husband finally felt them move on the airplane.  Big ole thumps and he loved it.
Cravings: Fruit, pizza, ice cream.  Same as always.  And lots of ice cream this week was had.
Gender: Two precious baby girls.
Belly Button In or Out: In half way.  My belly button looks funny.  Plain and simple.
Wedding Ring on or Off: On.
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Nothing right now.
What I Miss: Alcohol.  Lots of yummy drinks were had by all my family and friends this weekend.  Not that I was jealous or anything, hahaha.
What I am Looking Forward to: Painting the girls room this weekend and decorating more.
Labor Signs: Not even close.
Nursery: I need to finish the mobiles, pick the color for the room (down to three) and paint this weekend.
Emotions:I am feeling really good right now.  Haven't had any big emotional cries lately.  I cried a bit at the wedding, during some speeches and while watching The Lone Survivor on the airplane, but other than that, all happy momma here.

Can you believe we are already half way through and time is flying by.  The doctor hopes to have me delivered by 37 or 38 weeks, so that means only 15 or 16 weeks left.  So crazy.   Bake in there as long as you can babies.  Momma wants to wait to see you until end of January or beginning of February.  Thank you.
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  1. Stopping by from the Little Friday link up :) You're glowing! Love that picture on the beach! Definitely following along! :)

    Blessings xoxo


    1. Thank you. The beach was amazing and just what this girl and her babes needed.

  2. I think the lob looks amazing. One of my friends just got it and it looks SO good!

  3. Your hair looks fabulous!!!! I think you could totally rock the short hair, I love all of them!