17 Weeks today! And my Mexican Bola arrived. So I now have a tinkly silver ball hanging around my neck which plays soothing tinkly sounds to my babes as it bounces against my bump. After birth, the sound apparently may soothe them. So sweet.
The email from Babycentre today says "You may be gaining weight rapidly at this point, even if you're not eating much. Experts say that the amount of weight you put on during pregnancy is dictated primarily by your genes, so don't necessarily blame yourself if the weight's accumulating faster than you'd like. Your baby's movements are felt as a gentle, fluttering sensation at first, but get stronger and more obvious as time passes. Some babies kick vigorously and often, others are quieter. And many seem most active at night"
I think my genes are seriously into weight because I think I have put on about 8kg since falling pregnant!!! There seem to be mixed views on this. Some say 14kg max, others say twin pregnancies must put on more weight - at least 25kg.
About the movement...can't really feel them yet. Did feel a few popping, bubbly feelings but nothing for a while. I even listened to them with the doppler this morning just to say hi and there they were, hearts beating strong. The next thing to look forward to is to start feeling them often...can't wait.
Next scan: Tuesday yeah!