turnips: a week 16 pregnancy update

I’m now 16 weeks pregnant. 4 months! That seems crazy long! According to my What to Expect app, the babies are now the size of turnips, which Jon says reminds him of “those Harry Potter plant babies with the creepy faces.” Which is now exactly what I’m picturing inside of me:

Gotta love Ron’s face in that picture. I have a love-hate relationship with that whiny git. And yes, both Jon and I are huge Harry Potter fans.

Maybe I can start picturing them as something other than screaming turnip monsters if they cooperate at my doctor’s appointment tomorrow afternoon. There’s a chance we might see the babies’ sexes if they’re in decent positions on the ultrasound. So, I thought a little poll might be fun:

In our “real life” no one who knows us has guessed two girls. Almost everyone is split between two boys and one of each. I don’t have a “feeling” one way or the other, but I’m kinda hoping for one of each, just to get to have both experiences (not that I think gender=set experience or even expectations, or really wish to conflate sex and gender, but that’s a whole ‘nother super femininisty pregnancy post that I’ve yet to write). The idea of two boys scares me, but that’s just because I grew up with sisters, so I have very little experience with little boys. What do you think I’ve got in there??


5 Replies to “turnips: a week 16 pregnancy update”

  1. I’m taking 2 girls just because no one else wants to guess it. Also, everyone I know has baby boys. Therefore, the world is short on girls.


  2. I want to say I GENUINELY think you are having 2 girls but that is probably just because GGC had 2 girls so now I assume all twins are 2 girls. But I still FEEL like you are having 2 girls so I’m sticking with it,

    Don’t worry too much if it’s boys. Boys are great. Two boys would be great. One of each would be great – my kids are best friends even though they are 20 months apart and a boy and a girl. ALL BABIES ARE GREAT.

    I can’t wait to find out.


  3. Yay! I loved the poll :) My money is still on two boys- you will be an excellent mother regardless, but we could use some more boys in our family. I am not having babies anytime soon, and this way they could play with Parker and Lawson! I have my fingers crossed them babies sit up in their bunk beds all cute for the doctor tomorrow!
    — Aunt Gigi


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