Wow, that’s a really big ad thing. :/Just for today though.
Anyway, still can’t wrap my head around it. I have twins.
So the last one of these I did was 8 weeks, before I found out there were two little ones. I was looking forward to writing out this one to see how much stuff changed between then and now:
Babies are the size of a…? Kumquat! Aw. 2 little fruits. This is a 12 week photo – I can’t find a site that does actual weekly twin shots and not just every 4 weeks. But close enough.
How far along? 10 weeks 3 days. My uterus should be around 13ish weeks? Feels like 20…
Maternity clothes? ::snort:: Full on tops and pants. Plus a bigger bra.
Weight Gain? Yeah. I’m supposed to gain anywhere from 40-56lbs. Most of it during the first two trimesters. (This is according to Twins, Trips, and Quads) But I’ve done good because without even knowing I was having twins, my body took care of storing extra weight for me those first 9 weeks. How is it that it knows to do that but when I need to fit back into my jeans it gets all disobedient on me?
Stretch Marks? They’re a’comin.
Sleep? Surprisingly? Yes. Pretty well except for the peeing. I keep the room at a lovely temp that Sam calls “bone chilling” and then throw off all the covers as I find the coolest part of the sheets and pillow. I sleep fairly well when I’m not stressing out.
Movement? I don’t know. I KNOW. Everyone is going to be all, “You’re only 10 weeks!” But honestly, sometimes I think I feel the faintest flutter. After all, I have two in there. I’m sure it’s just me right now, but it should be soon.
Genders? YES. To answer all the questions, we are for sure finding out. Can’t imagine not. We may know at this next appt in 3 weeks (I hear a lot of people with multiples find out sooner than others) but if not then we’ll know by the 17 week one for sure. That puts us at mid April. <—-insert squeeeee here
What I miss? Wanting to eat. Wanting to cook. Staying awake past 8:30pm.
Food cravings? Meh, still not much. Shredded Wheat with strawberries. French fries. Anything cold.
Food aversions? Almost everything at some point.
Labor signs? No. Hoping it stays that way for a long time.
Belly button in or out? In. Never popped with Bella. It just became a large cave. So this time…
What I’m looking forward to? Our next ultrasound in 2 1/2 weeks. My parents will be there with us! Then Sam and I get to sit down with the new DO and talk with her about birth, weight, her delivery experience, etc. If anyone has had a DO instead of an MD I would love to talk to you.
Milestones? I have grown two babies for a little over 10 weeks. And we are so close to second tri.
Things I wish people knew: This is a new one. I want to say I am totally ok with having a necessary c-section but my hope is for a vaginal birth. My primary concern is having the healthiest babies I can – so when it all boils down I don’t really care enough about the “perfect” birth to freak out over not one or the other. However – it’s a subject that is really only valid to me, Sam, and the Dr. Regardless of how anyone else’s experience went.
If you are reading this with multiples, I’d love to know your favorite books, sites, message boards (not The Bump – lurker only this time) and would really love to talk to someone about their experience with their Dr – loved it or hated it. I’m super nervous about meeting with mine and just freezing up, not asking the right questions, etc.
Thanks for all the love on here the past few weeks!