If you notice that my symptoms don’t quite line up with your timeline, don’t worry! Apparently, twin pregnancies track about 6 weeks ahead of singleton pregnancies with respect to symptoms and measurements. At least that’s what my doctor says!
While a 25-35lb weight gain is recommended for a singleton pregnancy (assuming a healthy pre-pregnancy weight), my doctor has recommended a 40-50lb weight gain for my diamniotic dichorionic twin pregnancy. Those fancy words translate to ‘my babies need a lesson on sharing as soon as they exit the womb’. Not all twins have their own amniotic sac or their own placenta, but my uterus is hauling two of each! Bring on the weight!
I’ll try to do an update every week or so, but we’ll just play it by ear and see how I’m feeling!
How far along? 28 Weeks… a little past it actually.
Total weight gain? 27 lbs
Maternity clothes? Some of both. I have a lot of pre-pregnancy shirts like this one in the picture that still fit because they’re long and stretchy!
Sleep? I can fall asleep easier than it has been in the past when my insomnia was really bad, but I have to wake up to pee a lot more now since the babies are getting so big and squishing my bladder!
Best moment this week? Having lunch with a couple of different church friends that I hadn’t seen in a while.
Miss anything? Not having an aching back…. but the massages from Dubby are certainly helping me cope.
Movement? All the time still, just bigger kicks as we get bigger babies.
Food Cravings? All things sweet! But like the rest of my ‘cravings’, that’s not pregnancy-related…. that’s just Cara.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Being awake…. but seriously.
Symptoms? Nausea/vomiting, backaches, itching, nosebleeds, swelling.
Stretch Marks? None so far!
Looking forward to? Holding my babies!
Verse of the week? “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
-Jeremiah 17:7-8, ESV
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