26 Weeks: Twin Pregnancy Update

Friday, September 15, 2017

shirt: h&m// skirt: h&m (non-maternity)// shoes: dsw (on sale right now)

Thanks to all of you who commented on my last pregnancy post.  Lots of helpful meal ideas, and lots of support and thoughts about how to make the gestational diabetes test not so horrible.

And honestly, the test went just fine.  I ate 4 eggs for breakfast, then headed to the doctor's office.  I have to see a specialist every two weeks, too, so I try to schedule them on the same day near the same time so I only have to go once (they are right down the hall from each other), which is convenient, but it also means I have crazy back and forth some appointments.

At my last appointment, I had to go the lab (also down the hall), and drink the yucky drink, my doctor ended up having an emergency c-section to go to, so they sent me to the specialist to see if they could get me in, which they did, I got an ultrasound, then headed back to the lab to get my blood drawn, then back to the doctor for my regular exam and a flu shot.  It was kind of crazy.

The good news is that I don't have gestational diabetes (at least not currently), but bad news is that I am anemic (super normal for mamas having twins).  And lucky me gets to take the gestational diabetes test one more time the next time I am in, because that is how it goes with twins.  Ick.

Babies are moving like crazy these days, and it is amusing to watch my stomach do the wave on a regular basis. I love feeling them move and knowing they are doing okay.  I think someone told me they won't move nearly so much during the last month or so because they get too cramped in there, so I am enjoying all the constant movement while I can.

I am also starting to get really warm, from having two extra bodies inside of me. With Fox, the last few months, my feet got really hot a lot of the time, and I am starting to get that from these two, too.  I am looking forward to having two small internal heaters to keep me warm in the fall and winter.  It has been a while since I have lived in a place with Arctic winter temperatures, so I am not sure I am prepared!

Also, one last thing.  I may not look hugely pregnant yet (people are often surprised to find out I am having twins, until they find out that I am only 26 weeks along), but I am quite certain I am closing in on the size I was with Fox, and I still have about 11 weeks to go!  You can check out this post (from when I was about 37 weeks with my last pregnancy) for reference.  I am going to be HUGE when these babies are delivered!

Hope you have a great weekend!

1 comment

  1. I can't believe you only have 11 weeks left! I want to get together with you when we're settled in our house! Are you going to Ralphie's class in Draper?

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