I am currently seventeen (17) weeks pregnant with twins and it feels like I have been pregnant for much longer than that. No, literally. I feel about 6 months pregnant – and look it! Considering I started wearing maternity clothes at 10 weeks it makes sense, I guess. Plus I read that twin pregnancies run about 2 months ahead of “singleton” pregnancies – size wise. It makes me pretty nervous about how much bigger I will get. Do you see a theme in this pregnancy? ha!
I have been pretty lucky to “inherit” some friends’ maternity clothes. I didn’t have pants with Lila’s pregnancy because I didn’t need them since I worked from home at the time. I also didn’t want to be stuck wearing sneakers for comfort this early on. I read such great things these Steve Madden sandals (below) that I was super excited to find them discounted! Looking nice makes me feel like less of a ginormous mess. 🙂
I was reading through my week 14 update from my last pregnancy to see what all similarities there have been. The first trimester headaches have run into the second trimester this time around. I feel like that has more to do with hydration because of the toll that two babies have been taking on me. For example, if I work out in the morning, before having loads of water, my head hurts for the rest of the day. Evening workouts have gone over best! I’m also a lot more sensitive to stress, apparently.
Speaking of exercise, Crossfit Caveman is the best. Lila usually joins me, and the coaches help me modify everything based on my comfort/safety level. I went from working out 4-5 times a week to 2-3 times a week, depending on how tired I am or the intensity of my headache.
Sometimes I am just too sleepy. Fatigue relief doesn’t seem to be a thing with twins either. I read that it definitely gets better, but if I overexert myself (stay busy for 5-6 hours) I basically just fade out by the evening. Oh, and if you see me in public, you will probably also catch me scratching my stretched out belly. It’s so itchy! I’ve been applying oils and lotions.
3AM tossing, turning, and getting up to pee is a nightly occurrence. If I try to put it off, I get uncomfortable and my stomach hurts for a while after I get up to pee. That’s definitely different! Oh, and if I sit up without using my arms to assist me, I sometimes experience a sharp tingling sensation in my abdomen. I read that it’s normal, but it still worries me because I really don’t want my abdomen to split.
Daniel has been the best. When I am too tired or my head wants to bust open, he takes Lila and makes us food and begrudgingly scratches my back or rubs my neck (I make this request often). LOL My parents have also taken Lila for a few hours and my mom makes us yummy food! I’m thankful for all of the help because it’s still so early and, though I am usually A-OK, not every day is perfect!