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I went to get an elective ultrasound done to see the gender of the baby. What I left with was much more than I bargained for. I'm having TWINS! I am in complete denial right now. One is for sure a boy but I go back next week to see if the other is a boy like she suspects.
Well the verdict is in.....2 boys! That makes three boys for me. This is going to be interesting. The ultrasound specialist thought they were identical at first because it appeared that there was only 1 placenta, but determined they are in fact fraternal. That makes more sense since fraternal twins run in the family for the women on my dad's side.
At 15 weeks and 1 day pregnant, I am feeling HUGE. The way I look now is the way I looked with my son at 26 weeks (I have pictures for reference). My uterus is already measuring at my belly button and maternity clothes are a must now. I feel like everyday that I wake up, my stomach is noticeably bigger and harder. I am beginning to get stressed out about how fast I am growing. I am not indulging in unhealthy foods, nor overeating. It's all babies in there! I'm surprised that I do not feel them. Here and there will I get a flutter or a popping feeling but thats it. I thought since this was my second pregnancy AND it's twins, I'd feel them already.
I am 18 weeks and 1 day pregnant today. I have been growing a lot lately and definitely starting to feel movement, like kicking and flipping. These boys are very very picky about what I eat. I was running errands all day and had the feeling that I had to eat something immediately. The only thing around was McDonalds. I hate eating McDonalds even though their fries are so yummy. I had some fries and chicken nuggets. I got home a couple hours later, cooked dinner and before I could serve dinner, I was throwing up allll the McDonalds. Today, I visited a friend at her job which is an amazing tea shop with delicious organic teas. She treated me to an iced jasmine oolong tea. By the time I drove home and got in the house, I threw it up.....every drop. And this is not just ANY puking, but violent projectile puking. Horrible!!! I'm terrified to eat or drink things when not at home, not sure if I am going to reject it or not.
I have my next doctors appointment on Monday (in 2 days) and I am going to bring this up to the doctor. I have my monthly ultrasound in a couple weeks with the high-risk specialist. Im anxious to see my boys again, just to make sure everyone is growing in there.
I feel bad that I have not written in so long, but I have been so busy lately preparing for our move from Miami to California. I am 24 weeks and 5 days today and I am feeling larger than life. I had my monthly high-risk ultrasound yesterday and the boys are growing at the same rate as singletons. They are weighing in at 1 pound 8 oz and 1 pound 9 oz. My cervix is still very long and completely closed. My blood pressure is perfect. So, needless to say, this twin pregnancy has been a very smooth and healthy one so far.
I am experiencing normal and common pregnancy ailments that I never experienced with my son and it SUCKS! I never had any heartburn, back pain, vomiting, or those HORRENDOUS middle of the night leg cramps. I am experiencing all of that this time. The worst was the charley horses I woke up with the other night. I had 5 of them back-to-back and the pain was so bad, I almost puked on myself.
Baby B (Parker) is already in my ribs and loves to punch my ribs and baby A (Noah) sits on my cervix and kicks my bladder. I honestly think that if I can do THIS, I can do anything.
Hope all you other mommies out there are doing well and your babies are as healthy as can be.
I am nearing 30 weeks (Friday) and things have gotten exponentially harder. For one, my uterus is measuring at nearly 36 weeks and I have already gained 50 lbs, but you would never know it. I am carrying much better this pregnancy than with my son. My sciatic nerve is constantly giving me unbearable pain. That is probably my biggest complaint right now. No swelling, no heart burn, no headaches. I do however have very tender ribs, still vomit here and there, have drems that constantly wake me up through the night, and I never feel like I am comfortable (especially when trying to sleep at night). The boys are doing well, growing like crazy. Noah (baby on bottom) has already began to turn head down, so I am excited that I may have a chance at another natural delivery. They have taken up my entire stomach and I have no where else to grow but out at this point. I am growing out of my maternity shirts and I don't know what I am going to do about that.
We are now living in beautiful So Cal and I love it here. The mountains are breath taking and there is so much delicious organic locally grown food. I am craving fruits so I am constantly buying oranges, strawberries, pears, and apples. They seem to be much sweeter here, or maybe it is just me.
I just finished painting the nursery today. I decided to do baby blue and robins nest blue, with one wall in stripes with both colors. Stripes are so DIFFICULT. They came out perfect though. I definitely recommend frog tape for doing those kinds of projects. I have a few other projects to do for their nursery that are keeping me busy (when my son isn't, of course). I really don't know when the twins are going to come, so I just take it easy for now. My doctor suggested 24 hour bed rest, even though I am showing zero signs of preterm labor and the twins are doing just great. I guess his philosophy is "better safe than sorry" but am not going to sit in bed for 24 hours if it is not medically necessary. I spend 12 hours of my day sleeping in bed as it is. Thankfully my boyfriend works from home so I can rest when needed. All in all, the pregnancy is going smoothly, but I am really ready to not be pregnant anymore and I am getting anxious to meet these little guys, but I am enjoying my sleep too.
Almost 31 weeks and I am finding myself growing really anxious to get to the light at the end of the tunnel already. I think due to the fact that you never really know when to expect twins, adds to my growing anxiety about having them. Their rate of growth is unbelievable and my belly is rock hard with baby. At night, I get a few BH and because there are two babies, the BH are very very uncomfortable, like the boys are being vacuum sealed in there. I am wondering if I should get a hospital bag ready, just in case. I have a doctor's appointment on Saturday, so hopefully I can discuss some of these things with my OB. I see the doctor weekly, not sure if this is typical of twin pregnancies but, it's okay. I dont mind.