17 Weeks Pregnant With Twins Update

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For ALL the pregnancy updates go HERE

Note: This post was written at week 19 of pregnancy. I should be caught up with real-life posting soon. Meaning you will see a few week updates within the same week as we catch up.

17 Weeks!!! Now I feel like we are getting somewhere. This week was my ob appointment – nothing too special just checking the heart rates of the babies and my vitals. There is only one thing that I am a bit worried about leaving the appointment even though my doctor says she is not worried. It is my blood pressure. With twins you have a higher chance of having preeclampsia ( which is super high blood pressure that can lead to tons of problems). The two things I worry about in this pregnancy is preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. When I went to the doctor at 14 weeks my blood pressure was 118/80 and this time at 17 weeks it is 137/80. To me it sounds like a huge jump – I have been taking baby aspirin daily since the start of my pregnancy and I eat healthy. I would love your thoughts about it. I am not losing sleep over it – but I have thought about going to my local Walmart and using the blood pressure monitor thingy to see where it is at now.

Both of the heartrates are great. Baby A was at 154 and Baby B was at 146 – Baby B moved around a ton and it took the nurse a very long time to catch the heartbeat long enough to get a reading. I will be going to the OB again at 20 weeks for my BIG ultrasound – 2 hours of seeing my babies and I am beyond excited – it feels like Christmas!

Other updates – we have cleared out the nursery! It was the guest room before and it is now all cleared out and we are picking out the wall colors. I will be posting the wall color later this week πŸ™‚ Things feel like we are moving forward. Next week is the first baby class all about breast feeding. So in all a pretty good week in terms of how I am feeling but I am worried about my blood pressure down the road – I am just a worry wart.

Here is my 17 week belly bump photo

Question Time!

How far along: 17 weeks

Total weight gain: 1 pound above my starting weight

Maternity clothes: PANTS! Maternity Pants πŸ™‚ just bought some maternity shirts

Stretch marks: nope

Bump: It is starting to look bigger to me

Sleep: I have been using my bobby and more pillows – I wake up hourly to go to the bathroom and flip to the other side

Best moment of this week: Hearing the twins heartbeats

Miss anything: Sleeping on my tummy – I would love a nice night of sleep

Movement: No movement yet πŸ™

Food cravings: Hungry all the time

Anything making you queasy or sick: Car rides

Have you started to show yet: Yep

Genders: WE KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Labor signs: Nope

Belly button in or out: In πŸ™‚

Wedding rings on or off: On πŸ™‚

Happy or moody most of the time: I really have not been moody – even my mom says she is surprised.

Looking forward to: Movement and ULTRASOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!