21 Weeks Pregnant With Twins Update

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21 WEEKS!!! The biggest thing to happen this week is our day long twins class we took. Can I tell you 9 hours in a class room was a little much – it was not the class I was hoping for sadly. Both Eric and I agree – we both never held and infant ( so we have no practice with anything) and she rushed through everything. We were going over swaddling and we told her we were having issues with it and she said ” oh that’s okay”. There were 10 couples and 3 did not come back from lunch – so I know other couples felt the same thing. I know everything will work out – I was just hoping the class was going to give us some skills. The one thing I did learn is that we are going to need more help in the first month or so. There has been talk about hiring a after-birth doula the problem for us is the cost so not sure what to do about that. I know my parents will be around. As you can see I have a lot on my mind – I focused on becoming pregnant for so long I did not really consider taking care of a baby much less two ( I have read books and we are taking classes).

My hunger levels are INSANE this week. I feel like I need to eat 5 – 6 meals everyday. I did put on about 1.5 pounds this week – which is right on track. I am feeling movement from both babies this week. Baby A about 30 – 40 times a day while Baby B is only at 2 maybe 3 due to the placement of the placenta. I cannot tell you how much better I feel now that I can feel both of them.

Question Time!

How far along: 21 weeks

Total weight gain: 6 pound above my starting weight

Maternity clothes: maternity clothes only

Stretch marks: not yet — finger crossed

Bump: Starting to really grow – no longer can see my toes

Sleep: Not much I am up every 40 minutes to pee!

Best moment of this week: Movement of both babies

Miss anything: Subway Turkey Sandwich

Movement: Both babies

Food cravings: Lot of meat

Anything making you queasy or sick: not really

Have you started to show yet: Yep

Genders: Girl and Boy!

Labor signs: Nope

Belly button in or out: In but it is move forward – I give it another month

Wedding rings on or off: On 🙂

Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty happy

Looking forward to: 22 week ultrasound 🙂