Everything is still going well. The nausea has stopped, but the fatigue is worse than ever. I rarely feel like I have the energy or motivation to clean or cook or anything. Thankfully, the weather is nice right now, so I have taken the girls outside on a walk and to the playground the past few days. I can't wait for all the winter weather to be done and gone! I have been craving red meat, fruit (especially citrus. I can eat lemons by themselves), salads, and dairy. I also get the occasional craving for something strange- like nachos from taco bell. Two weeks ago, I had gained 2 lbs. I have no idea how much I will gain total. I asked my doctor what to expect. He said that since I gained 30-35 lbs. my last pregnancy, that it would be great if I gained around 40 lbs. or even fewer this time. I guess he is not real big on lots of weight gain! I had read somewhere that, for an ideal twin pregnancy, you should gain 26 lbs. in the first 26 weeks. He did not really agree with this idea though, saying I should try to keep the weight gain down right now since it will come on a lot more quickly later. I guess he just says this since some people take pregnancy as a license to eat whatever they want whenever they want. I wish he would seem a little more laid back about this topic, but oh well. He is a great doctor, and I am thankful to have him care for me during this pregnancy.
I wanted to post some ultrasound pictures and one of me and the growing belly. I didn't really post pictures like this the last few pregnancies. I wanted to document it a little more this time, especially since it is twins. It will be funny to compare my size this time around to old pictures of me at the same gestation.
|The two littles at 9 weeks.|
|The two littles at 11 weeks. This picture looks kind of funny, but you can tell they are growing!|
|Baby #1 at 11 weeks. Head on far left. You can see a little hand close to the face. Do they suck their thumbs at this point?|
|Baby #2 at 11 weeks. It is easier to see the facial profile here. You can see a little foot sticking up on the far left.|