30 weeks pregnant with twins

April 13, 2014

These past nine weeks I had my better and worse days...I was sick few times, my nausea came back and day after day I felt more and more exhausted. 
We had baby shower for the twins which was great and helped us a lot, because we received so many needed gifts for the girls...
My husband turned 30...
And now we are anxiously waiting for the arrival of our baby girls. Well, they can hang in there for just 4 more weeks...:)

phlegm and nausea- nothing has changed, back pain, leg cramps, 
numb hands ( I think I have carpal tunnel syndrome :/ )

The girls are active, but not as much as they were 2 weeks ago, so I'm pretty sure they are running out of space :)

spicy food and dark cherries from Trader Joe's, sparkling mineral water and dark unsweetened cold tea

On my 28th week doctor visit I gained 26 lbs...my belly looks like beach ball, my belly button is out and luckily I still don't have any stretch marks, but my skin is so tight that you can see veins through my belly

from my last doctor's appointment I was told to limit my activity because my cervix is really soft and my body frame just might not be able to handle all the weight

Signs of labor: 
soft cervix, menstrual like cramping, stabbing cervix pain

I'm really exhausted emotionally and physically... Because of the pressure from the belly it's hard for me to walk and do anything...My legs and hips are just killing me...

Recently, I had the 3 hour glucose test, because I failed the one hour...and believe me it was even more disgusting than the one hour, but luckily I passed it :) I was so afraid that I will would have to deal with diabetes...

I still miss the simple things I love to do...walking, running, spinning, my regular clothes, and since I had to limit my activity it sucks even more now than before...

We hit the 28 week milestone, which gives the girls better chances of survival if anything would happen to force them out early and it also means we don't  have long to go  to hit 32 weeks...yay!!!

oh and I'm working on my next project, so stay tuned...
and here is a sneak peek of my paper crafts that I used on our baby shower...

paper rosette backdrop

hand painted mason jars, paper centerpieces & fresh cut flowers

21 weeks pregnant with twins

February 5, 2014

I finally feel better...yay :) I still have a problem with excessive phlegm in the morning that causes vomiting, and I feel nauseous from time to time ( especially in the evening when I'm tired ), but at least I have the perspective that not long ago it was worse. 
Finally, this Monday we found out what we are having...So, there's going to be two more girls. My poor husband and son :). But, to be honest no matter what we would have, I'm just glad that the babies are healthy and they look great. I was stressed all weekend about this scan...So, it was a relief.

phlegm and nausea - I hope that I will not have to deal with it to the end of my pregnancy :)
leg cramps, sore breasts, back pain

more and more, definitely Baby A is more active that Baby B

spicy food, fish, arugula, nectarines and sparkling mineral water
When it comes to spicy food, I had to limit my tabasco hot sauce, since I started to break out badly.
Overall I really do my best to eat healthy.

weight gain around 18 lbs, belly definitely bigger than in singleton pregnancy, belly button almost out,
 no stretch marks

prenatal Pilates, walking on treadmill and chasing my kids all day long :)

Signs of labor:
luckily none
cervix long, contraction from time to time

It was a relief to learn, after Monday's scan, that the babies are doing great. I'm still more anxious during this pregnancy, than in the two before, but maybe double blessing equals double worrying :)

I'm frustrated when some people look at my belly and call me fat. I don't think it's the right word. I don't devour doughnuts, I'm carrying two babies!!! My hormonal roller coaster... it depresses me.

I miss spinning, running and sushi and sleeping on my belly.

I would love to sleep through the night without going to bathroom every couple of hours.

Waiting anxiously to the first milestone 24 weeks...

make it double

February 5, 2014

These past four months were crazy...
So, first of all, we are expecting...and everything would be perfect if I didn't constantly vomit for the last three months....I was just miserable...but, I tried to be patient and believe that my sickness will be over soon
(it's just how I felt during my last two pregnancies more or less, so I had a thought). 
 Then we found out the reason why I was so sick...twins...yes, we are expecting twins....And to be honest the big news was a lot to handle...I can't say I wasn't happy, but when we were only planning for a third child, I didn't even think about the possibility of having twins for a sec.... So, it took me a while to adjust to the big news...and even now even though I'm still scared, anxious, worried, I already love my little ones and can't imagine not having them in my belly.
 I know it's going to be damn hard at the beginning, but impossible is possible, right?
Now, I'm five months pregnant, and I definitely feel better..I still have worse and better days, I still hug a bowl from time to time but I'm slowly getting back on track, and I am really looking forward to May to finally meet them.

First four months were horrible but thanks to Zofran I was able to function just a little bit. 
Nausea, vomiting, excessive saliva & phlegm - nothing really helped, and I think I tried every home remedy that exists :)

Quite frankly, I don't even remember how I survived this time, because I was a total mess. I just remember laying in my bed and doing nothing. 

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