15 Weeks Pregnant with Twins
Babies are the size of navel oranges. They are 2.5 ounces and 4.5 inches. This week they are starting to move like crazy. Their joints and limbs can all move now.
Once again I couldn’t find a 15 week picture of twins in utero. There are not very many pictures of babies in utero for multiple pregnancies. I can’t believe I have two of these little ones inside of me. It is truly surreal.
How far along? 15 weeks
Maternity Clothes? Again I am only wearing maternity leggings, haven’t even tried anything else. Haha
Weight Gain? I did not weigh myself this week. During pregnancy I don’t weigh myself at home, I always wait for the nurse to do it. But probably not much different than last week.
Workouts? This week I achieved four Pilates mat workouts. Very simple but it felt so good to do something. I will be posting the exact videos I did soon.
Symptoms? Still tired, but it is getting better. My lower back has been aching lately, but besides that I have been feeling pretty good.
Stretch Marks? None yet. I have been using my lotion and moisturizing body wash. I am doing everything I did with my girls pregnancies just a little more often.
Sleep? I have been sleeping pretty well, except a few nights I was wide awake from 2-4 am.
Movement? I have defiantly been feeling the babies move lately. It is the greatest feeling.
Genders? We will find out on March 11th! Two boys or two girls. They are identical. I have no idea how we are going to tell them apart.
What I miss: Still the same as before. Intense exercise. Wanting to eat. Wanting to cook. Not being exhausted all the time. I think this is going to be like this for the next six months.
Food cravings? Not much. Food still doesn’t sound great to me.
Food aversions? Anything with a strong smell or taste. But I can finally eat chicken again, YAY!
Labor signs? None.
Belly button in or out? In.
What I am looking forward to this week? Rest and relaxation. We have another weekend of very little to do.
Things that Happened this past week: Well, on Tuesday I fell on the stairs. My feet came out from under me and I fell on my back, pretty hard. I am okay and so are the babies. My neck and back hurt, but that’s all. I called the doctor after it happened and she wanted me to have an ultrasound just to be safe. So, Steve met me at the doctors office and both babies look amazing. It was crazy how you could see lots of arms and legs moving all around. They are so precious. I love them so much already. This was truly a moment I will never forget.
We did find out that they are in two separate sacs and share one placenta. Therefore, they are mono/di twins, which means identical. Oh my! This type of twin pregnancy is considered the second highest risk. Mono/mono (one sac and one placenta) is the highest risk, mono/di (two sacs and one placenta) is the second highest risk, and di/di (two sacs and two placentas) is the lowest risk. I have been learning a lot about twins over these past few months.