18 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

 

I am sorry my belly picture simply isn’t going to happen this week. I hope you understand and I will continue taking pictures in the coming weeks. Thank you. 🙂

Babies are the size of sweet potatoes. Our girls are about 5.6 inches long and 6.7 ounces. It hurts to write about the babies right now so that is all I am going to say for this week. I am sorry. Another week with a picture of just one baby in utero. I am sorry, but there really is no website out there that does week by week for twins.

How far along? 18 weeks

Weight Gain? 12 pounds so far.

Workouts? Pilates and yoga. Since, the appointment Monday and until further notice I will not be able to do any form of exercise.

Symptoms? Not very hungry lately. I don’t know if it is the stage of pregnancy or everything else going on right now.

Stretch Marks? None yet. I am still doing my lotion 2-3 times a day, drinking a lot of water and taking omega-3’s. I have read these all help with stretch marks.

Sleep? I have been exhausted but haven’t been able to sleep; too much on my mind.

Movement? Baby Girl B (the baby closest to my ribs) kicks and moves a lot. We saw that on the ultrasound as well.

Genders? Two little girls. We are so excited. Having four girls is going to be so much fun.

What I miss: Right now I just want everything to be okay. I miss not worrying all the time.

Food cravings? Protein and salads.

Food aversions? Not too much these days.

Labor signs? A few braxton hicks contractions. The doctors say not to worry about those.

Belly button in or out? In.

What I am looking forward to this week? Going to Philadelphia to see the specialists on twin-to-twin transfusion. I am ready to get some answers and help our girls. This waiting period is awful.

Random Thoughts from this Past Week:

  1. To be honest I just keep thinking why us? Why is this happening to our girls?
  2. I love my girls; all four of them.
  3. I will do anything for my family.
  4. We have amazing family and friends.
  5. I am not sure how I am going to not be with my girls for 10 days or more. I seriously am having anxiety over leaving. I am not worried about them being well taken care of I am just going to miss them like crazy and I hope our girls are okay without me. We are seriously together all the time.
  6. We thought our biggest concern was whether or not I was going to have to be on bed rest. We never thought that TTTS would happen to our girls. I guess you just never think these things happen to you. But was are going to fight for these little girls and I hope they are ready to put up a fight themselves. 🙂

About Renee

My name is Renee and I am a 30 year old wife and mother to four little girls. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Fit for Motherhood is my journey through motherhood, pregnancy and life in general all while trying my best to be fit and healthy.
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One Response to 18 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

  1. Beth Sheridan (sugarcoatedsheridans.com says:

    Renee I just happened to stumble across your blog and I just read the last three posts with my mouth wide open. I am so sorry that you all are having to deal with TTTS and I can’t imagine the massive amount of overwhelming feelings that you are having to handle. Please know that I will be praying for you, Steve, and ALL your girls.

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