28 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

28 weeks

Babies are the size of eggplants. They are about 13.6 to 14.8 inches long and weigh about 1.5 pounds to 2.2 pounds. Baby A falls right into those numbers. Baby B is well ahead of those numbers. The doctors are very happy with where they are at. They are putting more fat on their little bodies this week. Their lungs are maturing by the day.

Finally, a week in which there is a picture of twin in utero. These are fraternal twins, but at least we get a glimpse of two babies.

How far along? 28 weeks

Weight Gain? 28 pounds; right on track. Weight gain is definitely beginning to slow down. I have not been hungry at all. I remember this happening with both my girls too.

Workouts? Stretching and some of the arm workouts I posted on Friday. You can see them here.

Symptoms? Braxton Hicks, lots of pressure, sore back, etc.

Stretch Marks? Not yet!

Sleep? I have been extremely tired lately so I can sleep just about anywhere, anytime.

Movement? I still feel lots of kicks, but they are slowing down. I think they are quickly running out of room.

Milestone: Officially in the third trimester. YAY!

Genders? Identical twin girls.

Labor signs? Contractions and pressure. But the doctor checked this week and I am not dilated or effaced. That is wonderful news. I am truly hoping and praying to make it to July.

Belly button in or out? Out.

What I am looking forward to this week? Steve having a four day weekend. We will be relaxing and seeing family. Monday is my birthday so we have a few get togethers planned. Nothing crazy, but it will be a fun weekend. I love getting together for birthdays. It is such a fun time. 🙂

Happenings/Thoughts from this past week:

  1. Another wonderful ultrasound this week. I am always happy when we are stable and moving on to another week. We only have to hang in there for 7 or 8 weeks. I would be extremely happy to make it to 35 weeks but 36 would be ideal.
  2. My OB is wonderful I truly love her. At my appointment this week she gave me her cell phone number so she can deliver our twins. She doesn’t want to chance it and have the on call doctor deliver. I am truly blessed. She delivered my two girls and I can’t wait to have another wonderful delivery. I think everything is going to be amazing.
  3. I can’t believe how tired I am. Seriously, I feel like I could close my eyes and sleep all day long. I remember being tired with the girls but nothing like this. I mean this is ridiculous.
  4. I am starting to get nervous about the arrival of our twins. I can’t believe we are going to have four children. I hope I can be an amazing mom to all of them. They truly deserve the best of me and I pray that I can handle everything God is about to give me. I am excited and oh so nervous to embark on this journey.
  5. I was not nervous when I had Isabella for some reason. Adding one more and having two children did not worry me like having four does. Four just seems crazy. 🙂 HAHA. Life will never be the same, but I know it is only going to be so much better. I don’t know how I am ever going to go to the store again.

 

 In the comments below:

  1. How did you deal with your emotions at the end of your pregnancy(ies)?
  2. Any advice on how to get through these next several weeks?

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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16 Responses to 28 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

  1. Beth Sheridan @sugarcoatedsheridans says:

    Yay for healthy babies and a healthy you! And I think it’s good that you’re are nervous about being a good mom to four precious ones…Shows how much you care and want the best for them and that proves that you are going to be a wonderful mother to all those girls 🙂

    • Renee says:

      Awe… Thank you, you are so sweet. I really try to do the best I can. I know I make mistakes, but then they learn how to say sorry. 🙂 HA!

  2. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries says:

    You will be an absolutely amazing mom! I’m sure having four girls will be so much fun. I’m so glad they are doing well!

    • Renee says:

      Oh thank you, it is seriously the most difficult job I have ever done. There is so much pressure to be the best for your loves. 🙂

  3. Laura @ Special Treats says:

    Take it one day at a time. You are doing GREAT!!!!! These baby girls will be so lucky to have you as their Momma 🙂 All four girls are so blessed! You will adjust to four within no time at all. This has been God’s plan for you all along, so He trusts in you and believes that you will be a wonderful Mother…never forget that. 🙂

  4. PoPpy @ Persistence Over Perfection says:

    You look so great, I’m so pleased to hear everything is going well and that both girls and you are all healthy 🙂 Crossing my fingers that they stay put for as long as possible! x

  5. Camilla Fogle says:

    Thank you for writing this blog! It is an exciting and scary time. I am 16 weeks pregnant with twins and as you know it is so hard to find information. So thank you again.

    • Renee says:

      First of all congratulations, you are on a wonderful journey.

      Thank you so much for saying that you make me feel so good about what I write. This twin pregnancy has been crazy for me and I want to be able to help others get through their pregnancies, as well. I am so glad you like my blog. I appreciate you. 🙂 Please keep me updated with how everything is going!!

  6. Anna says:

    Thanks for sharing this log of your twin pregnancy online. I am 28 1/2 pregnant with twin girls (most likely identical but they won’t say for sure since they have separate sacs and say the placentas could have fused…). It is nice to know there are other people who have 4 kids 3 and under! I think mine might be a little younger than yours but it’s still an encouragement! Thankful to God for the way He surprises us sometime in life. We were surprised about the pregnancy (but happy) and then REALLY surprised when it was twins (none in the fam).

    Hope you all are doing well! One question, if you don’t mind sharing…did you nurse your twins? If so, any tips? Thanks!

    • Renee says:

      Congratulations on your pregnancy. It is quite the adventure. Yes, a surprise it was and still everyday I can’t believe we have twins.

      Yes, I am nursing them both. When they were in the NICU I pumped and once they came home they were exclusively breastfed. I will write a post this week about breastfeeding twins. 🙂 Thank you.

  7. I am so glad to have found your blog! Currently I am 28 weeks pregnant with fraternal b/g twins and also have two other children at home (5.5 boy and 2.5 girl). How was the transition from 2 children to 4 children? I will be looking through your twin pregnancy posts as I progress. Thanks for documenting and sharing!

    • Renee says:

      Thank you. I will tell you I am not going to lie it was not easy. But it truly is a blessing. Most days are nuts. Some days I am not sure how I am ever going to survive, but I do and it is all worth is when I see my four girls together. The biggest thing I do is always try to make my big girls feel involved with the babies. When I nurse the babies I try to do it in the playroom, so I am there with them. Every month it get easier. I know you will do great. 🙂 Keep me updated.

  8. Julie says:

    Hi again,
    I wrote on here a few weeks ago. I am now 28 weeks almost 29 weeks (on Saturday) with twins. I asked you a few weeks ago about your contractions, thanks so much for your help 🙂 I have a few other questions for you if you don’t mind? Today my doctor put me on bedrest because my cervical length went from 3cm 2 weeks ago down to 1.8cm today. The good news is I am not dilated at all. Did your cervical lemgth drop a lot at any point and if so, at what point? Did it get short before you dilated? I think you said you were dilated at 32 weeks? I was pretty surprised this happened today since I have been feeling so good lately, which also makes it hard to lay around all day and not do much. I am completely convinced twin pregnancies are so much different than single babies!! But I Guess we are lucky and get double the fun at the end 🙂 Anyways, I like reading your posts and it sure helps me since I don’t know anyone with twins.
    -Julie

    • Renee says:

      I am not sure when my length started to go down because my MFM stopped measuring at about 30 weeks. She told me it is not necessary when you get farther along. So, I am not sure if I dilated or shortened first. But when I went in for my 32 week check I was dilated to a 2 and then quickly went to a 3 then a 4 and stayed at a 4 for about a week. Simply take care of yourself and you will do great. You have made it so far so I wouldn’t worry. I know once I hit 30 weeks I felt much safer. Of course, I still wanted to make it as far as possible, but at least I knew if my girls were born at any time they would be safe.

      Oh yes, twin pregnancy is completely different then a singleton pregnancy. They don’t even compare. But it is all worth it in the end. 🙂 I will keep you in my thought and prayers. Please keep me updated!! xoxo

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