Hello, Third Trimester!

Today I enter the world of 28 weeks pregnant with twins! That means, I’m officially in the 3rd trimester. Hooray! I’m in the “home stretch!” Of course, that also means that the anxiety with the following starts:

-taking the hospital tour,
-packing hospital bag,
-finishing the nursery,
-looking good/feeling well for the showers,
-writing thank you notes,
-taking the childbirth classes,
-getting prepared for breastfeeding (and taking our class),
-reading the child rearing books (instead of pregnancy books),
-applying for the local Moms of Multiples group,
-never knowing when the babies will arrive (30 weeks? 32? 34? 38? full “singleton” term at 40 weeks?),
-How will I feel today? Energetic? Exhausted? Nauseous? Achy?

Get ready for many more posts as we enter this final phase of pregnancy. I have some pretty awesome content planned (and some reviews/giveaways), but I would love to get your opinion. What would you like to see? Leave a message in the comments!

Finally, I wanted to let you know that lately I’ve done a pretty good job at keeping our Pregnant With Twins/Prepping for the Peanuts page updated with all of the pregnancy content from the blog, including weekly pictures and a rundown of new pregnancy developments. In case you don’t want to look to find it (or click on the link above), here is a cut-and-paste of Weeks 24-27:

24 Weeks

24 Weeks Pregnant - Doyle Dispatch

 

Baby Girl A’s beautiful 4D picture:

Ultrasound - 24w1 Baby A 4D Face

 

Baby Girl A ultrasound, showing her eyes, nostrils, and ribs:

Ultrasound - 24w1 Baby A Face

 

Baby Girl A’s profile view:

Ultrasound - 24w1 Baby A Profile

 

Baby Boy B didn’t cooperate too much during this ultrasound, so we only got this one profile of his face. He is still so cute!

Ultrasound - 24w1 Baby B Profile Face

Physical Symptoms: Baby Boy moving higher after eating a big meal/pain in ribs/pain in middle back, itchy belly, feeling kicks from the outside, bellybutton still slowly disappearing, Braxton Hicks, Baby Boy kicking like crazy during a visit to the golf course and during the VT/Alabama football game

Emotions: A little stressed at the long (and growing) “to do” list, overall happy mood

Cravings: Cheeseburgers with pickles

Food Aversions: Avocado

Pregnancy Milestones: Viability week! If the babies are born now, they have a great chance of surviving (although we want them to stay twin-cubating for a while longer)

Purchases for Peanut: Finished crib skirts, finished glider pillow, bought shelves for above changing table

Peanuts’ Sizes: Eggplants (or cantaloups)

 

25 Weeks

25 Weeks Pregnant with Twins - DoyleDispatch.com

Physical Symptoms: Nausea returned every now and then throughout this week, Baby Boy moving higher after eating a big meal/pain in ribs/pain in middle back, feeling kicks from the outside (can predict when Baby Boy will kick based on sitting position), belly starting to form a triangle at the belly button, Braxton Hicks (all normal)

Emotions: Overall happy mood (Shana Tova!)

Cravings: Cheeseburgers with pickles, donuts, fruit!

Food Aversions: Strong smells

Pregnancy Milestones: Definitely feel pregnant: waddling, achy, tired, slight swelling in feet, pregnancy warmth

Purchases for Peanut: Shelves for nursery, storage bench

Peanuts’ Sizes: Cauliflowers

26 Weeks

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Physical Symptoms: Rising number of Braxton Hicks due to some busy days (and drinking less water) – controlled with Tylenol/water/putting feet up, uncomfortable, sore legs and back, more waddling, slight swelling occasionally with left ankle

Emotions: Feeling at peace

Cravings: Sweets

Food Aversions: Strong smells with food

Pregnancy Milestones: Definitely feel pregnant: waddling, achy, tired, slight swelling in feet, pregnancy warmth, babies’ first tailgate and live football game (Go Hokies!)

Purchases for Peanut: Nursery lamp, lots of 2nd-hand boy clothing (preemie-3 month), pillows made for window seat

Peanuts’ Sizes: Lettuce

27 Weeks

27 Weeks Pregnant - DoyleDispatch.com

Physical Symptoms: Rising number of Braxton Hicks due to some busy days (and drinking less water) – controlled with Tylenol/water/putting feet up, uncomfortable, sore legs and back, more waddling, stiff middle back (physical therapy and stretching helps), slight nausea (controlled by eating), difficulty getting out of bed and off the couch, much more movement by Baby Girl

Emotions: Anxious about being parents to two babies at once, nervous about uncertainty of due date

Cravings: Soft cookies from Target (cookies and cream/s’mores/red velvet), spinach ravioli, fresh fruit

Food Aversions: Strong smells with food

Pregnancy Milestones: Knowing that the nursery is at a point where, if the babies came home now, we would be okay

Purchases for Peanut: No new purchases, but wrapping up items on the To Do List

Peanuts’ Sizes: Rutabagas

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  1. Kelly Buckle says:

    Be happy about the uncertainty of your due date…their birthday will be the first of many surprises! I remember being so angry being forced to schedule a C-section months ahead of time because I was having twins. I know it seems like a small issue, but I didn’t want to pick their birthdate! One, I really wanted to try for a natural birth. Two, I felt like I was playing God if I picked the date of their birth. Well, of course the babies got the final say…and they didn’t listen to ME or the doctors . (shocker) They came when they felt like it….smack in the middle of the Super Bowl game, two months early…ensuring that now their birthday will always be ONE GIANT PARTY!!! Relax, have fun, get excited, and be well….you’re going to be fabulous parents!!!!

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