Twin Pregnancy | 13 Weeks

Monday, May 12, 2014

Twin Pregnancy First Trimester
Yah!  We've made it through the first trimester and the twins are starting to show!  After sharing with you our exciting news, I've enjoyed experiencing all that pregnancy brings ~ the good and the bad.  The first 7 weeks turned out to be fairly standard and to some degree quite easy for a twin pregnancy.  But I quickly realized I underestimated this whole pregnancy thing.  Weeks 8-12 turned out to be quite a doozy ~ who knew morning sickness could actually be all day, everyday sickness?!  And while I was beyond exhausted, I experienced a whole different world of sleep insomnia.    Normal tasks like walking to the mailbox or cooking dinner felt more like running a marathon and thanks to the hormone progesterone, shortness of breath can strike at any moment.  Try explaining to the Publix cashier why you're completely out of breath after lifting a gallon of milk ~ super awkward!  And don't even get me started on the constant need to pee.  I'm now like a human GPS for restrooms.  While none of this sounds like fun, and as cliche as it is, you quickly find yourself appreciating and accepting the not-so-enjoyable stuff.  It's quite miraculous to watch and feel your body act in ways you can't control; all with a final goal that's way bigger than you are.  I mean you're making a baby for goodness sakes!  So, the past few weeks, I've learned to just take it easy, go with the flow and appreciate that the babies are growing big and healthy.
Everyone says the second trimester is the easiest and I'm starting to see what they mean.  It's as if someone just flips a switch.  I'm getting some energy back, eating finally sounds appealing and (knock on wood), I'm only waking up once or twice during the night!

HOW BIG ARE THE BABIES?  Both the size of a Peach

EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS THIS WEEK:  They've developed the sucking reflex and are able to move their hands and feet.  This week they may just learn how to suck on their thumbs ~ cute!

BEST MOMENT THIS WEEK:  My Bump really started to show!  And I loved that Brian and I had a vacation in Savannah and Tybee ~ it was great to have some quality time with just the two of us.

CRAVINGS:  Not so much one thing, but more of crazing cravings right before meal time.  We pretty much plan for grocery trips right before dinner as I change my mind constantly.  And I'm still having significant food aversions ~ chicken, spicy food and salads are on my 'ew gross' list right now, which is weird because this is what I typically love to eat.


WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO:  Finding out the Genders this month!

What pregnancy symptoms did you get during your first trimester?
Share thoughts and comments below ~ you know I love to hear from you!


  1. You look adorable! Glad you had some time to getaway.

  2. You look great Michelle. It will be so much easier from now until the last month. Enjoy it all- it flies by in an instant!

  3. You look fantastic--beautiful pictures! I also greatly appreciate a baby-related post. :)

  4. You look GREAT! My first trimester with my first was smells more than the food itself. Things just smelled different for whatever reason though it may look good and I might have loved it before stuff just stunk! Spaghetti - yuck! And I love Italian food. Luckily that went away in my 2nd trimester! With my 2nd child I was so sick during the 1st trimester - everything made me sick, smells, food itself it was horrible! I am glad you haven't gone there! I will tell you that in the end you feel like you do in the beginning. It is a great idea to document it all! Before you know it you will have two beautiful little lives to enjoy and nurture. You'll do GREAT!

  5. You look gorgeous and happy you had a vacation! I love taking pics under the pier! Enjoy those growing babes :)

  6. Happy Mother's Day! You look fabulous. I'm sure your room will turn out beautiful.

  7. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!!

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