Thursday, November 3, 2016

Twins- Second Trimester #1.

The second trimester has been much better than the first, yay! I physically feel much better (not sick/nauseous), and I'm very grateful for that. I still feel like I have less energy than normal and am tired more often, but that's totally tolerable and I'd way take that over feeling sick. I've had a few headaches, pelvic pressure, and some back pain, but nothing too bad or consistent. 

I keep feeling like this is my "prime time" since I'm not feeling sick anymore and I'm not super big yet! (Okay, I go back and forth- when I typed that it felt true, but now as I'm publishing I'm feeling pretty big, which is unfortunate because I know I'm going to get so much bigger.) I already feel like I'm nesting, since I don't know what the end of this pregnancy will look like exactly, so I feel like I have to get lots done now. I've been doing projects that I don't usually do, like clean out insides of the bathroom and kitchen cupboards, clean the windows, dust the blinds, etc. We've also been working on some house projects to get everything ready, like we recently moved all of Kley's guitar stuff out of the main room in the basement into the storage room. It was a downgrade for him (sorry Kley!), but we got carpet tile installed in the area and better lighting, and it actually turned out quite nice and doesn't look like a dungeon! We got a bed for the main room in the basement and are turning that into a guest room/play room of sorts, because the next project is moving Norah into her big girl room! (That will mean all our bedrooms upstairs are occupied.)

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19 weeks

Right around 17/18 weeks, people started telling me they could notice the bump more (in a nice way)! I'm wearing mostly maternity clothes, but can still stretch into some normal things, mainly like loose dresses and elastic/drawstring pants. (I feel like that makes me sound like a grannie, but no shame. Elastic pants are amazing, pregnant or not.)

I am now sleeping with a pillow in between my legs. That feels monumental for some reason. I've been feeling them move around some, but not a ton yet. I feel them the most in bed, because I'm the most still and paying attention. I definitely felt Norah the most at night, so we will see how the twins are! Norah was/is a late night baby, so Kley has already commented about what we are going to do if the twins are early morning babies.

We had our big ultrasound at 18.5 weeks, and it was so amazing to see their sweet faces! We even got the 3D (or 4D? I don't know.) ultrasound pictures, and it was so clear. It took a long time, because they had to check/measure everything on both babies, but it was fun to basically watch a "movie" of them!

Baby A

Baby A's feet

Baby A's face- he/she has their arm up just like Norah always did!

Baby B

Baby B's feet

Baby B's face

We did not find out the genders (we are going to be surprised!), but Kley was convinced at the ultrasound that Baby A was a boy and Baby B was a girl, and is calling them Fred and Wilma. Ha.

We are thankful that they are growing and doing well! There are a couple things that we have to go back and check again next month, just to make sure things are okay, but we will update on those things after we know more. (I don't mean to be vague, but we've chosen to only tell family and close friends the exact details for now and we will report to the world after the next appointment.) So, we are thankful for (mostly) healthy babies and that they are growing and doing well, and we'd appreciate any prayers that there wouldn't be any big issues and that we can get more clarification at our next appointment. 

Thanks for all the support and encouragement! Both babies are so loved already!


  1. After seeing 3 single babies in ultrasounds, it's amazing to see how different it is with twins!! So fun to see them in there together!!! You are looking so cute!!! Praying for Fred and Wilma :)

  2. Thanks! It is so fun to see them and thanks for praying!


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