Thank you for your kind words! We have been excited, nervous and in shock although we have had a number of weeks to get used to the idea of two. Our family and friends have been unbelievably supportive and we have already gotten offers of babysitting and hand me downs. I already have a highchair sitting in the second bedroom.
I am currently at almost 14.5 weeks and have officially entered the second trimester. My first trimester was "textbook" by that I mean that I experienced the symptoms pretty much on target. While I do consider myself lucky not to have had bad morning sickness but had nausea triggered by smells. I also experienced being so tired, it is hard to explain but you just want to sleep anywhere and anytime. Thankfully, my energy has returned although I am in bed much earlier than I used to be.
I have also been experiencing breathlessness but more so because (according to my research) I need more oxygen so I am not out of breath but rather taking deeper inhales and exhales. But it does cause me to take my time. Cooking makes me lose my breath and walking from my car to my desk increases my heart rate which also increases breathlessness.
My belly "popped" around week 8 and with that came the growing pains. It was like I did a couple of extra sit ups and crunches.
We decided to wait until I was at week 12 to tell the extended family, friends and co-works (although our parents and best friends knew already). I joked that I could not wait any longer since I could not hide my belly for too much longer! Twins have a way of popping out early!
My diet has changed and that is something I am still getting used to. I am not a big eater in the sence that I eat large portions. But now I eat 6 times a day and have to consume 2200 calories. Yea, it is hard because I try to make the most of my calories and eat healthy things....most of the time. But now I stay fuller longer so especially at night it takes a lot for me to eat my last snack.
I have had minimal cravings and nothing too strange. I still crave marinara sauce and the occasional pickle. I had a bad aversion to peanut butter but we are now on speaking terms. I have also got burned out of some food like greek yogurt and ice cream.
We have been so grateful for every milestone and for all the support.
To say this is an adventure is an understatement.
What has been your newest adventure?