Twin Pregnancy Weeks 14-18

///Twin Pregnancy Weeks 14-18

Twin Pregnancy Weeks 14-18

Hi everyone,

I once again wanted to thank you all for your love and support concerning our big gender reveal Monday!  If you missed it, make sure you head on over and I’ll meet you back here when you are done.

I still can’t believe it’s over although it is even more fun now to know what they are.

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I have always enjoyed reading these pregnancy updates, so I thought I’d write some for you guys.  I’ve decided to do them once a month or so until things start changing more rapidly.  This journey has been fascinating so far and I’m sure it’s about to get even more interesting!

 

Twin Pregnancy Week by Week – Weeks 14-18

Bump Watch…

My friends… we HAVE A BUMP! For comparison here’s my 13 week, 15 week and 17 week photo.

13 weeks…

15 weeks…

17 weeks…

I still feel kind of self-conscious about it because I think it kind of looks like I just ate a lot of cookies instead of being pregnant but every day it’s looking more and more like a real bump.  I also feel absolutely ridiculous taking these photos but I hope I’ll look back and enjoy having them someday.

 

How I’ve Been Feeling…

I had a rough go of it between 12 and 15 weeks with bad, nearly debilitating headaches nearly every day.  I tweaked my diet to include even more protein, used pregnancy approved essential oils, added a magnesium supplement and drowned myself in water but nothing seemed to help.  I kept in contact with my doctor about it and she gave me some suggestions and some medicine as a last resort.  The day I was finally going to cave and take the medicine the headache finally broke.  I’m still getting a small one here and there but nothing compared to the way it was.  I’m currently knocking on wood and praying they don’t come back.

At this point, my only two other symptoms are still feeling really tired and getting worn out so easily and heartburn that I can feel in my back.

Not complaining though… just merely documenting.  Just grateful to be pregnant.

 

Doctor’s Appointments…

I had two doctors appointments this week.  Once with my regular OB and one with our high-risk specialist.  The OB visit was pretty short and they gave me some suggestions to help with the heartburn.  Our maternal-fetal specialist appointment lasted 2 hours and involved the full anatomy scan.  I was super nervous about it and was so glad when the doctor told us the babies looked perfect! We got more photos for our album.  I was so relieved!

The entire ultrasound I kept thinking I can’t believe those are inside of me though.  This whole experience is still so surreal!

 

 

Highlights…

Week 15 we went to the Hammock Coast.  The Hubs and I had a lovely time adventuring.  I was a little disappointed with how exhausted I got on the trip though.  I thought I’d be able to bounce back quicker in the second trimester, but I had to spend some time each day resting.   Whatever it takes to grow healthy babies though!

 

Week 17 we had our gender reveal with the family.

Gender Reveal Party for Twins

 

Week 18 the Hubs and I took a trip to Greenville to go to Buy Buy Baby.  We spent 3 hours there and left more overwhelmed and confused than when we arrived.   I’ve enlisted the help of some of my friends to help me figure out what we actually need.

 

Food Aversions or Cravings…

I still don’t have any food aversions.  The only slight one is liking mayo foods even less than normal.   I haven’t had strong cravings either other than really wanting sushi.   The Hubs and I went last Friday and got a few cooked rolls that weren’t exactly the same but helped that craving.

I keep joking my cravings are ALL THE FOOD because I’m still hungry all the time.

 

Fitness…

I’ve been able to keep up with my running!  I’m running intervals… 4 minutes running and 1 minute walking.  I’m super, super slow (barely above a shuffle) but I’m still at it.  I’ve had good days and bad days and imagine I’ll have to start adding more walk time in the mix as I get bigger and I’m ok with that.  On non-running days I’ve been walking, light arm weights and doing some yoga.  I’m also taking plenty of rest days.

 

Maternity Clothes…

I finally found some shorts!  I ended up getting one non-maternity pair from The Gap outlet.  They have elastic around the waist and I just sized up.  I also found a cute white maternity pair.  Having the shorts allowed me to pair many of my non-maternity tops with them and gave me all sorts of additional clothing options.   Before that, I was rotating a few dresses and was already getting bored with them.

I’m finding that I still don’t have enough of a bump to fill out some of the more fitted dresses I bought but I’m sure it’s coming!

Gender & Names…

Find out the gender HERE.  We have a running list of name ideas now that we know the sex but we are just going to think about it for awhile until something feels 100% right.  I do want to monogram ALL THE THINGS so I want to pick them in plenty of time to do that.

 

That about sums it up!  I hope you guys enjoy coming along for the crazy twin pregnancy journey.  The Hubs and I looked at the calendar for the rest of the summer earlier this week and realized it’s filling up fast.  We decided that since we had an open weekend we’d take a last minute trip to the beach (Hilton Head!) this weekend so make sure to follow along with my Instagram.

 

Catch Up Here

 

By | 2018-07-13T07:35:01+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. marilyn Stevens July 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Julie, my boy-girl twins are now 45 years old. (Oh, my!) just imagine no ultra sound with pics! Didn’t know until 4.5 months that I was carrying twins. My epidural nurse predicted boy girl! I was very fortunate to deliver at full term. 6pounds9oz&7pounds. Whoppers for someone 5’2″!
    Good luck. Love keeping up with you!

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law July 17, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Oh how cute is your little bump ❤️

    I’m so glad your terrible headaches stopped. Headaches are never fun, but when they last for days they are so draining!!

  3. Susana Parker July 15, 2018 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Good to see that the headaches have gotten much better. Every pregnancy is different and it’s hard to know what symptoms will be coming up for you, but you’re doing everything you can to stay healthy and that’s what matters.
    Keep it up and congratulations!!

  4. Susie @ Suzlyfe July 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    If you didnt want to monogram all the things I’d have to check your temperature or revoke totoutotour preppy southerner card 😀 and we know you are complaining! Anyone who took it that way neneeneneedneneeneneeds a slap across the face. You are pregnant, and headaches SUCK. Regardless! I hope they continue to abate for you!

  5. Lisa Ballantyne July 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    You are simply radiant, Julie! So excited to read your regular updates! Thank you for allowing all of us to share in the greatest adventure of your life!

  6. Blane Sherer July 13, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I think the baby bump shots are Kool ( Smile ).
    Hope you enjoy your Hilton Head weekend !

  7. [email protected] July 13, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

    That’s great that you are still able to run, even if it is much slower. Hilton Head sounds great. I have never been there!

  8. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real July 13, 2018 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I think you look pregnant and not like you ate a lot of cookies! Although you should definitely eat some cookies haha. I’m so glad the major headache finally broke without needing to take medicine and I have my fingers crossed it doesn’t come back! Enjoy the beach 🙂

  9. Wendy July 13, 2018 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I remember that point in my pregnancies when I felt like I looked fat more than pregnant! You really look amazing–but no surprise there. You’ll do pregnancy like you do everything else, with class, style, and a big smile on your face. Hoping those headaches stay away!

  10. Heather July 13, 2018 at 6:59 am - Reply

    I am so so sorry about the headaches. Honestly I had some with nolan and they were the worst. I do work for a chiropractor, and I can’t speak highly enough about how much they helped. I got rid of the headaches, and when I had sciatic pain, he fixed it and I didn’t need anything else. Keep that in the back of your mind! You look amazing, though. Keep the pics coming!! I love seeing the bump 🙂

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