Thursday, February 10, 2011

16 Weeks

Connor snuck in the photo with me!
Sleep
I am not sleeping at all. I think perhaps in the last week I've gotten maybe eight hours combined. Ick! This happened with Connor too. Everyone kept telling me, "Oh just wait! When you have that baby you'll be soo tired. You'll get way less sleep." It was the opposite. I got significantly more sleep after Connor was born than I did in those last few months. We'll see though with twins. And I want to nurse...so we'll see how that goes.

My Size
Some think I'm looking too small for being 16 weeks pregnant with twins. Trust me! It's not for lack of eating. I've taken to eating foot long subs occasionally and getting second helpings of dinner.

Excitement
We have a doctor's appointment today at 4pm. I am so hoping they will let us see our babies. My nerves are through the roof this week as I know that the babies' kidneys have started developing!

Morning Sickness
For the most part it is gone, but it has been replaced by the most horrible, brain-splitting headache and cold. I have been nauseas in the mornings, but I think it's because of the headache and not the morning sickness. Gosh it STINKS being sick and pregnant...no sudafed, no advil, no rest...

Random Twin Fact
While most people are only familiar with identical and fraternal twins, there are actually 7 different types of twins. They are: identical, fraternal, half-identical, mirror image twins, mixed chromosome twins, superfecundation, and superfetation. Those other than identical and fraternal can be quite rare.

Questions?
Anyone know a mama of twins? I am starting to think I need to get a plan together for breastfeeding. It was a bit of a struggle with Connor. I didn't make enough milk (and yes, I went to lactation consultants) and it was very stressful. I made it 5 months, but I sooo was not ready to give it up!! I am determined to make this work with these new little ones, but I need to know what I need (I've heard they make twin nursing pillows).

And because I thought these photos were so cool...here's what I look like on the inside!

3 comments:

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I think you look PERFECT for 16 weeks with twins.

Sweet Pea & Peony Photography said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your blog is so sweet, I love following it :) I have 4 year old twins and nursed them until they were 10 months old. They came 6 weeks early and even though they were in the NICU to grow once they were home they were able to nurse. I struggled with some clogged ducts, a little mastitis but we made it and I'm so thankful we did!! If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them!! my email is pascuafamily4@gmail.com

The Pascua Family said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just realized my last post went under my old past-time hobby blog :) our family blog is www.miaandjacob.blogspot.com

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