I know that with my second pregnancy I posted blog updates almost every month. My last update this time around was at 12 weeks, so I am slightly behind! Honestly, it’s because I’ve been taking a chunk of my two weekly workdays (when Miss Cub goes to daycare) for napping. With her big brother in school, the workday is cut short since I have to pick him up at 3:30 (whereas when he was in daycare, I was able to work until closer to 5:00). In short, my days are shorter, so the non-paid blog posts get left by the wayside in favour of napping.
I am a really big fan of unnecessary alliteration, so I noticed while reviewing the various topics I wanted to cover in this post that they all started (or could be forced to start with) P. Plus, PREGANCY starts with a P, so naturally I decided to parcel my post into P-related portions. Luckily, none of those Ps are pain, pre-eclampsia or pickles. (Third pregnancy, still not craving weird combinations of foods with pickles on the side.)
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Ermagawd I pee all the time! I mean, I know that pregnant ladies pee often … but the extra human in my uterus seems to be squishing my bladder even more.
TMI, but OMG. I also poop all the freaking time. And when I have to poop, like, I HAVE TO POOP. This is an “almost run a red light so I don’t crap my pants” level of poop urgency. I know, it’s probably really normal. I am eating a huge amount of food, and the babies in my belly are squishing my intestines. But holy sh*t.
Actually, not quite puke. I am thankfully into the dry-heaves phase of my morning sickness, and it is typically reserved to mornings now.
Don’t forget to refill Diclectin. (See above.)
I am a very impatient pregnant lady. The day I find out I’m pregnant, I start getting impatient for the baby to arrive. I kind of thought maybe because I’m super busy with two kids already, this pregnancy would fly by. Alas, not true. I AM SO IMPATIENT!
Luckily, I can get through the night without getting up for a meal. But other than that … I am hungry all the time. Lately, I want non-breakfasty-food for breakfast, usually leftovers from the night before. So, I’m scarfing down mac and cheese or lentil stew before 9:00 a.m.
I get so sleepy during the day—thank goodness for the new season of Paw Patrol so I can doze off on the couch for a bit.
Lots of extra appointments with twins in the belly! I met my ob-gyn last week and he seems really great. I am getting shared care from an OB and a midwife, so while my OB will be the primary care provider for the pregnancy, my midwife will be attending the birth too! She will also take over my after care, which is what I am most excited about: she will come to our home for postpartum visits and help me with things like breastfeeding, which ob-gyns cannot do. Because I’m having twins, I also have extra ultrasounds. Our next one is early January, plus I have my gestational diabetes test coming up. I think the orange drink they make you chug for that test tastes like the orange drink that McDonald’s served when I was a kid … and I kinda like it!
It’s highly unlikely I’ll be delivering on my due date of April 9th. My OB says I’d probably be induced by 38 weeks if I get that far, so that brings us to the end of March. With my impatience and my passion for organization, we’re close to having everything ready already. My parents came in November to help out while my husband was away, and they repainted our upstairs bedrooms and helped me rearrange furniture a bit. We aren’t putting cribs up for the twins considering our first two never slept in theirs. We picked up two free Baby Boxes and will be getting a twin playpen. And if the twins actually sleep on their own, I think it’ll have to be in two playpens in our master bedroom. (We only have two bedrooms … )
I am constantly out of breath. Up the stairs? Out of breath. Pushing the stroller and dragging slow-walking Walter uphill to the school bus stop? Panting.
In case you missed the announcement, my twins are both boys! I was so sure that there was at least one girl in there because I was so sick in my first trimester. (I wasn’t very sick with my son, but with my daughter I had to take Diclectin.) At my 21-week anatomical scan, we found out that we’ve got twin boys. I will not deny that I was hoping for boy/girl twins, but the news has settled and we shall be a family with three boys and one girl! And I think Miss Cub and I will share a bathroom …
We’ll see if I squeeze in another blog post in the second half of this pregnancy—and we will have to see what new-twin mom life brings in terms of blogging frequency!
Are you pregnant? How are things going for you? Please only answer using the letter P.