Week 13

How far along: 13 weeks, last week of the first trimester

Genders: Unknown

Weight gain: +2 lbs

New symptoms: Belly is rounding out more on the top, unsure if this is food or babies – haha! Lots of pelvic aching if I’m walking too much or not drinking enough water. More energy!

Queasy or sick: None, still sensitive gag reflex

Cravings: OJ, toast with butter, fresh fruit

Aversions: Coffee 😦

Sleep: Sleeping better but still waking up to pee often

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can 🙂

Stretch marks: Nothing new, started using a belly oil

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Nothing right now

Movement: None yet

Week 12

How far along: 12 weeks, almost out of the first trimester!

Genders: Unknown

Weight gain: -2 lbs

New symptoms: Almost feeling back to totally normal, still in twin shock

Queasy or sick: Way less this week

Cravings: Wanting OJ hardcore and salt bagels with veggie cream cheese

Aversions: Coffee still 😦

Sleep: Waking up every 2 hours to reposition or pee

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can and loose clothes

Stretch marks: Nothing new.

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Not feeling so short of breath when I walk

Movement: None yet

Week 11

How far along: 11 weeks with TWINS!!

Gender: Unknown

Weight gain: -2 lbs

New symptoms: Starting to feel more like myself again, less bloated

Queasy or sick: Less this week

Cravings: Pineapple, grapes, OJ, pizza

Aversions: Coffee 😦

Sleep: Waking up every 2 hours to reposition or pee

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can 🙂

Stretch marks: Nothing new.

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Being able to breathe when I sleep, the stuffy nose is intense!

Movement: None yet but got to see them move on our first ultrasound!

Twin A
Twin B

Week 10

How far along: 10 weeks

Gender: Unknown

Weight gain: +1 lb

New symptoms: Belly is getting firmer, burping less

Queasy or sick: If I wait too long to eat though it’s way less intense than before

Cravings: Pizza, pineapple, apples with peanut butter

Aversions: Coffee 😦

Sleep: Always up to pee, always tired

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can 🙂

Stretch marks: Nothing new.

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Feeling more alert

Movement: None yet; did hear the heartbeat for the first time on Doppler! A healthy 172 bpm.

Week 9

How far along: 9 weeks

Gender: Unknown

Weight gain: None

New symptoms: Stuffy nose and pelvic pressure, belly is popping out a bit now

Queasy or sick: If I wait too long to eat

Cravings: Shrimp, fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, pineapple), and always cheese 🙂

Aversions: Coffee 😦

Sleep: More days of 12+ hours

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can 🙂

Stretch marks: Nothing new.

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Coffee and good sleep

Movement: None yet

Week 8

I was bad this week and forgot to take a picture. 😦

How far along: 8 weeks

Gender: Unknown

Weight gain: +3 lbs

New symptoms: Nothing new, just all more intense. My boobs feel like they’re on fire all the time with pins and needles.

Queasy or sick: If I wait too long to eat

Cravings: Pasta, chicken and cheese toquitos

Aversions: Coffee 😦

Sleep: Eh. What’s that?

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can 🙂

Stretch marks: Nothing new.

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Coffee and good sleep

Movement: None yet

Week 7

How far along: 7 weeks

Gender: Unknown

Weight gain: +2 lbs

New symptoms: Vivid dreams, starving all the time, developed an aversion to coffee which I’m very sad about.

Queasy or sick: Only if I wait too long to eat I’ll start to get nauseous. The gag reflex is intense though!

Cravings: Pizza and anything salty

Aversions: Coffee 😦

Sleep: Hit or miss, never feel rested

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can 🙂

Stretch marks: Nothing new

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Coffee!!

Movement: None yet

Week 6

How far along: 6 weeks

Gender: Unknown

Weight gain: None

New symptoms: Increased sense of smell and intense bloating. Very thirsty all the time! Severe pregnancy brain and tired all the time.

Queasy or sick: If I wait too long to eat I start to feel nauseous

Cravings: The saltier the better! Cheese & chicken.

Aversions: None yet

Sleep: Some days it’s 12+ hours and others it’s 3.

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can 🙂

Stretch marks: Nothing new

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Feeling well rested

Movement: None yet

Week 5

How far along: 5 weeks

Gender: Unknown

Weight gain: +1 lb

New symptoms: Increased thirst and intense breast pain

Queasy or sick: Not yet

Cravings: Anything salty or cheesy!

Aversions: None yet

Sleep: Interrupted – waking up every few hours to pee

Maternity clothes: Not yet, just leggings as often as I can 🙂

Stretch marks: Nothing new

Belly button in or out: In

Miss anything: Drinking all the coffee I want

Movement: None yet

Confirmation Appointment

As soon as I got positive at-home pregnancy tests, being a nurse myself, I knew I wanted to schedule a confirmation appointment for blood work for the ultimate answer. My doctor’s office is awesome and was able to get me in quickly so it was yesterday that I went in.

We chatted about symptoms, my last menstrual cycle date, medications that I can take safely, how much of the important vitamins and minerals I need to be taking, and what my first OB appointment will be like. They drew my quantitative HCG levels to see if that was on track and gave me a referral to an OB-GYN.

My HCG level came back at 3634.0 mIU/mL which is where it should be as I’m nearing the 5th week of pregnancy. Today I’m 4 weeks and 6 days. That number is very promising!

I don’t know if they will check it again before my first OB appointment but today I’m going to call and schedule this and perhaps they can tell me then. I’m expecting that they will not schedule it until I’m after 8 weeks which would be after October 9th. I’m super excited to get an ultrasound picture and listen to the heartbeat of our little one and for Andrew and I to experience this together. 💕