The first six months of my twin pregnancy were pretty challenging for me. My excitement and joy was meet with intense “morning” sickness and fatigue. My morning sickness was more like all day and all night sickness! when i tell you I tried everything, I tried EVERYTHING. From saltine crackers to vitamin B lollipops. Ginger ale? Try chewing pieces of ginger and diffusing your water with it. Nothing was working for me and I realized I just had to endure or as my husband like to say, “thug it out.”
And I thugged it out. I could eat much but made every effort. It got to the point that many of my co-workers were asking if I was gaining anything at all. in fact in the time that we found out we were pregnant to about the 3 month, I lost weight. people really had a hard time believing i was carrying twins. I really didn’t begin to really show until about my 5 month and it grew and grew from there.
During this time I did a lot of reading and research on the development of my babies. In a twin pregnancy women after often categorized as high risk. As a result of this we were given ultrasounds at every doctor visit. I have SO many ultrasound print of these twins! I loved seeing them change at every visit and encouraged by the miracle of life happening in me.
In this time we also found out the gender of our babies.
We couldn’t have been happier. And again another one of our prayers answered. (Yes we prayed for twins boys!)
By July I was beginning to feel more like myself. I wasn’t having much sickness and I was starting to feel some movement! I was starting to love my pregnancy.
To be continued…