Pregnancy #3: 16 Weeks

Today I am 16 weeks! These weeks have been tough and full of challenges but have also been full of fun memories, firsts, and really good times. Here’s a general timeline of experiences we’ve had over the past 4 months:

  • 4 weeks: I’m pregnant!
  • 9 weeks: the first of many doctors appointments.
  • 10 weeks: we’re having twins!
  • 12 weeks: Got my IV to start IV therapy at home due to dehydration; continued to go to the doctor weekly.
  • 14 weeks: first ultrasound!!! We loved seeing growing, healthy twins
  • 15 weeks: got my IV catheter out for good!
  • 16 weeks: had my 9th doctors appointment in 7 weeks.

Within these weeks we’ve also celebrated my best friend’s wedding, 26th birthday, went on a Caribbean cruise, spent time with family, celebrated Halloween, and prepped for everything we have coming our way before the end of the year. Can you believe 2018, is almost over?! Soon it’ll be 2019 and we will be having 2 babies and celebrating our 6 year wedding anniversary!

I’ve been so sick starting at around 6 weeks and I’m just starting to finally come around. I need to continue to keep my food down, go to my appointments, take my meds, and continue doing good things to help these babies grow. When we had our first ultrasound, both babies were measuring right on schedule, weighed about 4 oz each, and looked totally healthy. That made me so happy, as many of my appointments have been talking about risks, problems, and potential mishaps. Our soon-to-be-not-so-little family is feeling really blessed right now.

Some of you have asked what the biggest difference has been with this pregnancy compared to my other 2 pregnancies. I am much more sick, my pregnancy is considered high risk, I see a lot more doctors, and I get a lot of overly personal questions…like questions no woman wants to be asked when they are pregnant with one baby…so why do people think it’s totally fine to ask because it’s twins? It’s a little weird but oh well. It comes with the territory I guess. 🤷🏼‍♀️

It’s crazy to think that I may only have 21-22 weeks left of this pregnancy. We are excited for April to come!

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