I swear that even though there’s been a lot of baby posts lately, this blog is not going to turn into just a blog about babies. But it has already been a month since I got out of the first trimester, so I figured that I’d go on ahead and get caught up on the bumpdates. So here’s how the first part of the second trimester is going, including how it was to be pregnant while in Europe!
Week 14- European Vacation
This week means that I’m officially in the second trimester and I’m loving it! I felt like the tiredness that I felt during the first trimester and the nausea is completely gone! It couldn’t be more perfect timing because we left for our Europe trip this week and the last thing I needed was to feel exhausted for 2 weeks!
The other glorious side effect that did decide to show up though is heartburn. It hasn’t been too terrible, and I’m hoping that the only reason I have it is because of all the crap food we ate this week since we didn’t want to cook before the trip. I guess that I had it easy enough during the first trimester, so I have to have it rough at some point in time!
Week 15- The Big Reveal
One of the things that I had told Chris before we even booked our Europe trip was that it wouldn’t matter to me if I was pregnant on this trip or not because I just wanted to go! While I have to admit that it was tough to not be able to drink wine, nothing was harder than not being able to eat blue cheese or charcuterie, especially in Paris!
Other than not being able to partake in all the food and alcohol, I really didn’t have any pregnancy symptoms while we were gone! My ankles did swell during our first flight to Edinburgh, but I think that was because I didn’t get up and walk around enough. We also tried to not push ourselves too hard as far as walking, but that didn’t stop me from walking over 20K steps per day!
The most exciting part about this week was finally being able to announce to the world that we were having our babies! Before we found out that we were having twins we had bought a onesie on Etsy that we were going to use and take pictures with all of the big landmarks on our trip. Well when we found out we were having twins, I went on ahead and ordered another one so we could announce both babies! It was a lot of fun, I love the pictures, and I’m actually thinking about getting the onesies framed in some way for the nursery with some of our pictures that we used to announce their future arrival.
It’s super crazy to think that our babies have already been gallivanting all over the world, and they’re still fetuses! Already they’ve been to three countries, a whole other continent, and to a Disney Park! They’re definitely spoiled!
Week 16- The Case Of Jet Lag
We arrived back home on a Monday afternoon, and Chris and I both pretty much hit the ground running back at work on Tuesday. The week wasn’t too exciting for me between work and trying to get caught back up with life in general. I will say that the jet lag definitely hit me hard when we got back and I kept on falling asleep at 8:30 or 9:00 every night on the couch! Thankfully I was able to sleep in on Saturday, and I’ve definitely defeated it now!
I feel like I haven’t had really any pregnancy symptoms lately though, other than maybe I’m starting to have a few cravings, and those cravings have always been for Mexican food! I have a feeling that Chris is going to be pretty sick of Chuy’s by the time the babies make their appearance in November!
Week 17- Fourth Doctor’s Visit
I swear with the fact that we keep on not being to hear our babies’s heartbeats with the heartbeat monitors, I freak myself out with going to the doctor! Thankfully, the nurse was able to find both hearbeats pretty much immediately, so I didn’t even have the chance to freak out! I also found out that after all of this time, I’ve only gained 4 pounds total, which I think is pretty awesome! I’m giving all of the credit so far to our vacation where we walked so much!
I thought for sure that I wouldn’t get another ultrasound at this appointment, but my doctor wanted to make sure that both babies were developing appropriately and at the same rate, so I got another one! It’s seriously so crazy how much more they look like tiny humans now on the monitor, and I love it so much! He printed out some pictures too, which Chris loved being able to see. Everything looked solid on the ultrasound, which I couldn’t be more happy to hear!
Chris and I also finally started putting things on our registry at Buy Buy Baby this week, and I can’t even begin to tell you how complicated it is to try and figure out what you should register for with two babies! First off, I think that it’s ridiculous how much crap Buy Buy Baby wants you to register for. I live in the South and don’t think that I need this thermal wrap thing for my babies for their stroller, but you still want me to register for it? Secondly, why don’t you have an option for twins on your registry? Since finding out we were expecting two, I’ve found out that the number of twin pregnancies has increased drastically in the past 20 years, why in the world can I not select two babies? What if we have a boy and a girl? I’m still only going to be able to select one gender, which I think is stupid. Thirdly, it’s so hard to figure out what we actually need two of, and what we can get away with only having one. Thankfully Pinterest has a lot of checklists and ideas, but it would be nice if they had a comprehensive list at the registry places. Sorry for that little rant, but now it’s over.
The other exciting news from this week is that Chris and I bought our first round of baby items! Chris found a lady with 10 month old twins that was selling some things on Facebook, and we ended up getting two MamaRoos, two bumbos, and two Rock N Plays, all for less than what it would cost to buy the MamaRoos at retail! Talk about a deal! The lady that Chris bought all of it from actually added me to a Facebook group that sells gently used twin stuff, so I’m excited to maybe buy a few more things once we find out genders!
And there you have it! I honestly thought that this pregnancy would go by slowly, but to be perfectly honest, it’s going by so fast! I can also feel myself literally getting bigger as the days go by, it’s kind of crazy! I’ll be back next month for another bumpdate!