@whiska The book I have on expecting multiples says that moms to twins should eat 1,000 calories more than the normal amount of calories they would eat to maintain their pre-pregnancy weight. I was shocked it was so high since I knew that moms of singletons only had to eat an extra 300. My guess is even though I feel like I'm eating a lot, I'm still not actually getting in a full 1,000 more calories.
And I completely agree about the fear and anxiety. We've already told our close friends and family and that was fun and exciting, but mostly I've just been worrying and wishing time would move a whole lot faster!
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@breezybee FX for good news tomorrow!
@MJDsquared Ugh, I’m sorry about the GI issues. But I will
so, I’ve barely been nauseous at all and every test and scan has indicated that
the little bean is doing just fine.
@leilagphillips I’ve heard such varying advice on weight
with twins. My friend is 21 weeks with boy/girl twins, and she lost 10 lbs her
first trimester from MS and the flu. Babies are perfectly healthy and the doc
has not told her to worry about her weight at all. When I asked my doc about
weight, she told me that she’ll be seeing me every four weeks, and if she has a
concern she’ll let me know, otherwise, don’t think about it.
@peachy13 I feel like I’m right there with you about the anxiety
but it’s my IF brain… Maybe after the scans we can relax and just enjoy the
reality of a healthy pregnancy.
@tinkerbellwest That is adorable gender reveal for your
boys! That’s an exciting way to include them!
@squeen1991 YAY for your first US tomorrow! Fingers crossed!
@brittabatwhite YAY for the SCH going away! I had one around
week 6 and it was terrifying. Such a cruel thing to deal with.
@abcola I’m so sorry to hear about your scare, that sounds absolutely
awful. I am so glad to hear that the baby is doing well and everything is good
though! What a roller coaster.
@whiska I was thinking that the other day too! Pregnancy in
pop culture is always either blissful and wonderful, or puky and comical. I don’t
feel any of that. I just feel fear, exhaustion, anxiety and blah. I’m sorry you’re
feeling that way too.
@leilagphilips A cruise to Bermuda sounds wonderful!@peachy13 GL on Friday! PGAL brain is tough. I have my NT
scan on Friday as well and I'm anxious about it too. If it makes you feel any
better, my symptoms are slowing down too- and I've been listening to baby's
heartbeat on a doppler so I feel like everything is ok so far!@brittabatwhite congrats on the great appointment!@abcola I’m sorry you had to go through that- it’s so great
that your LO is measuring on track.@whiska Good luck
this week! I’m waiting on NIPT results from last Wednesday and I have an NT
scan coming up on Friday as well. The wait is killing me!@CandyApple2012 Good luck on your procedure! FX that
everything goes smoothly. I haven’t bought a belly band yet but I do have one waiting
in my Amazon shopping cart..!
CandyApple2012 Thanks for the bug spray tip. I just went and checked Bermuda's national website and, thankfully, there has been no known local transmission of Zika. Still, better safe than sorry! Also, I'm now craving your craving! I love mashed potatoes soooo much!!!
peachy13 Same thing with your craving, that sandwich sounds amazing!!!