Now I can chat about it to my hearts content! The first 12 weeks went fairly smoothly. Before we found out that we are expecting twins being pregnant this time round didn't seem as life-changing (that changed very quickly when we saw the scan!) Last time it was all I could think about and it consumed my thoughts. I would spend hours looking up baby things and researching and even looking up every little stage of my pregnancy. This time I was a bit more trusting in my body; my last pregnancy was pretty straight forward except I was so anxious and always thought the worst. This time I was feeling happier to let things take their natural course and I had absolutely no inclination that I was pregnant with twins.
I had the normal early pregnancy symptoms; I did feel drained, much more so than I remembered with Lucas but I put that down to running after a toddler all day when I was sat behind a desk first time round. Sometimes I would come home from work and have a nap or go straight for a bath whereas when I felt tired early on in this pregnancy I had to carry on. Although, there have been a few nights when I took myself off to bed straight after Lucas!
I was never actually sick when I was pregnant first time round and it was just the same this time but I was nauseous all day. Again this did seem slightly worse than I remembered it with Lucas and we had one incident when I cooked his tea and couldn't feed it to him because I felt so sick; butties on the couch it was! I generally felt a bit off colour from 6-11 weeks but nothing out of the ordinary.
I hadn't even put any extra weight on that might have given me a clue that there's two babies in there. I must admit I hadn't quite shifted my baby-belly from Lucas so I knew it wouldn't be as obvious early on but I actually lost a bit of weight in the early weeks. I was so fussy about what I would eat as so many things turned my stomach and I could only eat tiny portions. This really is the only thing that might have tipped me off as many woman who are pregnant with multiples find they get full quickly as there quite simply isn't as much room. Then again I know a lot of women who are pregnant with only one baby experience this too but I didn't with my first pregnancy. Even now I can't eat big portions and I have a cut off were I just cannot eat anymore as I feel so full; not like me at all.
I'm 14 weeks on Sunday and I have started wearing some maternity clothes (luckily me and my Sister-in-law have a shared stock!) because some of my clothes won't do up and they are also so comfy, especially when it is hot out. I am going to write a pregnancy diary but I won't start it until 16 weeks as hopefully I'll be a bit better informed by then about everything. There is still a lot I have yet to discover about the ups and downs of a twin pregnancy; I know I will now be monitored a lot more but I am going to take each week as it comes and enjoy as much as I can because I don't think I'll be doing this again!