Monday, 5 August 2013
Twin Pregnancy Diary - 16 weeks
This week is the week I have been waiting for; I have several important appointments and I'm hoping I'll get to have a good chat about twin pregnancies. We are booked in for a 16 week scan at the hospital and we are hoping to be able to see my consultant afterwards. I'm quite anxious for the scan to check that everything is going as it should, they should be able to see if they definitely are in the same amniotic sac now; it certainly looked this way at 12 weeks but I know the membrane can be spotted in later scans.
We may even get to find out the sex at this scan; as they are identical they will either be two boys or two girls! I must admit we are hoping for girls but either way as long as they are healthy we don't mind. Sometimes the thought of a house boys is too much me but equally two teenage girls is a terrifying prospect!
All being well we will see the consultant after and I'll be able to find out a little more about our hospital's policy on delivering twins and figure out a game plan to keep these two inside me as long as possible. Later in the week we are seeing my community midwife and again I'll be grateful for any more information.
The babies should be around 10cm long and 0.2lb by now and unique fingerprints are already in place. They'll be moving around and be able to feel any pressure on my stomach. I think I may have felt a few little movements which I'm so excited about.
I'm definitely feeling like I have a bigger bump now but I'm a little concerned that I have hardly put any weight on. I've found I can't eat massive portions of anything and I've been much more concious this time of eating a balanced diet (this means I'm not scoffing a tub of Ben & Jerry's every weekend). I have read this is normal in the early stages of a multiple pregnancy but still something I want to keep an eye on. No cravings yet but I didn't experience any with Lucas so I'm not really expecting anything.
I'm still feeling good, there are more aches and pains then I remember at this stage with Lucas but morning sickness and exhaustion has passed. This is going to be a busy week appointment wise so I'll look forward to having more information next week.