I am mama to twins who just turned 2! I am married to a wonderful man. Being honest here, we hadn't planned on TTC until fall, and so I started charting on FF just to start getting a sense of my cycles. Well, to make a long story short, we were pretty lax about using protection and I am a newbie to FAM/FF. So we had a bit of an oopsie-daisy.
But a happy, thrilling, and exciting one at that! We are over the moon about having a third child, just still kind of adjusting to the newness of it all. That and I'm only 4.5 weeks, so I feel weird even talking about being pregnant.
My last pregnancy - being twins (even if conceived naturally) - was deemed "high risk", and I was monitored and analyzed from the moment they found out it was twins (~12 weeks). My pregnancy became a big lab test, and I ended up with preterm contractions and landed on total bedrest at 28 weeks. At 32 weeks, I delivered - two very healthy big babies for that gestation - but we still spent almost a month in the NICU.
Thank God my babies are healthy and happy and thriving today, but it was a really long haul, and I am trying to do just about anything to avoid it this go-round. I delivered Baby A (dd) totally naturally, but then Baby B (ds) turned transverse and they couldn't get him to budge (smart boy!) so I had a c-section for him.
First of all, I am pretty sure I am not pregnant with twins this time (I just feel different - not as crampy). God willing, that's right. I am really interested in doing everything I can to stay healthy this time. With the twin pregnancy, I was told I couldn't exercise, had to drink 1 qt milk a day, 4 eggs/day, and on and on. I gained 68 lbs and felt horrendous. I am starting off this pregnancy weighing 11 lbs. less than I did for my last one, which is great. But I am trying to learn about exercise, maybe even yoga or pilates... and how to eat healthy foods as opposed to trying to just pack in the calories at any cost like I had to do last time.
I really look forward to going through this with all of you, and learning more about each of your pregnancies!
for all of us.