23 week twin pregnancy update

6 years ago
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From my blog, http://beeskneeslife.com:

 

My health care team (OB, NP, and perinatologist) decided my due date should be moved up 8 days to May 11th. I am not one to argue with most health professionals, so I essentially skipped a week and am now at 23 and some change. In the grand scheme of things, 8 days isn’t much, but to a pregnant lady, it is. Considering most twins are delivered around 36-37 weeks, the clock is winding down.

Another fun fact from this appointment was that I measure what I would at 27 weeks with a singleton. Good to know when I want to compare bellies to those at 27 weeks.

I am thrilled to get to see the wee ones again on Thursday. Another perk of having twins is that you get more frequent ultrasounds. Always fun to see them bopping around in there.

Here is what that looks like:

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The progression so far for comparison:

 

17 weeks

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20 weeks

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23 weeks (or 22)

Conclusion: The bump is on the move.

23 week stats
Weeks along: 23 and a few days
Weight gain: Just over 20 pounds. Depending on the day.
Symptoms: Nothing new compared to last week besides feeling more and more affected by being busy. I couldn’t keep my eyes open Saturday night starting around 7 pm. Exciting weekends around here. I am also feeling each baby a lot more each day. I am staring to notice patterns of their activity, too. For now their little kicks and punches are fun and cute, but I have a feeling soon it will keep me up at night and possibly hurt. Or so I’ve been told.
Running status: I talked big last update. Unfortunately, I have to say my running has come to an end save for a few intervals during my walks. I am now walking at an incline for about 40 minutes and doing some lifting.
Eats: Focusing on the good stuff. I have been eating a lot of big salads for lunch.Protein and calcium are important to twin baby growth.
Cravings: Nothing new.
Clothing: About the same. Starting to feel bigger by the day! I am holding off on buying anything for a while until I start to really outgrow some non-maternity shirts.

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