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September 19, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 25 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

 

25 weeks pregnant

I’ve been counting down to 25 weeks. It feels like I can start checking off the weeks a bit faster now. Time has been moving so slowly in my little world that it seems to have taken forever to get here.

We are no where near ready for these babies to show up but I like knowing that if something did happen now, they’d at least have a shot.

How I’m Feeling Physically

During my last pregnancy I dealt with pelvic instability. Fortunately it didn’t hit me until the last few months of pregnancy but by the end I could hardly get out of bed because it hurt so bad to lift my legs separately. This time I knew I was in trouble because I started experiencing symptoms so much earlier.

This week I hit a wall. I’ve spent most of the week parked on my couch because going up and down the stairs multiple times a day is no longer an option.

I guess that’s one way to keep me down. My cervical length has stayed the same so I’m hoping we won’t see any more changes for a while. I go back next week for another measurement and growth scan next week so keep your fingers crossed for me.

Weight Gain

I’m gained a few more pounds, but I’m having trouble keeping them on. I’m up about 10 pounds total right now. They wanted me closer to 25 pounds at this point but I guess I’ll take what I can get.

To keep things in perspective though, at 25 weeks I’m currently about the same size as I was when I delivered my daughter at 37 weeks. I’m a little scared to think of how big I’ll be at the end of this.

How I’m Preparing for Twins

Preparations are still kind of on hold at the moment since I’m not supposed to be doing much. My parents came in for a visit though so we were able to get some major decluttering done and a bit of bedroom rearranging to make room for the things the twins are going to need.

We live in a coastal area so square footage is at a premium. Eventually we’ll be moving into a bigger house but moving just isn’t an option right now since I can’t help much. As a temporary solution, my 10 year old decided he wanted to turn our loft into his bedroom. I felt kind of guilty sticking him with a room with no door but he loves it and I’ve decided there are worse things in the world than a tween having a room with no door.

Two major purchases I need to make are infant car seats and another crib mattress. Since I want to use my B-Ready as a twin stroller I’ll be getting two Britax B-Safe car seats. As far as the mattress goes, I’ve been very happy with the Lullaby Earth mattress I bought for my daughter when she was born. She’s still using that in her toddler bed so I need another one for the crib. The company is owned by Naturepedic so their mattresses are made with all non-toxic materials but they still very budget friendly.

Previous Pregnancy Updates

The Ultrasound that Changed Everything

Coping with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Pregnancy Update: 14 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

Pregnancy Update: 17 Weeks Pregnant with Twins (Gender Reveal)

Pregnancy Update: 22 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

Pregnancy Update: 23 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

About Rachel

Rachel knows what it is like to be busy and worry about balancing everything without losing your sanity. As a homeschooling mom of 6 incredibly different kids, including newborn twins (and one tiny angel who passed away at birth), she's just about seen it all . . . when she isn't too sleep deprived to notice.

Rachel holds a B.A. in English and is a former teacher. She is the creator of Busy Mommy Media and works as a freelance writer from home.

Comments

  1. Yay, you’re getting there! I had serious pelvic instability at about 31 weeks that lasted a month or so and then the last few weeks for some reason it actually got better. But I feel you, for a few days at the worst I had to just crawl around the house. I’m soo sorry! Hope the resting on the couch helps!
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