It’s been a pretty mind boggling week just still trying to soak in the reality that there’s two babies growing inside of me. In recent years, twin and other multiple pregnancies have become increasingly common due to IVF. I believe that the statistics for naturally conceived twins has stayed the same and is quite rare. I just can’t believe that I’m now part of that statistic. Super excited, a little blind sided and still in awe.
Matt is on a research rampage trying to figure out the best options for supporting three very young children. We are now in search of a car capable of accommodating three rear facing car seats and two tall adults (no minivans for this family). My dreams of having a double BOB jogging stroller just went down the drain. My DIDYMOS woven baby wrap carrier is only 5 meters long and I need one that’s 7 meters to simultaneously wear twins. I will unfortunately no longer be flying down for my soon to be, brother in law’s wedding in November. We have months to figure it out but its still a big game changer versus expecting only one more baby. We just sold out Subaru Outback which worked for one baby but not two, defiantly not three. The seat in front of the car seat had to be moved almost all the way forward which made the front seat passenger very uncomfortable. There was no safe way we could have put another car seat behind the driver since Matt is 6’ 5” and I am 5’ 10.” It was one thing for the passenger to have to sit with their knees sideways in order to fit, but for obvious reasons that doesn’t work for the driver.
Throughout week 10, I still had a lot of morning sickness though towards the end of the week it seems to have faded slightly. By the end of the night, I have painful cramping which is mostly isolated to the left side, just medial to my left hip bone. The doctor said its most likely round ligament pain which are the ligaments that support the uterus. Its most common to have this pain in the second trimester as the uterus grows, but for a twin pregnancy, the uterus is much larger, much earlier on. I remember having it with my first pregnancy, but everything happened much more gradually.