The most exciting thing about this weeks is that over the course of the week, my morning sickness drastically faded. It started out that I was not waking up doubled over with nausea first thing in the morning but was still experiencing some nausea throughout the day. Its been super nice to not be hit by the nausea like a ton of bricks just as I’m waking up.
I wrote in a previous post that I didn’t want to know my weight throughout this pregnancy. I did decide to weigh myself this week to see where I was at. These twins are really changing all my plans! My reasoning behind wanting to know how much I weighed was that with twin pregnancies, weight gain is more critical. Not only do I want to prevent excessive weight gain, but I also want to make sure that I’m gaining enough to support a full term, healthy twin pregnancy. As of this week, I weighed 174 pounds. If I had to guess my weight at conception, I would say somewhere between 170-172 pounds. With my first pregnancy, I started at 168 which was after our honeymoon where I was a little lax about my diet and exercise; I use to hover around 165 prior to any pregnancies.
I had a urinary tract infection scare this week. I wasn’t having any burning, but I was having to push to urinate. Not fun when you’re pregnant with twins and desperately need to pee. It takes 48 hours for a full urinalysis to come back and UTI’s are a big risk to a pregnancy in the first trimester. The preliminary results came back suspicious for bacterial growth so much to my disappointment, I was started on antibiotics. Normally, I would have attempted to treat it naturally with cranberry, D-mannose, probiotics and lots of fluids and frequent urination. However, in pregnancy I was hesitant to take that risk and I knew it had already been going on for several days before I was seen in the clinic.
Two days later, the results came back negative for a UTI but containing “mixed flora,” so I was able to stop the antibiotics. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I did have a slight UTI but I had hit it hard the day before with all of those natural things and I was already feeling a little better by the time I was seen. I’ll never know for sure but that is my suspicions and either way, I’m super thankful to be off the antibiotics. I now have a bottle of D-mannose with cranactin in it and I’m more aware of the symptoms I need to watch out for.