What It Is Like Being Pregnant With Twins – My Personal Journey

collageThere is a curiosity about a pregnancy with multiples.  It’s understandable.  A body is creating more than one person at once.  Not only is there the mind blowing fact that (in my case) multiple eggs have been fertilized, your body then knows to create two placentas, two amniotic sacs, more blood, more amniotic fluid and your skin and muscles can stretch and stretch!  It truly is amazing. I have read that people who’s bodies produce multiples are more evolved than others.   I am not sure if I buy that.  I personally think that God has a hand in every pregnancy, one baby or more.

When I was told that not only was I finally pregnant after a year of struggling with secondary infertility but there were in fact two little people growing inside of me, fear didn’t set in.  At least not until later in my pregnancy when I could barely move without fainting and I knew that I had two older children depending on me.  But the idea of twins joining our family only brought myself and my husband Mike feelings of joy and excitement.  For the first couple weeks I assumed I was in shock and that the fear would come… it never did.

Before knowing I was pregnant I had suffered from a bout of stomach flu.  I thought it had passed and then come back again.  Then the nausea wasn’t lifting.  When the pregnancy test came back positive it explained the nausea.  Only this was very different from my two previous singleton pregnancies (that’s lingo for carrying one baby – you become fluent with these terms when pregnant with multiples).  When pregnant with my older two the nausea would come in waves.  Often triggered by smells; meat, perfume and cigarettes. But this time the nausea was unrelenting.  It was also getting worse every day and contrary to the term “morning sickness” it would go into overdrive starting at 4pm and by the time 9pm rolled around I was having my daily vomit session before bed which would bring just enough relief to get through the night.  I remember calling my mom crying saying this was nothing like my previous pregnancies which I had enjoyed.  We chalked it up to me now being in my thirties this time around.

Twins had never crossed my mind in my previous pregnancies.  Most of my friends had commented about the thought of twins before heading in for an ultrasound, but I never did. But this pregnancy there were a couple of times I commented to Mike in passing, “maybe it’s twins”.  Then we would quickly dismiss that thought because when I had my multiple pregnancy blood tests week 4 there were no unusual levels with my HCG levels (we had started to explore my infertility before getting pregnant hence the extra tests).  Even the morning before my 7 week ultrasound I commented again about the possibility of twins because of my nausea.  Mike nicely said to put that thought out of my head.  But after peeking at my ultrasound after my tight lipped technician left the room and saw what looked like owl eyes (two sacs) staring back at me my heart started to race.  Once taken into a private room and an exceedingly kind nurse explained that I was pregnant with di-di twins (dichorinic/diamniotic which means separate sacs, separate placentas and they don’t share blood vessels, again more twin lingo).  I was reassured that this was the safest type of twins to carry and that most likely they would be fraternal but because they were spontaneous that there was a very small chance that a fertilized egg has split really early creating identical twins… something that we wouldn’t be able to confirm until they were born.

One of the first things I did after finding out we were expecting twins was search the internet for pregnancy belly photos with twins.  I wanted to see what a freak show I would become.  While scouring Pinterest and other websites I came across a variety of belly shapes.  Pointy, wide, low… it truly became an obsession of mine.  I had been through two singleton pregnancies and I thought I was huge then.  I just couldn’t fathom that my body could possibly carry two babies!

collage 7By 15 weeks my nausea finally subsided (It popped up again from 35 weeks on).  I had a brief few weeks of feeling somewhat normal before my next biggest symptom set in: braxton hicks contractions.  Mike and I had the opportunity to head to Las Vegas when I was 18 weeks and my braxton hicks contractions were brutal!  Las Vegas is a walking place.  Even in the Bellagio where we were staying it takes about 10 hours to get from the lobby to where our room was.  The braxton hicks contractions would start up and feel like a vice on my tummy.  I had always read that braxton hicks contractions would only last for a moment but I found that mine would set in as soon as I was on my feet and not relax until I sat down.  I was very careful to rest a lot.

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My version of a maternity vegas outfit complete with sparkly bling!

Although we thought I had to wait until my 18 week ultrasound what our babies’ sex were (I was convinced it was one boy and one girl) we got a huge surprise at my 16 week ultrasound… both were girls!!!  twins

Once I got past 20 weeks the weight of my belly was incredible.  This was the point that I was connecting with other twin mamas online and the most common horrible symptom we were all experiencing was excruciating hip pain.  I used a super sexy support belt which helped take the weight off of my hips but near the end of my pregnancy I had to stop using it because it was making my wicked heartburn ten times worse.

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My bump would take many shapes. But the biggest difference between carrying twins vs singletons was I always felt “high” and “low” at the same time. I was rocking an egg shape. For the last six weeks of my pregnancy baby A (Mia) was taking up all of the real estate pushing baby B (Everly) up and to the left, past my ribs. Poor thing!IMG_0780

There were days of my pregnancy that I was fighting depression.  Between the crippling nausea in my first trimester to the chronic pain I experienced the rest of my pregnancy there truly were some dark days.  It didn’t help that the first half of my pregnancy I was very isolated inside with bored children trying to survive one of the most brutal winters Canada has seen in years.  I tried to pamper myself as much as possible and emerged myself in TV series after TV series.  Later in my pregnancy I started feeling like my entire day consisted of moving from bed to sofa to bath to bed to bath to sofa and so on.  The two things that got me through those last weeks were getting outside in the sunshine (even if it was just lounging by a pool while eating and watching everyone else have fun) and my weekly ultrasounds and non-stress-tests reminding me that all of this suffering was for a very good reason.IMG_0793

Oh and pedicures… lots and lots of pedicures!IMG_0894

I started to get creative with my parenting.  Although I was getting a lot of help from family when Holden wasn’t at school and Beau wasn’t at nursery school there would still be a few hours a day while Mike was at work that I had to parent on my own.  I would make everyone snacks and the kids beds on the floor while we would enjoy a movie together.  That way I could rest with a pillow between my knees to get a bit of relief.IMG_0455

Walking up the stairs would put my heart into overdrive and I came very close to fainting multiple times a day.  I was experiencing pre-syncope (almost fainting) and feeling like my heart was going to explode brought me into the hospital a few times around 33 weeks and I was subjected to a battery of tests.  In the end it showed that my heart was having runs (racing) at times but the babies were thriving so I had to keep on trucking.  The weight of my belly forced me to stay off my feet almost all the time… even in the shower I had to sit on the floor.  It was very hard!photo-9

 This is my attempt at a selfie facelift

By 35 weeks I had a couple of really scary episodes of pre-syncope while driving complete with tunnel vision.  I decided that I couldn’t drive any more during my pregnancy and relied on my husband, family and friends to drive me to my remainder of ultrasounds and doctor’s appointments.

During my last week of pregnancy we went out for dinner with friends and headed to an upscale restaurant. After moving us twice because my belly wouldn’t fit into their booths we scored free dessert.  But watching those little feet and fists poke out and react when I poked back made it all worth it.

I finally made it full term.  I truly believe that if I hadn’t had all of that pain that forced me to be off my feet almost all of the time I wouldn’t have made it as far as I did.  It was nature’s way of saying SLOW DOWN!  The relief that I had after my girls arrived via scheduled c section at 37 weeks 4 days was incredible!  As soon as the doctor pulled each baby out and held them up we could see that they were so different from each other and we knew that they were fraternal.  Today I am grateful that I suffered so much during my pregnancy because even on the days when our twin baby girls are fussy and don’t want to sleep, it feels easy compared to when I was pregnant with them!

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It was so important for me to write this blog post with as much detail as possible.  When I was pregnant with our twins I searched high and low to find a complete twin pregnancy story from a personal perspective instead of snippets here and there.  I hope that this story of my journey with our girls can help other twin mamas to prepare for what’s ahead.  Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have about being pregnant with twins either in the comments section below or via email at info@nestingstory.ca and I would be happy to answer as best I can!   I have blogged about the birth of our girls you can find here.  Please don’t forget to subscribe to Nesting Story and follow on Facebook and Instagram!SMP017

I want to dedicate this post to our families.  You were just as dedicated to this challenge as we were and we could not have done it without your help!  Thank you for helping us bring Mia and Everly into this world!

68 thoughts on “What It Is Like Being Pregnant With Twins – My Personal Journey”

  1. I love this! It truly is an amazing experience to find out you are carrying two little people inside of you, then to go through the incredible physical and emotional changes a multiples pregnancy entails. I am so glad I got to go through it and found such an excellent due date buddy to go through it with 😉 There is no doubt this would help any newly expectant MoM learn what to expect!

    1. Thank you Kalynne! I don’t know how I would have got through those last few weeks of pregnancy without comparing symptoms with you everyday!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your story. You struggled a long time for your little darlings, but you’re right: it’s so worth it! Oh, I remember those days of the egg-shaped belly! People always tell me they can’t imagine what I must have looked like carrying twins and I have to say I felt absolutely enormous. You looked beautiful all the way to the end.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m 20 weeks pregnant with twins and feel like a big weenie because it’s been a difficult pregnancy. So glad someone else went thru the same!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I found out 7 weeks ago that I was pregnant with Di/di twins and I am scared to death about what my pregnancy will be like the further I get.

    1. Hang in there Emily and you are not being a weenie 😉 I can say first hand that carrying two babies is very different than carrying one!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am 11.5 weeks pregnant with twins. We tried for #3 and got an extra. We are in. Very similar situation. I would love any advice that you could give. The all day nausea is not fun but I am managing. It’s getting huge that scares me. I was so big with my other kiddos. I know the body works wonders. Also, are you breastfeeding your twins? My goal is to exclusively breastfeed as I did with my older ones. Again, thank you so much for sharing!!

    Erica

  6. Congrats Erica! Make sure you have a lot of places set up to put a twin or two while you are occupied (bouncy chairs, swings etc). Get a lot of help while you are pregnant. I needed more help when I was pregnant than when I had newborns. I did breastfeed my twins including tandem nursing. I would highly suggest you plan to master tandem nursing to save time. Watch some You Tube videos on tandem nursing to help prepare you and figure out the logistics.

  7. Thank you so much for this article! Almost everything you said was point on for me! I am in Mommy groups that people hope they are having twins and one is hiding or “What is this on my sonogram?” And I was the one who never even had twins cross my mind until two circles showed up on the ultrasound. I was just brave enough yesterday to take a belly shot without a shirt covering. Can’t wait to follow your journey! Thank you again for sharing!

    1. Congrats Karissa! Go for it and take tons of belly shots. You will appreciate them so much once your little ones arrive!

  8. This is awesome and for some reason it brought me to tears. I had twin girls as well (mono-di) and there are so many similarities here. As miserable as I was, I miss it so much! There is something magical about carrying a baby, but even more so two babies!! I also had pre-syncope: I think that’s what you called it. No one could ever tell me what it was, but it was bad!

    1. I am so glad you loved the post Alexis! Yes, pre-syncope is horrible. There for sure is something magical about carrying two!

  9. What a great post! And, you will be so glad you documented this. I had twins 3 years ago and even just reading your story brought back so many memories I had forgotten. I’m now pregnant with a singleton and was thinking so much was the same as twin pregnancy, but your post reminded me that it is not! Your girls are beautiful. Enjoy every minute with them, even though many will be crazy and chaotic!

  10. I am in tears right now because I can relate so much to you! (probably hormones haha) I am currently 23 weeks pregnant with mono/di twin girls (Brooklyn and Evelyn) my story is so much like your’s right down to the very same maternity belt which I blessedly received yesterday. My hip pain and lower back pain have been horrible especially this past week. Oh yeah, heartburn and fatigue as well! I am a pediatric nurse and I go to school with my little patient and it is getting harder and harder every week. I don’t know how much longer I can do it! But anyways, I just wanted to thank you for your story and belly pics. I look the same size as you at 23 weeks so you make me feel better. I am always getting comments such as “you look like you are due any day now!” I get sick of saying I’m not due until May 5th. 🙂 hopefully I can let my girls bake for as long as you did! 🙂

    1. Congrats Mariah! I am so impressed you are still working! Make sure you stay off your feet as much as possible. Your girl’s names are beautiful!

  11. It’s great to read about someone else that went through the same thing probably around the same time. My fraternal twin girls were born on July 14 and I also had to endure the brutal Canadian winter until May when I stopped work at 29 weeks. My feet looked like bread loaves stuffed in shoes by end. I had really awful heartburn and horrible hip pain at night. I didn’t have any vomiting and hardly any nausea. It was my first pregnancy so I didn’t know what to expect. It sounds like you had it a bit worse than me. I also carried past 37 weeks (37+3) and had a C-section scheduled. Thank you for sharing and i hope you are all doing well 🙂

    1. Congrats Mary! Yes your girls are almost the exact same age as Mia and Everly. Such similar stories! How are your girls doing?

  12. Thank you for posting this! I agree completely that there were not enough resources or information about what it feels like, on a personal level, to be pregnant with twins! I have modi girls and the worries were endless during pregnancy! Thank you again for bringing back memories of pregnancy with my little beauties!

  13. As a fellow twin Mama, I can totally relate to your journey. I had very similar issues with nausea as you. At 21 weeks I practically begged my obgyn to put me off work because getting up so early and getting into work was nearly impossible and totally painful. At 24 weeks I was admitted to hospital bed rest due to incompetent cervix issues. I spent a total of over 10 weeks admitted to 3 different hospitals, including one car accident at 32 weeks that put me into labour. I got to 5cm and it stalled thank god. But I fought hard and managed to keep those lovely little humans inside. The day my obgyn finally scheduled my c section for the following week I went into labour again and I had my lovely little boy and girl at 36 weeks 1 day. All through my hospital bed rest I just told myself, I’d rather be bored out of my mind now than have 2 NICU babies to worry about. I wouldn’t wish to have had my babies another way. They are 18 months today and already have a special bond that is so beautiful. I know that they will be best friends for life. Twin love from one Mama to another!

  14. Such a beautiful story! My boy/girl twins just turned 3 and this brought back so many memories. Although miraculously I did not have a day of nausea, I remember all the other stuff. I have a 6 year old daughter whom of course I love to the moon and back, but there is something truly amazing about watching twins grow together (on the outside that is!).

    1. I couldn’t agree more Melissa. It’s so fascinating watching our girls interact and develop. Even though I know better I am still surprised everyday by how different they are!

  15. I really enjoyed reading this. I’m currently 30 weeks pregnant with twins. I had horrible nausea up until just a few weeks ago. It eased off around 20 weeks when I stopped puking every day but the nausea continued without daily vomiting (maybe just every 2nd day). I lost quite a bit of weight from all the sickness so right now I’m not a great deal heavier than my normal weight. Now I’m just thankful I can cook again without gagging and I can eat vegetables!
    Otherwise, I feel pretty good, I think the tiredness I experience after work each day is just normal pregnancy tiredness. This is my first pregnancy so I have nothing to compare it to. I’m still working full time, but I am going to cut down to 30 hours as of next week. The only thing I’m really suffering from is varicose veins. Unfortunately, I got the bad genes for this from my parents, but since being pregnant they have seriously exploded. I went to go get some compression stockings from a place that treats veins and such and even they were shocked at my veins :-/
    Looking forward to meeting my little ones. They have to cook in there a bit longer though!

  16. Thank you so much for sharing this story! I’m reading it while laying on my recliner after missing another day of work and feeling useless

  17. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. My twins are now five years old, but reading this brought back all the “joys” of pregnancy! For all those ladies reading this while pregnant with twins, I will warn you that (for me) the hip pain and carpel tunnel did not disappear for months after delivery … But eventually, everything went back to normal and I even got my figure back 🙂

    I highly suggest searching out your local mothers of multiples group. It’s always helpful to talk to others going the same things, and those that have made it through. It gets easier … never easy … but easier! And watching them grow up as best friends makes it all worth it!

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it Deborah! Love the encouragement! I can’t agree more about finding a multiples group!

  18. Just reading this was a such a comfort. Thank you for sharing your story! I’m 31 wks with identical boys. We didn’t find out they were twins until our 20 week ultrasound but I had such a similar experience to yours otherwise. With our first, it was NOT this way and we kept wondering why it was knocking me off my feet (blarph). Well, at 31 weeks I’m already off my feet most of the day and I can feel everything getting more intense by the day.
    Here’s to the next few weeks! Cheers!

  19. thank you for the lovely story, i feel so relieved am 13 weeks pregnant with twins too, and still battling with nausea, i am so happy am not alone, thank you for the pictures you look lovely

  20. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m almost 33 weeks with mono/di twins and I’m so uncomfortable. Couch, bed, bath is about right. I feel terrible complaining because I know what a blessing these babies are but I feel so awful all the time. Your story gives me hope and encouragement. I hope you are enjoying your little ones.

  21. Thank you for your story. I am 23 weeks with my mono/di twins and am feeling pretty uncomfortable already, especially in regards to the inability to climb stairs or do pretty much anything without feeling like I just ran a marathon. I’m wondering about how people coped…what are some of the good ways that you have found to get through this part?

  22. Thank you for sharing your twin pregnancy. I am 13 weeks pregnant with di-di twins. I have been blessed to not have any nausea so far, except when I brush my teeth. I’m wondering if you could share your weight gain during your pregnancy? How much had you gained by 25 weeks and so on… I’m reading so many diff things/books about gaining weight with twins and it’s all so confusing. How much did your babies weigh? Also, my hips have been killing me!! I can hardly sleep bc they hurt so much. Was there any miracle pillow or trick you learned to help with the pain?? I am grateful for any help and look forward to talking with you. Thanks a million!!

  23. Thank you so much for sharing. I am 11 weeks pregnant with di/di twins. Your story brought so much joy and made me cry. The beginning of your story sounds so similar to the beginning of my pregnancy especially about the nausea going on all day and being at its worst at night. I have a feeling they are twin girls…can’t wait to find out! Good luck with your beautiful children!

  24. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, its refreshing to hear someone admit to hiw yukky or low they felt at times as i too can relate. Its hard trying to be ok and feeling good when you feel such strain on your body lol. This experience for me is scary and exciting as i was pregnant with twins last year but unfortunately i had my fraternal twins at 24 weeks due to an incompetant cervix and both sadly passed. I am now pregnant again with fraternal twins boy/girl and currently 24 weeks and 3 days. So, i havent got this far and not sure whats normal, good, bad or indifferent. I have a transabdominal suture and so far things have been going well. I am now feeling the strain. Some days are great and other days i fear how my body will cope with getting bigger. I have some days where my tailbone and hips hurt or its pressure on the front. My tummy is firm, is this normal? I mean after all there is 2 baking in there. I do think i have had the odd braxton hicks but i wasnt sure if my tummy feels hard due to moving around also. My tummy is softer when lying down. My only other complaint is constipation and acid reflux. I have had no morning sickness, no cravings so i guess lucky in that respect. Your babies are absolutely adorable and you looked fabulous throughout your pregnancy!

  25. Just came across your story and I completely loved it! Currently 17 weeks pregnant with di/di twins . It’s been a struggle but reading your blog has me so optimistic about my twins!

  26. My name is Crystal and I’m 16 weeks with twins! I’ve been searching everywhere for a book that will give me insight. Your story help so much thank you.

  27. Thank you so much for posting your story! I am 16 weeks pregnant with di/di twins (first pregnancy) and it has been challenging, from all day nausea and sickness to now already feeling the extra weight. But i know the moment I meet my babies it will all be worth it!

  28. Hi Twin mommies! Wow, so happy i came upon this post… I’ve just been googling all sorts of things just to get answers and they’ve pretty much all been answered here 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your stunning story!
    Im preggies with identical girls 28 weeks.. Up until 26 weeks all was lovely besides the nearly unbearable morning (more all day) sickness! Than 26 weeks hit.. I cant sleep i’m in constant pain.. Whichever side I lie on there is just so much pressure! My stomach is rock hard and i feel as though im a pork sausage in a pan about to burst.. Pelvic pain and pressure, Hip pain.. The list goes on.
    Its just comforting knowing others are going through the same.. Bed sofa bath pretty much does some it up.. But let me tell you im still moaning with all 3. Whats worse is i have the most gorgeous 3 year old daughter.. She commented on how she has a angry mommy all the time.. Broke my heart 🙁 🙁
    Anyway thanks again for sharing! Beautiful story xxx

  29. I love the bit about how with twins you look high and low for stories and other’s posts/pics to relate to. To see comments on a post spanning a whole year and still going says something. I didn’t do as much poking around and digging for information and other’s stories during my other pregnancies–granted I could actually move around and keep myself busy and mind off of it. 😉 I am 34 weeks right now with di-di boy/girl twins. This entire post sums up the twin pregnancy experience for me so well that it got a chuckle out of me. Mishapen belly, amazing movement, hip pain, days of depression and “movie time” with our kids with exact pillow placement and trying to think of ways to stay engaged with them. I have a boy (3) and girl (1.5 yr). My son especially has been a complete saint, but he’s always asking me “mommy do you feel better now?” because I told him once the babies were here I’d feel lots better and we would be able to play and I could chase him around again. He has understood from day one we were having twins and always says hi to his brother and sister in my belly and asks how I am, but the little glimmer of excitement when he gets ahead of himself to ask me to run around and “you feel better now?!” is always pretty hard to take and probably the most tormenting part of it all. I have to remind myself all the time that I am doing everything I can and in all honesty, these last few weeks are just a small blip in time and worth every second. Reading this post and seeing the picture of your movie time moment made me smile so much. Kudos to all moms in general, but twins/multiples I’m definitely tipping my hat for a little more. Thanks for sharing this story for sure! 🙂

  30. Hey Joanna! I absolutely love this blog post!! I have been obsessively reading all of your twin posts Bc I am 14 weeks pregnant with mono/di twins! We don’t know gender yet! You are a trooper! I feel like mommas who go through twin pregnancy deserve medals. It is tough! Nausea, fatigue, SCH in my case, already on modified bed rest. I take comfort in the fact that you did it!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful story!

  31. Beautiful story of your pregnancy! You are one gorgeous mama 🙂

    I have twin girls who are 17 months now, I could absolutely relate to a lot of what you said. I also googled twin bellies and had no idea how I was ever going to carry them – it’s amazing how much the body can stretch! I remember trying to squeeze in between cars in parking lots, not quite realizing just how big I was LOL.

    I can’t imagine how you did this with 2 other children to care for. I’m so happy that you made it to full term and have healthy littles <3

  32. Thank you for sharing your pregnancy journey with twins. I’m just now stumbling upon this and I’m so happy I did. I’m 15 weeks with twin di/di girls after many losses, and we also have a beautiful four year old little boy. I’m already finding this pregnancy to be very difficult and different than with my singleton, so I’m pleased to know it’s not all in my head. Thank you, again.

  33. Thank you so very much for giving me such insight into a new unchartered territory for our family. We have two older girls 5 & 3, and just found out we were expecting twins!! Wow! Shocked, terrified, exhilarated, so many emotions. Never did we ever think that twins would’ve been part of our journey…never. It just happened. We have been blessed with being able to get pregnant and have healthy children. I have been blessed for never feeling ill…ever! Doesn’t even feel like I’m pregnant. I am 9 weeks, and bursting to tell everyone. I just don’t know if we should wait till 12 weeks or not?! I am so terrified of the unknown and because I feel fine other than a thyroid issue, I am scared.
    I do feel like we have been given these blessings, as we have overcame a horrific 2015 as our home and everything we once knew as comfort burned down.
    Thank you, and this is the first time I have been able to “Let it out” that we are having twins! Wow does it feel good to be able to say, as I still don’t believe it most days.
    All the best to all the mamas, babes and families out there! xo

    1. Hello! Just reading your comment and like you I have 2 older girls (5 and 2, they will be 6 and 3 when the twins get here)! I too never thought twins would be in our families plan but – BAM! It happened! How are you going to balance it all, I’m already stressing out thinking of the logistics of my growing family. Looks like it’s time to invest in the mini van lol!

      1. Congratulations! My twins are almost two now and although it seems overwhelming, it is doable. Good luck!

  34. Hello! Thank you for sharing! We just found out we are expecting twins and we are excited, nervous, blessed and overwhelmed already! I read that you have to older kiddos and how did parenting them change when the twins came? I will have a 6 and 2 year old by my due date and I’m already nervous about driving my oldest to school and packing the twins up. I’m due the end of January so it’s good we will have a solid routine in by then but it’s also the dead of winter in Michigan and I’m not looking forward to bundling up 2 infants and a toddler along with a kindergartner!!!

  35. Thankyou for sharing! I am 18 weeks in with didi twins and its been physically gruelling and a little scary so far, and I have been worrying about how much harder it is going to get, you are an inspiration. I feel a flash of optimism, thankyou.Your children are beautiful x

  36. Hi I just wana tell you how grateful I am that you wrote this blog! Thank you so much, I’m currently 33 weeks 2 days with b/g dcda twins and I have struggled so much through the pregnancy it’s been so hard and it’s just nice to know that someone else out there has been through exactly the same and it was all worth it in the end! Your girls are gorgeous! I am booked for a c section at 37 and 4 days on the 15th of August 2016!

  37. What an inspiring little website you have here. After over googling twin bellies I found your blog via Pinterest. Your belly was (as awkward as this sounds) the most believable. I am on numbers 4&5 as I round the corner into my 6th month of pregnancy. And while nothing about your pregnancy holds any comparison to mine, it was inspiring to read. While I don’t have winter storms locking me up where I live in Florida, the heat is almost as confining. When its 97 degrees outside and I am 20lbs heavier the thought of going farther than the mailbox (6-7ft from front door) is enough to need a nap about or even a light cry. I too have other children which presents its very own challenges as well. Above all…My support…my perfect helper… is just that. Helpful. My husband is so very understanding it’s almost crazy at times.
    Your story rang true. You referenced the Lord (which makes me smile from my heart). Thank you, for being brave enough to take belly photos no matter the size. I appreciate your honesty and love the way you write. I too sometimes play with “blogging”. I just haven’t yet invested my entire attention…in His time maybe. Thank you again for your honesty. Keep on fighting the good fight! Blessings to your family and you.
    Natalie FL

  38. Your story is such an inspiration!am 14 weeks pregnant with di-di though dont know the sex yet but my belly is so huge. I have had nausea from the very beginning,throwing up now and then, fatigue that all i do is sit on the couch,bathroom, bed. Thought i was just being lazy but reading thru the experiences of different mamas here gives me hope and courage to push on. Thank u for this blog Joanna.

  39. Thanks for your blog. 16 Weeks pregnant with twin mono di girls. Not sure how everything will work out for my physically, especially have a toddler and working full time. I luckily have a great support system. Im scared for everything. Im 41 and like you had never even gave twins a thought. I love the part about how your body makes you slow down..i will keep that in mind. Take care. shel

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  41. This post is so helpful. I’m 11.5 weeks with di/di fraternal twins that began as triplets, but that was not to be. So twins it is! I have no family history and wasn’t on any fertility meds. Just crazy luck! We have one son who’ll be 3 when the babies come. I’m really nervous about how big/tired I’m going to get. I’ve already had so much nausea and fatigue compared to my singleton pregnancy. I’m fortunate to have a lot of support local to me, and an understanding workplace. Still, eep. Thank you for blogging about your experience. I like to have all the information possible! Thank you, Joanna!

  42. Thank you so much for sharing your story! I am 21 weeks with di/di twins and we have a little man who is 22 months. I have just really started to feel the pressure of the weight of my belly and always seem short of breath. Your story has helped give me peace of mind for the upcoming weeks (months) because as a teacher I feel like I constantly need to keep going and be up making sure everything is okay. But it is okay to sit and relax when your body is telling you that’s what it needs ☺️

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