22 weeks and 4 days

My tummy is getting bigger every day at the moment. My belly button is still an innie but only just.

I have found I’ve really enjoyed watching my body change. For the first time in my life I’m completely happy with my body. It’s making two babies and I’m really thankful for that.

I’ve had a lot of stretching sensations and my first pregnancy stretch mark. My tummy feels heavy now. My back has also been aching this week and at times has been really uncomfortable. I’m still getting restless legs in the evenings and cramp, especially in my toes. Both my sisters had restless legs and cramps in all their pregnancies and I have read it can run in families. I’m also quite breathless at times and I have to stop and rest to get my breath back.

Otherwise I’m feeling pretty well. I have found I need to slow down a bit. I have a stressful job and I’ve been trying to keep on top of all the cleaning at home, while also painting the nursery and generally running around.

My body however has been telling me I need to slow down.

The babies movements are a lot stronger now and have been waking me up around 5.30 every morning. I can see little vibrations across my tummy at times which is really surreal. We’ve been playing them music and talking to them. My nephew likes to sing twinkle twinkle little star to them.

I’ve started buying bits for my hospital bag. I have also been looking for offers on nappies and things so I can start buying stuff now to spread the cost out. I feel like I need to be organised in case they come early.

I have in my head that twins tend to come early and I was born prematurely at 28 and a half weeks. I think that has made me worry more. I keep telling myself just because my mum had all premature babies doesn’t mean I will. Both my sisters went to full term however no one in my family has had twins. However I have heard lots of stories from people who went to 38 weeks with twins and had to be induced as they were not showing any signs of coming. So I’ll just have to wait and see.

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