After doing this post on the first trimester in GIFs, I was going to write a post with the second trimester in GIFs, but once I started thinking about it, it really boiled down to this: via GIPHY Because, really, in the second tri, you feel pretty good, you can move around as you’d like, you get to rock cute maternity clothes with a bump that shows but doesn’t, like, attract signs of pity from others, and you’re going in for appointments for fun stuff — like possibly your first detailed sonogram and gender reveal — and you’re starting to…

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My twin pregnancy has been REAL. Real tough. Real fun. Real long (even though it’s actually really shorter than my last one). And, really, really something. Because I’m so, so grateful to be carrying two babies (as I’m writing this, I’m currently past week 30). And it’s special. But, man, a twin pregnancy is not for the faint of heart. Here are 13 things only moms pregnant with twins will understand … No shirt will ever be long enough to cover the bump, it seems. via GIPHY No built-in belly band has enough stretch in it. via GIPHY The silliness…

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In case you missed the big announcement last week, I’m knocked up again. WITH TWINS. And now that some* of the shock has worn off, I am down to logistics: getting the nursery ready, brainstorming names, figuring out what we really need two of, and all that fun stuff. I’m also finally out of the first trimester, which is awesome because, you know how hard the first trimester usually is? Double that with twins — because there’s literally double the hormones, double the baby-building, double the everything! And while some twin moms breeze through it (every mom and pregnancy is…

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Parenting, in some ways, can be compared to training a dog. via GIPHY (Before you judge me for comparing raising children to training an animal, know that the comparison comes from a good place in my heart. I love my children and I love animals, particularly dogs.) I used to be a dog trainer. Although it has been almost a decade since I’ve professionally trained a dog, I am grateful for the experience, because it’s sure come in handy with my children. Now that I’m responsible for two wild little humans, I’m noticing how training a dog could be as…

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