They say no pregnancy is the same. And I can tell you from personal experience that this is true. And it’s extra true when you’re comparing your first singleton pregnancy with a second one with twins. Here are all of the ways one was NOT like the other. 13 Ways My Twin Pregnancy Was Way Different Than My First 1. More symptoms. Not only did I feel like I had every pregnancy symptom and side effect known to woman with twins, but I also felt like they were more intense. Sure, with my daughter I had nausea that wasn’t fun,…

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Trigger warning: While the title of this post may be lighthearted — and it does end with two happy and healthy babies — this story contains a fair amount of discussion about birth trauma and my experience with it. It’s taken me weeks to sit down to write this post. Sure, some of that is because of sleep deprivation. And massive life changes. And cluster feeding. And everything else that comes with bringing home not just one, but two newborns. But, if I’m honest with myself, that’s not why I’ve put off writing my birth story. It’s because I’ve been…

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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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I’m almost too nervous to type it in case we’re forgetting something major, but — aside from buying a minivan and investing in a double jogging stroller — I think we are pretty set up for the twin girls to arrive! My husband and I have spent the last couple of months turning what was a tiny playroom into the nursery, and I gotta say, that I’m very pleased with how it turned out. It’s cozy and functional, but we squeezed all of the most-important things in there! There were a few things that we knew were a MUST from…

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When you’re pregnant with a single baby, the second trimester rocks. Usually the morning sickness is gone, you get some of your energy back, you sleep pretty well, and you’re rocking a cute little bump that is fun to watch grow — but isn’t so large that you can’t get out of a chair without help or that you can’t paint your own toenails. Let me just tell that you that my experience with carrying twins in the second trimester is a bit, er, different. First of all, my morning sickness didn’t completely go away until week 16 — and…

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Here’s something funny: For this pregnancy, I actually went back into our archives to see this post on my pregnancy workout modifications from the first time around. Because, 1) baby brain — meaning I seriously couldn’t remember what I modified last time and when; and 2) I’d like to say that there are a lot of resources out there on working out when carrying twins, but there’s really not much there for women who are already fit (beyond the usual advice to not overdo it, avoid contact sports or anything with a fall risk, drinks lots of water, and make sure…

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