As of the day this post went up, I am in my 28th week of pregnancy. It is really a crazy thing to think that these babies will be here in 10 weeks or less now. Where did this pregnancy go???

I’m sure I won’t be saying that in a few weeks when I feel like I want to burst, but I am still trying to enjoy these last two months in my FINAL pregnancy.

twin pregnancy blog

You can read my last update on weeks 25-26 here.

Twin Pregnancy Week 27

Genders and Names: One of each! Oliver and Annabelle:) You can read more about the reasons behind their names and pictures of the big surprise in our Gender Reveal post.

Weight Gain: I am headed into my 28th week now and according to the doctor on April 1, I have gained about 21 pounds total. I have been gaining about a pound or two, every three weeks up to this point, maybe a little less.

Sleep: I am thankfully over the cold that I was battling thanks to my lovely children, so that isn’t getting in the way of my sleep at all. Now, it’s the fact that the babies are on opposite kicking schedules, one late at night and the other starting at about 5 AM.

Food Cravings: Rice Crispy Treats and Cobb Salads on occasion, but no extremely strong cravings that my husband I have to rush to the store at 11 PM for.

Food Aversions: Back to the anti-meat part of this pregnancy. Salmon is pretty much the only type of meat I have been able to eat, maybe chicken if it is chopped or shredded.

Symptoms: I have started getting the “pricking” feeling that you get when theย  babies head is really low and it is pushing on the cervix. I have also had a lot of congestion in the mornings again, which is just peachy since I JUST got over having a cold. I also had a sudden wave of exhaustion come over me this week along with heartburn. Apparently, it’s my body’s way of welcoming me into the third trimester!

Clothing: It’s been really warm here and we have been packing, so I have been living in swimsuits and easy, throw-on outfits like maxi dresses, tanks and shorts. Summer maternity outfit ideas coming in the last week of April:)

Exciting Moments: We have another ultrasound coming up to check the growth of the babies, which is always exciting! We have also been knocking off quite a few of our essentials for the twins, even though the list still seems EXTREMELY long. Registering for twins was fun, but much harder than it sounds! We had a lot of my husband’s family in town this past week which was fun and full of activities.

Belly update: twin pregnancy timeline19-23 weeks

twin belly growth

Thoughts from this past week:

  • We are officially in the process of getting our new house in order. I am glad that is one more thing out-of-the-way. Now, to decorate:)
  • This past weekend we celebrated my in-laws 25th anniversary! I love that I am bringing these babies into the world with family that cherishes love and marriage.
  • As the weeks close in and it’s crunch time to prepare for the arrival of these sweet babies, I am starting to think more and more about how the delivery of the twins will go.

*Here’s to being in the home stretch*

joanna at motherhood and merlot