TWINS: born at 33wks & 5days. Delivered by C-section.
Arlo weighed 4lb 10oz. Josiah weighed 4lb 9oz.
They are fraternal twins, so each boy had a separate placenta.
Each boy stayed in the NICU for 24 days.
With the twins I gained a total of 26lbs; and I had lost 19lbs by the time I left the hospital (in 4 days).
With THIS pregnancy I have gained the EXACT amount of weight. Don't forget that I still have 6 more weeks PLUS there's only 1 baby, instead of 2. (Which means my legs & butt are catching the extra weight this time, aaahhh!!) I'm hoping (in vain) that I'll lose a whole bunch of weight in the hospital again!!
With THIS pregnancy, I feel like the baby has stronger movements than the twins did. I'm thinking that the twins just didn't have enough room in my belly for back-flips & cart-wheels. THIS baby is certainly taking advantage of the added space - and I'm a little nervous for when he gets bigger & stronger in my belly - I may have a cracked rib!
|Left: 33wks with twins, 2009. Right: 33wks with 1 baby, 2012|
Every day I think about how this baby is developing & I imagine what he looks like & the size of his body right now & my love for him & his personality, etc, etc... So, last night I pulled out some old photos of the twins and THIS is what they looked like on their birth-day (33wks & 5days)....So, this is something of what baby #3 looks like RIGHT NOW, inside my tummy!!! (Sometimes it's hard to imagine this little human is growing inside of me!!)
|My sweet baby Arlo. June 9, 2009|
|My other sweet little baby, Josiah. June 9, 2009|