24 Weeks

Six months along with the peaches!! Can you believe it?! It’s still sinking in a bit for us, though I think (maybe) we are beyond the complete panic stages. 😉 I thought I’d share a few more fun twins facts for your amusement.

22 % percent of twins are left handed, compared to 10% in singletons. So maybe I’ll get a lefty in the mix after all!

Once you have fraternal twins, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to have another set! Uh-Oh!!! 😉

40% of twins invent their own language. I’m looking forward to seeing if this happens. I’m not sure what the influence of 3 older siblings babbling to them will make, but I’ve seen videos of baby twins “talking” and think it’s SO stinkin’ cute!!

Over 50% of twins are born before 37 weeks. So I just recently learned that 37 weeks is the “full-term” twin pregnancy rather than 40. While I don’t think I’d miss those extra weeks on the end AT ALL, I still want them to cook as long as possible. Still praying to hit that 36 week mark!

Twin babies start to interact with each other as early as 14 weeks gestation. Yay for little bestest buds! I look forward to watching how the girls react to each other. Right now it just seems to be space issues. 🙂

There ya go, maybe you know something now that you didn’t know before. 😉 I’m doing pretty well. I wear out quickly but Stu is so good about helping me out!! I’ve been getting leg-cramps and it’s always when I’m sleeping so that’s no fun! I have heartburn too though I suppose that’s nearly a given considering how squished my innards are. 😉 Mostly I’m getting around okay, though the loose ligaments in my hips and pelvis are my biggest ‘discomfort’ right now, and cause me to waddle around a bit from time to time. I got a support belt that I’ve been trying to remember to wear when I’m going to be up and about for awhile. It really does seem to help. I was able to go for a walk yesterday so that was fun!

Actually what’s making me most miserable right now is allergies! URG!!! I’ll be happy when this passes, but am very thankful that I can at least take Zertec or whatever. I can’t imagine how bad it would be if I didn’t have that option!!

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