Monday, December 20, 2010

Pregnant with Twins - How Does It Feel?

Anyone out there ever wonder what it feels like to be pregnant with twins? Ladies? Guys? Bueller?

Well I may not be the perfect person to tell you, but I live with someone who is an expert. I see her every day. After observing her for a few weeks I have been able to piece together a few things about the early portion of pregnancy with twins.

If I may use a technical term, the first trimester can be a tough time for a woman. Sidebar: If the term for one third of a mester is trimester, why is half the school year not called a bimester. These are the things that keep me up at night, but I digress. Arica has been extra sick, extra tired, and just plain feeling extra bad.

When she told her doctor that she was feeling a lot more sick this time than she did with Braden, he laughed and said, "There's a reason for that."

It would follow logically that with two babies a woman's body produces twice the hormones. These hormones are the ones that make a woman feel nauseous and get sick. So it's true. With twins you get twice as sick.

Consider this message a public service announcement, and don't ever say that this is not an educational blog. We strive to inform here at Life of a New Dad.

Please say a prayer for Arica too while your at it. We'd love for her to have more energy and feel a bit better while we are celebrating Christmas.

10 comments:

Jared Karol said...

hang in there. . . similar thing w/ my wife w/ our twins. All you can do is support her, and don't do anything stupid. . .

Brandy@YDK said...

that really sucks. sending twice the prayers your way.

Sheila said...

Poor girlie! I bet if you rub her fee/back TWICE as much she would feel somewhat better! LOL! :)

Manic Mommy said...

Always remember that the more nauseous you are the healthier the pregnancy. Hormones are your friend - at least the babies'. Hoping it eases soon. Nauseous with one baby was bad enough!

Brian Miller said...

oh man...def praying for you big time on that...smiles.

seashore subjects said...

Hope Arica feels better soon and that the 2nd trimester is easier than the first.

Katherine said...

Oh, I hate to hear that she's struggling with it. I cannot imagine how hard it must be to feel so tired and so sick with a two year old running around on top of that.

Hopefully she'll be able to kick her legs up over the holidays while everyone else waits on her!

Hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas, and I'll send a little prayer to Arica for more energy. ;)

James (SeattleDad) said...

Our best to her. Must be pretty tough. I know Mrs. LIAYF was super sick all though with just the one baby.

Melisa with one S said...

I hope Arica feels better very, very soon. What an icky time.

She's lucky to have a compassionate hubby like you.

Old School/New School Mom said...

I can't even IMAGINE! I hope Arica feels much better soon. The first trimester...well sucks! And with twins? WOW! I thought being pregnant with a girl was harder. I was super nauseous this time. But I really hope she feels better soon. Arica- you're a brave woman! You deserve an enormous chocolate bar.