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    Pregnant with Twins – Week 22

    Merry Christmas everyone! Another week! It feels like time is flying but also like we have a ways to go. Three more months until babies are here! Symptoms: My nose bleeds are pretty much a nightly occurrence at this point. Sleep is unpredictable. Some nights I will have a great night’s rest and others will be horrible. I was having awful mid-back pain and sciatica pain but that seems to have gone away.  Babies’ size: Papayas Appetite: Not much different. I have been craving things I am not supposed to eat like sushi and beef.   Workouts/weight gain: Yoga one time this week. I have also finally been upping my…

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    Pregnant with Twins – Week 21

    We forgot to take a bump photo this week! Whoops! But we had quite the eventful week. I got to see the babies again, and I have been getting more and more uncomfortable. Symptoms: Frequent nose bleeds, back pain, trouble sleeping, digestive issues, aches and pains. Trouble bending over. Can’t see my toes anymore when I’m standing up straight. I am also so thirsty at different times of the day.  Babies’ size: Pomegranate Appetite: Same as usual except I have been craving sweets and carbs again.  Workouts/weight gain: Yoga two times this week and walked 2.85 miles. I didn’t weigh myself this week.  Medical: On Monday, I had an appointment with…

  • albuquerque,  christmas,  new mexico

    River of Lights at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

    Celebrating its 20th year, Albuquerque’s River of Lights was recently named one of The 15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in the U.S. by MSN. Last weekend, hubby and I decided at the last minute to visit the holiday display for the first time. It was relatively warm (in the mid-40s) and we wanted to get out of the house for a bit. River of Lights features over 500 light displays including some animated sculptures. Additionally, there is nightly entertainment, model train displays and a chance to meet Santa Claus. A visit to River of Lights is fun for the whole family.  As first time visitors to River of Lights, we…

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    Pregnant with Twins – Week 20

    20 weeks!! If I were having a “normal/singleton” pregnancy, this would mark the traditional halfway point. Even though we passed the halfway point some weeks ago, I still feel like this is a special milestone week for us. It took us so long to get here.  Not much changed this week. Symptoms: Frequent nose bleeds, back pain, trouble sleeping, digestive issues, aches and pains. Trouble bending over. Can’t see my toes anymore when I’m standing up straight. Babies’ size: Banana Appetite: Same as usual except I have been craving sweets and sandwiches. Bring me all the carbs!  Workouts/weight gain: My hospital has free prenatal yoga classes several times a month,…

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    Pregnant with Twins – Week 19

    Symptoms: Frequent nose bleeds, back pain, trouble sleeping, digestive issues. Babies’ size: Mango  Appetite: Same as last week. Workouts/weight gain: I didn’t get a lot in this week due to traveling. Just yoga and walking, which I didn’t keep track of because my FitBit died when I was out of town.   Medical: No appointments/updates this week. Happenings: We celebrated our last Thanksgiving as a family of two! On Thanksgiving Day, we went to volunteer at the homeless shelter, which was such a nice experience. So we wound up having Thanksgiving dinner on Black Friday instead.     That weekend we also bought our new car. We decided to go with…