As usual, I am a little late posting an update. Here we are. We are halfway through week 26 and well on our way to week 27 of this amazing, crazy miracle. To say we are blessed is an understatement. So far I have felt pretty darn good to be growing 2 little people inside of me. I do get tired more easily now. I have cravings for typical pregnancy foods – ice cream, breakfast food, cereal, milk….etc. I won’t be running any races or deep cleaning my house anytime soon, but HEY! That’s completely ok! I cannot believe this belly is mine. OUR babies are growing inside of me right now. In less than 12 weeks, we will be holding Ryker and Averlee in our arms! Two years ago this month, we were told we were pregnant only to find out we were in fact not pregnant. I actually had a kidney stone and my first ovarian cyst was discovered. One year ago we underwent our first IUI cycle, which failed and produced a HUGE cyst on my left ovary. We were afraid I would lose my left ovary, but little did we know…. that ovary would later produce 2 of the most perfect eggs that would become our precious Ryker and Averlee. Not a day that goes by I do not thank God for this pregnancy and our beautiful growing family.
How Far Along?: 26ish weeks
Due Date: The 2nd week in January. The twins will be here before December 31st though.
Weird Pregnancy Moment: I still have a really, really itchy belly. I’ve increased my water intake and I literally COVER my belly with lotion 2-3 times a day.
Symptoms: Growing belly, nasal congestion, frequent trips to the bathroom, increased appetite, round ligament pain, pelvic pain, pregnancy mask, swollen ankles and feet, shortness of breath, heartburn, and growing boobs. Just your typical pregnancy symptoms.
Cravings/ Aversions: Still drinking a lot of milk. I’ve also recently developed an appreciation for a fountain Coca-Cola on ice. I craved Coca-Cola when I was pregnant with Gavin, so I’m guessing my body just loves Coca-Cola during pregnancy…? I do my best to limit myself to only 1 per week.
Anything Make You Queasy: Not eating when I get hungry.
Genders: We are having a sweet little boy, Ryker Christian and a precious little girl, Averlee Elizabeth