I am not complaining, just find the pregnancy journey quite fascinating so far...it is incredible how your body responds as an incubator to growing babies. My boobs have grown and my nipples have changed shape with new blue veins along the sides -fascinating. The food aversions, constant metallic taste and flow of saliva, queasiness and all the other strange and scary symptoms.....I will not lie and say I have thoroughly enjoyed the 1st trimester, because I really haven't so far - from a symptom perspective, that is. However, from the perspective of this miracle that is unfolding and the reality that two very special babies are growing inside my womb, it has been one of the most significant experiences in my life so far.
At 12 weeks...here's how the twins are doing...
How your baby's growing:The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 5 cm long (about the size of a lime) and weighs about 14grams.
I cannot wait for Monday and I so hope we will find out what we are having and that they are perfectly healthy....please little twins be fine.
Tomorrow is Mother's Day and it will be the 2nd time I have been pregnant on Mother's Day. The first time was at 7 weeks - the ectopic in Namibia - and I remember being so happy at the idea that I was actually going to be a mum. I am slightly more wary this time even though I am 3 months pregnant...I think I will only feel like a mum when I am actually holding them in my arms finally.
What a magic thought.