16 Week Belly Shot

16 weeks pregnant with twins, 119

The other twins have gained weight as well

15 weeks, 3 days–Still in regular clothes (but Chicken’s pants)

15 weeks, 5 days pregnant–Busted out the stretchy waisted pants for the first time and a form fitting top that shows the bump.

Thanks for all of your comments on my post the other day. I was truly having a down and out day (week) and I resisted blogging about it, but I’m really glad I did and I truly appreciate all of you out there with sympathetic words. It means a lot.

True to form, Chicken came home, we had a fantastic weekend and I’m feeling much, much better! We went to a family BBQ, a Bris, a Labor Day BBQ and had dinner with Chicken’s little brother who is in town from Paris.
There wasn’t much relaxing for either of us as we were super busy. We also must’ve walked a couple of miles each day and I felt so good, though tired.
Overall, it was a perfect 3-day weekend and my week has started off much better than last week.

I met an old friend work friend today for lunch and got to tell her the big news. She said she couldn’t ‘quite tell’ by looking at me, but she was suspicious because of my clothing choice. She knew we’d been trying for a long time and was so happy for us.

Afterwards I stopped by Buh Bye Baby where a spent an hour getting totally overwhelmed with all of the baby crap we have to buy!
I was asking one of the clerks about their cloth diapers and she said “how much does the baby weigh?” “the babies aren’t born yet” “oh, well, the mother will probably want to start off with these” “I’m the mother” “oh!”
So, um, yeah, as I suspected, people can’t really tell for sure that I’m pregnant yet.

I gained three pounds this past week, so 14 lbs total. There was, I admit, a bit of a sweet tooth that got out of control. It included: donuts, banana-blueberry muffins, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and too many kinds of “I’m at a BBQ and there are 10 different kinds of chips I must eat”.
I can’t do that every week or else I’ll end up at +65 lbs. I’m aiming for +40/+45. I might not freak at +50, but even my doctor does not really want me to go over +45lbs.
Is it true that that with a twin pregnancy you gain most of your weight during the 2nd trimester and in the 3rd you are so big you simply can’t eat as much so you don’t have the same kind of weight gain?
Yes, I know. I said last week I wasn’t freaking out about the weight gain. Well, I’m still not freaking out, but I am getting nervous.
Off to eat steak!
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  • Reply cindyhoo2 September 9, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Sorry Puffer. When you have clothes on, you look pretty normal. But I would imagine that people who know you well IRL can tell the difference. The good news is that you look fab… including the twins :) I’ll bet you are really going to pop in the next couple of weeks. I still think the weight should not scare you…. twins do come early.

  • Reply Melissa September 9, 2009 at 12:48 am

    You look great!! I agree about how overwhelming those baby stores are.

  • Reply Two Moms, Two Monkeys September 9, 2009 at 1:26 am

    You look great! Glad you are feeling better. BTW, chicken kinda looks like Alice from L Word. 😉

  • Reply Mina September 9, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Glad you had a great weekend! You deserved it! And you look adorable :)

  • Reply 2girlsandtheirfamily September 9, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Yay for stretchy waisted pants! 😉 As for eating and the third trimester, I ate about the same as the 2nd trimester. No noticeable difference like I’d heard about, perhaps a little more snacky though. Can’t wait to see you ladies and your baby (babies) bump this weekend!!

  • Reply anofferingoflove September 9, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    look at that cute belly!! :)

  • Reply Keely September 9, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    You look great! I can imagine that as someone who is very careful with her body and who has stayed in perfect shape for…a while ;-)… the fast chages can be alarming, but I am glad to hear that the nervousness is not dissuading yopu from eating what you have to eat to keep ’em growing and healthy!

  • Reply Sarah September 9, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    You are beautiful! You’ll be fine. Oh, so the damn RE said no Central Americ till my potential 2nd trimester – party pooper.

  • Reply Gayby Rabies September 9, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    With normal clothes on, I have to admit I probably wouldn’t suspect a thing just from looking at you. Maybe it’s just the pictures. 3 pounds in a week doesn’t sound too bad for twins. A friend of mine gained 7 lbs in one week when she was pregnant with a singleton…all due to a coffee ice cream craving.

  • Reply tbean September 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Puffer your bump is adorable. I’m glad you and the Chicken had such a nice weekend together and I hope this is a better week for you.

  • Reply poppycat September 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Looking great mama! I bet your work friend was thinking “either she’s pg or she got a boob job!”

    Your allowed to splurge a little and eat all those yummy things! You will just have to budget a little later. I know your worried about the weight but I know you will keep track of yourself and be back to your usual hot self in no time after those babies are here. In the meantime, enjoy the growing bump!

  • Reply Next in Line September 12, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    All the twins look great. smile. You eat really healthy and are active. Those are the right ingredients for a great pregnancy with a good amount of weight gain. I am not worried at all for you. You are a yummy mommy!

  • Reply tiff September 15, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Lovely photos lady!!! You look fab!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Jess September 17, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I cant believe it is already well now, over 16 weeks, I have been following you for so long! congrats are still in order and I am so excited for you guys. Also, I was wondering since you live down in the city if you have some info on a clinic there. Youre help would be much appriciated. My email is jwolk26@gmail.com if you have a few minutes I would love to ask you a few questions. If not no prob, you are preggo with twins!!!! Thanks!

  • Reply chicklet September 18, 2009 at 4:06 am

    I think you look awesome! As for the weight gain, I can’t say twin vs singleton, but I can say that now in the 3rd trimester, I personally can’t eat as much. I think there’s just not as much room there with Tiny B squishing things. So you might luck out there:-)

  • Reply thebao September 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    great pics! you look fantastic.

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