Preparing for Twins – Farmhouse Restoration

One of my first thoughts I had when I found out we were having twins was ‘Oh my goodness how will we fit in our house?’ I’m the first to admit we hadn’t really planned or prepared for one baby, let alone two so my initial reaction was panic. Thankfully unlike myself, Jay is the opposite of me and is calm, confident and doesn’t panic in fairly unique situations like the one we were experiencing. We’re having MoDi (monochorionic diamniotic) twins, which means it’s a high risk pregnancy because they share a placenta and are only separated by a very…

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Week by Week Twin Pregnancy: 22 Weeks

After not been very well the other week and after some discussion with my doctor and Jay, I finished my contract with the university this week. (A huge thank you to my colleagues there and especially to Anne for the present.) I’m now working flexible part time hours for myself which has already really helped and made me feel a lot better than I had been. That combined with the nicer weather we’ve been having has given me that extra bit of energy to feel more human again. It also meant I was able to head out and catch up…

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Week by Week Twin Pregnancy: 20 Weeks

I guess I should rename these posts ‘Two Weekly Twin Pregnancy’ updates as unfortunately I missed last week due to been a bit poorly. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have heard I ended up with a water infection. One of the worst things for a MoDi pregnancy. The good news is after a couple of appointments with my Doctors, some rest and a round of antibiotics, I’m back to my normal pregnant self and the babies were absolutely fine at our scan on Friday. How Big are the Babies: Considering how ill I felt last week, the twins…

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Week by Week Twin Pregnancy: 18 Weeks

Happy belated Valentine’s Day everyone! Valentine’s week is always extra special for me as the day after is my birthday and this year I turned 30! I still feel no different to when I was 18 but with all the excitement I accidentally missed week 17’s update. There wasn’t much change until late in the week when I quite literally popped overnight and everything changed a little bit! I suddenly have a very obvious but still petite bump which is nice because people at work no longer think I’ve just had a big dinner the night before. We spent the…

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Week by Week Twin Pregnancy: 16 Weeks

We started our fortnightly scans on Friday and what a lovely afternoon it was meeting our girls!!! All through my adult life I had assumed when I became pregnant, I would want a surprise. This was obviously when I assumed I would have one baby at a time. And when I found out I was pregnant, I told Jay I didn’t want to know… then after the shock of my life finding out we were having identical twins, I decided I’d had enough surprises. So it was as if Twin 2 knew we wanted to know because as soon as…

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