I can't believe we are nearing the end of the first trimester already. Between the speed at which these first few months have gone, together with the shorter third trimester (taking into consideration that full term for twins is around 37 weeks), I have a feeling that this pregnancy is going to fly by.
Thankfully we have had no further incidences of spotting since I turned 9 weeks exactly. I have had constant reminders of the work my body is undertaking in the form of regular meetings between my head and the toilet bowl. Dare I say it, the meetings seem to be becoming less frequent. Now I've said it out loud it will all come back with a vengeance.
The tiredness, oh the tiredness. It knocks me out completely. I'm still up early in the day - normally between 4.30 and 5am but rarely see past 9pm at night. It doesn't help that Joseph is still waking during the night. I have to admit that I'm not too sure whether the uncontrollable tiredness is down to pregnancy or simply because I'm lazy and enjoy sleeping. It's not unknown for me to "snooze" during the day on the sofa, opening an eye every now and then to beg for a little more quiet and a lot less shouting. That'll be the day.
My friend, Mike's cousin, Karen asked me the other day whether I was showing.
"Oh yes," I told her, "but only because I can let it all hang out now. I don't need to hold my tummy in."
I think she thought I was being funny. I wasn't. It's true. For me to be convinced that the bump at the front of my body is made up of babies two things must happen:
The bump needs to firm up... a lot
The babies need to be bigger than an inch and a half each.
Of course, there is always the two placentas I'm carrying. And the extra amniotic fluid. Yes, that'll be the reason why my belly is so big so soon. Now I feel better.
I have my first midwife appointment booked for later today. She posted out all the forms for booking in for me to fill out. The obstetric history takes a while to be completed. Plus it only has spaces for seven previous pregnancies. I had to squashthelasttwopregnanciesintothetinybitofspaceleftattheendofthepage. It didn't occur to me until afterwards to photocopy one of the pages and stick it into the book. I blame the children for that oversight. Those in utero and out.