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  • #16
    Things are going very well now. No more sickness, tummy is growing and the babies are very active! I'm even back at work again, but only doing 4.5 hours a day and not the usual 8.5. Started two weeks ago after having been on sick leave since the end of November last year ...

    It's starting to get a bit harder though. Not awfully, but it's a bit harder to get up from the sofa and my lower back is aching more often. But I can't complain. I'm learning to take it easy and rest when my body tells me to.

    I've just found out that my maternity leave will start 16 April so not long left now. But I doubt I will be able to continue working until then. My tummy seems to be growing quickly and it's only going to get tougher. And it will probably become impossible for me to even do my job when my tummy gets bigger. But time will tell. I'm very lucky to have a very supportive boss who keeps telling me to take it easy and lets me take breaks whenever I need to.

    It's funny how my appetite goes up and down. I have days were I'm ravenous and always feel hungry, and then there's like today where I'm really not that interested in food. I think I'm doing ok when it comes to listening to my body though.
    This pregnancy has actually been a blessing for me. I'm better at dealing with my sugar cravings, and I've finally figured out what foods to avoid to keep the IBS monster under control!

    I haven't gained much weight, only about 2 kilos compared to my weight before, but everything seems to be ok with the babies so I'm not worried. Besides, there's still a few months to go! But I doubt I'll be gaining as much as 20-25 kilos which is supposed to be normal for a twin pregnancy.

    When it comes to exercise I haven't been doing as much as I wanted to, but it's not so easy with the increased appetite(or lack of), dizziness and such. But now that I'm working again I'm walking for at least 1 hour 5 days a week, and I do some of Tara Lee's pregnancy yoga when I feel like it. I'm feeling quite healthy and happy though.

    Time for another meal I think! Been needing more carb lately. Fat and protein just doesn't seem to be enough these days.
    "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous."
    Paracelsus

    A Primal Twin Pregnancy

    Proud mother of twin girls!

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    • #17
      My tummy at 19 weeks.
      "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous."
      Paracelsus

      A Primal Twin Pregnancy

      Proud mother of twin girls!

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      • #18
        Looking good, mama!
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
          Looking good, mama!
          Thank you. I'm feeling good too.
          "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous."
          Paracelsus

          A Primal Twin Pregnancy

          Proud mother of twin girls!

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          • #20
            hi valkyria,

            I'm so glad I found this thread!

            I am 12 and a half weeks pregnant and have been primal for 2 years now. I planned to be primal through out my pregnancy but I got such a nasty shock! I just have not been able to eat primal at all since week 7. I cannot stand the sight of salads and most veggies, fish, chicken or any meat!

            Its been so awful I throw up at the thought of chicken and meat and I've not been able to keep much exercise up except for walking and will start pregnancy yoga soon.

            I have been eating bread and rice along with some veggies and eggs are ok so far.

            I'm really hoping these aversions go away because I just cannot imagine how I'm going to go through this pregnancy without meat and salads! I don't even mind the vomiting, I just feel terrible that I'm feeding my baby such crappy food instead of the real good stuff!

            Anyway all the best with your twins!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by aloka7 View Post
              hi valkyria,

              I'm so glad I found this thread!

              I am 12 and a half weeks pregnant and have been primal for 2 years now. I planned to be primal through out my pregnancy but I got such a nasty shock! I just have not been able to eat primal at all since week 7. I cannot stand the sight of salads and most veggies, fish, chicken or any meat!

              Its been so awful I throw up at the thought of chicken and meat and I've not been able to keep much exercise up except for walking and will start pregnancy yoga soon.

              I have been eating bread and rice along with some veggies and eggs are ok so far.

              I'm really hoping these aversions go away because I just cannot imagine how I'm going to go through this pregnancy without meat and salads! I don't even mind the vomiting, I just feel terrible that I'm feeding my baby such crappy food instead of the real good stuff!

              Anyway all the best with your twins!
              Hi there,

              Congratulations on your pregnancy.

              I'm sure your food aversions will go away. They did for me sometime after week 15 I think. Since then I've been eating like before, just more carb.
              It's really great to be primal and pregnant. I'm able to listen to my body and give it what it wants, and apart from the vomiting in the beginning I've had no problems. Even now that I'm almost 35 weeks pregnant I can still eat big meals, and I've got no digestive issues or heartburn. It's brilliant!

              Yoga is another thing I would recommend. It's great for all those little pains and aches. If I stop doing it I start getting pain in my pelvis/hips and back, but only a couple of sessions of yoga and I feel great again.
              "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous."
              Paracelsus

              A Primal Twin Pregnancy

              Proud mother of twin girls!

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              • #22
                38 weeks today and still feeling good. The last scan was a week ago, and the twins were estimated to weigh about 2.6 and 2.7 kilos so they are growing well. They are still very active, especially at night it seems, so I don't get so much sleep. It's surprising however how little that affects me during the day. When I finally wake up and have had some breakfast I usually feel fine until bedtime.

                There's no sign of anything happening anytime soon, but I can wait, and as long as the babies are doing fine I would rather they stayed as long as possible.
                The doc wanted to schedule an induction for this coming week, but I told her I'd rather wait until they decide to come and that was fine. So I'm "allowed" to wait until week 40. Will go for scans more often though, but that's ok. Gives me a chance to get some exercise as we're walking to and from the hospital(about 40 min each way at my speed).

                It's both exciting and a little bit scary to know that labour could start any day now, and I'm always looking for signs that something is happening.
                "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous."
                Paracelsus

                A Primal Twin Pregnancy

                Proud mother of twin girls!

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                • #23
                  How are you doing? Have the babies arrived, yet?
                  I'm a 5'-6" tall female.

                  SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
                  CW:166.4 lbs.
                  GW: 143 lbs.

                  Just keep going.

                  New goal:

                  Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.

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                  • #24
                    I know this is an old thread, and I'm sure you've got your hands full now with the little ones, but I am also pregnant with twins, and was hoping I could ask you a few questions. I read "When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads" by Barbara Luke and was so put off by it that I ended up returning it. It basically said to eat a crap ton of food (especially protein), gain a crap ton of weight, and do as little activity as possible. I can get on board with the protein and even eating a decent amount of food, but I can't imagine piling on the pounds and doing as little activity as possible is smart or healthy. I feel like you probably prove this book wrong, so I was just curious about your final outcome, and have the following questions:

                    1. How long did you carry your twins? (i.e. how many weeks)
                    2. What was your total weight gain before you delivered?
                    3. How much did each of your babies weigh?

                    I appreciate any feedback you could provide. Thanks!

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