Week 24: Vegan Twin Pregnancy Update

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24 weeks twin pregnancy belly bump vegan

24 weeks have come and past, it’s a great feeling to now be in our 25th week.  Each week, as my twin belly grows, this pregnancy feels more well.  In the early days, before showing, it’s a surreal feeling as if everything is a secret.  Now that there is no method known to mankind on how to hide my twin belly bump, it brings the truth to light and makes it feel like an announcement to the world each step outside the door. It doesn’t bother me though as it feels more safe with the outside world knowing I’m with babies.  Along with showing, there are some newer complications and milestones which occurred this week.

Note:  Whew!  Look at that belly!  Love it so much!  These photos are copyright protected, you must have written and signed permission from me to post or share in a repost on another site.  All photos are taken early on the first day of the next week, sans makeup and any special hair treatment.  Pregnancy makes a woman so gorgeous, I fully embrace every second of my appearance during this time.

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Vegan Protein Pancakes: 5 Ingredients

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Vegan flourless protein pancakes recipe

Protein, protein, protein, it’s really a good portion of what I take into consideration when making a meal at home nowadays.  Pre-pregnancy I did not take much care to know the exact amount of protein grams I take in daily however now I am building two vegan babies, I have to have three times the amount.  My OB/GYN states every gram of protein taken in, the twins will definitely steal from my body so it’s important to take in a great deal to make sure they grow properly.  Thankfully my doctor has no issues with me being vegan, I am very blessed with a great doctor.  So with this in mind, I now incorporate protein into all my older recipes.  Genki Husband loves pancakes, so to continue to spoil him but still get my protein for the day I have started to make these protein pancakes.  Perfect for a vegan pregnancy!

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Week 23: Vegan Twin Pregnancy Update

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23 weeks twin pregnancy belly bump vegan

23 weeks now complete, hard to believe we are now in what is called the “vitality week”.  This is a big week to go into since it means our twins now have a 50-70% chance of survival if born early (praying for the long haul though).  A multiple pregnancy, such as this one, is considered high risk so every day closer to a heathy birth is another day of blessings.  We can’t wait to meet our twins but we will wait until they are healthy and ready to come naturally, so for now we share with all of you all that we do know about them.  This week we had another perinatologist appointment and will share more information about our findings.

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Week 22: Vegan Twin Pregnancy Update

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22nd week twin pregnancy belly bump

Sorry for the delay with this posting, I have been dealing with a few new symptoms this week that I will talk about in my week 23 blog post.  This week marks the 22nd week of our twin pregnancy, it’s such a blessing each week when I get to write this posts and express the health and safety of our twins.  We are still going strong and keeping positive through this pregnancy and I am excited to share it with all of you.

NOTE:  MY PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE VERY END OF EACH WEEK, HENCE THESE TWO PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE START OF WEEK 21.  NORMALLY I TAKE THESE PHOTOS AS I JUST WAKE UP ON SATURDAY MORNING, VERY EARLY, SANS MAKEUP AND HAIR CORRECTIONS. I DO NOT HIDE FROM SHARING MY EXPERIENCES, NOR MY GROWTH PHOTOS. PREGNANCY IS NOT SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN DO, ESPECIALLY A NATURAL TWIN PREGNANCY SO I WANT TO SHARE EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF TRUTH THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

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Week 21: Vegan Twin Pregnancy Update

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21 Weeks Twin Pregnancy Belly Bump Photo

21 weeks pregnant with twins and still going strong.  Just the other day, I was thinking to myself it’s amazing to think it’s almost spring and we first got pregnant in the late summer/early fall season.  That can only mean we are getting closer to seeing our healthy and happy twins, so exciting!  This week I did have some changes in my belly as it has grown outward and a bit more upward, at least in my opinion.  Additionally some of my symptoms have changed so click ahead to read more about these changes in week 21.

NOTE:  MY PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE VERY END OF EACH WEEK, HENCE THESE TWO PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE START OF WEEK 23.  NORMALLY I TAKE THESE PHOTOS AS I JUST WAKE UP ON SATURDAY MORNING, VERY EARLY, SANS MAKEUP AND HAIR CORRECTIONS. I DO NOT HIDE FROM SHARING MY EXPERIENCES, NOR MY GROWTH PHOTOS. PREGNANCY IS NOT SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN DO, ESPECIALLY A NATURAL TWIN PREGNANCY SO I WANT TO SHARE EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF TRUTH THE ENTIRE PROCESS.  Please ignore the sock change, I realized I had put on pink socks with a red top, gasp!  Additionally I did make a change into maternity leggings however they do not feel very well, maternity clothing is still not made for short people, these sag in places I wish would not and I constantly have to pull them up even though these are the smallest available size that can fit my twin belly.

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1st Prenatal Appointment: What to Expect

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Our first pregnancy appointment was a very exciting but nervous appointment, I had never been to an official OB/GYN as my family doctor had always performed my pap smear tests.  So this was new territory for me and my husband.  This was also our first pregnancy, so we were definitely fish out of water at this point in our pregnancy.  Actually at this point, we were only relying on home pregnancy tests to prove we were pregnant, so any confirmation of pregnancy was to be determined.  As I sat waiting for the doctor to call my name, I knew I was going to share my experiences with all of you as it is a bit overwhelming.  Hopefully my experiences will help all of you throughout your pregnancy too.  So on to my experience in Southern California (LA area), the first appointment from a twin pregnancy perspective (not sure if it is the same for singletons).

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Long Awaited For Gender Announcement: Vegan Twins

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Twin Gender Reveal

Two weeks now we have known the gender of the twins, however, it has been a whirlwind of sharing the news with family and friends first.  10 weeks ago we found out the gender of one baby from our MaterniT noninvasive genetics test but we were told the gender of the babies were not to be 100% confirmed until week 20.  Thankfully we had our first perinatologist appointment a few days before the start of week 20 so there was no question to the sex of the twins.  Genki Husband and I could not be happier with the twins who are both happy and perfectly healthy.  So today I will announce the gender of our twins below, just click the link.

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Week 20: Vegan Twin Pregnancy Update

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20 weeks twin pregnancy

20 Weeks along with our vegan twin pregnancy, that’s the 1/2 way point for singletons.  My specialists tell me it is average for twins to be born around 34-36 weeks, induction is always scheduled at 38 weeks, no later.  This might be different in your area however this is what SoCal doctors state in the states.  Follow along with us during our vegan twin pregnancy week 20.

NOTE:  MY PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE VERY END OF EACH WEEK, HENCE THESE TWO PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE START OF WEEK 21.  NORMALLY I TAKE THESE PHOTOS AS I JUST WAKE UP ON SATURDAY MORNING, VERY EARLY, SANS MAKEUP AND HAIR CORRECTIONS. I DO NOT HIDE FROM SHARING MY EXPERIENCES, NOR MY GROWTH PHOTOS. PREGNANCY IS NOT SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN DO, ESPECIALLY A NATURAL TWIN PREGNANCY SO I WANT TO SHARE EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF TRUTH THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

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My Thoughts On Having Twins

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My Thoughts on Having Twins

First question out of mouths when hearing we are having twins is – “does it run in your family?”  A common question since twins do get passed down through the maternal side of a families’ genes.  Twins do not run in my family though, so it is all new to our entire crew.  In fact when we heard the news, we were totally stunned, even though I kept telling Genki Husband we were going to have twins before our first appointment. And before anyone asks, this was a set of natural twins, no medical intervention.  (aka, it is a complete surprise)  So what are my thoughts of having twins?

Photo: The above photo is the first glimpse of our twins inside the womb.  They were 12 weeks old.  Please do not copy this photo, forward, save, or duplicate in any way.  This is a copyright photo and does have a watermark, hence it can not be used without written and signed permission by me, thanks.

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Week 19: Vegan Twin Pregnancy Update

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19 weeks twin pregnancy belly bump photoToday I am thrilled to share with you my experience during my 19th week of pregnancy, a vegan twin pregnancy!  This week my symptoms changed a bit and we purchased a new large item for our twins, doing it without assistance from family and friends can be challenging but more rewarding.  If Genki Husband and I can do it, so can you!  Please ignore the change in my belly bump photo shirt, it has turned warm here so a normal long-sleeve shirt was not cutting it anymore.  I changed into a maternity shirt, even though it is an extra-small, it is large on me still.  (Pants too!  Anyone know a petite maternity clothes brand?)  I am sure the twins will fill it out in the next few months of belly bump photos though.  Click on the link to see all that has been going on this week, I love sharing with each and every one of you.

NOTE:  MY PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE VERY END OF EACH WEEK, HENCE THESE TWO PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE START OF WEEK 19.  NORMALLY I TAKE THESE PHOTOS AS I JUST WAKE UP ON SATURDAY MORNING, VERY EARLY, SANS MAKEUP AND HAIR CORRECTIONS. I DO NOT HIDE FROM SHARING MY EXPERIENCES, NOR MY GROWTH PHOTOS. PREGNANCY IS NOT SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN DO, ESPECIALLY A NATURAL TWIN PREGNANCY SO I WANT TO SHARE EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF TRUTH THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

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