What I Ate: 3rd Trimester w/ Twins

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The third trimester was one of the hardest times of my life for eating, if only I had the same issues right now in my life.  Not only was I doing a lot less movement, as my team of doctors stated, “mothers of twin babies should expect to stop working after 26 weeks, if not already”.  Secondly, my life was slower and my stomach was so full of babies it was hard to put anything else in it.  I remember crying a few times as I was so full but needed to eat another meal, it was unlike anything I had experienced before in my life as a chubby girl.  So this was when my meals got a bit more interesting, a bit unlike my normal self.

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What I Ate: 2nd Trimester w/ Twins (Part 4)

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Vegan Second Trimester Recipes

Finally the last blog post of ideas for meals in a vegan pregnancy, especially multiples. If you are new here, my husband and I were blessed with naturally conceived twins, two babies born extremely healthy and happy.  We were so blessed to have healthy twins, two babies from conception through today at 8 months old 100% vegan.  Hopefully if you are thinking about getting pregnant or are pregnant you can find some ideas here for your vegan babies.

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What I Ate: 2nd Trimester w/ Twins (Part 3)

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Still working through my series while I was  pregnant with vegan twins.  Here is my third installment of the foods I ate while growing two healthy babies.  Both of the twins were healthy at birth and growing like weeds at 6 months of age right now.  No health issues and I lost all my pregnancy weight before leaving the hospital.  See what I ate and take a peek at the recipes I used to have a extremely healthy pregnancy.

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What I Ate: 2nd Trimester w/ Twins (Part 2)

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This series is something I started over 6 months ago, I never got around to it because my third trimester was a bit too much for coming online.  This is thanks to the twins sitting on my nerves and creating a pregnancy induced type of carpal tunnel in both of my hands, making it difficult to type at all.  Still today I have issues with carpal tunnel, apparently it will continue until the twins are mobile full-time.  Enough about my hands, more importantly, on to the food!  Here are some of the foods I loved eating while pregnant with the twins, 100% vegan pregnancies are completely healthy and achievable.  The hospital staff were amazed at how small I was in size but the level of health the twins were when born.  Our twins were the only ones 100% healthy upon birth in the hospital, so blessed!

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My Favorite 0-6 Months Twin Favorite Items

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20 Items to Help You Make it Through the First 6 Months with Twins (Created by a Twin Momma of 6 Month Old Twins)

During my pregnancy, the majority of my free time was spent researching baby products and essential items necessary for ease of raising the twins.  Never in my life did I imagine we would be having twins, hence, when we found out from our first OB appointment I knew we would need to find the most essential items and keep to just the items needed.  A singleton can be expensive, let alone twins.  Being that the twins turned 6 months, I figured I would post a blog with our essential items so it might help others with the surprise of twins.  These items are what we found to be essential, it might vary with your babies but I imagine these basic items are good for just about every family.

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Vegan Twins Update: Almost 6 Months Old!

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Constantly seasoned parents add the comment, “take it all in, they grow up fast”, upon a conversation amidst shopping excursions.  Taking everything is just what Genki Husband and I have been doing, enjoying life as twin parents.  As members of the “twin parenting club”, we have found life with twins to be a smidgen of a challenge with more rewards than one could count.  Click the link to read more…

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What I Ate: 2nd Trimester w/ Twins

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Pregnancy can be challenging when taking into consideration nutrients for not only the mothers’ body but also the infants.  In my case, I was to eat double the amount and near the third trimester I was instructed to go ahead and eat for three.  My weight gain was very steady, none in the first trimester and a pound a week throughout my second trimester.  All gained was the baby and fluid weight, I left the hospital weighing 1 pound less than I had started in the pregnancy.  Both twins came out of the hospital with a perfect health report.  As I kept vegan my entire pregnancy, I am always asked what I ate and how I kept so healthy so I would like to share it with all of you today.

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Vegan Birth Story: Hospital Experience

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Vegan Twin Childbirth Story

Six months postpartum and I am finally getting to writing our vegan birth story, it has been a whirlwind of an experience.  We are so thankful for all the love poured out on us during this entire adventure and blessed to be given two healthy, vegan babies.  Click the link below for more information about my experience from the hospital and leaving with two adorable babies.

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Week 38: Vegan Twin Pregnancy Update (Final one!)

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38 Weeks Twin Pregnancy Belly Bump Photo

Our last week of our twin pregnancy!  As I am typing this up, we have less than 24 hours until the twins are welcomed into this world.  It’s quite surreal to think we will finally get to meet them both and find out if both of them are healthy and of good weight.  Even though we have an amazing team of doctors, there is always still a tiny bit of nervousness before they are born.  I’m confident I’m not the only one that feels this way.  It feels good though we made it to the final week and will be going in for our planned appointment at the hospital.  We have done everything possible to assure their health and happiness, hopefully it was enough.  So as we go into the hospital tomorrow, I will leave you with the last bit of information from our 38th week of our vegan twin pregnancy.

NOTE: 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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Week 37: Vegan Twin Pregnancy Update

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37 weeks twin pregnancy belly bump

Just about there at 37 weeks, so amazing to be able to say we have passed 36 weeks. There are many fears with a multiple pregnancy, many of which are warned of throughout the entire time you are pregnant.  Many of times I worried for the health and safety of my two babies however as we are in the “safe zone” and full-term, Genki Husband and I can finally feel as though we can enjoy our pregnancy for the last few days.  It’s amazing to be able to make it this far, an adventure I love sharing with all of you.  Click the link to read on…

NOTE: 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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