Final Pregnancy Update!

I’m bringing you one Final Pregnancy Update before we meet our twin girls. Check out my third trimester experience and take a guess at what our kids will look like!

Two Black and White Photos of a Woman 33 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

Final Pregnancy Update for the Segarra Twins

I can’t believe it, but we are finally here! We have a little over 2 weeks left to go, if Ellie & Lyla don’t decide to come earlier on their own. The doctors are scheduling my c-section (or induction if the girls finally decide to both flip into position) for August 18th!

Now that we’re wrapping it up with these update posts, I can honestly say I have had a great pregnancy. The heartburn throughout the whole pregnancy sucked, majorly. I also have giant angry red stretch marks going across the top of my stomach since both girls like to sit at the very top of my uterus. And towards the end, I have been very uncomfortable and couch bound…but those are my only real complaints.

Pregnancy Overview

I never had morning sickness — my first trimester was a breeze. I never had any issues with swelling, my belly button is thankfully still a complete innie and my skin stayed completely normal with no color changes or acne changes. My feet still fit in my same size shoes as before and I missed any/all crazy cravings. My blood pressure actually dropped a little lower throughout my pregnancy than my normal numbers and there have been zero signs of pre-eclampsia. And while my Mom had it with both my sister and I, I lucked out and did not get gestational diabetes (in spite of them making me take the test twice throughout my pregnancy).

With all those little things I was scared of, the best part has been a HEALTHY pregnancy. In spite of the girls being twins and considered high-risk, I never had any labor scares or issues with them trying to come early. They have both been growing steadily and evenly — neither girl has ever measured more than 5 oz bigger than her sister. If we make it until August 15th, there is a very good chance that each girl will weigh almost 7 pounds! That’s 14 pounds of just baby!

A Nursery for Twin Girls with Light Green Walls and Pink Cribs

Preparing Our Home for Twins

Jorge and I have been working on getting everything ready for their arrival. The nursery is just about done…and I promise to get in there with my real camera and get photos one day soon. It might not happen until after they are here, but I promise it will happen.

However the real “setting up”, has all been done in our office downstairs. With a big chance of a c-section, we think it will be much easier to not have to climb the stairs every few hours to get the girls for feedings. Heck, even if I don’t have a c-section, I don’t want to be climbing stairs with two babies every two hours.

So we have converted half of our office to be a space were we have room for them to sleep, store clothing/blankets/diapers in close reach, and have a changing station set up. Eventually they will make the transition to upstairs, but we know it is going to be a lot more convenient having them just a few steps away at night!

It took us a whole weekend, but we also got all of their clothes/blankets/sheets washed and prepared, their hospital bag packed and all their bottles sterilized. Now we just need babies!

Two Side-by-Side Vintage Photos of Jessica and Jorge as Babies

What Will Ellie & Lyla Look Like?

For fun, we have been making the whole family guess what Ellie and Lyla are going to look like. Jorge and I can’t stop imagining all the possible combinations. We are curious if they will look like each other (there is still a possibility that they are identical) or if they will look totally different.

We also like to joke that we will have one little white girl and one little Puerto Rican. Could you imagine me trying to tell people, no really — they are twins, I swear! Or maybe they are going to be a total combination of the two of us and will look like each other. There are just so many possibilities.

Jorge is 6’4 and I am only 5’4. Jorge has always had black, super curly hair and I had silky blonde hair. My eyes are a gray blue and his are dark brown. Jorge, of course, is actually brown and I am pasty white if I hide from the sun. Jorge was around 8 lbs at birth and I was a whopper at almost 10 lbs. The only thing we had in common were our big chunky cheeks.

So if you want to take a guess as to what the girls are going to look like, we would love to hear them! Once they actually arrive, it will be posted first to my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Follow along if you want to see if your guess is right!

Wish us luck in the delivery! Hopefully Ellie Renee and Lyla Marie will arrive in the same calm, cool manner they have had throughout the pregnancy. 😉 Thanks for tuning into this final pregnancy update!

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29 Responses
  1. Ann McColm

    I really enjoy your blog and your recipes. You look so…cute you are getting quite pregnant looking. It is so exciting that you and your husband are having two baby girls. I want to wish you good luck with your delivery and a speedy recovery. Enjoy your little girls, how precious.

  2. Theresa Allen

    hang in there, and good luck! just scheduled my induction for next week, if my little twin ladies decide to keep hanging on too 🙂 they’re in the right positions, just rather comfy in there! but i am in the same boat, so thankful to have had a very uneventful and smooth twin pregnancy!!!

  3. McKenzi

    Aside from praying for a healthy delivery and baby guessing what your babe will look like was something my husband and I talked about constantly! I have a 13 year old from a previous relationship and she’s half black. Perfect caramel skin and one hazel and one green eye. My husband is half Mexican and I’m a green eyed blonde that has had her hair dyed dark brown for years. We had our first daughter together almost two years ago and she was born with orange hair but now has strawberry blonde hair, porcelain skin and bright blue eyes. He’s got red in his beard and I’ve always had a red tint to my hair. So when we got pregnant with our now two month old the anticipation of seeing this sweet girl was intense out of straight curiosity. Sure enough she came out with olive skin, dark auburn hair and has grey eyes still. We joked about it looking like we adopted three children if she came out a brunette. I absolutely adore the diversity of my family! Wishing you an uneventful delivery and two healthy babes! What a blessing to have such an uneventful pregnancy with twins!

  4. Lauren

    Congrats Jessica! I knew you a long time ago from our local knot wedding board and I wanted to say I’m excited for you! I had twins back in December and you’re in for a wild ride! And a fun one too 🙂 And I love the names you have picked out for your girls. Take care!

  5. Melissa H

    So excited for you and Jorge. I hope you enjoy the the last few days of your pregnancy and look forward to the “Babies are here” update!

  6. Erin R.

    Oh, god bless you, I’m so glad you missed all the unpleasant/dangerous things you listed off. Fingers crossed for a smooth delivery.

    And what beautiful children you and Jorge were! Look at your little smoky eyes! My aunt and uncle had twin boys for their last two, one blazing redhead and one white blond. Yes, they really are twins. You just might come up with one little white girl and one little Puerto Rican. (grin)

  7. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Wow, I’m so happy and excited for you! That is amazing that you had such a smooth and healthy pregnancy. I can’t wait to see those little babies!

  8. Connie

    Congrats! Can’t wait till we get to see those sweet littles! Their nursery is so adorable, love the color scheme, so feminine.

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I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.
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