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post #21 of 64
My abs were just fine thankyouverymuch!!

Well...after about four months anyway! I did love getting my ankles back though. It was bliss.
post #22 of 64

I'm feeling your pain, sistah!

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I am not one for medications, but what about some Benadryl or some Tylenol PM to help you sleep?
Yup, when I get desperate (and tonight is one of those nights) I take a Benadryl.

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It was just the comfort of knowing that in a number of days, or not more than a month, the pregnancy would end. Just end. It was a comfort to know that even if we did our best and the worst happened, it would still have ended. Even a new, awful "normal" would have been an end. to. the. pregnancy.
Yeah, I get it totally. It's so bizarre to have gone so rapidly from enjoying being pregnant to wishing. it. would. just. end. for. the. love. of. GOD!!!

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I remember laying on an air mattress in our living room crying.
How in the WORLD were you able to get on/off an air mattress!!!!

I'm 33.5w prego and feel just awful. I'm trying to build back my iron level. Over the weekend I had such awful round ligament pain (probably caused by A's positioning) that I couldn't walk or lie down on my side or really do anything. Now my pubic area is so sore and achy I feel like I rode a LONG race on my road bike. And my lower back hurts. And my lower ribs in the back hurt today. And I'm exhausted.

I've definitely shed a lot of tears this past week. Major pity party. And I feel so guilty. Obviously the longer they can stay in there, the stronger they will likely be, but STILL. Geezum Pete, I can't imagine another 6 weeks of this.

Hang in there, girl. PM me if you need to b*tch some more.
post #23 of 64
Hugs Mamas! THe last few weeks were SO hard! Mine were born at 37w3d. THe worst was the last 10 days. I could barely move, but it was Christmas week (born 12/29), so we went to all of the events to take my mind off of things. I know I looked rediculous. I had to just waddle in and sit. It was worth it, though! After your babies are born you will feel so much better, but don't get your hopes up. I was really disappointed because w/ my singletons I was fine right after. With the twins I did feel better but I still had pains and it took a LOT longer to recover.
post #24 of 64
You're right, mama, it's awful!! I had a horrible experience the last few weeks of my pregnancy. I thought it was never, ever going to end.

Sam & Maggie came into the world at exactly 36 weeks, a little over 6 lbs each. I was scheduled for an induction a few days later, as I had developed obstetric cholestasis. I was horribly itchy and uncomfortable everywhere, and my ankles were indistinguishable. My feet and toes were so swollen the skin couldn't stretch any more. Every minute was agonizing.

I don't know that I would have believed this at the time, but I'm writing today to tell you that it will end, you will get your body back, and someday, you will begin to forget just how awful it all was.

Let us be your wailing wall. Vent, cry, swear and be honestly, inconsolably miserable. Welcome to the best club in the whole, wide world!! :
post #25 of 64
Any updates?
post #26 of 64
Hi mama, hugs to you, I only made it to almost 35 weeks and that last week was awful even though I wasn't as far along as you. I was on hospital bedrest with 3 monitors strapped onto my stomach 24 hours a day and every time I managed to fall asleep a nurse came in to adjust the monitors on my stomach (they would fall off) and I would wake up again. I can really, really relate to the lack of sleep and how it totally makes you crazy and feel like you just can't hack it anymore.

Can you go to the pool or maybe just take a bath? If you can manage to go to the pool it really feels nice because the water supports your weight and for just a little while it doesn't hurt nearly as much to move around. Plus the water will probably feel really nice in this heat.

Also, I don't know if this will help but I tried to think of my babies and how they really weren't ready to be out. If you would like, I can send you a photo of my two when they were newborn at close to 35 weeks gestation. It still makes me cry to look at those pictures. It's a powerful incentive to keep yours in as long as you can, if you don't mind my saying so. Big hugs, I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is, and hang in there!
post #27 of 64
Kimberly~ I hadn't realized you had found out they were girls! Welcome to the club. :

Today is my birthday and I have to admit I am just.... ack! I mean I never really do have the best birthdays ever but I want to see Harry Potter and can't sit there because of the pain. I know I am acting like a 2 year old but darn it I want a break and I love me some Harry Potter!

I'm 35 weeks now. I had a 35 weeker so it seems so much more doable now like I am less panicked. Of course I want them to bake as long as they need but if they were born now I feel like could handle it a lot better then say if it had been 30 weeks.
post #28 of 64
39w2d, though I didn't have a toddler.

It was miserable. Really. I couldn't get comfortable. I was in false labor for weeks (the midwife had me drinking wine. really.) I ate a lot of very spicy food trying to get labor started (I can attest that very hot chilies do cause contractions, just not productive ones so don't bother.) We would go out to dinner every week to celebrate another gestational week conquered and I remember at 39 weeks telling my husband if we were doing this at 40 weeks to just kill me. I still have nerve damage in my feet from the swelling.

So, basically, yes. It's awful. But you'll make it through and have babies who don't need the NICU and for the rest of your life when people ask how long you made it with twins you can tell them and watch their eyes widen.
post #29 of 64
It's all been said already, but just piping in with another "You can do it!"

My twins were born at 39 wks 5 days - weighing in at over 9 infamous pounds each... most of the end of my pregnancy was so bad that I've blocked a lot of it out. PUPPPS, no sleep, swelling beyond belief -I'm preaching to the choir here.

Anyway, I remember distinctly feeling the switch the night before I hit the magical 36 week mark and I was DONE. However, my babes, no matter how much persuasion we tried, were not.

There was another mom carrying twins due right around the same time as me who ended up having a c-section at 36 weeks and even after her ob assured her they were ready to come out and would be fine, they each had a 10-14 day NICU stay. The perinatologist said that gestationally they were more like 34 weekers - just a reminder that there are no magic dates and only your babies know when they're truly ready!

You're doing a great thing, hang in there!
post #30 of 64
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Today is my birthday and I have to admit I am just.... ack! I mean I never really do have the best birthdays ever but I want to see Harry Potter and can't sit there because of the pain. I know I am acting like a 2 year old but darn it I want a break and I love me some Harry Potter!
How funny. DH & I went to Harry Potter last night. Less than 5 minutes into the previews, A started pressing on my durned round ligament or a nerve or something, and I was miserable the entire time. I wanted to get on my knees and put my elbows on the arm of my chair, but I knew I'd just freak people out.

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So, basically, yes. It's awful. But you'll make it through and have babies who don't need the NICU and for the rest of your life when people ask how long you made it with twins you can tell them and watch their eyes widen.
Tru dat!!

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Can you go to the pool or maybe just take a bath? If you can manage to go to the pool it really feels nice because the water supports your weight and for just a little while it doesn't hurt nearly as much to move around. Plus the water will probably feel really nice in this heat.
Oh my. I might have to try and find a way to get into my tub tonight.

Gals, I just can't believe this body pain. Between A putting sharp parts into the side of my pelvis (she's vertex but has her spine on the extreme outer left of my abdomen), and the horrid aching in my crotch (on the sides), I'm miserable. Uncomfortable moving; uncomfortable lying in most positions; uncomfortable sitting. Phew!! I'm just hoping this is very productive pain - creating space for babies to come out naturally and easily!
post #31 of 64
I went 39 1/2 weeks with mine until pre e got the better of me. I survived with massage, chiropractic and many many pillows to help me sleep. I have to say that until my BP started getting nasty at 38 weeks I felt perfect. Just take it easy and do things one day at a time and don't hesitate to do whatever it takes to stay comfy! Just a couple more weeks, tops and it will all be over and you'll miss having them in the belly.
post #32 of 64
I remember 36 weeks. I was so glad to finally make it there. Your post brought back so many memories of exhaustion and frustration.

I ended up enduring to 40 weeks, 2 days. I took things slow. one day at a time. I had two other children, toddlers, and no support system. I rested, played with my chidlren, ate, rested, walked, did everything I could to get to 37 weeks. Then it was 38 weeks. Then at 39 weeks, I tried to jumpstart labor by some natural methods. Nothing. So I focused on getting to 40 weeks.

It was a long and painful four weeks but soooooooo worth it. When my twins were born they were so strong, so healthy and so easy to care for. There were some complications with birth because they were breech (one a footling) but my midwives and we took care of that with no need to transfer and with no ill impact on the babies or us.

My twins nursed really well and were strong. I would do it all over again but I do feel for you. I know how unbearable in can be. Hang in there and trust your instincts on what is best for your babies and you.

post #33 of 64
I remeber what it was like, horrid after 34 wks. Id just sob on and on I think my father had thought id gone loony. Poor dh at the time had to put up with my cryin and complaning. I think what made me make it farther was the nurse told me I should have just just fixed the problem like everyother 16 year old. Oh did I call that bint some nasty names. I only made it
post #34 of 64
So.... I'm thinking that maybe some babies arrived????? Haven't heard anything and yet this thread lives on. Please update!!!!!
post #35 of 64
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So.... I'm thinking that maybe some babies arrived????? Haven't heard anything and yet this thread lives on. Please update!!!!!
I'm still hanging out. I "saw" the OP the other day in the August DDC and I am not sure where Kimberly is.

Oh but how I would LOVE to be able to say mine had arrived.
post #36 of 64
Thread Starter 
No babies for us yet either. But I am with you magstphil, I would love to be able to say mine had arrived.

I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow. Maybe I am really an elephant and my gestation period will be 22 months?! I sure feel like an elephant!!

This thread has been a lifesaver - all of the support and btdt stories have been great. Thanks everyone
post #37 of 64
oh man, i so feel for you guys. i had mine at 36 weeks and 6 days. i remember that last week. i was just sooo ready. and so so done!
post #38 of 64
You ladies are almost there! You're doing great! :

I had my twins at 39w1d and 38w2d and those last few weeks were MISERABLE. But it seems like a lifetime ago now!
post #39 of 64
Heh, I'm still gestating as well. 35w1d so I'm not feeling like the finish line is near. Actually, I have a bit more mobility now - went raspberry picking and mowed our entire yard this week. I just tire easily is all. But the MOST ANNOYING THING is the crotch pain. I can't hardly sit for any period of time.
post #40 of 64
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