ooo, I wanna come play in the twin mama thread, too!
I'm really bad at posting these days- I mostly check MDC from phone in bed and it really isn't worth the effort to try to post my phone typos.
Nanette- I'm seeing MFM right now and they don't measure my belly, either. I'm pretty sure it means nothing this early on. I can feel my fundus right above my belly button, tho.
I agree w/ you both- carrying twins is HARD WORK. I feel like crap. all. the time. I'm still puking daily, but they upped my Zofran again last week and it has been a bit better (but, oh wah, the constipation). It makes me sad, bc I really enjoyed both of my other pregnancies and this one, blah.
Liora, I've also been in the hospital a handful of times for fluids and IV meds. No fun, sorry you've been there, too. PVCs sound terrible!
Nanette, I've been waiting for that energy, too. My house and my kids could sure use it. I haven't done ANYTHING to prepare for these babes yet, TBH. and we have some serious re-arranging of the house to do. I'm kinda scared to do anything this early. Personally, think I'll feel better preparing closer to viability. Also- since I've been neglecting everything in my life for, oh, 16 weeks :P, I've plenty to keep me busy.
I have the headaches, too. I can't find ANYTHING to help. Supposedly r/t rapidly increasing progesterone- like, during a fetal growth spurt.
Liora- I haven't gained any weight, either. I'm still under pre-pregnancy wt. You and I both read the same book in the beginning, I remember, (tho I don't remember what it is called...) the one that really stressed nutrition and whatnot? I was really stressed about weight gain as well. I talked to the peri about it last week and he basically said he doesn't care what the scale says. He knows the studies I'm talking about and he doesn't think their demographic is balanced and that, basically, there are too many factors to consider (pre-pg nutrition status being the biggest) to worry. So, I'm trying to not worry.
We have DZ twins, too. Baby A is a
We were told B was a girl at one US, then a boy a the next one... soooo... our next US is at 18-19weeks. We'll hopefully have an answer then
My quick ? for you mamas, then gotta run- what are your birth/careprovider plans?
I was planning to switch to a HBMW a few weeks ago, but bailed on it bc I'm still so sick and I was bleeding. I really, really, really wanted a HB this time, but, IDK In my state, only unlicensed MWs can do twins, and there's really only one who will and she has all sorts of rules about position for delivery... we can't really afford either a transfer or shadow care, and it seems like the possibilities for needing to transfer to OB care, either in the 3rd tri or in labor are way higher and less predictable with twins... I'm thinking we may just birth w/ my MFM doc. He's pretty much the only one in my state who'll consider a breech vag twin B... even then, you have to deliver in the OR and it is against policy to not have an epi in place (tho you can sign the waiver for general).
I'm just bummed is all. I have pelvic adhesive disease and, for real, the LAST thing I need is more abdominal surgery.... (with the, of course I'm all for c/s if it is necessary disclaimer
okay, this is turning into a long question- basically, I would love to hear how you arrived at your care/birth decisions if you're there and don't mind sharing...