I am almost 23 weeks with di/di twins. This is my fourth pregnancy. Almost 2 weeks ago I started having rock-hard belly issues whenever I was on my feet. I was put on limited bedrest. Things stay pretty quiet when I'm lying down, and sometimes I can sit up without contracting, but I can never stand or walk without my uterus getting grumpy on me. My cervix is at a good 4.1 as of last week, but since it's so early, I'm on full bedrest until things quiet down, if they do.
I have 3 other children to care for, but a lot of family and friend support around. I'm trying to wrap my brain around the fact that I might be here for a couple of months or longer. I feel guilty about the increased load on my already stressed husband, I feel sad that I'm missing out on some Christmas shopping for my daughters that I've looked forward to (I've been able to do most online, but there are a couple of things I was looking forward to picking out in the store) and I'm sad to be watching life go by around me. I always wondered how women deal with long-term bedrest. I guess if the alternative is putting the babies at danger, you just do.