msshell – Twins run in my mom’s side of the family too, although we haven’t seen any twins for 2 generations now. Everyone keeps saying that I’ll be the one to have them, as I’m the only one that wants a huge family. I measured large (2-3 weeks ahead) with DS until the end.
Charliemae – That was one of the only requests I made of my midwife… I wanted NO ONE in the room to tell me what the gender was except for DH! I had to ask twice – because I think he was in shock after all that had happened! 4th of July would be awesome for a homebirth (or any birth). We just purchased (at a ridiculously low price) a tipi from the Colorado Yurt Company that we’re going to put in the woods outside of our house. It’s huge – like 20’ in diameter! We are beyond excited about it… I had a dream the other night that I had the baby in the tipi! DH and I laughed that people would really think we’re nuts – not only homebirthing (we are the only people everyone around here knows) but having a baby in a tipi?! Lol
Reagan – my midwife searched for more than one on a few occasions. Once, she made us breathe a little faster because she heard heartbeats from two different sides (I was about 32 weeks) and said, “I think we may need to go in for an ultrasound” and then when she felt the baby’s position again she realized she was hearing his heart from the front and back!
Ibkw – With nursing, I’m only feeling my boobs getting smaller (as I’m already noticing that he’s sucking them dry more often) – hopefully they pick back up in size! I cried today looking at the Christmas catalog for “giving a chicken and a goat to a family” – staring at DS, thinking about what a lucky baby he was. Luckily DH wasn’t here –he’d laugh at me!
AmBam – Although I have not miscarried myself, my Mom got pregnant when I was in high school, but had a series of miscarriages before. I completely understand wanting to stay detached, especially after such a traumatic experience. 19 weeks is such a long time to have a pregnancy! Just try to keep positive thoughts and acceptance of your body and it will help ease your mind a bit.
Diana – keep us updated! There seem to be lots of potential for twins in this group!
AFM - Little twinges at night and one bigger one when I picked up DS... made me realize if I'm feeling a bit like this when I'm 6 weeks, I can't imagine 36 weeks! We AP, so I know I need to start practicing more back carries with DS sooner than later so I'm really comfortable with it when I've got a big belly! I currently have been using a ring sling rather than the wrap. Does anyone else have experience with baby-wearing while preggers? Also, I told my SIL about the pregnancy today. I was really anxious about it, as she's become a good friend of mine, her DD is 9 weeks older than DS, and I know she's desperately ready to be pregnant again... she was awesome, as always. Gave me a huge hug and said that she hopes we can be pregnant again together this pregnancy. I hope so too! (we live across the street from each other - it's great) I don't see my midwife "officially" until 10 weeks - so another month to wait. However, I may try to get up to a play group that she does (it's an hour away) and see if we can hear anything at 8 weeks... That would be nice before I head home and tell my family - to get a real affirmation of a healthy pregnancy. DS slept through the night last night - first time ever! He sure was starving at 5 am - and my BBs were ready for him too! He's in bed with us and I've taken to waking up around 5, doing internet stuff, knitting, cleaning up, etc. and then going back to bed with him once I wake DH up for work. Anyone else having strange insomnia?