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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by ithappened View Post

 

 

 

That is sort of what I was afraid of. cold.gif

 

 

Is the total and sheer exhaustion during the ENTIRE pregnancy normal? I feel like all I want to do is sleep all the time and Im only 20w.

 

 


I can only speak for myself...

My twins were my third pregnancy. My first two were singles. So, in comparison to those pregnancies, yes, I slept and felt exhausted in a surprisingly intense way. I did feel better once I eliminated sugar. I was having some blood sugar issues. As long as I kept my water and protein consumption high, I felt much better.

But I do think it's completely normal to need a lot of sleep and feel exhausted...your body is doing a whole lot!

It is completely worth it though : D I love waking up to two little happy babies smiling at me in the morning...it's all the thanks I need.
 

 

post #22 of 29

Absolute, total, overwhelming exhaustion.  I remember asking the same question.  I will say Check you iron often.  Or at least start taking a heavy dose of it(careful to include lots of fiber lol)  I had my iron checked in the first trimester and it was ok.  But they tested a few weeks later cause I was soooo tired and I was severely anemic.  When I added all the iron it did help.  Still crazy tired but at least I could drag myself off the couch.

post #23 of 29

Your other, and possibly more important new motto is "do I really need to do that? Probably not." Learn to let things go if they're not really important and try to figure out how important they are. And whether you can outsource them or modify them.

 

Sometimes it's very hard. But necessary.

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by rinap View Post

Your other, and possibly more important new motto is "do I really need to do that? Probably not." Learn to let things go if they're not really important and try to figure out how important they are. And whether you can outsource them or modify them.

 

Sometimes it's very hard. But necessary.


yup!
 

 

post #25 of 29

I went 40 weeks+1 with mine, (although I didn't know I was carrying twins).  Also had a 13 month old. Maybe not typical but definately possible!

Good luck to you! slingtwin.gif

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by pammysue View Post

....were you put on bed rest or did you have other restrictions?

 

I'm just wondering how possible it is to carry to full term without bed rest. Two littles at home and no family around makes bed rest seem impossible.

 

TIA 

Carried my boys to 37w, 5 d -- was taken off from work at 35 weeks and placed on modified bed rest. At that point, I had my two girls at home (13 and 2 ) - my husband worked from home so that was a HUGE help. 

post #27 of 29

turns out (I'm 34w or so right now) that I had SUPER low iron and it wasn't discovered till somewhere around 26w for me, I am still really tired but not to the point I want to cry or feel I am in tears from exhaustion.

post #28 of 29

I carried to 38w 1d.  I did have contractions at 34w 2d and the hospital staff were able to stop them.  From there I was put on modified bedrest until 36 weeks.  I wish you a long twin pregnancy!

post #29 of 29

I'm 38w this week and a lot slower in my day to day activities but still active (I'm lap swimming 5-6 days a week) and haven't had any further complications to my pregnancy then the low iron joy.gif
 

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