Is there a thread for this yet? Id love to start a sort of twin-DDC-ish group if not :)
I am due the first week of August with dizygotic twins. . . wondering if anyone else is expecting also and how your pregnancies are going?
Mine are due in May, di-di twins. It's my first pregnancy so that's all I know.
In some aspects I'm holding up ok, for example no heartburn, no reflux. Other things are not so cool: I still have nausea sometimes, in 30+ weeks, although the vomiting stopped at 23 weeks.
My activity level is zero, pretty much. A month and a half ago the symphysis pubis pain started, and two weeks later, the stabbing hip pain. It was awful and felt like I needed a hip replacement. So I don't walk much every day. Physical therapy helped. Also, I think, it depends on hormone surges - some days have a lot of breast pain, nausea, fatigue, and hip pain. Other days are not so bad. It comes and goes in waves, I figured it out by now that the strategy should be resting and waiting.
Lack of mobility was a nasty surprise, but I didn't expect to be running marathons or rock-climbing, I'm just happy that I'm at home and still pregnant, no premature labor or anything. Modest goals - no disappointment. We bought a very compact kitchen trolley for the living room and I stock it full, so I don't have to go to the kitchen for every small snack or drink. The trolley is sitting next to the breastfeeding / relaxing chair, I think it will be handy for the breastfeeding time, too.
I do want to go to the pool, maybe next week.
I wanted to re-organize and declutter our household to have less stuff and therefore less opportunity for mess, but it's really hard to declutter and re-structure when I can't walk much. I didn't get it done the first 2 trimesters - during the first trimester, it was fatigue and nausea. If I started moving, the nausea worsened immediately. The second trimester, I was working and so tired, it was pretty much survival mode for the workday and nothing done afterwards. So I'm disappointed about that, but what can one do.
At least I did most of my baby shopping on eBay, so no fatigue and dizziness from running around the baby stores - I'm happy about that.
The latest development is that I'm so thirsty, I have to wake up four times a night to drink a full glass of water. (I've done the GD test a month ago and passed it with flying colors.) So far the internets say it's normal to be so thirsty. But getting out of bed each time is a pain, 7 lbs of babies are heavy.
this is me also.. I was hoping DH would do it but hes been busy with work.. and the first trimester I was so sick (food poisoning then pnuemonia) I basically did nothing but try to survive and take care of DS. It was exhausting.
I am expecting di/di twins in September. These will be #4 and #5 for us, and #2 and #3 were twins who are now 14 months old. To be honest, this pregnancy has been so different because I am so busy!! I don't have time to feel sick or tired with two toddlers running around! I did have a lot fo nausea and fatigue that finally seems to be letting up (thank god!). This time around we don't really need to shop for much but we are trying to finish our basement and finding time for that has been a challenge.
DoubleDouble - awesome idea with the kitchen trolley! I always had water and healthy snacks next to my breastfeeding spot cause MAN did I spend a lot of time there!!!
Well, tbh, if we had really thought that having twins again was a real possibility, I think we would have waited longer, I'm going to have 4 babies under 2!! I still feel overwhelmed at the thought of it. As for how do you do it...I'll let you know when we get there! lol One one hand, we have been through it already and have a reasonable idea of what to expect...only, that's what's freaking me out!
ithappened, I'd love a twins DDC! I have so many questions! I am still really early on, 10 weeks, and feeling a bit nervous so I haven't been posting too much yet. It's been a long road for us to get here. My EDD is mid-October, and my twins are di-di, though my OB referred me for an integrated scan in part to help determine if they're dz or mz. I go in 2 weeks...but I wish it were tomorrow. My last scan was just shy of 8 weeks and I need reassurance!
Otherwise, the m/s and fatigue is definitely worse than with my singleton. It started earlier and is just more extreme all around. I already feel like I've been sick forever! I am so happy to be pg I don't mean to complain, but it has definitely been challenging. Does anyone have the problem with waking up super thirsty but then feeling sick after drinking? It seems like I hit a wall at 5am when my mouth is so dry I can't swallow, but drinking water makes me extremely nauseous. I also try to eat some crackers then if I can. I had a bad night last night and I just know I'm going to be out of commission all day today...yesterday I managed to take DS out for a picnic lunch and a whole two hours at the park at least.
mamalove, do twins run in your family? They do in mine and I was told my chances of having a repeat set now that I'm in my thirties is pretty high.
I am pretending not to hear all this talk of being wiped out all pg long. I am counting on some second tri energy to clean up the horrific mess that my house has degenerated into. ;)
They say that with twin pregnancy, there is no such thing as 2nd trimester energy. For me, it certainly was true. But... I did not count on anything, and it's easier that way. If things go well, it's a bonus. If not... Still nauseous at 31 weeks - oh well, what can you do. Low expectations are key to satisfaction!
Crashing a bit, since my twins are out and grown bit, but... Two things I want to mention that helped a lot during my pregnancy:
I had trouble with water, too, so I would have a water bottle full of cranberry juice mixed with water by the bed. The little bit of sour helped it go down. This was what I drank during labor, too.
My husband would make quart mason jars full of smoothie (fruit, yogurt, protein powder, milk, sometimes avocado...he got creative) and freeze them. And every night I would put one by the side of the bed. When I woke up at 2AM starving, enough would be thawed that I could drink some (but it was still cold) and I could drink the rest in the morning.
oh man.. I was hoping I was just experiencing some short term fluke
thats a great idea.. Ill have to remember that !!
I can relate. A few nights this week (DH be away all week) I was so exhausted by 7pm or so Id just make sure all the child locks were 'on' and nothing my toddler could pull do and just lay in bed and hope he didnt destory the apartment.. (we live in a very very small apartment). . its horrible isn't it. There doesn't seem to be any tricks to cure the exhaustion either?
Believe it or not, no twins in our family on either side! We get asked that a lot.
When I was pregnant with the girls I did have a small lull when the nausea calmed down a bit before the very very bad heartburn started. This time around I am finally feeling less nauseous (now at 15 weeks...although I did throw up today so maybe I speak too soon!) and only have heartburn so far when I eat heartburn inducing food.
Haven't found anything that helps with the tiredness other than trying to nap whenever you can...which is much easier said than done when you have other children!
My twins are over a year old now. One of my first symptoms that their pregnancy was "different" was the migraines. I've never had ocular migraines except during pregnancy, and even then, just one with my pregnancy just preceding the twins. With the twins I was having daily migraines, and finally realized that I could control them by greatly increasing my water consumption. I needed to drink at least a gallon and a half every day. I filled a gallon jug and then would use that to help measure my consumption.
Now, on a completely different note, I discovered last fall that I have a lot of food sensitivities. One of my reactions is sore throat, lymph glands and headache after eating anything with table sugar in it. The reaction sets in about an hour after consumption and then lasts a few hours before fading. But sugar is in everything, so if I would have repeat exposure then the reaction would continue until I had enough time between exposures to clear it. Don't know if that helps you, but I have found that I can be much more sensitive to triggers when pregnant, so it's something to consider.
dd- they are constant but headaches, they tend to hit really hard in the evenings or afternoons when I get tired.
I am wondering what sort of births everyone is planning?
So far (almost 22w) I have one baby transverse and one breech so I am preparing for a c-section as my only birthing option but also hoping I might be able to try a vaginal birth. . It seems twins come early but isn't always the case and I still can't figure out what causes the earlier births? DS was born at almost 42w naturally so I am expecting even if I am 'late' I will be 'on time'
I get those too once in a while, I don't know what to do with those - sometimes I take paracetamol. I have no idea how to avoid them. Awhile ago, I got gallbladder-related headaches, those were different (the focus of pain is below the eyebrows - "headache over eyes"), I take artichoke powder sometimes to help the gallbladder when I eat very fatty foods.