It's a boy!
We finally got to see a profile, and 4-D face shot, so amazing. He has huz's nose. Also, he's head down! I was worried since he's so stubborn he was going to want to be breech forever.
My final worry is about after the baby comes. I was so sad, lonely, desperate for the first 4 weeks last time (really bad baby blues) which hit me out of nowhere. I was severely ill with breastfeeding problems. It was the worst time of my life...
.....I'm just getting afraid to "enter that cave" again......I really want things to be different this time....
Im right there with you. I have horrible PPD with DS1 and I really fear getting it again, it was one of the worst periods of my life until I was able to get treatment which took almost a year since no one here recognized it until that point.
Ithappened - My friend just gave birth to twin girls and she went at 34 weeks! Her girls are doing just fine and her birth went really well too - just some encouragement for you. They are in the NICU for a little while - but only because they came a couple of weeks early - they are doing great and should come home soon. I think, from what I know, most twin moms go early-ish rather than later. That has to be one of God's graces to twin moms - not to have to go to 40 weeks with two little ones.
I would LOVE to go before 38w (just not too much before that) but DS1 was so late at 42w I am fearing the twins might follow the same pattern.. right now I am pretty much over pregnancy- I am bigger now with the twins then I was at 40/42w with DS. Its insane really.. This week I hit that really grumpy stage of pregnancy and Im only 29w.. gah.
youngspiritmom - my first labor was really long and hard too and I remember fearing that the second time around. My second labor was 1/3 the time of my first - thank God - and also, breastfeeding was hard for me too the first time (terrible, awful mastitis) and the first few weeks were no walk in the park. The second time was so much easier - my body knew what to do, I knew what to do, and it was much smoother. You'll bring that experience to bear on your second birth/postpartum period too - and it will make a big difference. Also - hopefully you can set up more help this time so that you avoid feeling overwhelmed and down after the birth? That the baby is transverse - at this point, don't worry - plenty of time to flip head down. I know it's easier said than done - not to worry - but really - worry is so so consuming and annoying because it doesn't accomplish anything (speaking as a person who has had plenty of worrying experience!). All will be well. Really. You can and will do this and it will be better. Being a first-time mom is hard - even though it's also wonderful - it's really really hard - being a second time mom (for me) was so much more relaxed.
Thank you so much Lizbiz! Your situation the first time around sounds SO much like mine....it is so encouraging to hear that it was easier the second time around. I really hope my experience/knowledge helps me to fare better this time. Your words really made me feel so much more at ease!! Thanks!