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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

Woah, really?

 

My Ob's have said that they would attempt to stop labor until 35 weeks, and that's with twins who are typically regarded in the medical world to mature earlier than singletons. 

 

But twins would be smaller at 35 weeks than a single baby would be at 34, plus she's female and ranging in the large-normal. Apparently 34 weeks is a common cut off for intervening (obviously all parties would prefer at least 37 weeks, but it's good to know), see: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/949993/not-stopping-labor-after-34-weeks

post #442 of 593

really?!

 

my midwife would not be happy w/ a 34 weeker.  maybe 36 (w/ chances that dates could be off) but i've also known many women who have twins 35-39 weeks (naturally) and have full-size babies.  relative w/ triplets at 33 weeks that were bigger than many twins born at that age.  i also have known women who have full-size twins if they do go full term.  6-7 lbers.  i don't think twins are necessarily smaller than a single baby if the mom is providing enough nutrition for all 3 of them.

 

also, if your baby goes LATE, they also sometimes lose weight.  so even if you have a full-term tardy baby, they pretty much stabilize at a weight that their body chose.  my mom (a NICU nurse) said she could actually recognize a post-term baby b/c they were skinny and wrinkled (overcooked) and said that 38-40 weeks was the best time to get them out big.  then they might start shrinking.  my midwife also told me not to worry about going late and having too big a baby, b/c they don't just keep getting bigger/fatter.  since i've gone late so many times and don't have any problems as all my babies have been under 8lbs 8oz, i've accepted that there is good truth to what she says!

 

there's a lot of interesting information and ideas out there.  i'm just rooting for keeping my little one in til prime-time (Jan 25-Feb 15th in my book).  that said, chasing sledding kids up and down snowy hills might not be the best plan for that!!!  based on yesterday's adventure.

 

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34ish weeks?  i've forgotten!!!  33+ at least.  baby is stretched out most of the time- feet up in my ribs and head down low.  i don't think it's curled up much at all, just going LONG!  and this is at night in the recent snow storm!  in my new nightie.

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Hello, hello. First time posting on this thread. This is baby, me, and my messy nursery/bedroom at 33 weeks! Getting b i g g e r but still totally comfortable. *knocks on wood*

post #444 of 593
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Originally Posted by HouseofPeace View Post

 

there's a lot of interesting information and ideas out there.  i'm just rooting for keeping my little one in til prime-time (Jan 25-Feb 15th in my book).  that said, chasing sledding kids up and down snowy hills might not be the best plan for that!!!  based on yesterday's adventure.

 

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34ish weeks?  i've forgotten!!!  33+ at least.  baby is stretched out most of the time- feet up in my ribs and head down low.  i don't think it's curled up much at all, just going LONG!  and this is at night in the recent snow storm!  in my new nightie.

 

Cute belly! I agree that there is SO MUCH INFORMATION out there, and not all of it is good. I too am rooting for the 38-40 mark. The soonest I want to deliver is January 30th, which I think is somewhere around 38 weeks. My mom is a BSN-RN and worked a specialized antenatal unit for many years. She says that 36 weekers often seem "done", but many have more difficulty breathing and nursing because they just weren't quite there yet.

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Hello, hello. First time posting on this thread. This is baby, me, and my messy nursery/bedroom at 33 weeks! Getting b i g g e r but still totally comfortable. *knocks on wood*

You look soooo cute!  

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me at 33 weeks (I am 34 weeks today!)

 

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my sister at 28 weeks, me at 33+5 weeks

Catie, how awesome that you and your sister are both expecting!  You must be excited for your close cousins!

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Originally Posted by buko View Post

Great photos!

 

I have been kind of grudging about preggo pics-- not that I don't like the way I look, just kind of lazy and don't want to "overdo it."  But I finally decided that was stupid and got DH to take a photo of me after a party we went to today.  I don't usually post face photos because of some old Internets stalking stuff, but heck, I'll keep this up for a little while, anyway.  :)

 

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Buko, you look AWESOME in that outfit. Great style!   

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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

Christmas Day 33 +5

 

 

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OMG, you look so cute.  

 

I love seeing all of your photos!

 

I haven't posted a picture yet. In fact, I don't think I've taken a single profile shot this pregnancy. Gotta get on that I guess!  They don't lie when they say Baby #2 is neglected for the photos--it's true already!  

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32 weeks today! 

 

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Thought Id share this really special belly/nursing picture... Im nearly 32 weeks here... (my daughter was born at 32 weeks) and this is her 3 years old 1 day ago and nursing. This is a really special picture for me because both of these babies were due nearly the same day... So here is to hoping this little guy stays in at least 1 more month. :) .... Hehehe didn't realize how big my belly was while laying down.. no wonder it gets bumped all the time.. there is just no room!

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post #448 of 593

I should take some nursing photos with my little one too!  Such a special memory to have.

 

Very nice!

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Originally Posted by amymccarty View Post

Thought Id share this really special belly/nursing picture... Im nearly 32 weeks here... (my daughter was born at 32 weeks) and this is her 3 years old 1 day ago and nursing. This is a really special picture for me because both of these babies were due nearly the same day... So here is to hoping this little guy stays in at least 1 more month. :) .... Hehehe didn't realize how big my belly was while laying down.. no wonder it gets bumped all the time.. there is just no room!

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post #449 of 593

Everyone is looking amazing and beautiful!  I haven't taken a profile shot in quite a while.  I guess I better get on that soon...

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:heartbeat


Edited by kellybeth - 10/3/13 at 8:45am
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You look so adorable Kellybeth!

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Originally Posted by Jenny01 View Post

You look so adorable Kellybeth!

i don't feel adorable! everyone is looking so cute! i love the bellies! i showed my husband twin bellies and he was like "so every time you feel huge, just think of how they feel" love.gif

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i don't feel adorable! everyone is looking so cute! i love the bellies! i showed my husband twin bellies and he was like "so every time you feel huge, just think of how they feel" love.gif


hahaha yeah I know, I don't either!  I also can't imagine being double this size with twins!  Its pretty amazing what our bodies can do!

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Kellybeth and Jenny01- you do both look absolutely lovely!  and i think the twin mamas do too!

 

really, it's funny how awkward it feels vs. how cute it looks to those of us NOT in your skin!  my husband saw a pic of me 8 weeks pregnant (headless, just my body) w a kid last night and said "who was that?"  i was like "me, of course!  why?"  he's like- "wow, i've forgotten what you look like when you're not ripe like a giant fruit ready to burst!"  other friend's husbands have commented on when their wife is pregnant, all the other women they see look like they're missing something- like 1/2 their body!  it's funny how perspective adjusts!

 

keep posting the pics!  it certainly cheers us all up to see real women looking like, well, real and very pregnant women!!!

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Thread Starter 

speaking of feeling HUGE..... here I am last week at 34+ weeks (at my Granny's for Christmas)

 

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 34+ weeks. feeling huge!

you look great!

is that top from Gap???

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nope, it's an alternative apparel tunic. it's so soft! i've had it for a few years now, but it's always been so big on me. now it just covers my bum. stillheart.gif

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speaking of feeling HUGE..... here I am last week at 34+ weeks (at my Granny's for Christmas)

 

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stillheart.gif that baby bump! 

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Originally Posted by HouseofPeace View Post

Kellybeth and Jenny01- you do both look absolutely lovely!  and i think the twin mamas do too!

 

really, it's funny how awkward it feels vs. how cute it looks to those of us NOT in your skin!  my husband saw a pic of me 8 weeks pregnant (headless, just my body) w a kid last night and said "who was that?"  i was like "me, of course!  why?"  he's like- "wow, i've forgotten what you look like when you're not ripe like a giant fruit ready to burst!"  other friend's husbands have commented on when their wife is pregnant, all the other women they see look like they're missing something- like 1/2 their body!  it's funny how perspective adjusts!

 

keep posting the pics!  it certainly cheers us all up to see real women looking like, well, real and very pregnant women!!!

I was looking back at my early pregnancy pix too and just amazed that I was ever that small!  A couple months ago DH and I were looking at a slide-show video of full term twin bellies, and were just shocked and amazed at the size that women's bellies could stretch to.  Last night I went back and looked at that same video again, and was like, "wow, they don't really seem THAT big anymore."  (now that I'm used to seeing my own belly in the mirror every day!)

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I love looking at all the different sizes and shapes of bellies!  Everyone looks so fantastic!

 

Here is me at 35 weeks.

 

 

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and at 33+5 on the 23rd

 

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