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Poll Results: What number of children is this for you?

 
  • 30% (24)
    1st & 2nd
  • 39% (31)
    2nd & 3rd
  • 16% (13)
    3rd & 4th
  • 7% (6)
    4th & 5th
  • 0% (0)
    5th & 6th
  • 2% (2)
    6th & 7th
  • 0% (0)
    7th & 8th
  • 3% (3)
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79 Total Votes  
post #301 of 448

Oh the hip pain.  I limp around for at least 10 minutes after getting up from sitting or laying down.  For a while I was all fired up about gaining tons of weight for big healthy babies, and I've done pretty good (35 lbs at 25 weeks), but now I'm starting to realize what all that weight is going to mean for my poor joints.  Ouch.  I've gained (ha! no pun intended) a new sense of sympathy for really overweight people.  

post #302 of 448
Thread Starter 

Well, believe me, how much weight you've gained might not even have an effect on it. I've only gained 18 lbs, and mine hurt every moment of the day. Dont beat yourself up about the big, healthy babies you are going to have! You might have had hip pain even if you hadnt gained as much. 

post #303 of 448

:)   I can sympathize with you all!

post #304 of 448

Ugh, after a night in Labor and delivery I'm on full strict bed rest and going crazy.  I didn't know anything was wrong!  Went to my High risk doctor only to find out my cervix was short and funnelling, and having contractions!  He sent me straight to L&D where I stayed overnight, had meds to stop the contractions, and steriod shots for babies lungs. It wasn't a pleasant experience either... stuck in the bed with monitors on both babies, who moved constantly and had to have the nurse in there every 30 mins just to keep them on the monitors.  It was not fun, but anything to keep the babies cooking.  Came home and now I'm stuck in bed!  grrrr.... hope I survive the next 8 weeks.  

post #305 of 448
Thread Starter 

Oh, no! Im glad you are okay. So, they sent you home and you are on bed rest there? Feel free to start a bedrest thread, and I promise to come and chat with you!!! Im forcing myself some downtime every day, so Ill be on the computer.

post #306 of 448

Yep, at least I'm at home!  But its horrible... we have three kids, and my dh is super crazy busy with work.  Any time he has to do anything for anyone he gets cranky.  This may wreck our marriage! I've always carried the burden of the house work and my work work, and now he has to do everything!  Gahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #307 of 448
Just a quick update to you all: OUR BOYS ARE HERE!!


Born November 21st at 37 weeks 5 days
Reed Owen (baby a - right) 8:58 pm 6 lbs 1 oz, 19 in.
Seth Ander (baby b - left) 9:24 pm 7 lbs 7 oz, 20 in.

I am so in love <3 Both boys are healthy and feeding well. They are definitely keeping us busy though. Will try to post a story at some point when things settle down. smile.gif

Hope all is well with everyone!
post #308 of 448
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Originally Posted by ifnotnowwhen View Post

Just a quick update to you all: OUR BOYS ARE HERE!!

Born November 21st at 37 weeks 5 days
Reed Owen (baby a - right) 8:58 pm 6 lbs 1 oz, 19 in.
Seth Ander (baby b - left) 9:24 pm 7 lbs 7 oz, 20 in.
I am so in love <3 Both boys are healthy and feeding well. They are definitely keeping us busy though. Will try to post a story at some point when things settle down. smile.gif
Hope all is well with everyone!


They are precious! Congrats!
post #309 of 448
Thread Starter 

Yea! Congrats :) They are so beautiful!!!!

post #310 of 448

ifnotnowwhen - Congratulations!  What nice healthy looking babes!

 

baileyandmikey - wow, that's rough.  hug2.gif Is there any way you can hire some help with the housework?  Or do you have family nearby?  Do the two older kids help out at all or is that more effort on your part?  I'll be thinking of you.

post #311 of 448

Congrats on the boys!  They are so sweet.

post #312 of 448

Update... I had an ultrasound on Friday. Both babies weights are the same at 1lb 15oz. Baby A is now breech and Baby B is head down. Cervix measured 4.2. So overall good news! Just hoping Baby A will decide to turn around! What have you other mommas experienced with breech babies at or around 26 weeks? 

post #313 of 448

My baby A was breech and B was vertex at my 26 week u/s.  unchanged from 20 weeks.  I think A has flipped now joy.gif.  It's hard to tell for sure, but she's definitely moved significantly from where she was.  unfortunately I don't have another u/s for almost 3 more weeks to tell for sure (they're di/di).  I've been doing inversions frequently, but not every day, and a few breech tilts, but I gave up on the breech tilts because I get light headed, can't breathe, and get a headache when I sit up from it.  Then my chiropractor did the Webster technique on me on Friday, which is supposed to get the pelvis in the ideal condition to allow breech babies to turn, and it was Friday evening that she moved.  

post #314 of 448

On the babies flipping.... just over a week ago, both of mine were head down, at the last ultrasound just a few days ago, they both were breech!  So, I'm guessing they can flip until there is no more room to move  :)

post #315 of 448

my babe that was head down always stayed that way from 17 weeks on, she was really settled in and was A. B did jumping jacks and moved everywhere till he settled head down at 34 weeks, so yeah there is time for a lot of movement!  it was explained to me once that baby a can get engaged a lot easier head down than breach, so its more like to keep moving when breach and stay still more likely when vertex

post #316 of 448

ifnotnowhen - CONGRATS! Congrats. My heart got all fluttery seeing your baby boys. So, so sweet!

post #317 of 448
Sorry for all the ladies who are feeling so worn down, I'm just 15 weeks so feeling pretty good, but I'm feeling like I'm at least 24 weeks or so pregnant already, not looking forward to the last trimester! My OB told me at my last appointment that if both babies are head down, good to go for vaginal delivery, but if both are breech or transverse, then no. She didn't mention if baby A is head down and baby B is something else what they typically do, but I suspect c-section, so I'm on the lookout for another OB as if baby B is breech with baby A head down, I don't see why I can't have a vaginal delivery with di/di twins! I may see what the MFM I'm seeing in conjunction for U/S appointments has to say as I think switching care to them would be easier than a totally new OB.

So sorry about the bedrest baileandmikey, hopefully your DH will not be so cranky. Any chance he can slow down his work or yes maybe get some light housekeeping from a service?

ifnotnowhen, your boys are adorable and that picture is so sweet. Congratulations and glad they are doing well!
post #318 of 448

Quinalla - oh it's nice to see someone else due near when I am! I am due May 5.

 

My OB told me the same thing about delivery. I am not partial to any method of birth over another - I just want the babies! Last time I was in (16 weeks) both babies were head down. I go for a big two-hour ultrasound next Tuesday so I'm interested to see which way they are oriented.
 

post #319 of 448
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Originally Posted by ifnotnowwhen View Post

Just a quick update to you all: OUR BOYS ARE HERE!!


Born November 21st at 37 weeks 5 days
Reed Owen (baby a - right) 8:58 pm 6 lbs 1 oz, 19 in.
Seth Ander (baby b - left) 9:24 pm 7 lbs 7 oz, 20 in.

I am so in love <3 Both boys are healthy and feeding well. They are definitely keeping us busy though. Will try to post a story at some point when things settle down. smile.gif

Hope all is well with everyone!


Beautiful boys, and awesome weights! This pic just gave me a big push of motivation, as I am getting TIRED and need something positive to focus on!

 

baileyandmikey--sorry about the bedrest. That would drive me nuts.

 

Glad to hear updates from everyone. Today is the "official" start of the 3rd trimester for me--28 weeks. The end is in sight! My appetite has slowed down quite a bit. No morning sickness but I am not very hungry at dinnertime, which is similar to how I felt when I had bad ms. But I do manage to eat breakfast, lunch and two snacks during the day, along with  a snack at bedtime, so I'm not too worried. I am just a hair shy of 30 lbs at 28 weeks so I feel good about weight gain.

 

Breathlessness is kicking my butt, though. I swear getting out of my desk chair and walking down the hall to the bathroom now qualifies as a cardio workout.

post #320 of 448
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Originally Posted by eminvc View Post

 

Breathlessness is kicking my butt, though. I swear getting out of my desk chair and walking down the hall to the bathroom now qualifies as a cardio workout.

So true!  I just hit 28 weeks too.  And it is a challenge to roll off the couch! lol, and to think.... they still have many weeks to grow. I'm sure when we deliver we will feel a million times better.

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