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3rd Trimester!!!

post #1 of 62
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I know some have already crossed over and there are a bunch of us getting there now!!!!

 

 

How is everyone feeling?  Mama's with twins, feel prepared?

 

I am excited about the holidays and everything that is going to be happening in the next few weeks. 

 

We are taking the girls to Disneyland the second week of December for 2 days and I am just so darn excited.  We went in February last year and it was so much fun.  I think dd2 will have more fun this time and DD1 will just be so happy to be there, she loved it last time too!  

post #2 of 62

i am so excited to be on the last part of this journey. every day there is something new or interesting about pregnancy. i think i'm one of the mamas who really love being pregnant, despite the weight gain and fatigue. 

i feel great and i've started on baby projects. just getting our stuff out of storage and into our place today. we've had 4 generations of family (husband's side) in our house and it's been all kinds of tense hell for well over a month now, but we're down to 2 generations now and things are feeling much better and we finally get our own room, and one person is moving out. waiting on the last person to get a job and home before we kick her out though my nerves are shot with it all.

 

baby girl is getting stronger every day, and definitely has sleep patterns. she kicks awake every morning between 6-630am, and stirs me awake. i love her so much already. love.gif

post #3 of 62
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

I know some have already crossed over and there are a bunch of us getting there now!!!!

 

 

How is everyone feeling?  Mama's with twins, feel prepared?

 

I am excited about the holidays and everything that is going to be happening in the next few weeks. 

 

We are taking the girls to Disneyland the second week of December for 2 days and I am just so darn excited.  We went in February last year and it was so much fun.  I think dd2 will have more fun this time and DD1 will just be so happy to be there, she loved it last time too!  

 

I'm such a shameless adorer of mouse-land. Can't wait to take our little one there in a few years. ;) 

post #4 of 62

Yipee for the third trimester! I feel like this pregnancy has been long and short at the same time. It's weird. I'm looking forward to keeping busy with the holidays but am a little worried about January. It always seems like the longest and most depressing month to and now I'll be in the final weeks during it.

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I will be 26 weeks on Friday, so not technically in the 3rd tri yet, but being that most twins come early I'm going to round up and say I'm there. I just feel a lot of uncertainty about it...as these are my first, I don't know how uncomfortable I'm going to get, how long I'm going to be able to work, etc, so that is causing me some anxiety but not an undue amount. I'm just such a planner typically that it feels strange to say, I'm going to work until I no longer feel comfortable doing so and that may be anywhere from December through February! I am trying not to read too many alarmist twin stats and stories...I realize there are some increased risks, but thus far I am having a complication-free pregnancy and I want to make sure I know just enough to identify any potential warning signs but not enough to freak out that I'm going to be put on bed rest at any given moment--because I'm pretty sure that an increased stress level is not a good thing.

 

I am very excited about having my shower next week. And Thanksgiving! I was a little concerned I would not hit my 28 lbs by 28 weeks goal, and then realized Thanksgiving was next week...somehow I do not think it will be a problem at all. No sirree.

 

I'm also wondering if I am prepared at all! I'm kind of waiting for the shower, and then my December break, to do a lot of stuff, or rather supervise hubby in doing it. We have to rearrange our furniture and living space to accommodate 2 twin babies in a 2-bedroom apartment. In my mind I know how it's all going to go. So far we've got a pile of stuff in our room that is a combo of some gifts received in the mail, clothes, blankets, etc.  And we have people we can call in to help set up if need be. Then I need to do some logistics like increase life insurance policy, do some benefits forms for work, look into setting up some sort of savings/college funds for the babes...

 

I really, really just want to nap. 

 

Any other suggestions as to what I need to do to get ready?

post #6 of 62

I'm 28+2 weeks, so I hit the 3rd Trimester this week! So crazy.. Like loveandgarbage I feel like this pregnancy has been long and short at the same time. The summer was LOOONG. But I can't believe that it is already November though, my baby will be TWO YEARS OLD on Saturday, Thanksgiving is next week, Hubby will be turning 30 the week after.....Then Christmas and mid-January I'm hosting a baby shower for my sister (she is pregnant with her first and due in March!!).. The next 2 months are going to FLY by. We've gotten most of our house projects done, and hoping to get the last one (our master bedroom!!!) done during DH's time off around Christmas. I am actually really looking forward to January.. We should hopefully have everything done, the holidays/birthdays/etc will be done (not that I'm not excited about those too but it is stressing me out a bit!) and I will be able to just BE and spend time with my boys and get things ready for this baby. So far we've done nothing baby related, and I'm kind of waiting for all of the other stuff to be done first. I have plenty of organizing projects (not to mention 2 active boys!) to keep me busy during January.. hopefully!

 

I am feeling really good, other than being more tired than "normal." I am enjoying my bump and baby movements, and enjoying all the cute maternity clothes I've gotten. ;) I am getting excited to meet this little guy and to have some sweet newborn snuggles.. before we know it, it will be Spring! which I am also looking forward to. :)

post #7 of 62

The third trimester is in full swing over here- I look and feel about 40 weeks pregnant. While the holidays are coming, life is slowing way down for me. I'm at home all the time, minimizing errands and trips out of the house to just a couple of days a week, trying to be seated or lie horizontal as much as possible, and preparing for babies. 

 

We just finished a ton of work on our house: setting up the nursery, painting the living room/ kitchen area, building a wall to make a new bedroom for ourselves, and playing switcharoo with almost every room in the house :) My birth plan is done, my doula and OB are all set and we all agree on how things should go presuming that there are no problems, baby A remains head down, and we are ready to go (but not just yet of course!)

 

So now that all of that is done, Im focusing on the small things: getting last minute items, packing a hospital bag, getting childcare in line for DD, sorting and organizing baby clothes and diapers, and buying Christmas presents (online only). I've saved this last trimester for reading positive birth stories, positive NICU stories (just in case), doing spinningbabies.com exercises, learning to knit, and spending as much time with DD as possible 

 

For me, the third trimester begins the time where you are no longer so many weeks pregnant, you are counting down the weeks. So, for example, I think to myself, "just 10 weeks left" as opposed to "Im 28 weeks." (I have an induction scheduled on Jan 24)

post #8 of 62
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The third trimester is in full swing over here- I look and feel about 40 weeks pregnant. While the holidays are coming, life is slowing way down for me. I'm at home all the time, minimizing errands and trips out of the house to just a couple of days a week, trying to be seated or lie horizontal as much as possible, and preparing for babies. 

 

We just finished a ton of work on our house: setting up the nursery, painting the living room/ kitchen area, building a wall to make a new bedroom for ourselves, and playing switcharoo with almost every room in the house :) My birth plan is done, my doula and OB are all set and we all agree on how things should go presuming that there are no problems, baby A remains head down, and we are ready to go (but not just yet of course!)

 

So now that all of that is done, Im focusing on the small things: getting last minute items, packing a hospital bag, getting childcare in line for DD, sorting and organizing baby clothes and diapers, and buying Christmas presents (online only). I've saved this last trimester for reading positive birth stories, positive NICU stories (just in case), doing spinningbabies.com exercises, learning to knit, and spending as much time with DD as possible 

 

For me, the third trimester begins the time where you are no longer so many weeks pregnant, you are counting down the weeks. So, for example, I think to myself, "just 10 weeks left" as opposed to "Im 28 weeks." (I have an induction scheduled on Jan 24)

I am envious of your relaxation!

I have planned to work at least until Dec. 21st, and after the holidays only if I'm up to it, so I'm just counting down the days until I don't have to work anymore. It's just tiring. I don't have a physically demanding job, but between my pregnant brain and just having to "empathize" all the time (I'm a counselor at a college), it is exhausting nonetheless. I will go out earlier if need be, but am hoping to go until Dec. 21st.

Also doing holiday shopping online only, though. You couldn't pay me to jostle the crowds in the stores right now.

 

I stopped counting down the weeks and am counting down "calendar months." I am 3 calendar months away from full-term, which for some reason sounds better to me than 12 weeks. I know they're the same, though!

post #9 of 62
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I am envious of your relaxation!

I have planned to work at least until Dec. 21st, and after the holidays only if I'm up to it, so I'm just counting down the days until I don't have to work anymore. It's just tiring. I don't have a physically demanding job, but between my pregnant brain and just having to "empathize" all the time (I'm a counselor at a college), it is exhausting nonetheless. I will go out earlier if need be, but am hoping to go until Dec. 21st.

Also doing holiday shopping online only, though. You couldn't pay me to jostle the crowds in the stores right now.

 

I stopped counting down the weeks and am counting down "calendar months." I am 3 calendar months away from full-term, which for some reason sounds better to me than 12 weeks. I know they're the same, though!

Well, Im not sure if "relaxation" is really the right word for it, considering that I do still have a two year old at home with me all day long :)  Also, I am working from home doing the books and scheduling for our business. And def. not wanting to trigger any sahm vs. wohm war here, but there are so many days that I wish I could just do an office job because chasing a two year old is physically demanding, and I already have so much pressure in my pelvic area! Does it sometimes just feel like the babies are right there, ready to come any minute for you? I've been babygating off one room and letting her completely destroy it so that I dont have to chase her all over the house. Then, at the end of the day, I just sweep all the toys into one pile and have DH put them in a box on the bed where I sort them and put them back. LOL.

 

But, I promised DH at the beginning of my pregnancy (when we found it it was twins) that we would stick to the third trimester plan we made to attempt to avoid total bedrest. I am known for over exerting myself until the very last minute and I fear if I do that this time, it will trigger preterm labor. I've never gone to 40 weeks before, so I want to be extra careful this time! 

post #10 of 62
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I am envious of your relaxation!

I have planned to work at least until Dec. 21st, and after the holidays only if I'm up to it, so I'm just counting down the days until I don't have to work anymore. It's just tiring. I don't have a physically demanding job, but between my pregnant brain and just having to "empathize" all the time (I'm a counselor at a college), it is exhausting nonetheless. I will go out earlier if need be, but am hoping to go until Dec. 21st.

Also doing holiday shopping online only, though. You couldn't pay me to jostle the crowds in the stores right now.

 

I stopped counting down the weeks and am counting down "calendar months." I am 3 calendar months away from full-term, which for some reason sounds better to me than 12 weeks. I know they're the same, though!

Well, Im not sure if "relaxation" is really the right word for it, considering that I do still have a two year old at home with me all day long :)  Also, I am working from home doing the books and scheduling for our business. And def. not wanting to trigger any sahm vs. wohm war here, but there are so many days that I wish I could just do an office job because chasing a two year old is physically demanding, and I already have so much pressure in my pelvic area! Does it sometimes just feel like the babies are right there, ready to come any minute for you? I've been babygating off one room and letting her completely destroy it so that I dont have to chase her all over the house. Then, at the end of the day, I just sweep all the toys into one pile and have DH put them in a box on the bed where I sort them and put them back. LOL.

 

But, I promised DH at the beginning of my pregnancy (when we found it it was twins) that we would stick to the third trimester plan we made to attempt to avoid total bedrest. I am known for over exerting myself until the very last minute and I fear if I do that this time, it will trigger preterm labor. I've never gone to 40 weeks before, so I want to be extra careful this time! 

I've got it! I can send all my college students to your place and they can watch after your two year old! And clean the house, etc. I'm sure I can rent them out in some way :)

No pelvic pressure whatsoever for me. Besides pain in my sides from my straining belly and some occasional nausea, and just tiredness, I am not really having a lot of symptoms at this point. But I am laying down every day on my lunch break and when I get home at 5 I pretty much park it on the couch and let hubby do cooking/cleaning for me, then I take an epsom salt bath and go to bed early. Sometimes I get freaked out because I don't seem to be having more symptoms or whatever, if that makes sense. I like your practice of only positive twin birth stories...I feel like all I read is "I had no symptoms at all and BOOM! Went into labor at 30 weeks" etc. Since I'm a first-timer anyway I just keep thinking, is it ok to have no pressure or anything like that? Am I just blissfully unaware that I'm about to pop prematurely? Trying to get over these thoughts.

post #11 of 62

i'll be 28 weeks monday - feeling really really good and hoping to keep it this way! I went to a theme park today and outlet mall shopping and was a little out of breath on occasion but that was it! I didn't get tired, no swelling, my legs/hip/back were just fine..  i did feel like my belly button might rip apart from being so stretched out (piercing scar).. but this being #4, i know how much worse it can be!
 

i am starting to feel just a little tiny hint of panic about all the stuff that still needs to be done - we are finishing up some remodeling in the kitchen, all we need is the backsplash and some touch up painting and we'll be DONE (its looking like it will be another 2-3 weeks, scheduling, ordering stuff etc frustrating!)  then i'll have to reorganize nearly everything because we have added some new cabinets..  i have a room to reorganize/clean downstairs (the place where i've been dumping EVERYTHING while working on the kitchen/living room)  once all that is done, i need to work on gathering birth supplies (i'm totally overwhelmed by this for some reason), washing baby clothes and diapers.. setting up the bedroom..baking and filling the freezer so we'll have bread and stuff ... it all sounds like so much when i think about everything going on and the fact that it is already thanksgiving! i know that once thanksgiving hits, christmas and the new year are right behind and then it will be crunch time! at least i'm feeling good lol   not to mention all the normal day to day stuff .. ok. i might panic. yikes.   yay 3rd trimester! dizzy.gif

post #12 of 62

Holly, I had a work from home job (bookkeeping) when I had a toddler and was pregnant and it was sometimes really rough. I feel for you! I let DS1 watch a lot more TV that I ever thought I would be comfortable with.

 

It's kind of crazy to me that if I "go" at 38 weeks like I did with DS2 I only have a little more than 2 months left of pregnancy. I bet you twin mamas feel this even more so, though! I wasn't prepared AT ALL when DS2 was born-- I mean we had most of everything we needed but didn't have clothes quite sorted and hadn't found the baby bucket seat in the basement, etc. So this time our goal is that by 37 weeks everything will be set. I remember first going into labor and not being able to relax because I didn't have a hospital bag packed. This time we're staying home, but I still want to have my ducks in a row. But I bet it will be just my luck that this baby more takes after DS1 and wants to stay in as long as possible. My mom was born at 43 weeks so that's always in the back of my mind, too.

post #13 of 62

i also do admin work from home.  kinda gets impossible.

 

so, reached 28 weeks, so posting in this thread!

 

today i've had a new development from little one- a weird humming feeling!  every hour or so, i get this deep whirring/humming feeling from the baby's head/face/shoulders.

 

i've had 4 pregnancies, and all the movements i could identify, but this one is very ??? to me!

 

anyone had a sensations similar?  it's not fists, or hiccups, but just a soft vibrating deep in my belly and down low where the baby's upper body is.  i can't help but wonder if little one is yelling back at all the crazy siblings out here!

post #14 of 62

I've never had vibrating. That sounds cool and weird!

 

I've been exhausted the past few days. Is this how it will be the entire rest of the pregnancy? Probably! We also have some cold/flu in the house so that isn't helping matters.

post #15 of 62
I'll be 28 weeks on Saturday. I've been really tired off and on for a week now. Also weird appetite again where sometimes nothing appeals to me. The past two days were really rough but I'm feeling better today.
post #16 of 62

hehe- 

other than baking 4 gluten-free pies, 1 decadent cheesecake (that i had for breakfast) 2 pans of quinoa stuffing, and a host of homemade melba style toast, i have been too tired to be useful these last few days!

 

saw this and thought it was accurate for me!

pregnancy photo

 

 

I might have eaten a half pint of haagen daz coffee ice cream yesterday once i was done w/ the cooking and before moving on to the cleaning up!!!

post #17 of 62

ALMOST DONE!!!!!!!

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hehe- 

other than baking 4 gluten-free pies, 1 decadent cheesecake (that i had for breakfast) 2 pans of quinoa stuffing, and a host of homemade melba style toast, i have been too tired to be useful these last few days!

 

saw this and thought it was accurate for me!

pregnancy photo

 

 

I might have eaten a half pint of haagen daz coffee ice cream yesterday once i was done w/ the cooking and before moving on to the cleaning up!!!

 

I'm currently in a rather intense mind vs body battle over whether I'm going to go to the grocery store... mind is having some mad cravings for junk food while body is arguing that taking a nap is a better use of time.

 

I've had that vibrating sensation many times too! I used to describe it to DH as being like she had a tiny cell phone in there that was ringing every now and again. I don't know what it is, but I was told it's nothing to be concerned about.

post #19 of 62

what is that vibration? that's crazy. my little girl just kicks and stretches away. our ultrasound on monday showed her moving her lips like babies do in their sleep. so cute.

 

teles-i fell asleep last night smelling blueberry muffins (all in my head of course) and i woke up this morning still smelling them. i threw on clothes, pulled my hair up and waddled over to the natural grocer for some blueberries. made pancakes instead. soooooo good.

post #20 of 62
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I've had that vibrating sensation many times too! I used to describe it to DH as being like she had a tiny cell phone in there that was ringing every now and again. I don't know what it is, but I was told it's nothing to be concerned about.

Good to know!  i'm not worried, just find it very very weird!  SO GLAD SOMEONE ELSE IS GETTING IT!  it just started a few days ago, but has been happening multiple times a day since.  i really am wondering how much this little one is trying to say to everyone out here!!!

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