thinking of you both & all four twinsies.
Wow, I just found this thread, but it sounds like several of you are just on your way out. Congrats to both jessmn and Quinalla on the birth of your little ones.
I just found out this week that I am pregnant with twins. I am 6 weeks along. I went though IVF so I knew that having twins was a possibility but I figured my age would mean that only one would take, but no. both embryos we transferred back are growing in my body and I will be having twins sometime in December. Still trying to take it all in. I am growing two babies!
Hello everyone! Just found out at our big ultrasound that we are having twins. I am 19 weeks along.
You and maybe your partners age at the birth? 26 (me) & 29 (DSp)
Are the babies Mono or Di or what combo of both? From what they can tell, Monochorionic/Diamniotic
What number of kids will is be for you? 2nd & 3rd
Sexes? Will you be finding out? Both BOYS!
EDD and or planned birth timing? Sept 20. No change as of yet.
State you live in? KY
Anything else you want to share? Really committed to a vaginal delivery and lasting til 38 weeks at least, but worried about not being able to see my midwife anymore and having to see an OB in the practice. There are only two practices with midwives that delivery at the two local hospitals in the area, so I don't have many options.
Congrats Esenbee. Welcome!
Saw the chiro today and he said my pelvis isn't locked up anymore, so that's not the reason the babies are still breech. So I guess we are going to quit trying to flip them. C/section scheduled for next Friday. I am pretty disappointed about it but I know in a few months it will all be behind me.
On a happier note I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow and I am so pleased I made it this far! We celebrated my son's birthday this weekend, which was my big goal. Now I am ready to be done with all the pregnancy drama and move on to the next stage.
2babies2kidsmom, glad to hear that you have made it to 37 weeks. The longer the little ones are inside, the less likely the complications and I am sure that gives you some peace. Sorry to hear that the babies are still breech but you are so right that once they are in the world, you will have you c-section behind you.
AFM, the early pregnancy symptoms just seem to ebb and flow. So annoying. Sick in the morning or sick at night or sick in the afternoon. DH just doesn't get how tired I am. Laying horizontal feels the best.
welcome, esenbee. it is so excited that we graduated QC together, share a due date club, and now we're both here!
2babies2kidsmom - it sounds like you have a good attitude about it. it is normal to be disappointed but you can keep your eye on the prize(s) - those delicious babies!
AFM - 21.5 weeks already, holy crap! we decided yesterday to switch OBs after meeting with a new doctor. Our new OB has a practice where she is the only OB and her back-ups are all midwives. She delivers at a hospital in Tacoma (we were previously planning a delivery in Olympia, where there are lower-level NICUs only). I am kind of annoyed to drive a little further for appointments and delivery, but I just have to trust my gut that this is a much better decision. This new doctor seems all-around more friendly to natural births and family practices. my doula has worked with her many times. We will be able to labor and deliver in the regular L&D suite instead of the OR (thankfully) and she recommends an epidural for multiples b/c she will go in and get the second baby if he is breech or something. She talked about preventative care - diet, exercise, supplements - to ward off problems instead of just addressing issues as they arise, which was one of my pet peeves about our previous OB practice. if we go into labor after 5pm, our birth and delivery would be attended by one of the midwives instead of the OB, which is pretty awesome. since we would be in the hospital, the midwife would still be backed up by the hospital's OB in case of emergency. all around, i feel so much more positive and hopeful about our potential for a good birth experience. we're starting a series of childbirth classes in may. it feels like things are shaping up the way i'd hoped! i just have to figure out this Spinning Babies thing so we can be sure they are pointed in the right direction.
outside of pregnancy, i have fairly low blood pressure and my BP during pregnancy has been consistently very low. the nurse yesterday was like, "i'm keeping my eye on you!" i do sometimes get lightheaded, dizzy, see stars. is that a common thing during twin pregnancy or is this just my own unique special burden? i have never read anything about it, so i am kind of taken off-guard.