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post #121 of 303
Mommy of Twins,

Wow, 3 1/2 hours. I've been concerned about them rushing the second twin, but I guess that is only if she is breech. Never really thought about how exhausting a second birth could be. I read on RadMid of a homebirth years ago where the first was born, mom and baby went to sleep and the second was born 24 hours later!

I'm actually planning a hospital birth at the one 45 minutes away, just gettting as much info as I can from this thread. I didn't want to have a homebirth and need to be transported and end up at the local one. . .

Twins b 3,

Lucky you. I know my doctor is good, but he really really wants me to do an epidural if they are breech. He says he is afraid I will kick him in the face. I guess I want to retain the ability to kick anyone in the face that I feel I need to!

gogi,

I have a great mental picture of you on the couch. Hope you don't have to get up too often. People keep telling me that I don't look that big for twins and then I remind them I have four months to go. At five months, I look about how I did at term with my son.

Just read your last message. I'm hoping it is tonight too. Thoughts of love and strength whenever it is. Think of us all thinking of you!

breathingmom,

actually I'm still having morningsickness! Trying to cram down food every moment I can though! Thanks for asking.
post #122 of 303

having a hard time waiting...

for you gogi!!!! I know you must be so excited and READY! I am so excited for you! Thanks for your post bout the contrax!! I am not taking care of myself at all.... I don't really ever feel hungry except in the morning and then sometimes it is nasea. I sometimes go the whole day and notice I really haven't eaten anything! (Which is completely unacceptable, I know the brewer diet, I teach it in my CB classes!) I would be horrified if one of my clients were acting this way! lol I feel like maybe you are right , I should get the ultrasound, just to have to do something more positive about my health, because I know. But I would just feel aweful if it was just a normal sigleton pregnancy and I had gotten an ultrasound., It is also the thing of price, we would have to pay for it on our own..... oh I don't know.... I did notice that I had a run of contrax for a few days and and now I am bigger. Well anyway, good luck to you this week, hope those babies cme quickly!! I'll be thinking about you!
love,
Augustine
post #123 of 303

So glad to be here!

Gogi, et al...

I've so enjoyed this thread! I'm almost 22 weeks with babies #5 & 6, my last three born at home. I'm lucky enough to have a midwife who will see me throughout. I do have a back up doctor for problems in a previous pregnancy that have never returned.

It's very nice to see that there are others planning a homebirth with twins. I know that there are risks, and I have plans for all scenarios. I just have to keep the faith in my body.

Thanks for reminding me of that!

Momofmany
post #124 of 303
Artofbirthing,

You need to eat, eat, eat! Whether it's one or two babies. I think if you made it this far without an ultrasound you might want to consider listening for the heartbeat but continue to increase your protein just in case.

gogi,

I can only imagine the excitement of wanting to get this over with! I'm thinking of you and sending some positive energy your way!
post #125 of 303
momy of twins,
you are right, I do need to eat, and I think I will just keep waiting to see.... I am trying to think of ways to get protein fast so I don't have to think about it. I like pretzels and peanut butter and tocos so that is what I am eating for breakfast now a days, wow can you say pregnant! lol ('') Thanks for the reminder, do you have any suggestions for eating something before you feel naseas?
Momofmany,
that is exciting for you you, 5 and 6 wow! How far ahead are you measuring? I am 16 weeks and 22cm..... still trying to figure out if it is two.....
love to all and good birthing vibes to gogi!
Augustine
post #126 of 303
I measured 29 weeks at 20 weeks, but I'm very wide as far as my uterus goes.

Robin
post #127 of 303
gogi, how are you? I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you!

momofmany, welcome! It's great to hear that your midwife will attend you with your homebirth of twins! How does the rest of your family feel about twins?

artofbirthing, I found protein shakes a good way to get down some major protein. Especially in the last weeks when there was not much room left for food.

How are all you other moms doing? I hope you will continue to keep us updated! It sounds like we will be getting a "multiples" forum in the future here at MDC! I can't wait, it will be great to have a place to share and learn from each other!

~Jill
Mom to identical twin girls (just turned five) and singleton ds (7)

TWINS-not "double trouble", instead "twice the love"!!
post #128 of 303
Artofbirthing,

As soon as I started getting more protein my nausea feeling went away. I used protein powder in raw milk and the total protein in that shake was 34grams. I had at least 2 or 3 a day because it was much easier to drink things than to eat. The protein powder was by a supplement company that my husband sells in his office and it uses only whole foods. Hope this helps!
post #129 of 303

Thoughts on Twins

They are all very excited. I'm just shell shocked - still!

Momofmany
post #130 of 303
I went to my 39 week visit and had to get a non-stress test to make sure evrything was OK. baby A looked so good they took me off the monitor real quick to avoid more ultrasound exposure. baby B gives us difficulty when it is time to listen to the HR because he/she is face up and the arms and legs are in the way of getting a good reading. Although we could here the HR and it was obviously good, the machine kept blinking out because it was not a strong reading. Thankfully they got a continuous pattern for at least 3 minutes and decided that was good enough. Both babies had nice accelerations in HR's. I also had a short ultrasound to check amniotic fluid levels and measurements. The weight estimates are 7 and 71/2 lbs. It will be fun to see how accurate/inaccurate that is! If I don't have these babies by Friday I have to get another NST. They basically are treating the situation the same way they would treat a post due singleton. Now I am starting to get a little worried about the breech birth when the babies are in so long and obviously getting bigger, any words on that?

For morning sickness I had my husband bring me a frozen waffle to the bed before I even got out of it in the morning, and then immediately ate some kind of protien when I got up. Usually eggs. Now that it is summer, protien smoothies with frozen yogurt, fresh berries, rice dream, and protien powder have been a wonderful way to get protien when I can't think about eating anything.

Thanks for all the kind words. Oh, starting to have bladder control issues too.
post #131 of 303

Try not to panic!

I don't know how big your first baby was, but remember to have faith that your body has grown babies that are the right size for you. I truly believe that.

Then you also have to look at how poorly ultrasound is in predicting weight.

Hang in there!

Momofmany
post #132 of 303
gogi, there will lots of room in there for the second baby to move around after the first babe comes! Everything is going to be okay! You have taken really good care of yourself and these babies already have a great start! You can do this and you will be a fantastic mom to twins!!!! Sending you lots of strength and peaceful thoughts!

~Jill
post #133 of 303
gogi,

Even my husband is excited you made it to 39wks. we agree with breathingmom that the second baby has room to turn after the first is born. We are anxiously waiting!
post #134 of 303

Hurah!11 Gogi

You are awesome, Gogi!
Even if the baby does stay breech, you will be fine, your cervix will have opened for the smae size baby just a little while before and that baby will slide out just fine! A word to remeber with breeches is "Stand and Deliver"! For some reason gravity and free hip joints is really important for breeches coming our! I was at a singlton surprize posterior footling breech homebirth. As soon as that foot dropped down, the mom stood right up and leaned into her husband and the 7 lb 9 oz baby just slid right out! The other thing to remeber is "Hands off the breech" GLoria Lemay has written a wonderful article on that at www.midwiferytoday.com , I think it was in the last e-news from MT....
AS everyone else has said, everything will be fine! Your body knew how to grow your babies and placentas all without any councious thought from you, it will know how to birth them too! Have faith!
love,
Augustine
post #135 of 303
Thanks all of you. I go to the Doc. Tomorrow again. I will let you know what happens.
post #136 of 303
Hello all,

No twins here, but I've been following this thread with interest. Gogi, I can't wait to hear how it all goes!

Mommy of twins and princess7199, I've sent you both private messages through the bulletin board system. Let me know if you haven't figured out how that works yet.

Best of luck to all you twin mommies!

Brittany
post #137 of 303
I had a non-stress test and the babies look great. I am dilated to 3 cm., and am ready to go. Now I just have to convince the babies to stop relaxing and get a move on. My next appointment is Tuesday (40 weeks). I hope i get to cancel it.
post #138 of 303

How long after the birth.......

I realize this thread is about homebirthing twins. However it seems to have alot of established twin moms on it. I have a question............. When did you get your peroid after the birth of your twins? I am still nursing my 11mos old twins and have yet to get a period. I ws wondering if I should be concerned?
post #139 of 303
Cakes--For me it was around six months (we weaned at 11 months). Then with my singleton, it was at three months (weaned at 13 months). So it did seem to take longer with the twins. I have no idea if there's reason for concern, I just don't know enough about breastfeeding.

Yours are eleven months! I loved that second year. I had more energy, the babies slept so much more, I felt like the fog moved out of my brain and I was myself again. Other twin moms would complain about the sudden mobility and trying to keep up with them. But I always felt that since I was finally sleeping, I had the energy to keep up with them. And by the way, I think you deserve your own party when they turn one. My sister and I have twins almost the exact same age, and we made sure to congratulate each other while everyone else was making a big deal about the twins' first birthday. We were so proud of ourselves that WE had made it through that year! So congratulations to you, too!
post #140 of 303
Cakes,

I'm still nursing my twins and they are 20months. I got my period about 3 months ago but I believe it just depends on how much you nurse them. Sorry to say but mood swings started because of the whole hormonal imbalance but I'm slowly trying to wean them. I think my body is telling me it's time because I've been too exhausted. I'm now down to nursing them once a day and 2-4 times each at night. They don't sleep through the night.


gogi,

You are doing great! I hope you can cancel your next appointment also! Any time now, isn't it exciting!
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