Originally Posted by stacyann_1
Well .. I thought I was in bad shape at 38 weeks, I'm actually losing my mind at 39w1d. I had the worst weekend ever. A thrombosed hemrroid basically limited me to a very still side lying position all weekend.. I couldn't walk, sit or stand. I'm feeling a little better today, but still pretty bad. I feel like a freak at all other multiples boards besides this one. Everyone thinks my doctor must be bad to let me go past the 'full-term' 37-38 weeks for twins. My doctor would still be fine letting nature takes its course (with monitoring of course) for at least another 1-1.5 weeks, but I'm actually going crazy.
I guess all those months of being told that twins come early, made me start preparing for their entrance a month ago. Now here I am eating into my maternity leave, at almost 40 weeks. Anyway - this is the only board where I can see reassuring stories from people that delivered healthy twins at 39 weeks+. I thank you all for your support. And if I get one more email or phone call saying.. are they here yet? Any updates? What's going on? Does you doctor know what she is doing? I'm going to go ballistic.
A very emotional Stacy
Stacy, you're doing a great job as an incubator. Revel in your body's ability. As I noted in my earlier post, I cried on my due date. The whole last month I felt black and blue through my pelvis and had varicosities of the perineum. My arms got numb due to the hypervolemia, had to wake up to turn over in bed -- like a beached whale, etc. But the worst -- the very worst -- was the mental stuff. Because EVERY-frickin'-ONE tells you that you're going to go early and then EVERY-frickin'-ONE of them has to call EVERY-frickin'-day with that "Are you still here??????"; therefore, it's like being overdue even when you're not! My guys were 37 weeks on Valentine's Day and I remember poking at my bellly, saying, "You can come out now." Of course, they didn't until March 9 -- 5 days post due date. But they did come out and they've now been out and sassin' us for many, many years. (Don't forget those silhouette photos!) And tell those busybodies calling all the time just exactly where they can put their limited twin pregnancy/birth info... (You can later apologize that it was just the double pregnancy hormonse making you cranky.)
Have you tried the nipple stim???
Hang in. You're really almost there! Really!