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post #21 of 87
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Originally Posted by Chantelhayes View Post
I am about sick of people "telling" me when they will be born. I'm not talking about fun guesses. I'm talking about people telling me "they will for sure be here soon, look at you!" or "there's no reason to think you won't carry them to your due date". Both things give me a heart attack! I don't want 33, 34, 35 week preemies but I don't really want to go to May 30th! How about a nice compromise of May 14th!!?? 37 weeks sounds nice and baked but not shoot myself crazy.

Seriously though, I'm looking forward to getting to 36 weeks so I can stop worrying about hospital birth.
I was about ready to knock people out at Easter, since they were driving me INSANE about the whole due date/have the babies thing. I swear, if I ever get PG again, I'm going to give the family a due date of 2 weeks early, just so they will stay off my back.

These were the Easter comments .....
What makes everyone else an expert on my PG????
ARGH!
"you really don't look that big, considering you're having twins" .. thanks, but I see myself in the mirror everyday. I know I'm huge.
"sure you don't have triplets in there?" ... ha ha .. that was not funny the FIRST time you said it, not to mention the 800 other times I've had to listen to you say that. (DH's BIL)
"Brett says these babies will be here in April" (from MIL) .. I certainly hope that my DH did not make that retarded comment, and no, April is MUCH too early. I don't want my babies in the NICU.
"when are you going to stop working?" .... when I go into labor, or am forced to by my doctor.
"you'll never make it til May" (DH's BIL again!) this guy just wasn't getting it that he was pissing me off. Yes, I certainly do intend to 'make it' til May. I'm shooting for Mother's Day weekend. Anything after that will be bonus points.


deep breath ..... only a few more weeks to put up with goofy PG comments ....
then we'll be getting advice on how to raise the babies!!!:
post #22 of 87
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Originally Posted by DiannaK View Post
I try to shoot for lots of protein, and lots of water. I'm definitely NOT getting 3500 cal/day, and I'm probably no where near the protein reqs either, but I'm trying.
My appetite has really fallen off lately, which worries me, and my weight gain has sort of leveled off as well.
Glad to hear it. I wasn't eating 2200 per day pre-PG though (which Luke said was the norm) so I figured there had to be some adjustment. Plus, I felt like cr&p trying to eat that many calories. Like everyday was post-Thanksgiving. I try to do lots of protein & water too and I feel like I've been pretty good about it.
post #23 of 87
Hello,

I'm new here too... been lurking for a while! My PG has been fairly uneventful so far - I'm only 12 weeks tomorrow so... not much going on yet! (Knock on wood) I have not had morning sickness and haven't been too tired yet.

We got PG on clomid and are expecting our fraternal twins on Oct 20 (not likely, I realize, but that's the due date!)

I AM getting thicker in the waist area so I have started buying maternity clothes. It's fun! I'm planning to tell work I'm PG next week b/c it's getting harder to hide and I hear there are rumors going around... (annoys me but... people are excited and want to know...)

These will be our first kids and I'm pretty overwhelmed thinking about how in the world I'm going to take care of them. I'd like to breastfeed both and cloth diaper.. I know it's possible, I'm just trying to figure out where I'm going to find the energy to take care of 2! (This is must my perspective - I realize some of you have other kids too in addition to your twins! That's beyond comprehension for me...!)

I'm already learning tons from you ladies and look forward to learning more over the next 5-6 months! I know it will go fast...
post #24 of 87
I did have to giggle at your post Jen. Oh how I WISH my twins had come first. Just think, all you have to do when they nap is SLEEP! How divine! No getting up to fetch and get for other kiddos, no other children to worry about the adjustment with, no running people hither and yon for various activities dragging newborn twins in the wake.....ahhhhh



Sorry, just thought I'd give you a littler perspective! You can do it!
post #25 of 87
37 Weeks!!!

I'm going by EST time... the twins were likely conceived in Michigan, so I think it counts

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post #26 of 87
Wow kjoy!!! 37 weeks! How darned exciting! I hope to be in your shoes and making it to "term", although now I'm shooting for 38 weeks. Maybe I'm asking too much, but hey, why not!
So happy for you, please keep us updated!!!!!!
post #27 of 87
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Originally Posted by DiannaK View Post
"you'll never make it til May"
NOT a pregnant mama right now, but I was due in May of last year, and EVERY time I heard this stupid comment, I was that much more determined to make it to May.

And I did.

So there!

post #28 of 87
I am 23 weeks and doing great. It is harder to breathe now, and I can't lay on my back at all. The babies are each measuring as big as singletons, which is awesome. I have no idea what my food intake is, but I know that the protein isn't 120 grams!

Someone asked me yesterday if I was due now....hmmmm, no, still have FOUR months left!! Hehe...
post #29 of 87
Hello all,

I'm new to this board. I'm 23 weeks along with twins - my little miracle babies! I was told I had a 0% chance of getting pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and, according to my doctors, things are going well. I'm not able to get in all of the recommended calories or protein. I just can't eat enough!

I'm a high school teacher and have already had to cut back to four days a week.
post #30 of 87
Chantel - yes, I'm just getting over the shock and starting to believe I CAN do it! You and many other mamas are an inspiration to me!

kjoy2 - 37 weeks, awesome! Best of luck for a great delivery!
post #31 of 87

How is everybody doing this week?

Things are still good here... not feeling laborish at all and hope that it's a sudden-onset kind of deal, b/c I don't want to fight the 'past due' fight with twins

We had a lovely weekend of warm weather and, though it's a bit colder now, feeling refreshed from the sun and pool time!
post #32 of 87
I just found out I failed the glucose test. Wish I'd never taken it Now I've got to take off work to pass this stupid test that really won't make a damned bit of difference one way or another, to me. And I just read that fraternals with 2 placentas are at higher risk to fail or develop GD because of the 2 placentas.

I really hope this isn't a harbinger of bad things or complications to come. It has been smooth sailing so far. Otherwise feeling great at 28 wks. No aches, pains, nothing.
post #33 of 87
Coming up on 28 weeks tomorrow and have an appointment with the OB and an ultrasound. It will be kind of nice to see the babies again and see how they've grown. Feeling big and uncomfortable already though. My muscles and skin seem to be stretching a lot lately and it's painful. I'm guessing this is all "new" stretching because I recently went past the point of weight gain and uterus size that I had by the end of my singleton pregnancies. That's my theory anyway .

kjoy2 - I hope labour starts on it's own for you. I know what you mean about fighting the "past due" date with twins. My OB recommends inducing by week 38 so I'm hoping I go on my own just before that.

worcma - That sucks about the glucose test. I just did the two hour one last week and I ended up passing. I also have two fraternals and two placentas. I hadn't read anything about those being more at risk although I had read about twins in general being more of a risk factor. Good luck!
post #34 of 87
Hi, this is my first time checking in on this thread. I'm 25 weeks along with MZ boys. I'm okay, gaining well (I think) and they seem to be growing well. I've gained about 34 lbs since January, and the babies supposedly are on the big side, measuring ahead.

I saw the perinatologist a week ago for an ultrasound (we are monitoring for TTTS since they are a mono/di pair) and he must have mentioned gestational diabetes four or five times in our consult after the u/s.

Evidently, both babies are growing big and "twins don't do that." I suggested that when mothers follow something along the lines of the Brewer diet model and especially have a significant weight gain early on, more of the twin pregnancies are going to term with 7-8+ lb twins. He just looked pretty blankly at me, and said from the high risk standpoint it suggests GD and it's coming up on time for the screening so just get screened.

I'm pleased that a week later, I still just feel pleased and proud that I'm growing them this well, rather than feeling this nagging worry about "Maybe it's GD instead...." I really feel like my body's processes are normal and healthy, and this guy just is stuck someplace with old info/expectations or something. I admit, I was surprised. I threw out the names Barbara Luke & Elizabeth Noble, and I figured he'd know Dr. Luke's book or name (she seems so dang mainstream, relatively speaking.) He also didn't seem particuarly phased by my suggestion that growing big "early" (when they're still tracking along with singleton growth patterns) might ensure a healthier birthweight for twins, since they eventually slow down their growth. I dunno. I'm glad his skepticism didn't freak me out!

I had an appointment with my regular OB (saw the midwife who shares prenatal appts with her, though) today and I took in a list of various menu items from the last week or so, to be able to give an idea of the way I am eating. Lots of protein, lots of complex carbohydrates, whole fruits (versus juices), limited simple sugars.....My question was what exactly will change if I "fail" the test and go on the GD maintenance diet?

They hadn't gotten the report from the other hospital, so the issue didn't even come up. I told the midwife they are measuring ahead, and she said, "Great."

At 24 weeks, 4 days, twin A was measuring 25 weeks, 4 days, and twin B was measuring 27 weeks, 2 days. There really was no concern about TTTS or the difference between the twins; the only concern the peri had was that they BOTH are measuring big. They calculated twin A as 1 lb 13 oz, and twin B was measuring 2 lbs 3 oz. (Of course, I don't know how much stock to put in these u/s measurements and estimates....)

Twin B is breech, and I'd really like to get him to turn vertex again. I am not afraid of losing the chance at a vaginal birth (doctors at both hospitals are fine with going for vaginal if the first twin is presenting vertex) but at my local hospital, if both are vertex when labor begins I can labor & deliver in a regular l/d/r/p room. If the second twin is breech, they say I have to labor in the O.R.

I keep waking up on my back, which frustrates me. Why is this happening???? I really want to be in positions to promote optimal positioning for the babes, but no amount of pillow bracing or body pillow encompassing seems to keep me from ending up on my back. (How can I even stand it?)

I went to see a chiropractor certified in Webster technique yesterday. I had seen one four years ago, and this experience seemed very different. I don't know what to think. I hope it's good, and that it will help. I think things were wonky with my sacrum, though the round ligament was pretty soft & responsive. I dunno. I hope there's room for both to be head-down.

I have a recurring terrible sharp pain right at the top of my belly, slightly off-center on my right side. Boy, does it hurt. It's sort of like sunburn pain, or maybe sunburned skin being pushed from the inside. I don't think it relates to kicking/pushing, though. But maybe it does....I just felt a kick there!

I am busy doing my HypnoBabies course. I'm pretty happy with my OB....the only thing that is sticking in my craw (besides the whole "labor in the O.R. if twin B is breech" thing) is that she seems to think I should not go past 38 weeks. Of course, I don't know how long they'll go and maybe they'll come on their own by then, but if not? I am stressed at the thought of an induction. No, no, no!

I am hoping to engage her in discussion on this issue (I've only actually seen her once at this point) so I need to clarify my thoughts before my next appointment with her.

I guess those are the issues in my world.
post #35 of 87
I'm on modified 'bed rest' until I reach term because Claire decided after a round of intense contractions to drop into my pelvis. Stinker. I say 'bed rest' because it's actually rest, not confinement. I have some really wonderful women coming and helping me daily with meals and cleaning and child care so I can spend most of my day prone. I have 16 days until I'm term! Then I can get back up and do as MUCH as I wanna!
post #36 of 87
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Originally Posted by Mama to one View Post

worcma - That sucks about the glucose test. I just did the two hour one last week and I ended up passing. I also have two fraternals and two placentas. I hadn't read anything about those being more at risk although I had read about twins in general being more of a risk factor. Good luck!

I think the two placentas thing might be because of the additional hormones. (I actually don't know if hormone levels are in the same ballpark with one big placenta shared between MZ twins, or if the levels are significantly higher with two distinct placentas.) At any rate, it's the hormones that suppress insulin function (to keep more glucose circulating?) and those hormones are higher with twins, regardless. But maybe even higher with two placentas than one.
post #37 of 87
Amy C - Welcome!! It sounds like your pregnancy is going well. As far as the 'big' twins and the gestational diabetes talk, well... IMO, because I was following a Brewer type diet as well as trying to eat good mixes of foods (for example, protein always with carbs) b/c controlling blood sugar is related to both what and how you eat, I declined GD testing. My OB was supportive of my decision for several reasons: in addition to a controlled diet, twin placentas do cause higher insulin levels, and in twins, you generally aren't concerned about big babies. And you are right, growth will slow down after about 32/33 weeks.
As far as waking up on your back, I wouldn't worry about it. Once your belly is too big, it won't be comfortable to sleep that way anymore! I think our bodies have more wisdom than the conventional recommendations sometimes...
The 38 weeks thing: I am over 38 weeks presently, and my OB is IN MEXICO ON VACATION at the moment... granted, I'm planning a home birth, so he is the back-up. However, at our last appointment he was very pleased with the progression of the pregnancy and said something to the effect of 'I don't think you'll be going into labor anytime soon; looks like you'll go all the way (by which I'm assuming he meant full term 40 weeks... I was surprised and grateful that there was no talk of induction!). I'm sure some experienced twin moms on this board could provide you with facts/studies regarding term length and twin pregnancies if you post the question. You could talk with your OB armed with some facts, and perhaps also willing to negotiate a bit - for example, going past 38 weeks but appeasing her concern by doing NSTs.

Chantel - Hope those 16 days sail by for you!!
post #38 of 87
Oh and Amy, I've got two BIG OLE noggins shoved into my pelvis! They are measuring right on, and I've experienced no slow down in growth as of yet (almost 34 weeks). They like to grind their heads into my hips (or did, until Claire dropped and Ben decided his next target was my pubic bone) but other than that little bit of unpleasantness, not a problem with both being head down. 25 weeks is a bit early to worry yet. You've got plenty of time and space for them to move and groove yet.
post #39 of 87
At my 38 w, 2 d MW appt today, I was measuring 48 weeks
Oh goddess of stretching skin, help us all.
post #40 of 87
Amy C - Welcome!! It sounds like your pregnancy is going well. As far as the 'big' twins and the gestational diabetes talk, well... IMO, because I was following a Brewer type diet as well as trying to eat good mixes of foods (for example, protein always with carbs) b/c controlling blood sugar is related to both what and how you eat, I declined GD testing. My OB was supportive of my decision for several reasons: in addition to a controlled diet, twin placentas do cause higher insulin levels, and in twins, you generally aren't concerned about big babies. And you are right, growth will slow down after about 32/33 weeks.

This! The risk factors I saw for GD were big babies and blood sugar issues in the babies after birth. Is there something else I'm missing? I just don't see what this add'l info will do for me...I have an u/s scheduled for Fri so we'll see how big they are.

Also, on a completely different note, is it strange to measure 34 wks and then measure 30 wks four weeks later? I was so thrown by the GD thing I forgot to ask. I'm guessing it could be just the way the babies were settled that day?
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