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post #41 of 87
Also, AmyC I've been concerned b/c baby A has been doing a lot of flipping and was hanging out mostly breech. I did a few days of inversions and the flashlight near the bottom of my belly trick and he/she has been pressing their feet against my ribs ever since.

I know its early, but the last thing I need is to get the lecture from the peri re: being prepared if Baby A isn't vertex. bleech. I feel like none of these guys have any positive energy at all.
post #42 of 87
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Also, AmyC I've been concerned b/c baby A has been doing a lot of flipping and was hanging out mostly breech. I did a few days of inversions and the flashlight near the bottom of my belly trick and he/she has been pressing their feet against my ribs ever since.

Oh, that's good news! Would you mind describing your inversion technique? I'm having mental trouble for some reason, mostly because there's the OTHER twin in there who IS vertex and I'm nervous about shaking things up in case twin A (currently vertex) decides to shift when his big ol' brother tries to turn. I seem to remember seeing some kind of recommendation for "spend X minutes in this position" while doing inversions with twins, but I can't remember where it was (maybe the spinningbabies website? I get very confused and turned around--heh--on that site, for some reason.) It has me a little nervous about just jumping in and trying "whatever."

I hadn't heard of the flashlight trick! We've done the toilet paper tube at my pelvis trick (with my husband talking into it) and I can tell twin B gets all excited and interested. I probably don't need to worry about twin A turning his head the "wrong" direction at this point (25 weeks), which also is mentioned on that spinningbabies.com website, but for some reason, all that info has me feeling uncertain of how to proceed.

The midwife just said something like "You've got plenty of time" and that was that....she doesn't attend births, just works in the OB's office alternating half of the prenatal visits. I'm not sure how tuned in she is to twin issues, anyway. I should have asked if they had any inversion handouts or anything.
post #43 of 87
AmyC-Keep seeing the chiro who does Webster! My Baby A was persitently breech until 36 weeks when she finally flipped. You really do have plenty of time so stay positive!
post #44 of 87
AmyC - The nice MW (who actually had twins) wasn't too concerned at all but I kept asking her so she gave me a handout. It has you lying on your back with your hips/butt elevated between 9-12" above your above. Basically only your shoulder blades are on the ground. 10 minutes twice a day. It is not comfortable, but I think that's the point.

I think they are both vertex now. But I'll definitely start Webster soon if not or if they flip (just don't need 1 more appt right now, KWIM). Anyway I think I heard aroudn 33-34 wks to start Webster, is that right.
post #45 of 87
So, how is everyone doing this week?

The weather has finally turned here and we are enjoying some much warmer temperatures. The snow is almost gone and today the dc's and I spent at least 6 hours outside playing. Well, they played while I sat my butt down in a chair and watched and read my book. I can't believe how easily winded I get.

I had an appointment last week at 28 weeks and found out that both babies are vertex (yay!) and weighing almost 3lbs each which is about the same as a single baby and a tiny bit bigger than the average twin. I was glad about that because I have been having a hard time with my diet due to the constant nausea. It is just nice to know that so far they are growing well and seem to be thriving. My one low placenta is also slowly moving so I'm hoping it's completely out of the way in the next little while. I'm measuring 35 weeks and I definitely feel like it. I have so many aches and pains. Whether it's because this is my third pregnancy, I'm older or it's a twin pregnancy I don't know but I am not especially enjoying the end of this pregnancy. Everyone keeps saying it's easier to take care of the babies while they're inside of me but honestly at this rate I think taking care of two newborns will be nothing (alright....not nothing but you kwim....) as long as I feel better, can eat again, don't feel like throwing up, etc... Of course, I don't want these babies out anytime soon but by 38 weeks I'll definitely be ready!

Hope you are all well. Happy Earth Day!
post #46 of 87
34 weeks 4 days here.

I am utterly miserable and praying that I have them, safely of course, around 37 weeks. I am now 44 cm and up 32 pounds from pre-preg weight. My stomach skin is stretched very, very tightly and every baby movement now hurts. I am in constant pain, but trying to be mostly upbeat and not whiny since I've still got a long way to go. To be very honest, I'm sort of losing my sense of humor. 9 more days until I'm term. That's SUCH a relief.
post #47 of 87
39 weeks 2 days here. I here you on the stretched skin thing, Chantel! Hang in there, you can do it!

I have been having crampy contractions on and off (nothing to write home about though) for the past week. Today I have had a bit of blood. Soooo hopefully within a few days I'll have some babies!!!
post #48 of 87
Oh, ladies! I really feel for you... and my future! I'm 14 weeks and feeling great. I guess I best enjoy life for another few months before things get really challenging, huh!?

My thoughts and sympathies are with you that you can find some comfort and relaxation before the babies come! Hang in there!
post #49 of 87
I hope it's okay I join you guys....

I'm currently pregnant with two lil girls. I'm carrying them for my friends, two fab daddies-to-be. I'm 23 weeks now. We're having a scheduled cesarean around 38 weeks, if I make it that far, which I'm pretty confident I will. I've had two prior c/s, that is the reason we're doing this one. I couldn't find anyone to take a VBA2C with twins.

I feel okay...but I'm definitely starting to slow down now. Just in the past 2 weeks I suddenly need naps every day, and when I need to sit or lay down, I need to do it right away. Otherwise, my whole belly gets sore - like it's bruised or something. At the end of the day, when I'm out of energy, I'm just TOTALLY out. There's no running to the grocery store or doing a few loads of laundry. When I'm spent, I am spent!

And, this is my new sad thing! (Hope you don't mind if I whine to you guys a little, LOL!) I have been working out 4x a week swimming laps...I can't do it anymore. I get too winded, my pulse gets too high. I can only make it maybe 10 minutes and I can't go on. I have to water walk with the old ladies now, LOL. I absolutely love swimming laps, it's my fave thing to do, so I'm a little bummed I have to stop so early in the pregnancy (though I guess 23 weeks with twins isn't TOO bad - I was just fooling myself thinking I could do it till I was full-term, I guess).

Both babies look great! Both measuring the same as the average singleton. The daddies are very excited, and so am I! Thanks for letting me jump in!
post #50 of 87
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34 weeks 4 days here.

I am utterly miserable and praying that I have them, safely of course, around 37 weeks. I am now 44 cm and up 32 pounds from pre-preg weight. My stomach skin is stretched very, very tightly and every baby movement now hurts. I am in constant pain, but trying to be mostly upbeat and not whiny since I've still got a long way to go. To be very honest, I'm sort of losing my sense of humor. 9 more days until I'm term. That's SUCH a relief.

HUGS to you, Chantel ..... I'm right there with you. I just keep telling myself .... one day at a time .....
post #51 of 87
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And, this is my new sad thing! (Hope you don't mind if I whine to you guys a little, LOL!) I have been working out 4x a week swimming laps...I can't do it anymore. I get too winded, my pulse gets too high. I can only make it maybe 10 minutes and I can't go on. I have to water walk with the old ladies now, LOL. I absolutely love swimming laps, it's my fave thing to do, so I'm a little bummed I have to stop so early in the pregnancy (though I guess 23 weeks with twins isn't TOO bad - I was just fooling myself thinking I could do it till I was full-term, I guess).
Hi! Welcome!
Is there a way you can swim laps at your own pace? I go to the pool and swim 'laps', which means I swim one, hang onto the edge and kick around to open my pelvis/relax my back, swim another lap, breath, repeat!!! I don't last for long, even with that relaxed routine, but it's at least do-able. Swimming is so nice, it would be a shame to give it up completely! I mean, water walking is fun and all, but...
post #52 of 87
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Hi! Welcome!
Is there a way you can swim laps at your own pace? I go to the pool and swim 'laps', which means I swim one, hang onto the edge and kick around to open my pelvis/relax my back, swim another lap, breath, repeat!!! I don't last for long, even with that relaxed routine, but it's at least do-able. Swimming is so nice, it would be a shame to give it up completely! I mean, water walking is fun and all, but...
Yeah, I will....but I'm bummed cause I don't feel like I'm getting that cardio workout with slow laps. Tho' I guess carrying twins is probably a cardio workout in itself. We actually have a really nice water channel at our pool though, and you can walk against the current and it's a good strength workout. I think I'll be doing more of that now.
post #53 of 87
Oh, I had myself all fooled that I was going to be pretty much normal until the last month or so. I've done darn well at staying low risk, but the amount of rest I need to just FUNCTION is unreal. I don't know how you're still working at all Dianna. It makes me tired just thinking about it!
post #54 of 87
I am 25 weeks now. Feeling pretty good. I went and had my pubis symphasis adjusted, and WOW!! I can walk again and it doesn't hurt. Babies are doing great. I wish they would head "head" down now though. One is breech and the other seems to be transverse.
post #55 of 87
I'm 19+ weeks now and have been sick so am feeling very crappy. Babies are doing well though and we found out that they are boys this time!
post #56 of 87
Its good to hear from everyone! I too am getting close to being done...although not close enough I am 29 weeks today. I cant believe I only have 8+ weeks to go! I just met with my mw today and everything looks good, I do have to have a glucose test, but I dont have to fast for it or anything. I am really nervous about it! I really dont want to have GD, but I guess I cant stick my head in the sand about it either.

My mom came over for the appt. because I invited her along to see if she might get some of her questions answered and/or feel better about my choice to have a mw instead of an ob. I guess it went well, but she just didnt really want to have her mind made up...all the answers she go seemed great to me, but when she left she still said that she was anxious and "I was in my own hands". All I could think of was that I wasnt in my hand...I have 3 very great midwives! And all of her questions were about if things go wrong, if I go to the hospital, who the ob would be, what the procedures were to get me admitted....etc. It is so clear to me that she is just assuming its a bad choice and something is going to go wrong and we will end up at the hospital.

I wish I hadnt invited her...but nothing I can do about it now. At least we got to hear the hb's and both babies are still head down! yea!
post #57 of 87
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I'm 19+ weeks now and have been sick so am feeling very crappy. Babies are doing well though and we found out that they are boys this time!
Congratulations!!!
I hope that you feel better soon, too
post #58 of 87
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I'm 19+ weeks now and have been sick so am feeling very crappy. Babies are doing well though and we found out that they are boys this time!
Congrats on the boys, and I have to tell you - what a wonderful birth story with your girls!!!!! How awesome!
post #59 of 87
Could somebody please serve my babies an eviction notice? And tell them to use the front door, gently yet swiftly, while you are at it?! I mean, they have got to be well done at this point (39,3)...

I'm a bit dubious b/c my mother and grandmother both carried their babies for 43+ weeks. Sure, they were singletons, but, um, those genes have done me well enough and can now move out of the way!
post #60 of 87
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Could somebody please serve my babies an eviction notice? And tell them to use the front door, gently yet swiftly, while you are at it?! I mean, they have got to be well done at this point (39,3)...

I'm a bit dubious b/c my mother and grandmother both carried their babies for 43+ weeks. Sure, they were singletons, but, um, those genes have done me well enough and can now move out of the way!
Alrighty then--OUT babies! Time to come out and see Mama! There is lots of warm, yummy milk on the other side, you just have to come out all gentle like.

Now, can you evict mine in about 2 weeks before I die?
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