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#301 of 448 Old 11-19-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Oh the hip pain.  I limp around for at least 10 minutes after getting up from sitting or laying down.  For a while I was all fired up about gaining tons of weight for big healthy babies, and I've done pretty good (35 lbs at 25 weeks), but now I'm starting to realize what all that weight is going to mean for my poor joints.  Ouch.  I've gained (ha! no pun intended) a new sense of sympathy for really overweight people.  


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Well, believe me, how much weight you've gained might not even have an effect on it. I've only gained 18 lbs, and mine hurt every moment of the day. Dont beat yourself up about the big, healthy babies you are going to have! You might have had hip pain even if you hadnt gained as much. 


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:)   I can sympathize with you all!

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Ugh, after a night in Labor and delivery I'm on full strict bed rest and going crazy.  I didn't know anything was wrong!  Went to my High risk doctor only to find out my cervix was short and funnelling, and having contractions!  He sent me straight to L&D where I stayed overnight, had meds to stop the contractions, and steriod shots for babies lungs. It wasn't a pleasant experience either... stuck in the bed with monitors on both babies, who moved constantly and had to have the nurse in there every 30 mins just to keep them on the monitors.  It was not fun, but anything to keep the babies cooking.  Came home and now I'm stuck in bed!  grrrr.... hope I survive the next 8 weeks.  


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Oh, no! Im glad you are okay. So, they sent you home and you are on bed rest there? Feel free to start a bedrest thread, and I promise to come and chat with you!!! Im forcing myself some downtime every day, so Ill be on the computer.


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Yep, at least I'm at home!  But its horrible... we have three kids, and my dh is super crazy busy with work.  Any time he has to do anything for anyone he gets cranky.  This may wreck our marriage! I've always carried the burden of the house work and my work work, and now he has to do everything!  Gahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Just a quick update to you all: OUR BOYS ARE HERE!!


Born November 21st at 37 weeks 5 days
Reed Owen (baby a - right) 8:58 pm 6 lbs 1 oz, 19 in.
Seth Ander (baby b - left) 9:24 pm 7 lbs 7 oz, 20 in.

I am so in love <3 Both boys are healthy and feeding well. They are definitely keeping us busy though. Will try to post a story at some point when things settle down. smile.gif

Hope all is well with everyone!
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Just a quick update to you all: OUR BOYS ARE HERE!!

Born November 21st at 37 weeks 5 days
Reed Owen (baby a - right) 8:58 pm 6 lbs 1 oz, 19 in.
Seth Ander (baby b - left) 9:24 pm 7 lbs 7 oz, 20 in.
I am so in love <3 Both boys are healthy and feeding well. They are definitely keeping us busy though. Will try to post a story at some point when things settle down. smile.gif
Hope all is well with everyone!


They are precious! Congrats!

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Yea! Congrats :) They are so beautiful!!!!


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ifnotnowwhen - Congratulations!  What nice healthy looking babes!

 

baileyandmikey - wow, that's rough.  hug2.gif Is there any way you can hire some help with the housework?  Or do you have family nearby?  Do the two older kids help out at all or is that more effort on your part?  I'll be thinking of you.


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Congrats on the boys!  They are so sweet.


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Update... I had an ultrasound on Friday. Both babies weights are the same at 1lb 15oz. Baby A is now breech and Baby B is head down. Cervix measured 4.2. So overall good news! Just hoping Baby A will decide to turn around! What have you other mommas experienced with breech babies at or around 26 weeks? 


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My baby A was breech and B was vertex at my 26 week u/s.  unchanged from 20 weeks.  I think A has flipped now joy.gif.  It's hard to tell for sure, but she's definitely moved significantly from where she was.  unfortunately I don't have another u/s for almost 3 more weeks to tell for sure (they're di/di).  I've been doing inversions frequently, but not every day, and a few breech tilts, but I gave up on the breech tilts because I get light headed, can't breathe, and get a headache when I sit up from it.  Then my chiropractor did the Webster technique on me on Friday, which is supposed to get the pelvis in the ideal condition to allow breech babies to turn, and it was Friday evening that she moved.  


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On the babies flipping.... just over a week ago, both of mine were head down, at the last ultrasound just a few days ago, they both were breech!  So, I'm guessing they can flip until there is no more room to move  :)


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my babe that was head down always stayed that way from 17 weeks on, she was really settled in and was A. B did jumping jacks and moved everywhere till he settled head down at 34 weeks, so yeah there is time for a lot of movement!  it was explained to me once that baby a can get engaged a lot easier head down than breach, so its more like to keep moving when breach and stay still more likely when vertex


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ifnotnowhen - CONGRATS! Congrats. My heart got all fluttery seeing your baby boys. So, so sweet!


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Sorry for all the ladies who are feeling so worn down, I'm just 15 weeks so feeling pretty good, but I'm feeling like I'm at least 24 weeks or so pregnant already, not looking forward to the last trimester! My OB told me at my last appointment that if both babies are head down, good to go for vaginal delivery, but if both are breech or transverse, then no. She didn't mention if baby A is head down and baby B is something else what they typically do, but I suspect c-section, so I'm on the lookout for another OB as if baby B is breech with baby A head down, I don't see why I can't have a vaginal delivery with di/di twins! I may see what the MFM I'm seeing in conjunction for U/S appointments has to say as I think switching care to them would be easier than a totally new OB.

So sorry about the bedrest baileandmikey, hopefully your DH will not be so cranky. Any chance he can slow down his work or yes maybe get some light housekeeping from a service?

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Quinalla - oh it's nice to see someone else due near when I am! I am due May 5.

 

My OB told me the same thing about delivery. I am not partial to any method of birth over another - I just want the babies! Last time I was in (16 weeks) both babies were head down. I go for a big two-hour ultrasound next Tuesday so I'm interested to see which way they are oriented.
 


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Just a quick update to you all: OUR BOYS ARE HERE!!


Born November 21st at 37 weeks 5 days
Reed Owen (baby a - right) 8:58 pm 6 lbs 1 oz, 19 in.
Seth Ander (baby b - left) 9:24 pm 7 lbs 7 oz, 20 in.

I am so in love <3 Both boys are healthy and feeding well. They are definitely keeping us busy though. Will try to post a story at some point when things settle down. smile.gif

Hope all is well with everyone!


Beautiful boys, and awesome weights! This pic just gave me a big push of motivation, as I am getting TIRED and need something positive to focus on!

 

baileyandmikey--sorry about the bedrest. That would drive me nuts.

 

Glad to hear updates from everyone. Today is the "official" start of the 3rd trimester for me--28 weeks. The end is in sight! My appetite has slowed down quite a bit. No morning sickness but I am not very hungry at dinnertime, which is similar to how I felt when I had bad ms. But I do manage to eat breakfast, lunch and two snacks during the day, along with  a snack at bedtime, so I'm not too worried. I am just a hair shy of 30 lbs at 28 weeks so I feel good about weight gain.

 

Breathlessness is kicking my butt, though. I swear getting out of my desk chair and walking down the hall to the bathroom now qualifies as a cardio workout.

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Breathlessness is kicking my butt, though. I swear getting out of my desk chair and walking down the hall to the bathroom now qualifies as a cardio workout.

So true!  I just hit 28 weeks too.  And it is a challenge to roll off the couch! lol, and to think.... they still have many weeks to grow. I'm sure when we deliver we will feel a million times better.


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update:

I've finally gotten my birth plans worked out.  At my last appointment my doctor (FPD) was saying that she would prefer me to have an epidural, but we discussed it further and she did some research of her own.  I finally had another appointment with her on Friday, and she is willing to be totally flexible about it now.  I can deliver in the LDR room if they're both head down, if the second is breech I'll be in the OR, but she's willing to have DH and my doula both in there (partly because my doula is a L&D nurse there anyway), and she's not going to request an epidural.  

 

In the month between appointments with my regular doc I saw an OB in the university town an hour north of us who is the backup for the area midwives.  He's totally fine with a completely natural delivery as well, but I'd be delivering in the OR with only one birth companion.  That hospital is a level 2, so if I go into labor after 32 weeks (our level 1 hospital has a 35w cut-off) I can deliver there rather than the huge, inflexible big city hospital an hour south of us.  I toured that hospital and was really happy with their policies and flexibility.  If we end up with premies in the special care nursery that have to stay after I've been discharged, they would actually give DH and I a room in the hospital to stay in, which I thought was pretty amazing.

 

I'm still doing inversions and chiropractor visits to help baby A to turn, but I'm totally confused as to her position right now.  From the kicks it seems like maybe A & B have actually switched order - I think B (on my right) might be head down at the cervix now, and A has moved way up away from the cervix and is now mostly head down and maybe a little transverse.  I've got a week and a half before my next u/s, so I have to keep up with the inversions just in case, since they are quickly getting too tight to move in there.

 

I'm not taking it as easy as I had planned to at this point, since we are still finishing up some twin-inspired home improvement projects: installing a dishwasher into a space that wasn't originally designed for one, switching our shower out with a tub, and building walls for our bedroom (previously just partitioned off with curtains).  Holly - I saw on facebook that you all just built bedroom walls too - it is crazy how parallel our lives are!


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I just found this thread. I am currently pregnant with twins due in early June. They will be number two and three for me. We'd like to find out the sexes but will not know until mid January. 

 

I'm fourteen weeks today. What I want to ask more than anything of others pregnant with multiples is ... 

 

Are you exhausted? I mean can barely move or get out bed exhausted. The kind where you could sleep a full night and still go for several hours more if schedule allowed. This how I'm feeling and I know it's just a build up to life with twins but yeesh. I need to function. I was on progesterone and thought when I came off that and hit the second trimester it would get better but it hasn't yet. 

Anyone else feel like this?


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I was closer to 16 weeks when I started to get my energy back. However I never got it back like I did in my singleton pregnancies. And it definitely didn't last as long either. It's so frustrating to have this nesting urge, but no energy to fulfill it!


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I just found this thread. I am currently pregnant with twins due in early June. They will be number two and three for me. We'd like to find out the sexes but will not know until mid January. 

 

I'm fourteen weeks today. What I want to ask more than anything of others pregnant with multiples is ... 

 

Are you exhausted? I mean can barely move or get out bed exhausted. The kind where you could sleep a full night and still go for several hours more if schedule allowed. This how I'm feeling and I know it's just a build up to life with twins but yeesh. I need to function. I was on progesterone and thought when I came off that and hit the second trimester it would get better but it hasn't yet. 

Anyone else feel like this?


I can't say I have ever had much energy this pregnancy. For me the "first trimester" with all its morning sickness and fatigue lasted until 20 weeks. Then I had about 6 weeks where I felt less tired and no more ms, but still needed a nap every weekend day. Now at 28 weeks, the intense fatigue has returned and I don't know how I will get through the next 3 weeks until I'm off work.

 

Not uplifting news, but that's just my experience. Also, anemia is more common in twin pregnancies, so you may want to have your iron levels checked if you haven't already.

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Brambelberry,

Im so glad you found a backup hospital to birth at that is more natural birth friendly :) It sounds like you're doing everything you can to help A turn, and I wanted to give you some hope. At my appointment today OB confirmed that B has moved head down (at 30 weeks! It happened Friday  night while I was cleaning out the bottom drawer of the fridge...Im pretty sure. Huge movement feeling like she was scraping up against my insides). Our bedroom walls are up! Super exciting. We are SO close to being 100% ready for babies at our house. I havent slowed down as much as I'd planned yet either, but DH is almost done working and I fear he is going to take away all my freedoms in the next couple of weeks and insist that I "just sit down" constantly. 

 

So, Im going to whine and cry a bit:

 

I have HUGE stretch marks that have developed in the past week out of nowhere. Im really sad and depressed about it. They are really ugly and I fear that they will never go away. Ive been doing so much work rubbing stuff all over my belly everyday (cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, and almond butter blend) and yet they have arrived. Grrr!!!!! 

 

My back hurts. Like for real, hurts like I want to visit the chiro every single day.

 

Im peeing all over the place all the time. Its totally gross. Ive had a baby cold the past few days, and everytime I sneeze or cough...new pantyliner, and sometimes new undies too. 

 

I have major freakin heartburn again, and I thought we were past this. Worse yet, Im eating a low sugar diet, so it seems like so many things I eat are causing heartburn. 

 

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 Also, anemia is more common in twin pregnancies, so you may want to have your iron levels checked if you haven't already.

Yep. I have iron in my prenatal, was taking an iron supplement, and I eat plenty of meat and spinach and my level came back last week at only 11. I thought I was getting plenty, but apparently not.


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Brambelberry,

Im so glad you found a backup hospital to birth at that is more natural birth friendly :) It sounds like you're doing everything you can to help A turn, and I wanted to give you some hope. At my appointment today OB confirmed that B has moved head down (at 30 weeks! It happened Friday  night while I was cleaning out the bottom drawer of the fridge...Im pretty sure. Huge movement feeling like she was scraping up against my insides). Our bedroom walls are up! Super exciting. We are SO close to being 100% ready for babies at our house. I havent slowed down as much as I'd planned yet either, but DH is almost done working and I fear he is going to take away all my freedoms in the next couple of weeks and insist that I "just sit down" constantly. 

 

So, Im going to whine and cry a bit:

 

I have HUGE stretch marks that have developed in the past week out of nowhere. Im really sad and depressed about it. They are really ugly and I fear that they will never go away. Ive been doing so much work rubbing stuff all over my belly everyday (cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, and almond butter blend) and yet they have arrived. Grrr!!!!! 

 

My back hurts. Like for real, hurts like I want to visit the chiro every single day.

 

Im peeing all over the place all the time. Its totally gross. Ive had a baby cold the past few days, and everytime I sneeze or cough...new pantyliner, and sometimes new undies too. 

 

I have major freakin heartburn again, and I thought we were past this. Worse yet, Im eating a low sugar diet, so it seems like so many things I eat are causing heartburn. 

 

We have a Christmas Tree!

Glad to hear B turned!  That means they're both head down now?  So sorry you're so uncomfortable.  I'm quickly getting there but I'm a good 2+ weeks behind you, and my worst complaint is just the hip/pelvis pain.  I was leaking like crazy in first tri, but it's a lot better right now.  But even without the leaks I sometimes have to change undies a couple times a day just for odor control.  DH doesn't say anything, but he stopped visiting down there pretty early on in the pregnancy redface.gif.  not that it matters now - we've officially been banned from having sex until I'm full term irked.gif.  Last time we dtd, I had a series of small contractions for about an hour afterwards.  So better safe than sorry. 


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I'm 18 weeks now and have gotten my energy back. I never felt fatigued in the first trimester, but was so sick I wasn't doing much anyways. But I practically feel like my old self again, except my belly is growing and growing and growing...

 

Brambleberry - can you post your birth plan? I have just started looking into this to figure out what I need to research, and would love to take a look.

 

At my last appointment the babies were both head-down, and the OB was happy with that. I was surprised because it seemed early?
 


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 Also, anemia is more common in twin pregnancies, so you may want to have your iron levels checked if you haven't already.

Yep. I have iron in my prenatal, was taking an iron supplement, and I eat plenty of meat and spinach and my level came back last week at only 11. I thought I was getting plenty, but apparently not.


Ditto--iron in the prenatal, have been taking a 45 mg supplement since about 15 weeks, lots of red meat, spinach etc and my level was slightly low--I think 12? It was 1 pt. below the range but I think it may be getting worse. I've started adding some pumpkin seeds every day, drinking OJ w/ the iron supplement as vit C is supposed to increase absorption, and eating a handful or two of iron-fortified cereal. I get retested soon. I think I may be more anemic now and that may be causing my exhaustion. Or maybe it's just the work of building 2 babies!

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Neither Mamacolleen or I participate much in posting, but we do read the boards a lot and take in so much community and knowledge from everyone here!

I wanted to update on us:

Mamacolleen gave birth to two boys on Tuesday Nov. 27th. After 32 hours of labour, she was stalled at 4cm for at least 17 hours. It ended up in a c-section.

It wasn;t what we wished for, as we were trying for a VBAC (with an extremely supportive team). But we (mamacolleen) feels at peace with what happened. Much more so than with our older DD's c-section.

We had a mid-wife and a high risk OB. As midwives must share care in our province with a twin pregnancy, especially a vbac.

Every nurse, doctor and midwife we had were very supportive of vbac. It was very unexpected and amazing.

 

Lachlan Jack was born at 7:27pm weighing 8lbs and 19inches

Kai Paxton was born at 7:29pm weighing 7lb 6oz and 19inches.

 

Our 3 yr old DD is over the moon happy and proud of her family.

She does get annoyed at the crying (understandably) but is otherwise adjusting very well for the time being.

Breast feeding is going very well...thank goodness.

 

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Me 40 eat.gif. Partner to mamacolleen 33 superhero.gif. DD born July 2009 blahblah.gif. Twin boys born Nov 2012.

We are a family that loves cold.giftreehugger.giffamilybed1.giffemalesling.GIFcd.gif

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