Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I think we can all commisserate with you!
The last trimester was really hard on me. I was on bedrest from 29 to 35 weeks, and then spent three weeks desperately trying to go into labor. I ended up delivering via scheduled c-section at 38 weeks, 2 days (at the end, every day feels like eternity!) because both babies were breech. I was measuring 53 cm the morning they were born, and they ended up weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces combined, so there was a reason why I was so huge. The last three weeks of the pregnancy were probably the hardest part of the whole pregnancy. I was beyond huge. I was sure I would be pregnant forever. I had lots of trouble sleeping, and was convinced I was going into labor every night.
I found that eating snacks in the middle of the night helped me to get back to sleep. I wouldn't even necessarily FEEL hungry (although sometimes I certainly would), but as soon as I'd drink a glass of milk, or eat a bowl of cereal, I'd have no trouble getting back to sleep. I also had major heartburn troubles at the end, and I found it helped to sleep sort of upright with the help of lots of pillows.
I'm not going to tell you that the first couple months of having twins is easy, but I MUCH preferred it to the last couple months of being pregnant with twins. I remember I kept thinking about how human bodies were just NOT designed to carry more than one baby at a time.
Best of luck to you! Congratulations!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.