Join Date: Sep 2005
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"This" being twins. I just feel so slow. Already. And I'm only 15 weeks.
I had thought it was the cold I had, becasue as of 2 weeks ago I could do all the normal things without worrying. But now I'm really noticing that I have slowed down considerably. I can't walk as far or as fast. My legs feel heavy. There's a low pelvic pressure from earlier that is now back with a vengance. I'm winded just walking my first DS the 10 minutes each way to his school. I'm still going to the gym once a week, so this "slow down" is not for out-of-shape reasons; and as we don't have a car my feet are my ONLY transport. I'm active, I swear. This pregnancy was hard faught for (okay, twins were a surprise), but it's really distressing to feel my life and everyone I know jogging 6 meteres ahead of me.
I don't *think* I'm that big already (no full length mirror, so I can't tell for sure). Sure I've got a belly, but so long as my pants are super low rise and not real fitted, I can still get into them fine. I've only gained about 4-5 pounds so far, so it's not even about hauling around extra weight at this point. I passed out of--or so I had thought--the first trimester sleepies. This is different. Really, I just feel like I went straight from the first trimester fatigue into the third trimester aches and pains.
I guess what I'm asking is, is this normal? And if so, how do you all cope? I DO take it pretty easy (before anyone starts with that advice). My work is on the computer--freelance editing and writing. DS is in kindergarten/preschool for the day. Really, my life is not that strenuous. I do stand up every 30 minutes for breaks from the computer. Everyone keeps saying: "oh, it's a twin thing." But honestly, even if it is, it doesn't help me figure out how to make it from here to the end of the journey 6 months from now.