Thanks for answering my fetoscope/UP questions in the last thread. I just got back from a vacation (drove 3 days, stayed a week, drove 4 days back) and got a chance to read through all those posts - that was a lot of material! Congratulations to Klothos, Luna13 and Chandar! Those stories were great to read, they all sound so *right*.
About the twins - my mom, who works for Kaiser (won't say where, it is a baby-friendly facility though), says that they will deliver breech twins vaginally but will automatically c-section a breech singleton. That is so weird, IMO. She also says there have been quite a few impatient doctors who will perform c-sections if the second twin seems to be transverse, without giving it any real time. She thinks I may be carrying twins (severity of my symptoms + my size) and I think it is a possibility, plus my 4yo told my 2yo very matter-of-factly that "there are two babies in there." I keep telling my mom that I'd rather be surprised than be sliced open on purpose. She doesn't get it.
About the bleeding - I bled like a very light period through the birth of my second. My mom says she was the same way. I didn't bleed at all with my first, though. Both times the placenta came out within 5 minutes after the baby, which I am thinking is pretty darned fast. I thought that the bleeding with my second was coming from my cervix, not from the placenta. I guess if I'm bleeding the same amount this time I'll not worry, but if it got to be much more I probably would.
In other news, I'm still not feeling distinct movement. I think I am feeling something but it is extremely muffled. I'm pretty certain that the placenta is front-and-center this time around, which would complicate feeling things I'm sure. I felt movement earlier with both of my other two. I'm pretty sure I've felt real movement and a few firmer kicks, but it wasn't the same as the other times. They're always to one side or the other, never in the middle, which is very weird because my abdominal muscle separation is so severe I can pretty much feel my insides with very little interference for about 2 inches down my midline. I'm having trouble connecting to this pregnancy and I don't really understand that, especially since my instinct tells me that we're fine.
Mama, homeschooler, midwife. DD (13yo), DS (11yo), DD (8yo), DD (3yo), somebody new coming in November 2013.