My 35 week pic:
I'm now up 25 lbs. (I have gained 6 of those pounds over the past 7 days!) It's ALL in my belly (aka two babies pressing on my cervix and bladder). The pain is quite intense at times - taking my breath away and making feel as though the babies are falling out
I woke up this morning with severe nausea and vomiting, the proceeded to throw up three more times. I had a few contractions throughout the day, particularly after loose bowels (TMI). I also had one of the worst headaches.
Could I be dehydrated? or something else? I'm scared i won't know the difference between this kind of stuff and labor! I have no bloody show yet, waters aren't leaking, and no mucous plug yet. I do have what feel like AF-type pains in the front and lower back pain that would always precede my AF. But it comes and goes- sometimes with (TMI) gas.
I'm just so tried of being pregnant and working. I'm tired of not sleeping (up every night between 2-6). Then tired of working from 8 am to 7 at night. A hot bath is the only thing that works right now, so I take 1 in evening and 1 at 3:30 a.m.
I just want to know something is moving and I won't be stuck in this rut until March5 (seems sooooo far away). So many women on this board made it to 37.5 weeks, so I can do too! Can you please give me encouragement or advice on how to handle the next 17 days???
You poor girl. You can do it. This may be TMI but I had a bunch of loss bowel movements the day I went into labour with DD1 so who knows??? Maybe tonight is the night. You are doing awesome. By your point I think i as gain over 40 so you are doing incredible there. You're so close, you can do. It'll be over before you know it and you'll be holding your sweet babies soon.
There will be misery, pain, sleeplessness, and weight gain over the next days and nights. Single-baby people will try to tell you that this is the easy part, but it sucks. We know it does. You will live! And you are doing GREAT!!! Keep drinking your water like nobody's business even if you're peeing every 20 minutes. Rest as much as you can and then rest some more. You don't have to be the one to do any picking up, laundry, etc, you're carrying two big fatty babies! Can you leave work before the births? Oh and you really will know when it's time to go to the hospital. You can do this! You really really can!!!
I can't even begin to know how you are feeling....yet However, you can do it!!!! How amazing to be so close to meeting those little ones
The twins are here! 7/17/12 @34.5 weeks
Henry 5 lbs 4 oz AND Annabelle 6 lbs 4 oz
Big Brother Bennett 6/9/9
Thanks everyone! You seriously helped. I made it 48 more hours without a break down.
I had my almost-36 week checkup today. Found out my regular doctor won't be in town the week I'm induced (if I make it 15.5 more days). I was really happy about that given that I'm not her biggest fan (she is very competent and nice, just socially awkward and does not take the time to explain stuff to a FTM). The doctor I really like (who takes the time to answer ALL my questions and make me feel like all is well) will do the induction. I feel bad now, however, because DH said I had a smile on my face when she told me she would be out of town that week.
BP was 115/78 - so perfect. No real weight gain (although my scale at home says differently haha).
I have growth U/S and NST Friday. I'll let you know how they go. Both babies were head down today, so vaginal delivery is a go-go!! They're definitely running out of room. Based on the quick U/S she did, Baby B is on top of Baby A and their feet are in my ribs (couldn't even seem them). No wonder I'm nauseous all the time!!
One thing I was glad I had heard of before birth because it's horrifying:
I wish I knew:
Painfully swollen elephant ankles are "normal" and will be back to normal in ~10 days.
With vaginal birth, expect the greatest sense of relief when baby A comes out but there is NO BREAK!
I forget if you're going to try to breastfeed but ask for help a million times over and PUMP PUMP PUMP!
Keep surviving today! You're doing great!
You're getting so close, I totally feel your pain. I'm happy for you that you're doctor won't be delivering, although its usually the other way around and ppl want their doc to deliver! I wish that I could have had vaginal for both because I literally would not had no recovery from the birth. Everything felt great down there!!! KUP if anything happens before D-Day! Cant wait to hear the sweet little babes have arrived.
I have to say you have done a terrific job carrying your twins. Its almost over and you will have two beautiful babies in your arms. I am currently expecting twins and was put in hospital for pre term labor. Therefore you are magnificant in my eyes. Congrats again.