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    Just wanted to see how you were doing....are you getting any sleep?
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    Hi there, yeah, getting some. The other night I only got 3 hours but last night was better. I nearly bought a recliner but when it was delivered, it smelled horrible, so I got my money back. Now I am using this "Bed Lounger" from the Sharper Image, when the heartburn is so bad that pills don't help (Zantac, Gas-X) that's when I'll try to sleep upright some. Normally around 4AM I always wake up because of leg pain, that's when I take some Tylenol & a 1/2 of Unisom. When I get up to pee, I hobble because of major hip pain (kinda funny, haha, I feel like I am 90), so basically I dread waking up having to go but grateful the bathroom isn't too far. Whew! I do feel bad I am taking meds though but my doctor said it's fine.

    What I'm doing now is napping daytime, that's when I can rest the easiest, even if it's just for an hour.

    I know everyone makes these jokes about how we won't sleep when our twins are born but at least then the pain will be gone along with the hobbling.

    How are you doing?
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    I completely understand the crazy nighttime routine and the hobbling at night. Some nights I wake up 10 x and can go back to sleep. Some nights I'll wake up at midnight and can't go back to sleep till 5am. I try to nap during the day when those happen. I've had quite a few 3 hr nights.

    As for me, I was put on bedrest today - more signs of early pre-e. I put on 14lbs of water in the last week with swelling in legs, feet, arms and face. BP is still in normal range but higher than last week. Bloodwork from friday was normal but obviously my body is starting to fight against this pregnancy. My specialist wants to move my delivery up to 37 weeks. I meet with my OB monday but i likely will have babies end of next week.

    I'm a little scared, the swelling over the past 2 days has been uncomfortable and worrisome. Don't know what is the ultimate cause but we will just rest and do what we can to keep these little buggers healthy.
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    I wake up lots too some times, lately I dread going to bed because I never know if it's going to be a good night or a bad night.

    Sorry you're on bed rest, twins are definitely hard on our bodies. I've known a lot of Mom's who have gone earlier because of swelling (pre-e), 37 weeks is what they say is full-term for twins though. My doc thinks I'll go into labor on my own but doubt it, never happened before that is but then again twins are different. I have to have a repeat c-section & my twins are towards my back. My doc won't schedule it till 37.5 weeks and I'm looking at her like she's crazy, haha.

    Anyway, you are almost there...hang in there...and let us know what your doc says. It is definitely safer to have babies out early if it's pre-e.
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    Hang in there guys! You're both doing great. I remember getting super bad pain in my finger joints when I would wake up. It was pretty intense pain!

    Do either of you have an exercise ball? I found that helped a TON with my hip pain, though it might aggravate it too, so be careful... and definitely have someone help you on/off! You guys are awesome... and both almost there! I'm here if you have questions.
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    Whoops! It posted my reply twice!
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    Kim - I do have an exercise ball I sit on some days. Some days it helps, some not so much. I am just taking day by day right now.

    I showed my DH your DHs blog..It was a timely time with his reflective post on what he would do differently. First thing my DH said was I should have taken better care of myself this pregnancy too.

    Good luck with everything


    Jennifer - what happened to your birth board. Mine is slow but keeps going, yours has not much activity at all. You should come hang out. We have one twin mom who already had hers (kjames) and Erica and I are both on the September board...
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    Yeah, it's a quiet/dead board, that happens to some birth months. I go see my Obgyn tomorrow for my weekly check up. I've been very emotional lately, hormonal I guess, not sure why now. Maybe it's just the crankiness of being pregnant with twins. Last night I had bad reflux again & awful gas pains that makes me bolt right out of bed. That's one thing I won't miss after birth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteWolf68 View Post
    Yeah, it's a quiet/dead board, that happens to some birth months. I go see my Obgyn tomorrow for my weekly check up. I've been very emotional lately, hormonal I guess, not sure why now. Maybe it's just the crankiness of being pregnant with twins. Last night I had bad reflux again & awful gas pains that makes me bolt right out of bed. That's one thing I won't miss after birth!
    You're both doing amazing and I promise, relief is quick. The only thing that didn't go away is the hunger and I think I'm still dealing with ICP but everything else is amazing. And I wouldnt worry about laying down on the OR table and not breathing. I'm asthmatic so had a very hard time breathing but I didn't even notice it on the table. Good luck to you and know that relief is in sight and you'll be holding your babes soon. Twins truly are blessings even if they are double the work
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    Quote Originally Posted by krista83 View Post
    You're both doing amazing and I promise, relief is quick. The only thing that didn't go away is the hunger and I think I'm still dealing with ICP but everything else is amazing. And I wouldnt worry about laying down on the OR table and not breathing. I'm asthmatic so had a very hard time breathing but I didn't even notice it on the table. Good luck to you and know that relief is in sight and you'll be holding your babes soon. Twins truly are blessings even if they are double the work
    Yes to all of this! You are all doing great, and the relief is coming. I agree about the OR table. I didn't even really focus on my breathing (other than I am 5' tall and the anesthesiologist said that he lowered the dose of what he gave me, but it may still make me feel sick or like I was going to pass out...I had to give him a nonverbal cue to let him to know to give me a different med to help with those feelings). Honestly, once you are numb, they have those babies out so fast that you won't have much time to think of much else. The good part is that they take pictures with the babies while they are closing everything up, so you don't have to focus too much on what the doctor is doing because they are showing you the babies and such.
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