Sleep has been a thing of the past for a very long time now!! My hips/pelvis hurt so badly I cant lay on either side more than just a little bit and I surely cant lay on my back! I wouldnt trade it for anything (but I also wouldnt complain if I did get a little sleep either) ;)
Congrats on your twins! Very exciting but rough road a head. Things seemed to turn the corner for me after they were about 9mo old. It went from survival to actually enjoying them.
As far as work is concerned it is possible to work right up to the very end but everything has to work out just right. I was a lucky one who made it all the way until the day the boys were born. I left work at 2pm and had the twins by 6pm when I was 36 weeks and a few days. I really don't know how I did it but I made it. It was miserable though, so just be prepared.
Yeah, I know I am crazy for even thinking about that now - its funny the things you worry about at the beginning a pregnancy. I think my work will be fairly flexible about this and God knows we are never going to be pregnant again after this!
I am just lucky that my nausea seems to be subsiding already - last pregnancy I had morning sickness until at least 20 weeks. This time I am 12 weeks and seem to be getting a little relief - so weird considering it is twins. My next ultrasound is in 3 weeks. Looking forward to maybe really start planning/buying stuff after that.
Jennie, your babes were amazingly big for 4 weeks early! No wonder you did not go any longer!
If we can swing it, we are going to get a night nanny for twice a week after I go back. DH is probably staying home with them after I go back, and I think I am going to bring someone in a few hours a day to help. Honestly, I was very sleep deprived with my singleton but he slept much less than the average baby (still does - its genetic on the father's side - they just do not need sleep - WTF!). So, we already know that this is going to be bad- really, really bad and we are going to invest in whatever will preserve our sanity and marriage. I am not a super-mommy... just hope we can be good-enough parents and get through it.
I'm still working and I'm 34 weeks! Some days are harder than others, but I mostly sit, so it's just walking to fax, etc that sometimes gives me an issue! Good luck!
I'm still working too but at home probably 50-60% of the time.
Erica is a machine - I couldn't sit at my desk all day anymore!!
Hi everyone - didn't know this board was down here till today so I thought I'de drop in and say hi
I worked till 34 and a bit but my job can be really labour intensive and my feet and back were done. My feet swelled so much I couldn't get them in my work boots! I delivered a week and half later. The main reason I went off a little early was more due to my cholestasis. You're all awesome for hanging in there this long. I know how hard it is just to get up in the morning, let alone work a 9 hr day. Good luck to everyone. Oh, and keep them baking as long as possible, they are a lot easier on the inside then out;)