Octopi, and such.

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Joined: 06/02/11
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Octopi, and such.


This twin pregnancy is my first pregnancy. I'm ecstatic that everything is going well, because I have nothing to compare it to. Our boys are growing just fine-- at my last ultrasound almost a month ago (I'm due for another this week), the babies were weighing 1lb. 8 oz., and 1 lb. 6 oz. The ultrasound tech told me that that was a fantastic weight, and she was thrilled that they were so close. WOOHOO!

So, what is this about?

The octopus in my belly.

One starts rolling, and gets the other one going. Their movement has literally stopped me in my tracks several times, and my poor bladder has developed a thicker skin from all the parties these two are throwing on top of it. My stomach gets tighter every day, and its uncomfortable to sit down in most positions (I'm measuring at 35 weeks).


I don't want it to stop because I know this means they're fine and dandy (they've *always* been active), but I'm wondering: how in the hell am I going to make it another 13 weeks?!

To my second and third trimester ladies: how are you dealing with the octopi you're growing?

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I enjoy the movement. There are a few moves they do that are terribly awkward but they don't last for long.

Joined: 06/06/11
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I'm only 13 weeks (1st pegnancy also) so no movement for me yet. But I have to say I'm frightened by these octopus stories! I've got 3 babies so I can't imagine what that is going to feel like. Yikes! I hope the discomfort subsides.

Lady Of Shalott's picture
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I believe it will; then again, they are starting to run out of room, so while I think the discomfort itself will be less frequent, I assume it'll be even more uncomfortable. :/

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Honestly, my daughter was my mover and shaker. I never felt my son much because she was on top of him, restricting his movement and masking any that he had from me feeling it. But the tighten of the stomach got to me. And having to have help getting up in the end sucked too! Are you planning on going full-term because I'll be honest, by 36 weeks you'll be begging them to pull them out.