Thanks Care, that is reassuring. I would feel a lot better if i could BF at least the 1st 6 weeks while i'm off work & pumping & having dh help might take a little pressure off of me. If i supplement with formula, i may be able to go a few more months too. I see my MW for the first time in 2 wks so maybe she can give me some good info. I haven't heard of football style. There are probably a lot of tricks out there.
Thanks yellowbell! It's nice to meet up in a pregnancy thread!
sarah I'm from Toronto. Wow so I have at least 10 more weeks of feeling this is unreal, LOL! Good to know.
Welcome lovie I am also 5w5d and due Dec 9!! So cool! From your story, does this mean you could be pregnant with multiples?
marie in my opinion I think you would need to try BF to decide if it would work for you. I think it can be hard to have a plan and if things don't go exactly as planned we'll feel guilty and maybe even beat ourselves up for 'failing'. I say just "plan" to try it and see how it goes =)
AFM - I can't wait for my first ultrasound appt April 26th!! It just can't come soon enough. I'm also not sure if I should or can bring my DH to it.
marie 44 maybe you could combi feed? even one or 2 feeds a day from you will do good for the twins. Best of luck
purple home how lovely that we are due on the same day!! i also have my scan on the 26th, i really cant wait im so worried, I am tempted to go and have a private scan just to prove im pregnant, it seems so unreal! I'd definatly say take your OH along with you, it will be such a special occasion to share together I actually think my dd will be a little later as I ovulated around cd 18, my ticker is taken from the last AF but I think its about 4 days out. Are you excited to have a christmas baby? I really cant wait to have a little bubba to hold at christmas.. I wont have to have another childless chirstmas.. (that thought made me a little)
I dont think it will be multiples, I have been testing daily and the test line seems to be following the normal pattern, also here in sweden we have clear blue tests that tell you how far along you are, mine said 2-3 weeks and then 3+ weeks the day i was 21 dpo, so i think its one one strong sticky one i hope!
I woke up to a blanket of snow this morning! I wish spring would hurry up!
welcome to this wonderful thread, lovie! What a lovely story of how you got your BFP. It's amazing how we can get miraculous surprises, isn't it? My BFP also was a big surprise to us because it happened the cycle after our failed IVF.
urchin, I hope you are feeling well now, hun.
as for me, I've already started vomitting last week, well at least it was just twice so far. But I feel like I have indigestion all day and I feel nauseous. My sister advised that I should just let myself vomit to easen the feeling in my stomach.
This morning I also experienced some numbness in my left hand and arm. I thought I might be having high blood pressure? But then after researching I found out this could just be the effect of water retention? Have any of you experienced this?
Sienna and Care - yeah, the amount of fluid I gained was insane. I gained it super fast so have stretchmarks already from that Once it started coming off I lost about 2 pounds per day. It was a lot slower going away for sure.
purple - welcome , I don't think I will feel it is real til I feel them move. It seems more real now that I have seen heartbeats and seen them moving on ultrasound but on any typical day it still seems hard to believe somehow
Lovie - welcome congrats on your surprise BFP before starting IVF! Even with twins all I ever had was occasional nausea. I never got full MS. Try not to worry too much about symptoms as everyone is difference. I've never seen a BFP in Swedish before
Marie - I know some women successfully BF with twins but I am sure it is harder. As Care said there are some pillows etc out there to try to make it easier. Many women with just one find it hard to BF successfully though so don't beat yourself up if you can't or if you need to supplement. All the literature will say you need to BF but it doesn't make you a bad mom if you don't or can't. I personally plan to use formula. Have you looked online to see if there is a 'twin mom' club in your area? If you can find one I am sure there will be ladies there that have tried BF multiples and can give you advice.
Yellow - I haven't had numbness like you describe. Maybe worth a call to your Dr.
Thanks for the advice ladies. I think i may just pump so i can have help feeding & supplement with formula & see how it goes. It seems like a huge production BFing them both at the same time even though some mothers swear it is easy.
I just weighed myself & i haven't gained an ounce despite adding about 1000 calories a day over the last few weeks. I find that crazy. My dr thinks i should be able to gain 10lbs the 1st trimester since i'm not battling MS but i guess i have to give it time. With twins, they want you to gain most of your weight in the 1st 28 weeks to decrease your chances of preterm labor, at least that's what i was told. It's a lot of pressure.
Yellowbell, I have noticed my hands and feet fall asleep and get tingly all the time, but not numb. Sorry you are feeling so sick.
Marie, I found a link for you. It is another forum I frequent and there are a few moms of twins and triplets there. Here is the link. Maybe some of the info there can help ease your mind. I would just keep eating and you should hopefully put some weight on. I can't believe you haven't budged because I fluctuate between 2-4 lbs every day. I can weigh myself in the morning and then at night I am 4 pounds less. I assume it is bloat since my stomach goes in and out lol.
I hope everybody is having a great weekend! I have been sick, but I did get a couple hours yesterday where I wasn't too bad and got some shopping done!
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