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Old Jun 9th, 2016, 12:12 PM   41
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invivo - how are you doing? 25 weeks! I'm a little over 4 weeks away from that and already feeling really uncomfortable. Are you managing well?

lolli - I'm doing great. How are you? Are you wanting any specific genders? I know at the end of the day you'll be happy with whatever but everyone has their ... hopes for what the genders are. I hope everything goes well with the scan.

Today I have my 20 week anatomy scan with my OB. I had one at 18 weeks 3 days with my MFM but my OB likes to do her own also. I think today we're also talking more in depth about tentative birth plan which is exciting. I can't wait to see them. I started feeling them around 19 weeks 2 days but this week I've been feeling them a lot. Almost every single day and they are strong. Feels like popcorn or muscle twitches. Tuesday it was non-stop, yesterday they were resting a lot (I think because I didn't feel much) and this morning I'm feeling them quite a bit. Every time I eat a banana they go a little crazy so they must like it! Anyone else feeling their LO's move a lot? I'm so excited to have gotten to this point but feel like when they don't move there is something wrong ... ugh!

I have my fetal echo on the 20th of June and hoping that goes well. Most of us are half way or more than halfway. Not long now!



 
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Old Jun 9th, 2016, 15:04 PM   42
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Invivo, how's your nausea? Are you still vomiting blood? I hope you're feeling better.

Lolli, good luck! I'm so exited for your scan! Let us know how it goes. Are you hoping for specific sexes?

Ash, isn't movement amazing? I felt the twins move very early on, starting at about 13/14 weeks. It started as bubbles, and now I feel definite kicks and pops. You're right, I can't believe how far along we all are!

At our anatomy scan, we found out we were having one of each! The girl has the posterior placenta, so I feel her more often than the boy. Unfortunately, both were breech. I know they say the babies will have plenty of time to turn, but Hunter was breech and his anatomy scan and stayed that way until he was born. Fingers crossed these babies turn head down!

I got approval from my OB to go on vacation, as long as everything at my 20 week ultrasound is fine. Hubby's family has a cabin by the beach in Ontario. We go every year. So excited!



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2016, 16:58 PM   43
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Lolli, hope you have a great 20-week scan! I'm choosing to stay Team Yellow, but it's so tempting to cave on every single scan.

Ash, thanks for asking. I'm really big and bulky now, and the heat isn't helping. My babies are moving loads too, and it's a lovely feeling.

Fizzy, one of each is so exciting! Do you have any names in mind yet? I'm still throwing up blood about once a week, but it's not really bothering me any more. So much better than when it was a couple of times a day. Mine change position every scan, from head down to breech to transverse.

Me, I had a scare last week. I started to lose my mucus plug and started to have uncomfortable contractions every 5 to 10 minutes. A couple of days of hospital rest stopped the contractions and now I'm on home rest plus progesterone pessaries every night. The thought of having these babies at 24 weeks was terrifying!!



 
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Old Jun 11th, 2016, 15:09 PM   44
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Hey everyone

Ash - It's such a lovely feeling, isn't it? I've been feeling my two for a while now but I think that's common in second pregnancies as didn't feel my first until the 20wk mark last time but I'm feeling the twins all the time, can't wait for OH to get to feel them from the outside too!

Fizzy - Congrats on finding out you've got one of each! How lovely! I'm glad you're getting to go away, sounds lovely.. have a wonderful time and hope you get to relax! Also twin 1 is breech right now but hoping they'll move around some!

Invivo - Gosh! You've had a lot to deal with but I'm glad it all seems to be settling down now and fingers crossed it'll only get better and the rest of your pregnancy will be nice and smooth. Also well done on staying team yellow, I'm just not strong enough to not know haha!

As for me, I'm feeling ok but my scan was slightly disappointing, just where I felt like the sonographer didn't really know what he was doing, felt rushed (only lasted 30 mins when I've been told it should last 1 hour plus) he kept finishing and then saying oh no forgot this forgot that blah. He got me worried when he stayed silent for what felt like a life time when I asked if all was ok. He wasn't very clear but basically said everything looks perfect but he couldn't measure the twins hearts because of their position which is fine, I know that's common but the way he went about explaining it was long and got me worried! He also mentioned they are measuring a week behind but I thought that was normal?? He sent me to the maternity ward where he wanted a second opinion on everything which got me stressed/worried but they did nothing and just said I'll need another scan which I felt should of just been arranged in the first place! But I'm less worried now, twins are fine but just being awkward for measurements and I feel like measuring a week either side isn't too much to worry about. What do you girls think?

Anyway on to more happy news, we did find out we're having 2 girls!! We are over the moon and are so excited. Even DS is happy and has gotten over not having a brother !



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2016, 20:35 PM   45
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Hi girls, just wanted to see how you all were doing?

Lolli, congratulations on two girls! How exciting! Twin A is also breech for me... I really hope he turns because my OB has given me permission to do a VBAC if they are in the correct position!

InVivo, i'm so sorry you're still vomiting blood. Yes, we have picked Maddison for the girl and Cooper for the boy.

I got back from vacation on Monday. It was so short, and I wish we could've stayed longer. Floating in the water did wonders for my back and hip pain.

I had my ultrasound on Tuesday with a specialist and both babies are now measuring 1.5 weeks ahead. She is concerned that I have gestational diabetes because they're so big. I am doing the diabetes test next Tuesday with my regular OB. I will admit that I have been eating like crap this pregnancy because of all the nausea and aversions, whereas with my last pregnancy I ate super healthy and never had issues. We'll see how it goes!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2016, 11:11 AM   46
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Hey fizzy and everyone else.

I have to have the gd test next month too, I'll admit I've been rubbish this pregnancy regarding eating healthy. Mainly because I'm too tired to cook from scratch these days and I still get sickness. Good luck, hope it's good news anyway.

Both girls are measuring fine now, still on the smaller side but just as they should be. Twin one has moved in to position now so hoping she'll stay that way so I can have a natural labour.
I started my maternity leave this week and I'm looking forward to resting, as much as I can anyway with my 4 year old hah.

I'm hoping they'll stay until at least 38 weeks. I'm learning to drive at the moment and have my test booked 5 weeks before I'm due, might be being ambitious but hoping I'll get it done! I'm just hoping being off work will give me some energy, I'm exhausted 24/7.

Anyone else thought of names? We've decided on Eden and Luna for our girls x



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2016, 12:19 PM   47
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Hi everyone!

I just wanted to say real quick about gestational diabetes that it has absolutely nothing to do with your eating habits during pregnancy. It has everything to do with the placenta and how it secretes anti-insulin hormones into your bloodstream so your pancreas has to increase production and sometimes your pancreas just can't keep up. You're even more at risk if your twins are di-di. Oh and there is also a genetic component. If you have family that has ediabete you are more at risk. Now that I got that out of the way.

Fizzy - Sorry the doctor thinks you may have GD. I was diagnosed at 24 weeks ... the first day I found out I felt like the world had come crashing down. That being said, the diet is not all that bad and at first the diet wasn't working for me but yesterday was a good day (with my blood sugars) and if I can keep them under control with diet I won't even have to go on insulin. The good news about the insulin is that if it's required it does not transfer over the placenta to the baby, and I did IVF to get pregnant so ... I'm sort of used to all of the shots. All that being said, I hope you don't have it but if you do, I'm here if you have any questions or just want to vent. It totally sucks! It's like ... damnit! I just wanted to eat cake and ice cream and now I can't. Good news, I only have 11 weeks at the most left.

lolli - We have names picked out! Oliver Allen and Lucy Johanna. My daughter (at the last u/s which was last Monday) was head down and closest to my cervix so I'm hoping for a natural birth as well. As long as she stays that way we're going for it. I'm also exhausted 24/7. I feel your pain and it sucks! No matter how much I sleep I can always sleep more. It's sort of annoying because I can't seem to get anything done.

AFM - my babies are measuring ahead by about 4 days, they are exactly the same size, and moving a lot!



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2016, 16:44 PM   48
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Fizzy, how did the GD test go? I've also been diagnosed (di-di twins), and I've got one 91st centile baby and polyhydramnios on both.

I'm keeping my blood sugars well under control with diet, but it is really restrictive. No bread at all for me, very few other carbs and no fruit. I don't have a big sweet tooth this pregnancy, it's the bread I'm really missing.

Lollipop, best of luck with the driving test. You can do it!! I start my maternity leave at the end of next week and I can't wait to finish up. And you have the most adorable DS. Mine is 4 too, and really looking forward to the babies getting here. I hope he won't be disappointed.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2016, 20:20 PM   49
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Just wanted to see how everyone was doing? We're all getting so close now!



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 03:41 AM   50
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Hey Ash. We're doing well, can't believe I'm nearly already 28 weeks! No more than 9 weeks until they're here.
I'm so tired and I can't believe how pregnant I feel at this stage, so happy to not be at work haha. I don't think I even felt this pregnant at full term with my son. Twins are definitely a whole different experience.
How prepared is everyone? We've set up the cot and are definitely over prepared with clothes. I think I should buy some tiny baby clothes for them to wear as I'm guessing they won't be any bigger than 6lbs? Anyone else buying tiny stuff just in case? I've also started packing the hospital bags and we bought a new car so I'm feeling way more prepared. We just need to buy a pram. Next week is full of hospital visits. I have my gestational diabetes test, 28 week scan, consultant appointment and my anti d injection.

Has anyone else decided on their birth plan? I've been thinking more about elective c section. I really want a natural labor but I keep seeing scary things about emergency c sections and changing my mind x



 
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