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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 16:37 PM   51
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I am feeling just like you with the pregnancy .. like how can I even have 8-9 more weeks left?! I feel so huge already. I'm actually measuring 37 weeks per my OB's measurement yesterday. I'm like ugh so in 3 weeks I'm going to feel like I'm term with a singleton and basically be really miserable the rest of the time? I am happy though because my boy and girl are healthy and happy. I guess that's all I can ask for with all of the complications that can arise with twins.

We're almost all prepared over here as well. I have my baby registry online at amazon because they had everything I needed/wanted and it's easier for my family who lives out of state to shop online and ship things. I get a discount on everything on August 25th so whatever isn't bought by that date I'm just going to buy on my own so that we're ready. Their cribs are up, we have a stroller, I'm going to have my honey hang the bookshelves tonight and then we're just waiting on the glider to get here. That won't be here until early September though because we custom ordered a fabric.

Good luck with your diabetes test! And what is the anti d injection?

I have a birth plan in place. If baby A is head down I am going for a vaginal birth (without drugs if possible). My doctor said she feels comfortable delivering baby B breech or she will reach up into my uterus after baby A comes out to turn baby B. If they are both breech though right before I go into labor we are just going to go with the c-section to be safe. At my last couple of appointments though baby A was head down so I'm really hoping she stays that way so that I'm able to give vaginal birth. The thought of being cut open on an operating table just does not appeal to me but I'll do whatever I have to to get these babies out safe.



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2016, 20:49 PM   52
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Hey girls, nice to hear from all of you!

Lolli - Good luck with your driving test! Are you learning on an automatic or manual transmission? Did you get your diabetes test done? Sorry if I missed any info on it. I completely agree with you - the first pregnancy was no where near as exhausting as this one. I literally feel like the energy is constantly being sucked out of me. It's also hard to say what size clothes they will wear; we have a ton of newborn stuff, and I'm hoping that's what they'll fit in when they come.

Ash - Thanks for the info about diabetes. I learned about it in nursing school ages ago, but I'd pretty much forgotten everything. I'm so sorry you got diagnosed, but it sounds like you have a positive attitude about it and are coping well. It also seems like your babies won't be macrosomic since you are keeping your levels well controlled. Kudos to you for being on top of things; it sounds like you've already nested and are ready to go at any minute.

InVivo - Hooray for your maternity leave starting! How are you feeling? I'm sorry you have GD as well. What's with our big babies, eh?

So as for my update, I do NOT have diabetes! I am so shocked to hear this because they are measuring so big (A is 99th and B is 95th percentile). I actually failed my one hour test by a lot (166!) and had to take the three hour, and I mentally prepared myself to hear that I had GD. But no, surprisingly, she said I don't! Either way, after I failed my one hour, I decided to follow more of a diabetic diet, and will be sticking with it until the twins arrive. It's just healthier all around, and I really was eating like crap anyway.

As of my last ultrasound, A was head down, so I am really hoping he stays that way so I can have a VBAC.

I will not be writing a birth plan... at least, I have no intentions of doing so at the moment. I want a VBAC but am completely okay with having another section if it means the babies are safe. I am open to any pain relief, although would like to attempt natural at first (I have a high pain tolerance, but I've also never pushed two babies out of my vagina, lol). I want immediate skin-to-skin and will be delaying the hep B vaccine until their one-month check up, but other than that, there's really nothing else that I think I need to specify.

Oh, I've also heard that I can't have an epidural anyway since I'm attempting a VBAC... does anyone know anything about this? I don't remember where I read that, and I honestly haven't done any research yet, but I figured I'd mention it just in case one of you knew anything about it.

So, nesting hit me last weekend and we went through all of my son's old clothes. We bought a dresser and we were going to set up their bedroom. Before vacation, we bought a crib at a garage sale. When we tried setting it up, it turns out one of the sides of the crib was missing! I'm so frustrated about this - we have no way of reaching the people we bought it from, since it was a community garage sale, and I'm sure they didn't short the piece on purpose (it's probably just sitting in their garage). And, the missing part of course has all of the part information on it, so I can't even call the company to get a replacement! There's $60 down the drain.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2016, 16:16 PM   53
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Have any of you been having Braxton-hicks or contractions? I posted this in the third trimester forum, too. Basically, I went in to get checked because they weren't going away, FFN test was negative, urinalysis was clear, no reason for these contractions. They sent me home on pelvic rest. I had a glass of wine last night at dinner because I was out of options, and they thankfully stopped, but have just started back up again. I am now taking a warm bath and drinking water as I type, but do you guys have any other suggestions to stop these from happening? I'm so terrified that they're going to come early. I also don't want to rely on wine as the only solution.



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2016, 12:49 PM   54
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Fizzy - I didn't want to read and run but I haven't had any contractions of braxton-hicks that I'm aware of. I also am not sure what they'd feel like so I really don't know. It's good that you went in to get checked, I would have also. Just know that if your babies are born early there is a lot they can do for them (although not ideal I know) but another thought is just because you're having these minor contractions doesn't mean they're going to come early. Maybe your body is just preparing and practicing for labor? I'll be thinking of you but take it easy!



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2016, 11:37 AM   55
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Thanks, Ash. I'm still getting them, although they aren't as strong or consistent as before. I've pretty much put myself on bed rest (because any sort of walking aggravates them). Hubby has made arrangements to go in late to work so he can get Hunter out of bed in the morning, and then MIL comes over when she gets out of work to take care of him in the afternoon. They both have been cooking dinner and preparing breakfast and lunch the next day so that I don't have to cook. It sucks but I don't know what else to do, and thank goodness they're both being so supportive and helpful.

I had an appointment with the M-F specialist on Tuesday. A is vertex and B is breech, both measuring 3 lbs 4 oz. They are large and perfect, so no worries there.

I'm overall just so uncomfortable and worried and ready to be done. My goal is to make it to 35 weeks. I have to keep telling myself that it's only 7 weeks to go. I feel like all I do is complain, and I feel so bad about it.



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2016, 13:53 PM   56
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fizzy - it's great that you have such an amazing support system! My hubby has also been incredibly helpful around the house, cooking dinner every night. I owe him big time. I'm glad to hear that the contractions have at least calmed down a bit.

I can totally relate to you on wanting to be done. I worry about the babies all the time, I worry that I'm not feeling them move as often (I try to calm myself down because I know they're just running out of room). And I'm also extremely uncomfortable most days. I have good days here and there but generally I feel like crap. Although everyone tells me I look great! I'm like .. thanks for that but yeah I still feel like crap. I'm having hip pains, back pain, my belly is starting to get itchy. It's pretty miserable but we don't have that much longer to go!



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2016, 14:25 PM   57
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I guess I spoke too soon this morning. I've had eight contractions each hour for the past two hours. I called my doctor to see if I need to go in the hospital again and I'm waiting to hear back. Ugh. I never went through this with my son.

Oh I hear you about the hip, leg, and back pain. I also have an itchy belly, so I've been rubbing in shea butter (but the stretch marks are still coming, blah!). Your nursery is pretty much ready to go, isn't it? Did you get the rest of your maternity photos? Do you have to do kick counts?



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2016, 14:50 PM   58
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Sorry to hear you're so uncomfortable fizzy. It must be very worrying having contractions. I can't say I've had anything like that. Hopefully the doctors can give you a reason to why. Fingers crossed your two bubbas stay in there for a good few weeks. Excellent news about how healthy they are and such good weights!

I too am counting down the days. Twin pregnancy is hard and draining, i can't even describe it to other people. I'm tired of all the hospital appointments, tired of all the medication i have to take, the lack of sleep, itching, aching etc etc
I could honestly moan all day! I do feel lucky that i have two beautiful healthy babies and i want them to get to 37 weeks so they can be as strong as can be but yeah, definitely counting down the days!



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2016, 15:02 PM   59
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Fizzy - so you're having about 4 per hour? Ugh I hope everything calms down and you hear from the doctor soon. I know you're probably Already doing this but make sure you're drinking enough water.

Yeah my nursery will be done (mostly) on wednesday of next week. All the big stuff anyways. I'm supposed to get the rest of my maternity pictures tonight...I can't wait! I've been dying waiting. And my doctor didn't mention kick counts but I've been doing them sometimes. I don't do it religiously or anything but if I find that I haven't felt them move in a while i will sit down and pay attention. Also, I think kick counts with twins is so hard because how do you know which baby?



 
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No, eight per hour for three hours now, so the doctor told me to go in. I'm waiting on hubby to get home from work. What a day.



 
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