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I really never thought I'd get much past 36 weeks! I overanalyze every twinge and pray for labor everyday lol. I am veeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrry uncomfy but I'm sure it could be worse. I'm hopelessly addicted to facebook and cityville since I've been stuck on the couch for the majority of my time
At my appt Thursday I measured at 45 weeks which was pretty trippy for me I know a lot of women with a shorter torso would measure larger but with my two singletons I always measured a week or two behind, so this is all new
I have an appt next Thursday where we will set an induction date. Both babies are head down so I really feel blessed to be able to attempt a natural birth. I am hoping to go into labor on my own but with each passing week my b/p is more and more elevated and unstable, so we've got to get these girls safe. The induction should be scheduled right around 38 weeks so I should have some cute li'l girlie pics to post soon!
Any tips from btdt twin mamas on how to get a little more comfy physically? I wake up every morning feeling like I was beaten repeatedly by a group of drug crazed gang bangers all night long!!!!
Crystal, proud SAHM to Gracie 9, Jake 3, Zoeyanne 2 and Paige 2.[/CENTER]
LOL I know what you mean - I am not that much further behind you! The only thing that hurts me is my pelvis! Maybe try sleeping with a bunch of pillows around you? That seems to work for me - but I am up every 1 1/2-2 hours at night anyway. Keep me posted on your appointment this week - I have two on Monday and 1 on Thursday.
No tips on getting comfy... I was sooooooooooooo uncomfortable no matter how I positioned myself. I was up every hour 1/2 or so at night heading to the bathroom anyway so sleep wasn't happening for me either. I was still working at that point and thankfully my co-workers took great care of me and kept me off my feet. I felt (and looked) like a 90 year old woman when I walked. lol.
My advice to you is to REST as much as you can. Keep your feet up too. That's awesome that both babies are head down. I wish mine were as obedient. As far as a c-section goes, mine wasn't bad at all. I was up and moving around 2 hours after surgery and didn't need any pain meds when I left the hospital. So you never know.
GL with the rest of your pregnancy... you are in the final stretch now!
Chiropractor!!!! I can't stress how amazing the right chiropractor can be. I went to one starting at about 32 or 33 weeks. OMG! I didn't realize how uncomfortable I was until she fixed things for me. She gave A&E so much more room. I could walk comfortably and even starting going on walks around our neighborhood at 35w when my Dr. cleared me to get off the couch again. I could sleep comfortably. Rolling over was still ridiculous, but the sleeping part was great with the help of a bunch of pillows. I was still uncomfortable by 36w, but it was no where near what it could have been. My hips were fine thanks to the chiropractor.
Thank you peimum for my siggie
Dec 26 '08, BFP after 21 months thanks to acupuncture
Jan 14 '09, first u/s one strong heart beat
Jan 28, '09, second u/s, Surprise! two strong heart beats
Aug 13, '09 Arya and Eiley are born on what would have been their great grandmother's 105th birthday 365 Days in a Roe
I was like the Princess and the Pea the last month or so. It was pain in my hipbones from the extra pressure that was waking me up at night. I had a big cotton comforter that I folded over on itself several times to give me more padding on top of the mattress, then I had two pillows, one underneath my side/belly, and another underneath my upper legs. That way my hipbone was kind of "hanging" in between the two pillows and resting on the comforter pad. Then I had a big body pillow that I hugged.
It was quite a feat to set up every night, but it really helped.