Congratulations Ann!!! Nothing more exciting then a new baby ;). I agree with everyone, sleep when anytime you feel like it and use your own best judgement since there will be lots of unwarrented advice coming your way.
And if the nausea gets to bad ask the dr for some medication, it works wonders, at least it did for me.
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Congrats Ann! I had horrible nausea with all 4 of mine. They used to tell us to eat saltines slooowly... and stay laying down. It never worked for me. The best advice I can give you is the same that I gave my girls "Don't listen to anyones advice." All of my pregnancies were different from each other, and all 4 deliverys were different. Relax, enjoy, the nausea will pass.
Dance. Even if you're the only one who hears the music.
Dont know if these showed up or not...
Let me know if you can see them, or if I need to upload them differently? But after the ultrasound today... there are two :)
It did come up!!!! I'm so excited for you- two at once is a doubly blessing and DON'T listen to a bunch of whiner's that will tell you how hard it is!!!!!!!! You'll learn with two the same way everyone learns with one!!!
That's so cool to see another ultrasound with twins. When I had mine, both their heads were next to each other in the down position and really it just looked a set of boy parts if you know what I mean, lol! I think I was absolute shock when they told me I was having two, the whole day really.
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Thanks Cat, they arent identical, so that made it a little easier to see them. But they were both wiggling around and moving for the nurse :)
It's still too early to tell male or female isn't it? I can't remember exactly but I think it's closer to 5 months usually.
I'm so excited for you Ann- it's nice to "know" someone else with twins too!
Now when those little ones come along (this is a just a forewarning cause it will happen a thousand times over) and you get out and about with your double stroller, just remember everyone will stop and ask the same questions over and over.
Are they twins?
Are they indentical?
What are their names?
Was labor hard?
Is it hard with two?
Are they on the same schedule?
How much sleep are you losing?
Ok this list could be longer but, just grin and be pleasant the best you can. It gets old and sometimes frustrating, to be stopped every 5 feet in the mall or where ever, but it is amazing to have twins, and people are still just as fascinated. A few points in time I felt like writing all the answers on a poster board and attaching it to the stroller so people would leave me alone, I had to remind myself that's still amazing to others. :)
Wow!!! Double congrats Ann... what an exciting news. Amazing! I bet you and DBF (and the rest of the family) are super excited.
Cat, am laughing here (in a good way of course) while reading those questions... still does! LOL
Ann, wow! Congrats again-I'm so excited for you. :)
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wow ann! congratulations on twins! that is extra exciting. i would recommend you get an appt with a lactation consultant before you are due if you plan on breastfeeding, and try to make it to a couple La Leche Legue meetings which are once a month.... i know there is special info on breastfeeding with twins, and the more you know ahead of time, the easier it is later!
keep us posted!!!
Congratulations! Two, awesomeness! Eat small meals, prenatal vitamen at dinner, rest. Do what feels right for YOU! If you have a question, call the nurse/doctor - that is what they are there for. The best piece of advice I rec'd was from a good friend. "It is your pregnancy, labor and delivery. Do what works for you, don't let anyone make you feel badly for your decisions and enjoy!"
I am so happy for all 4 of you. :)
Ann, I agree with what everyone has said. Trust your instinct. It always works!
For me what worked best with nausea was eating small meals (I ate every three hours). My doctor told me that sometimes heartburn would be translated into nausea, and that tums might hep, and also preggy pops (they sell them at babies r' us). Tums were just great! I had 4 a day when nause got really bad and I was able to be free of them for about an hour. You do have to ask your doctor and also about how many a day.
Just remeber, this will pass and you will enjoy your pregnancy. I have anjoyed mine so much. I do have to admit I am ready for my little one when she is. But it's just because of my herniated disc and my back and sciatica pain.
Enjoy these months... they only happen once!
Again Congrats!!! I came in just to find this post, because I have not been much in lately due to my back pain and a lot of baby shopping.
Well, I havent been on here in a bit, been thinking a lot... Found out that I have high blood pressure so with the twins and the pressure, I have been categorized as high risk.
Yesterday was the first doctors appointment with the "specialist", turns out they are awesome, talk about great doctors and all the staff :)
Did get a suprise though... we are having BOYS!
AnnM@94: I have been categorized as high risk.
Having twins automatically puts someone in high risk. At least the doctors here do that. You're also at higher risk for gestational diabetes having twins since your body grows at a double rate to accomodate for the little buns :)
Boys how fun! If only I knew what it was like! Congrats again Ann, can't wait till the little bittles arrive!
Take care of yourself!
Twin boys, how fun! That's double the trouble they can get into. On the other hand, it sure will be nice when they can entertain each other. Nothing like an insta-BFF (when they're not arguing that is).
Good luck with your pregnancy-I had high blood pressure too so just take it easy and do what the docs tell you. Nice to know you have good ones.