Twin Adventures

Twin girls now rule the house.

Pregnancy!

on September 18, 2011

Pregnancy was pretty frickin’ awesome for me!

Because I was having twins, my doctor sent me to a specialist, a “twin doctor” if you will, in the next city over. About a forty minute drive one way. Not a terrible drive; but it was a little taxing when you did it every two weeks. And, as we got closer to the due date, every week. Our twin doctor was great. He’s very easy going and pretty laid back as far as my pregnancy being in the high risk category.

The first few months passed with almost no notice at all. Didn’t get too much morning sickness. Whenever I was hit with a strong odour, such as perfume/cologne/deodorant, I had to run to the bathroom. But, never more than once a day and when I did have it; it never amounted to much. I started showing almost right away, and went through the difficult phase of looking in the mirror and just seeing a big belly, not babies. Even though there were two in my belly, fighting for space, I wasn’t totally convinced that I had felt any movement until I was pretty far along. I think, because of that, I went through days of not being convinced that I was *actually* pregnant.

The second trimester passed without incident. I know that, for most pregnant families, they spend this time preparing the baby’s room, researching and buying all the necessary supplies, but my husband and I had already done all the researching we needed to. So a few trips to Ikea and we were all set up for the girls to get here! Although it had little impact on what kind of decor we went with, we found out the gender early on. Not because we were dying to know, but the ultrasound technician asked if we wanted to know, and we shrugged at each other and said “Sure, why not.” It was another little thing that seemed to make it more real, knowing that we had two little girls growing in there..

As the months went on, and I got bigger, I began to wonder what pregnant women carrying one baby EVER had to complain about! No offense meant to those of you out there, but c’mon! I am proud to say that through out my pregnancy I rarely had sore feet, only if I spent three or four hours at work on my feet the whole time. I never had a sore back, and I felt confident that I could continue to do everything I was doing before my pregnancy had it not been for the “take-it-easy” orders I had from both my doctors. I did get awfully huge though. I never felt as big as I was, but when I looked at a picture of myself I thought.. “Oh my god! What a big stomach!!”

At 38 weeks, my doctor scheduled a Caesarean section for me. We would’ve gone for a natural birth as both babies were head down, presenting properly. But, as luck would have it, during the last week of pregnancy both the buggers managed to flip around! So they were both head up! Looking back, I loved having a *planned* caesarean. It was so nice to know exactly when things were going to happen and I didn’t need to worry about labour contractions!

I think I may be one of the very lucky twin moms. My pregnancy didn’t have any hiccups; I didn’t develop pre-eclampsia, I was never put on bed rest, neither me or the babies were ever at risk.

Even though my doctor put his foot down at 38 weeks, I’m convinced I could have made it to 40!

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