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Thoughts on Twin Pregnancy-Week 18

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Alternate Title: TOMORROW! TOMORROW! TOMORROW!

That is if the hurricane doesn’t knock out power and down trees.  I’d like to believe that we are safe this far (what, like 800 miles) inland, but the news tends to disagree.  If it does get bad enough to cancel though, I suppose my measly anatomy scan is small bones compares to whatever else happens as a result of the storm.

Anyway!

We are finishing 18 weeks! I can tell that my uterus has moved up out of my pelvis.  The baby kicks are both high and low.  They are really stretching out inside of there.  And it’s weird, because sometimes it seems like they are right on top of each other, and other times they are in opposite corners.  It’s nice though to feel them consistently, and know without a doubt that they are there.
I’m waiting to start feeling them on the outside any time now.

The hernia pain is not constant, thank God, but if I am on my feet for too long, or I lift anything with both of my arms in front of me, it gets out of control and takes hours of rest before I feel better. I try to take it easy, but also, there are so many things that need to be done…it’s hard.  I’m trying.

My heartburn is another story.  I’m getting full on reflux when I’m just sitting around, whereas it usually only bothers me when I’m lying down.  I’m trying a switch to Prevacid to see if it helps.

Hannah won’t sit on my lap anymore because my big belly bothers her.

I am having ridiculous dreams. Dreams that make no sense at all.  Friday night, I dreamed that somehow, we took the babies out at their current size.  We were keeping them in my oval corningware dish, in the microwave, until they were full term.  I don’t even know what to say about that.  It was creepy to say the least.

My mother has decided to throw me a shower, which I think is just dandy.  I feel weird about registering for anything though, because it’s not like it’s my first baby.  And while I gave a lot of things away, I also sold and made good money off a lot of my baby gear.  I don’t want people to feel obligated to buy me big stuff, you know?  So, I do have an Amazon registry, which is really more of a running list for me, and I figure that if someone asks my mom about buying something big, she can direct them there.  Otherwise, I will be happy to celebrate with my family and moon over tiny matching baby clothes.

So anyway…TOMORROW! Can’t come soon enough!

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  1. I am so excited! I will be checking all day tomorrow!
    And also, I don’t think it’s weird at all to have a shower for a fourth pregnancy, especially when a) everyone knows it was a surprise pregnancy, so not exactly in the financial plan or in the saving-every-baby-item plan, and b) when it’s TWO new babies to buy for at once. Of course, I’m saying that as someone who GOT a shower for her fourth pregnancy, but I so enjoyed and appreciated it, especially because I knew it was likely my last baby and I wanted to really celebrate her and enjoy this special time instead of it being a constant rush of busyness and stress, which pregnancy easily can become when you have lots of other kids and weren’t planning on adding a baby to the mix right then. It was so important for me to have that party and just acknowledge that surprise or not, crazy/stressy time or now, we were so happy she was coming.

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  2. Margarita and Guacamole go well with either gender, I say. Well, okay, Marg really needs to be girly but Guac is bi.

    I CANNOT WAIT!!!

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  3. Newish reader, enjoying living your twin pregnancy vicariously through you, chiming in to say: I would NEVER think anything was amiss with a shower for a twin pregnancy. Everyone understands that it’s a different situation, and everyone who’s gone through the “my kids are older and I’ve gotten rid of the baby stuff” will understand THAT part of it as well!

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