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Thoughts on Twin Pegnancy-Week 21

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It is now hard to type around my belly, for it is large.  Quite large for having so much longer to go, as someone pointed out to me yesterday afternoon.  Oh, how nice and sensitive people are.

I’ve taken to sleeping upright on the couch because of heartburn and hip pain, and my legs cramping in the worst way in the bed.  I also roll involuntarily to my right side when in bed, and then wake up unable to breathe.  My arms, wrists and fingers fall asleep no matter where I sleep.  It is as much fun as it sounds.

Ailments above as well as a no-good unfair cold aside, I am feeling pretty well.  I’ve found that wearing my running shoes helps to keep me upright long enough to get some housework done.  I’ve been slowly accumulating baby items and making lists of things that we need.  Yes, things have been good.

We can feel the babies, especially Baby Girl, kicking on the outside of my belly now.  The kids usually aren’t patient enough to wait for it, but Hannah has felt Baby Girl a couple of times now.  Baby Boy resides a bit behind his sister, so he mostly kicks her, I think and I’ve decided that this is why she must kick me so hard.  He’s pissing her off! Sibling fun already.

We found out last week that my cousin and his wife are expecting their 4th baby in the late spring.  I am thrilled for them, and also pleased that we have some family crossed over to the large family side.  We really aren’t crazy!

Well, we might be crazy.  But not because of the number of kids we have.

I guess things are pretty uneventful in the way of a weekly update.  I didn’t even get around to taking a picture last week.  I’ll make sure to get one this week. Unless you’re going to tell me that I am way too big…but you guys wouldn’t do that, right?

4 responses »

  1. I remember when I was pregnant with my first, and I was HUGE, a lady at church said “any day now, right?” when I was 6 months pregnant. I told her “3 months to go” — she got so red faced and never spoke to me again.

  2. I am still not over the lady who ARGUED WITH ME that it wasn’t possible that I hadn’t had my 20 week ultrasound revealing the gender because I was so big I was CLEARLY well past 20 weeks. Bitch.

    I am so sorry that you are having hip pain and whatnot already (meant in an empathetic way, not in a “for having so much longer to go” way). I am sure the adorable twinsies will be worth it, but that really sucks that it starts so much earlier with multiples.

  3. Oh, the lack of sleep due to body parts falling asleep. So ironic. So shitty. I wish you comfort, lovey. Too bad it is too cold to go swimming. I think that would ease your joints.

    I am kind of jealous of your big beautiful family. So, don’t worry about the haters.

  4. Having a cold while pregnant with twins does seem like piling on. You should lodge a complaint. I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes quickly for you.


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