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Thoughts on Twin Pregnancy–Week 35 (plus family/maternity photos)

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This morning was my 36 week appointment, even though I’m not officially 36 weeks along until Wednesday.  I met the new OB in the practice for just in case, and she was nice although her internal exam was the least comfortable thing I’ve felt in a long time.  I don’t think it was her though, more the fact that it’s been a very long time since anyone has poked around up there, AND that there is a very stubborn butt hanging out right on top of my cervix.  It wasn’t my idea of fun at all.

Next week is my last appointment.  The end of this week is March.  Within the next 2 weeks, FOURTEEN (14) DAYS there are going to be babies.  Panic is an understatement at this point.  a C-section is likely inevitable.  I’m not scared of the surgery itself, except for what if the spinal doesn’t take and I have to be put under, but more so I am freaked about the recovery. The incision, my God.  I don’t do well with pain killers; they make me sick.  I’m trying not to think about it, but the more I try, the more I actually do think about it.  Just reassure me that I’m not going to die on the table, ok?

I’ve had a pretty uneventful week.  I didn’t take any photos because honestly, I barely got dressed or left the house all week.  I wouldn’t say that I am necessarily depressed, I’m just done.  I can’t walk.  My ribs hurt.  My hips hurt.  My butt is sore from sitting on it, but I can’t lie down.  I feel genuinely bad for not enjoying the last few weeks of my very last pregnancy, but there is nothing to be enjoyed.

We finally got our family photos back last week, and I’m happy with the way they turned out.  Since we don’t have a 35 week photo here, let’s skip back to week 32! I do wish that Hannah would have been more cooperative, but I guess the photos show her true essence.

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  1. Oh, what beautiful pictures =)!

    Sounds like these last few days would be a great time to open CDPs ;-)!

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  2. Your family rocks. And that belly. WOO. BELLY.

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  3. I don’t want to be the person who sounds like a dick here, but honest to goodness, I was not phased by the pain after the c-section (and this is not because I am stoic and a pain threshold nutball. NOT AT ALL). The first day it was weird and numb. The second and third day felt really hurty to walk upstairs and laugh really hard, but after that…no. All good. I remember thinking that the horror of going #2 after a vaginal birth could not even TOUCH the c-section whatnot. That vaginal birth and Ezra’s ginormous baby self did a numbah on me and, well, there you have it. TMI in your “Comments” section.

    Also, I did not die on the table.

    In less self-involved news, your family pictures are beautiful and I love them. A lot.

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  4. You will not die on the table. WILL NOT!

    I just love that pic of you and Ed. It’s the most I’ve seen him smile in an “official” photo.

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  5. What a beautiful family! Twins!! How exciting! You will not die on the table!

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  6. So close! I love the pictures. Everything is going to be great, and soon there won’t be any baby butts lodged in your sensitive areas and your ribs will feel nice and unfettered and everything is going to be GREAT. TWO BABIES.

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  7. Hannah did fine! I can’t get over how big your big kids are. They are going to be so great with TWO babies come along and Mama needs extra help.

    You are radiant. Just in case you didn’t know.

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  8. Great family pictures! You’re so so close!

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  9. You will not die on the table. (While I acknowledge everyone handles it differently) C-sections were not difficult for me. I don’t do well with pain killers either. They make me very ill. The first time I took ibruprofen after and was fine. The second I needed something a little stronger but it wasn’t too hard. I did get a very bad headache for about a week after the spinal. I needed lots of water to combat. It’s uncomfortable and you have to go slow. Hang in there!

    The family photos are fabulous. Just fabulous!

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  10. I love the pictures. Soon, we’ll get to see family photos with BABIES! TWO BABIES!

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  11. Hugs – my phone won’t let me leave comments, but I am here thinking of you daily. Much love. Paprika

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  13. A healthy and nutrition rich diet of both partners goes a long way in increasing your chances of getting pregnant.You need to intake a sufficient amount of fresh fruits and vegetables.The more colorful your plate looks, the better it is for your health. Consuming protein rich food like meat also boosts your chances as do oysters which contain zinc. Vitamins are the most important nutrients which are required before and even after getting pregnant.Similarly, you should avoid having some kinds of food. If you are a caffeine addict, it is better to lower your consumption to a minimal level at least till the time you conceive. Also doing away with smoking and drinking can significantly elevate your chances of getting pregnant.It also helps to keep a check on your weight as being underweight or overweight can delay your chances of conception. Ideally, both the partners should have a Body Mass Index (a measure of body fat as per your height and weight) of 20 – 25 in order to conceive quickly.

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