my twin pregnancy journal- you don’t understand!

33 weeks

Despite not putting on much weight, I am HUGE!

Besides the usual backaches that people associate with pregnancy, I suffer from a lot of discomfort such as, pain and aches in the lower part of my belly, probably because of the weight of the babies. My pelvic area hurts too, and my upper thigh muscles quickly tense up and get stiff after a short while of sitting down stationary. So everytime i get up from sitting down, I struggle a little to walk, and often look like I’m shuffling or waddling as the muscles get moving.

The other night, mum saw me get up from the couch to go to the toilet and she remarked, “Eveel, can’t you walk a little nicer. You look awful shuffling around like that”

Her remark just blew my top off!

I retorted ,” Excuse me, mother. I am carrying 4.4 kilos worth of babies right now at 33 weeks. How heavy was your heaviest baby at full term? Tell me, how heavy?”

She laughed and replied ,” Oh, bout 3kilos”

I then went on a long diatribe about how she and ANY other mother who has never carried twins before has NO idea what I and other twin mothers are going through, and therefore should do what is right- which is to keep their mouths SHUT!

my twin pregnancy journal- you don’t understand!

33 weeks

Despite not putting on much weight, I am HUGE!

Besides the usual backaches that people associate with pregnancy, I suffer from a lot of discomfort such as, pain and aches in the lower part of my belly, probably because of the weight of the babies. My pelvic area hurts too, and my upper thigh muscles quickly tense up and get stiff after a short while of sitting down stationary. So everytime i get up from sitting down, I struggle a little to walk, and often look like I’m shuffling or waddling as the muscles get moving.

The other night, mum saw me get up from the couch to go to the toilet and she remarked, “Eveel, can’t you walk a little nicer. You look awful shuffling around like that”

Her remark just blew my top off!

I retorted ,” Excuse me, mother. I am carrying 4.4 kilos worth of babies right now at 33 weeks. How heavy was your heaviest baby at full term? Tell me, how heavy?”

She laughed and replied ,” Oh, bout 3kilos”

I then went on a long diatribe about how she and ANY other mother who has never carried twins before has NO idea what I and other twin mothers are going through, and therefore should do what is right- which is to keep their mouths SHUT!

my twin pregnancy journal- breastfeeding fears

33 weeks

I picked up my medela freestyle breastpump earlier this week. After reading the instructions and going through all the stuff in the box, i stuffed everything nicely back into the box. I haven’t even charged the batteries yet. I’m not sure when i’ll use it, maybe not the first few weeks maybe? I’m not sure.

I woke up this morning at 4am for my usual pee break and to turn, which i do periodically every 2 hours these days. And as i sat on my bed, my head flopped forward half awake, waiting for my muscles to warm up a little before getting up to go to the loo, i thought, ‘This would be how it would be like waking up for late feeds i suppose’.

Then i started panicking about the logistics about how i will be able to concurrently feed Upin and Ipin. I started fretting- what if i drop them, what if 1 or worse, both, roll off the bed. Would I have to get hubby to help me, wouldn’t he be too tired for work the next day if he doesn’t get proper rest. It went on and on and on…till i found myself wide awake at 4am.

I couldn’t go back to sleep. Ended up making myself toast and an omelette and having a super early breakfast. Ah well, i suppose i’ll figure it out…

Yikes!

my twin pregnancy journal- breastfeeding fears

33 weeks

I picked up my medela freestyle breastpump earlier this week. After reading the instructions and going through all the stuff in the box, i stuffed everything nicely back into the box. I haven’t even charged the batteries yet. I’m not sure when i’ll use it, maybe not the first few weeks maybe? I’m not sure.

I woke up this morning at 4am for my usual pee break and to turn, which i do periodically every 2 hours these days. And as i sat on my bed, my head flopped forward half awake, waiting for my muscles to warm up a little before getting up to go to the loo, i thought, ‘This would be how it would be like waking up for late feeds i suppose’.

Then i started panicking about the logistics about how i will be able to concurrently feed Upin and Ipin. I started fretting- what if i drop them, what if 1 or worse, both, roll off the bed. Would I have to get hubby to help me, wouldn’t he be too tired for work the next day if he doesn’t get proper rest. It went on and on and on…till i found myself wide awake at 4am.

I couldn’t go back to sleep. Ended up making myself toast and an omelette and having a super early breakfast. Ah well, i suppose i’ll figure it out…

Yikes!

my twin pregnancy journal- update on upin and ipin

33 weeks


Check up last Saturday went very well. Upin and Ipin are about 2.2 kilos each, which is a good weight. In fact, my baby centre update for 33 weeks for a single baby went something like- ‘ Your baby is about 2 kilos by now’…lol… mine are 0.2 kilos heavier than an average singleton baby at 33 weeks!

In fact, i still have a good supply of amniotic fluid in each bag, which doctor says means that the babies still have plenty of space to grow bigger. YIKES!

The extremely good news i heard was that at 33 weeks, Upin and Ipin have about a 100% chance of survival if they are delivered now. They may need just special care, and doc assured me that the chances of taking them home almost immediately is very good!

Here’s a happy mommy…counting down to seeing my 2 little babies…

my twin pregnancy journal- update on upin and ipin

33 weeks


Check up last Saturday went very well. Upin and Ipin are about 2.2 kilos each, which is a good weight. In fact, my baby centre update for 33 weeks for a single baby went something like- ‘ Your baby is about 2 kilos by now’…lol… mine are 0.2 kilos heavier than an average singleton baby at 33 weeks!

In fact, i still have a good supply of amniotic fluid in each bag, which doctor says means that the babies still have plenty of space to grow bigger. YIKES!

The extremely good news i heard was that at 33 weeks, Upin and Ipin have about a 100% chance of survival if they are delivered now. They may need just special care, and doc assured me that the chances of taking them home almost immediately is very good!

Here’s a happy mommy…counting down to seeing my 2 little babies…

Useful Xmas Pressie

One of my Xmas gifts came packed into this lil bag that I found so delightful.

While it was packed with fabulous goodies, it was this little bag that I found sooo useful.

I’m not sure if the bag itself was meant to be a present, or just something convenient to hold the pressies in…but it was my favourite of the goodies it came with.

I’ve been just been absolutely everywhere with it!

Although, when the babies come, it’ll be way too small for all the baby stuff i’ll have to lug around!

hubby’s new look

He was huddling over the macbook as usual one evening, when I realised that he was squinting at the screen. It all seemed to click. He’d been complaining of headaches, and with the squinting…perhaps…just perhaps…hubby needed glasses.

I dragged him to the optomotrist, and what did you know? He DID need glasses. And not only that, his astigmatism was worse than mine! And I’ve had my glasses now for over 5 years!

It took forever for vain hubby to pick a pair of glasses, and although he liked a pair that made him look quite nerdy, he picked one that suited him a little more! Bringing out the mat in him!

LOL!