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#1 ~A2~

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:31 AM

Hi all

New thread time

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#2 T2Mum

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

Does that mean I get to say Gold??

PS NYB - just wanted to make sure you saw my post about getting your BIL's details. Sorry wld PM you but the PM system doesn't seem to be working for me.

PPS Welcome Long Leg Ed!!!

PPPS Jess - 6 hour car trip at 30 weeks pregnant with twins. If it were me, I would start thinking about a plan B!!!

#3 newyearbaby

Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

Silver? Is that what this means? I have never worked it out until you put your Gold there. Makes sense. I guess.

Hi all,

T2Mum - Our modem broke and we've had sick kids for a week, so I've only just got back online today. Have sent you the details, let me know if you don't get them.

Jess1980 - I am 29 weeks today and could not think of anything worse than a 6 hour car trip, with or without stops. My husband wanted to go 2 hours away in 2 weeks time, and I told him to enjoy himself, as I wouldn't be joining him. But everyone is different, and I am sure there would be others (like Sammitty) who travelled far distances their whole pregnancy. So maybe just go with the flow a bit and see how feel leading up to it.

LongLegEd - Good to see you again the other day. Will try to PM you to see if it works that way around.

AFM - I can very much relate to LongLegEd. It's definitely a 28 week thing. I always had it in my head that April would get hard, and May would be ridiculous. I now think April is ridiculous and May will be a complete joke. Sorry to all that are behind us with the joys of the third trimester still to come.

I am in physical discomfort all the time with it getting really bad in the afternoons. By the evenings I am just in agony and completely pooped. So today I woke up and decided that I am not doing anything else other than looking after me, my babies and my little kids. I will continue to do the laundry for as long as I can as I hate others doing that, but that's it. Everything else can sort itself out. Someone will do it at some point. And who knows I might even help out with extra bits if and when I can.

That is my epiphany for the day. Or maybe the year.

renmaro - you haven't been on this thread for a while. I hope all is okay.

#4 T2Mum

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE (newyearbaby @ 05/04/2012, 01:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So today I woke up and decided that I am not doing anything else other than looking after me, my babies and my little kids. I will continue to do the laundry for as long as I can as I hate others doing that, but that's it. Everything else can sort itself out. Someone will do it at some point. And who knows I might even help out with extra bits if and when I can.

That is my epiphany for the day. Or maybe the year.

I can't believe that you managed to hang in there until 28 weeks. You are still doing laundry????

My philosophy is that I won't be able to do ANYTHING for ANYONE once the babies arrive, so I'm doing them a favour by not doing anything now. Gives them plenty of time to get used to it. biggrin.gif I am making an exception for my 17 month old who had her tonsils out last week. My 4.5 year old is resisting but hopefully slowly getting used to the idea. Mike the Knight and In the Night Garden are getting a frequent playrun!

Quite frankly I am struggling at 22 weeks - I think my pelvis is starting to give up the ghost (have found a good physio though), so I don't even want to think about 28 weeks and what that feels like!!

NYB - hope that the next couple of months are not as bad as you fear. (and thanks for the PM - received it safely!)

Renmaro - also hoping that you and your bubbies are OK.

I'm very excited today - 22 week OB appointment and all going well!! Grow babies grow!! ddance.gif

#5 newyearbaby

Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

Hey T2 - that's great news that everything is going . Except the pelvis. Good that you have found a good physio though.

I have had extremely bad pubic symphysis pain in my previous pregnancies from very early on, and was told that it would be worse this time. But haven't had it at all thank goodness. My hips are bad though and it feels like my right leg will snap off at some point, but it is much more bearable than anything in previous pregnancies. So far anyway.

#6 renmaro

Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

Hi girls,

Wanted to let you all know that the babies are hanging 'in there' still! Not sure for how much longer though - last Tues appt went ok, growth while not great was acceptable and doppler blood flows have started to show changes but are still within acceptable range. Specialist said I 'should get another week', that freaked me a bit as although I've known for a while I could deliver early I guess I was in denial a bit. Another week??? I'm NOT ready. There's so much to do still - but won't there always be! But the great news is I'm now 32 weeks!!! So the babies have a really good chance if they were to come now.

Won't do in depth personals as I'm attempting to tackle lots of my to do list over the next couple of days.

But a few things I remember from previous posts....

NYB - I can't believe that awful day you had at RPA with appts and your 17 mth old in tow!! Let's hope that doesn't happen again.

Can't remember who asked about 6 hr travel at 30wks but I think I could have physically done it. Not sure if it would be fun with the other kids to entertain too though. Also I will not currently travel more than about 60 mins away just in case I need to get to the hospital. Something else to consider is the car shopping you have to do when you get there. YUCK! We sorted ours out at about 20 weeks and it was a nightmare then. Perhaps a Plan B would be wise.

In comment to the physical discomfort of the 3rd trimester. I'm surprised to find that personally it isn't as bad as I expected (thus far). Yes I am constantly tired but I am still able to do most things - cooking, cleaning, washing, bathing the kids etc. My feet have really swollen in the last week (not unusual for me) which means I'm a bit slower though and I've started to get carpel tunnel in my hands (which is unusual for me), I do groan alot at night when I'm rolling from one side to the other too. I wonder sometimes if I'm coping ok because I have smaller babies on board but my fundal height measures at 42 weeks and I'm only 158cms!

I will try to update when I can but I wanted to thank you girls for your support and wish you all the best for your pregnancies, births and beyond x

#7 newyearbaby

Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

Oh hello there Renee! I opened this nervously I must say. I am soooo glad your bubs are still in there!!!

And yes you have made it to a great gestation if they come along in the next week. What a relief. I hope you are hanging in there mentally and taking it somewhat easy. Don't worry about the fact that you have lots to do. It will all fall into place when it needs to.

Good luck with everything xxx

And update when you can...

#8 T2Mum

Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

So glad that you will get to 32 weeks Renee! I hope that everything goes as smoothly as possible and that other family members / friends come and help you with those nagging items on your to do list. Try not to worry about them - you just focus on looking after yourself and your beautiful babies.

Take care and good luck!!!

#9 *mylittleprince*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

Hi everyone

Hope you are well. I was hoping someone would be able to help. I have my NT scan on Monday and am pregnant with twins. I am battling to find online info with regards to results. How do they combine the blood info and scan info if you have more than one baby? Are they able to calculate risk?

With DS the risk was calculated at something like 1:40,000. I'm 29 so hoping age is on my side.

How did your scan go?

Thanks original.gif

#10 jess1980

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

When I had mine I never really got a number just got told I was low risk, Id already decided it didnt matter what the result was I wouldnt go for further testing or anything so havent really worried about it. I did get told sometimes its harder to measure on twins but dunno if that is true. I was low risk with my first daughter and couldnt get in to have an ultrasound with my second daughter because of where I live so didnt worry about it. Goodluck with everything

#11 longlegEd

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

Mylittleprince- when I had my nt they treated each twin as an individual. It was all the same report but separate measurements and results for each bub.

Edited by longlegEd, 12 April 2012 - 12:59 PM.

#12 *mylittleprince*

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone. We wouldn't terminate if something was wrong but would want to be informed. I'm having the scan on Monday and then seeing GP on Wednesday morning and then booking in appointment and then OB clinic on Wednesday arvo so hopefully someone will be able to read the results and settle my mind original.gif

#13 newyearbaby

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

Hi, I've never had the NT tests done, however, I don't think they completely use the blood test results for twins as the numbers are out of whack. They mostly use the scan results I believe, and refer to the blood tests if something is found.

#14 T2Mum

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

Hope the scan goes well on Monday mylittleprince,

I have also heard that sometimes the bloods can be a bit inaccurate with twins, but when I went for my NT scan with the twins it was exactly the same procedure as for my singleton. They had a risk result based on the scan alone and then a risk result when combined with the BT results. That said my BT results were normal - I don't  know what happens if it is an abnormal result with twins.

Good luck for Wednesday!

#15 *mylittleprince*

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hi everyone

Went for my scan yesterday and everything is looking well. It's such a big relief as after a miscarriage last year, I was feeling very nervous. Good strong heartbeats, all limbs present (can't remember them checking that for DS), both had nasal bones present, good nuchal fold in each twin. Get the combined blood/scan results tomorrow morning. WIth DS my risk was something like 1:40,000 and I'm 29 this pregnancy so hoping for the same.

Thanks for the replies original.gif

#16 newyearbaby

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

Hi all,

littleprince - that's good that all went well at your scan. How are you feeling?

I had a scan yesterday and my boys are growing well. They are showing 3 weeks ahead, so they are close to 34 weeks in size!! Which I find amazing as I don't seem to eat much. They must be eating my reserves which is why I always feel so weak.

Had my appointment with one of the consultant Ob's which was good as we had a very in depth chat about everything labour and delivery. I'm still thinking and researching a lot, but the birth plan is coming along.

How is everyone else doing?

#17 T2Mum

Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:43 AM

Great news on the scan mylittle prince!! And great news NewYearBaby about the size of your babies. Fantastic news!!

As for me - we have bought a Multivan!!!  biggrin.gif DH is driving to Melbourne today (fron Sydney) to pick it up and will bring it back on Saturday. Have ordered some new family stickers ready to put on - will have to leave space at the end for later this year!!

OB app't this morning - can't wait to check the babies and confirm that all is on track. 24 weeks today - or as it is known in our house "V-Day"! (Viability Day).  biggrin.gif My DD2 is also 18 months old today.  original.gif So lots to be happy about in our house today.

#18 newyearbaby

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hi T2, how did your appointment go? I always count down to 24 weeks too. And my DS2 is 18 months today also, so it looks like they share the same cool birth date.

#19 T2Mum

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

They must!!! What a coincidence! Must say though that running around after her is killing me (and she is a super easy toddler - very easy going) even though I have help most of the time. My Mum came to help today while DH was away, but it turned out to be not that helpful IYKWIM.

OB app't was fine. Both babies are head down. I have fantasies of the placenta moving and somehow spontaneously going into labour at 36 weeks so I can avoid a second c-section, but I really do think that is fantasy land.

How are you going New Year Baby? How many weeks now? And will we meet face to face at the next Multivan Rally??? We ended up getting one of the Special Edition ones (think there are only 75 in Australia???) so if you see one on the road with a bunch of Family Stickers including 2DDs and a pregnant Mum then good chance it is me!!!

Edited by T2Mum, 21 April 2012 - 09:36 PM.

#20 newyearbaby

Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

Hey T2, that's good that both babies are head down. Who knows, maybe your placenta will move. Any which way I think a caesar is meant to be easier if they are head down too.

I am 31 weeks now. I don't manage to achieve very much anymore. My mum is starting to do 2 or 3 days per week in May which will be good. I know exactly what you mean in relation to yours. Now that I am completely useless my Mum has really stepped it up and I would be in complete pieces without her. I think people are starting to realise (especially when they see my abundant girth) that I need all the help I can get.

That's a classic about the family stickers. My DH has been talking about them recently for the first time, as I think he is proud of all his boys. I'll definitely keep my eyes open for your family bus!!

Today for the first time, I started to think about hospital bags and logistical things like that. Especially because the boys are so big, I guess it could happen earlier than expected, and May is just around the corner. I have no idea what to pack. The hospital says to pack 2 bags: a labour bag and a hospital stay bag, and to leave the hospital stay bag in the car or at home. I can't envisage needing much for labour though. Just a toiletry bag, change of clothes, maternity pads, and nursing pads for straight after. That seems easy enough. Or am I missing something? Hmmm...

And my big aim is to leave hospital within 48 hours if everything goes well. I want to be on the early discharge program so I can have the midwives visit me at home. Much nicer and more practical with my other little kids. My fantasy is having the babies at about 2am, and checking out of hospital by noon. But that might be fantasy land too. We'll see....

#21 T2Mum

Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

NYB - how many weeks are you hoping to get to? Is the plan to wait and see if you go into labour naturally? I don't think you need two bags - as you say, you won't need that much for labour. It reminds me, one of the items on my to do list is to pack a hospital bag... just in case. Most important thing to take is my own pillow!

I'm the opposite to you - I'm planning on staying in hospital until they kick me out. Mind you I think that is because I felt so unwell last time and if things go better this time maybe I might be a bit more focused on getting home to the other troops. Then again, maybe not. I have not so fond memories of going straight from the hospital with DD2 to DD1's swimming lessons. 5 days post caesar (and blood transfusion) - it was the longest swimming lesson of my life.

BTW - anyone heard from Renmaro? Hoping that everything went well for her.

#22 newyearbaby

Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

A swimming lesson?!? Yes that sounds way too keen. I don't intend on doing anything like that. Wow, I'm impressed.

RPA let you go to 38 weeks plus something if you are comfortable enough and the babies are happy etc. The Ob said first week in June is most likely for an induction for me, so that is 37 plus something. I have in my head no later than 1 June, so I guess we'll see. I am starting weekly acupuncture from 34 weeks, in preparation to induce that way again if necessary.

Nothing from Renmaro as yet...

#23 T2Mum

Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

Wow. Only May to go them for you! You really are getting to the business end.

Sitting at the drs waiting out the hour for the glucose test. Boring!!

#24 jess1980

Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

Yea Im definately planning on staying in hospital for as long as possible (I left early with my 2nd and it was a big mistake!) especially since it will be my 3rd c-section and Im getting my tubes tied so I wont get another surprise pregnancy! Ill be happy to make it to 36 weeks if I have to have them before that I will need to travel 600km to Perth luckily I have an aunty down there who has offered to look after the older 2 if that happens but obviously I dont want to have to do that if I can avoid it.

#25 renmaro

Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

Hi girls,

Very quickly... have managed to get to 34 weeks!! But babies will be evicted tomorrow - smaller bub is showing no weight gain in 2 weeks and more signs of compromised blood flow. Have just had my 2nd shot of steriods so hopefully both their lungs will be working well.

I'm very nervous but know we are in expert hands at RHW.

I'll update when I can but best of luck to you all in the meantime.

Renee x

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