|Hanging at home - Since 25 weeks I have been barely able to leave the house.|
Sitting here typing I am now in my 33rd week and have come into the final countdown. The twins are coming, a boy and a girl. My body is ready for them to be here, but in my mind hasn't fully grasped it yet (that just sounded like some cheesy lyric from an R. Kelly song). So I have been off work since 25 weeks.
|With my time off I got to watch a lot of reality T.V. and talk shows. I could so see someone on one of those stupid Everest College commercials (which they play 20 times an hour) having one of these tattoo's.|
For those of you that know me, I am not a stay at home soon to be mom type. I was crushed, devastated and depressed that I was off work, because I envisioned working up until delivery. It took me a good 3 weeks to get over that. What happened in week 25 was that I had problems with my SI joint, which is basically for me was my pelvis was rubbing up against my spine. It is caused by the release of the hormone relaxin which really loosens your ligaments that hold everything in place. And also with twins everything inside and outside your body is moving, stretching, and growing. The end result was excruciating pain to walk, sit, lie down. My mom and my husband had to do basically everything for me. Literally I couldn't walk! It was supposed to get worse as the pregnancy advanced, and for awhile it was. And then I was going to physical therapy 3 times a week which helped a lot.
|When my mom has to drive me to the Dr.|
Other than that I was doing remarkably well health wise for a twin pregnancy. There was no bleeding, gestational diabetes, preclampsia, etc. which is common when carrying multiples. We did have a scare last week when I went for my routine visit. They found that my blood pressure was running a little high so they sent me directly to the ER for series of tests. Also I got steroid shots in the butt for a couple of days to help develop the twins lungs in case we had to deliver pronto. My blood pressure is fine now and I am now going to Dr.'s twice a week for non-stress tests. Basically I was told they can come anytime now.
|Me 32 weeks with twins. I hate my hair short, however I needed to cut it short during my first trimester so I could have more time in the morning to puke and less time to do my hair.|