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What no one tells you - Part I

Ok, so there are a few things that no one told me (or maybe they did and I "chose" to forget ;.) ) about what happens during and after a twin pregnancy. As I so like to do I will split this into two wonderful installments. This would be my own version of a cliffhanger. :>)

So I shall begin with the things no one tells you about pregnancy. Or like I said, they do and you "chose" to forget or ignore.

- When having twins you start to show SOON! At first you are thrilled b/c everyone knows you are pregnant. By a little past the halfway you measure full term. From then on it gets interesting.
- Your body can stretch WAY further than you think.
- Just because you make it to 30 weeks with stretch marks does not mean you are in the clear. I have the worst I have ever seen and they didn't come until I was very pregnant.
- When having twins they fight IN UTERO and you can't tell them to stop. Even at 4am. :>)
- Sleeping on your side will SUCK by the end!
- During the last weeks of pregnancy you will be at the doctors very regularly. For me it was almost daily.
- You will worry more than you ever though possible.
- No twin pregnancy is ever "normal"
- When you laugh you will pee
- When you cough you will pee
- When you have to pee you won't be able to
- And the last thing about peeing... you will feel like you have to pee ALL THE TIME... even on the walk back from the bathroom.
- Gestation diabetes is a reality and not a fun one
- Choleostatis may be your reality.. and it is AWFUL. I nearly itched my skin off.
- Pre-ecclampsia may be your reality
- Get used to sitting around even if you hate it. And I sure did.
- You will not be able to run errands by yourself, drive with ease, walk more than a little way or do much of anything by the end.
- Even when you think you are prepared... you're not. :>)
- Your belly will go numb and itch at the same time.
- Your back will hurt so bad you will put twelve pain patches on and it will barely touch it.
- You will forget what your toes look like
- You WILL NOT be able to shave by yourself
- Forget about long showers now. The warm water will make you feel faint.
- And don't think baths are any easier... b/c they are not.
- Rolling over at night will require help (at the end)
- Getting off the sofa will feel like exercise
- Maternity cloths will not be big enough (look in the plus size section)
- People will tell you to "get as much sleep as you can now" and you will want to hit them. From about 32 weeks or so I could barely sleep at night.
- You will cry about everything.

4 comments:

Emily 3:09 PM  

Hey, I lurk here all the time and just thought I'd comment because your list made me laugh. I have 22 month old girls- but the choleostasis was what nearly drove me over the edge. I remember begging my husband to bring me a fork so I could scratch the bottoms of my feet...

Emily 3:09 PM  

Hey, I lurk here all the time and just thought I'd comment because your list made me laugh. I have 22 month old girls- but the choleostasis was what nearly drove me over the edge. I remember begging my husband to bring me a fork so I could scratch the bottoms of my feet...

Emily 3:10 PM  

Hey, I lurk here all the time and just thought I'd comment because your list made me laugh. I have 22 month old girls- but the choleostasis was what nearly drove me over the edge. I remember begging my husband to bring me a fork so I could scratch the bottoms of my feet...

seattlegal 6:44 PM  

so true. so very true. I have experience with all of these except pre-eclampsia (thank goodness).

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