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We're joining Kim (aka wntg1grl), a stay-at-home mom of three who's expecting twins, on her exciting journey from bump-to-babies. Check back every week for the latest developments.
No appointments this week, I'm just feeling big and uncomfortable.
I am physically ready for the babies...mentally, I don't think it has really settled that I will soon have two new babies. I am ready for them, but having one is what I'm used to, so trying to prepare myself mentally. I'm really nervous, we're trying our best to relax but it's not easy.
What's Happening with Babies:
Ouch! Turn that heating pad down a tad! We have developed sensitivity to temperature, so don't be surprised if you get a little kick if you put a heating pad on your belly.
Question of the Week from Answers:
This is my 3rd pregnancy and I am having twins.... my other two (not twins) were delivered vaginally and everything went fine. But I know that there is a lot higher risk of c-section with a twin delivery and it scares me to death! So, my question is ... how many of you have delivered twins and how did it go? Did you have complications that required c-section or did it go smoothly with a vaginal delivery? — JenMarie2007
anonymous: My twins were born at 37 weeks via c-section because they were both breech (no other complications). I was like you with a previous vaginal delivery and extreme anxiety about the c-section. From my experience i can tell you I was still talking to my doctor about the possibility of a vaginal with the twins at 34 weeks if they would turn, but by 36 weeks I really didn't care how they came out so long as they got out safely. The c-section and recovery weren't nearly as bad as I had imagined, though they did have to give me something for anxiety when I was in the recovery room because not being able to move or feel my legs really freaked me out (My 1st was natural, so I'd never even had an epidural). At this point you have plenty of time to research and prepare yourself for whatever happens.