At our last scan, the girls were too big to get good pictures! They also wouldn’t stay still which wasn’t helping things either. Twin 1 weighs 1.4 whereas twin 2 is slightly behind at 1.2 – our consultant and twin midwife said this is completely normal but are keeping an extra close eye as modi twins have a high risk of developing TTTS. Luckily for us, our hospital are really good and continue fortnightly (and when needed weekly) scans all the way up to the birth. It’s funny because I predicted this before our midwife told us – twin 1 is much more active and definitely has a firmer kick.
On certain days, I’ve felt like I’m full of jelly. It’s definitely an odd symptom to describe but I’ve been assured it’s just a sign I’m growing. On top of this, I’ve felt a lot of stretching – if I do too much, I start to feel like I’m been pulled from either side of my abs. My midwife casually said ‘oh yes, this is just your ab muscles tearing!’ Oh fun!
I’m also incredibly short of breath now and going up the stairs to Jay’s office requires a half way break. Then on days like today, I’m breathless for no apparent reason! It makes me feel quite dizzy and the only thing that helps is lying down on my left hand side which proved rather interesting in B&Q the other day.
I’ve noticed I am eating bigger portions and I am trying to be careful about realising when I’m full and stopping eating. I don’t get the full feeling that I used to and I’m guessing this is just because my stomach is probably in shock from two tiny humans growing near it!
As usual I have no idea and I don’t really care. I did take my measurements from various parts of my body when I first found out I was pregnant and I haven’t grown anywhere other than my bump. It’s literally the only place I’ve put inches on whilst everywhere else has stayed the same. I honestly put this down to staying as active as I possibly can.
I’m finding life in general a lot harder lately. I can no longer reach to put my socks on (not easily anyway) and bending down is easy but getting back up is a nightmare. My aquanatal classes are definitely helping though and I’ve been making sure to go on plenty walks.
This week I’ve started to notice my sleep pattern changing – I’m still falling asleep around 9pm but I’m waking up a lot earlier. Around 4.30am/5am, I’m up for another trip to the bathroom and when I get back into bed I just can’t seem to drop back off. I’ve been using this time to read as much as I can!
We now have the keys for our new home as you may have already seen in this post. Things are already progressing and we’ll be starting plastering this weekend with the hopes of been fully moved in by the first week in May!
Tomorrow morning I have another appointment with my community midwife, where as well as all the usual checks I have, she also said she’d be starting to help with applying for maternity allowance – so I’m looking forward to learning more about that!
I am starting to feel very unprepared though… perhaps it’s the fact we’re between homes and the one we’re moving to isn’t liveable but I’m looking forward to been able to unpack all the baby things. Though we have a lot of the bigger stuff, pushchair etc, I don’t feel like I have anywhere near enough nappies, bath things and baby grows for them. I did manage to pick up the above pictured Aden + Anais musy squares from TK Maxx the other day but 5 musy squares aren’t going to get me very far are they?! I also have nothing for my hospital bag and I got told by our consultant to make sure it’s ready from now on! Eeek! Does anyone have any musts for what I should definitely buy?