anyone cycling in April?

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  1. Oh Candy, you poor thing! My morning sickness was terrible, but I never had to be hospitalized. With twins, everything is just twice as hard. I am so sorry to hear that!

    I am still sick every AM but the afternoons are much better. Have they given you Zofran? It really helps me.

    I haven't posted in a while. I have had a rough couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, I went in for my routine (bi monthly) growth scan and it showed that baby b (always my smaller baby) was not growing at the rate that they wanted. He dropped down to the 17th percentile (from 32nd percentile) and they prepped me for an early delivery and an sIUGR diagnosis (when the twins do not share the placenta evenly and one does not get enough nutrients). They told me that if he didn't grow by 24 weeks, I would be admitted to the hospital in given steroid shots and kept there until delivery (which could be as early as 24-25 weeks). They put me on modified bedrest at home and told me to drink 3 high protein ensures per day (Candy, once you can keep them down, you should do this). I did that for the past 2 weeks and was so incredibly worried about the babies. I kept fearing they would induce me at 24 weeks and that baby B wouldn't grow.

    But shockingly, my little fighter baby b jumped to the 28th percentile today! His brother is in the whopping 50th percentile and doing amazing. I haven't discussed my results with my perinatologist (I have an appt. tomorrow afternoon) so I don't want to jump the gun, but I couldn't be happier about the babies' progress. I am now very confident that I'll be able to keep these guys in for a while longer (goal is 32 weeks!!). I am continuing the modified bedrest and ensures since they are working so well for me. What a great day, especially after how miserable I have been the last 2 weeks.

  2. Candy, I am so sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope your morning sickness gets better. Some women get is really bad, especially with twins. Hopefully once you are in your 2nd trimester you will start to feel better.

    Morg, Glad to hear the protein shakes are working. Grow baby b grow!! Let us know what the doctor says. This can all be so scary, but it sounds like your baby is making great progress. All the best!!

  3. No one has posted in a while....how are you guys? Morg how are the babies doing? Candy feeling any better? Thinking of you all!

  4. Haley: I still check the posts everyday to see how everyone is doing. How have you been feeling? Can you believe it's been so long since we first found out we were pregnant, and that 2 week wait for the beta test.... it's crazy!

  5. Hi tissy,

    Glad to hear you are feeling good! I know it is crazy how long ago that feels. I can't believe I am in my 6th month now. I feel the baby move and kick all the time, it is bizarre but comforting. I am going with my mom today to look at baby furniture at a bunch of different places, hope to place my orders by next week once I see everything that is out there. I picked out my colors, windows, carpet etc already but not the crib and furniture pieces yet. So much fun!! A friend of ours just had her first baby, a girl, 6 pounds (came 2 weeks early). She is SOOOO tiny in her crib, she looked like a doll. I could have spent hours just standing above her watching her, she was so adorable. Got me really excited for our little man!

    Hope everyone is doing well out there!!!!

  6. Hey ladies,

    I am doing fine so far. I have another scan on Thursday and I'm praying that baby B will have kept growing nicely. I stopped working a few weeks ago so I am still spending a lot of time resting (modified bedrest) to help blood flow to the babies. It hasn't been too bad since I'm not confined to the bed and can still use computer, lay on couch, etc. I also go out a little bit for a few hours a few times a week.

    The babies have been active for the past few days and it definitely is reassuring. I can't always tell who is kicking though since my babies share a sac so they can go over to each other's side. But I typically assume that whoever is on the right is baby B and whoever is on the left is baby A.

    I am 25.5 weeks! Unreal. Converting to months is so confusing. I read you are supposed to divide by 4.35 to figure out the number of months you are pregnant- others say simply divide by 4. No idea!

    Haley- so glad to hear you are doing so well! Very exciting to do the baby room.

  7. Hey ladies,

    Morg - How did your scan go today?

    I am traveling to Wisconsin for a wedding tonight for a wedding. It is the last thing I want to do, but my hubby is in the wedding so we have to go. I never want to go anywhere anymore...just like being at home!

    Hope everyone is doing and feeling good!!

  8. Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing?! Haven't heard form you ladies in a while!! Hope things are going well!!!

  9. Haley: things are pretty good. I can't complain to much. I am very ready for the baby to come but starting to get alittle scared about the labor part. I guess I will make out ok. How have you been?

  10. Hi Tissy,

    Great to hear from you! I totally agree..I am starting to think about the actual birth and labor and it is kind of freaking me out! Scary!!! I can't believe I am almost in my 3rd trimester. I feel my little guy moving around all of the time!

    -Haley

  11. Hi Haley- I am hanging in there- getting big! We are still dealing with baby b's size...he is a peanut...but he is doing fine, just small. baby a is doing great. our second goal is 32 weeks- in 3.5 weeks! the average identical twin pregnancy lasts approx 32 weeks so we are hoping to make it to there and hopefully even further. still so much to do before they arrive...oh boy...well, oh boysssss

    i am still resting for the majority of every day (brief excursions a few times a week) and am now having non stress tests 2x week...they did fine at their test today baby b's next growth check is at 30 weeks, in a week and a half. if he can skate by his next check, we have a great shot of making it to 32+ weeks!

    Candy- are you still around??

  12. Morgan,

    Great to hear from you! I am so happy you are doing well and Baby B is hanging in there, it sounds VERY promising!!! This week I am 26 weeks..can't believe it, feels like just yesterday we were mixing menopur!

    I am in the process of doing the room. My color scheme is 3 shades of blue (navy, turq, sea green/blue,) mixed with a dark khaki brown. I hope it turns out cute and not too crazy. I fell in love with this one pattern from dwell and those were the colors. The room is being painted next week and I just got my shades (in the dwell fabric) delivered today, so after they paint then they can go up. I have ordered my carpet, furniture, etc.....It is such a fun process! If you have any questions about where to go for stuff in NY I have a good idea so let me know!

    Rest up!!!

    Haley

  13. Haley: just checking in to see how you are doing. I posted the u/s pics on my facebook from my 31 week scan. Here is a link right to my baby file if you want to check him out.

    facebook.com

    How did the room turn out?

  14. Hi Tissy -

    Great to hear from you!! I am doing well...almost 31 weeks and getting bigger! I have to say physically it is getting uncomfortable, shortness of breath, back pain etc...but I know how worth it is!

    Room is looking good so far, still no furniture in it! I am waiting as long as I can to put it in, since my family is VERY superstitious about bringing anything in the house before the baby arrive his arrival!

    I can't open your links to see the pics...

    How are you feeling?!

  15. You can try this link. If it doesn't work let me know and I will send you something different. facebook.com

    I am getting really uncomfortable too. I am having a horrible time sleeping. If I am not getting up to pee every hour or 2 I am getting reflux and feel like I am going to puke every time I lay down. I am going to miss him moving around but I will not miss all this other mess. I am ready for him to be here!

  16. Kristin- I totally hear you on the reflux- mine is terrible and I have miserable heartburn. I have been taking pepcid and it helps, but not 100pct.

    Haley- glad to hear you are doing well! 31 weeks is awesome!

    I am hanging in there. They scheduled my c-section for Monday (34.5w) as baby b isn't growing very well and they don't like mono/di twins to go much further than 35-36 weeks anyway. I am still being monitored every other day so there is a chance they will come out this week but likely they will make it to Monday.

    I am thrilled that we made it this far but am worried about the NICU stay for the twins..I took a tour last week and it was scary to see all the teeny tiny babies...but thankfully ours will be one of the oldest sets in the NICU (they have babies born at 23 weeks!!) and hopefully won't have to stay too long. We are hoping to have them home for Christmas!

  17. Morgb: Have you found anything that works for the reflux. My DH seems to think that I need to sleep in the recliner sitting up but I can't sleep like that. I am so glad to here that you are still hanging in there. I think that 34.5 weeks is great for your little boys! I can't wait to see pictures of them! Try not to worry to much I am sure that they will be fine in the NICU and like you said they will be much further along than some of the other babies in there so they should be out in no time!

  18. Hello????

    How is everyone doing!! I miss talking to you gals on a regular basis

    Well after a bleed scare and almost a m onth of bedrest and countless trips to the ER for one issue or the other I am now 20 weeks pregnant with g/b twins!!

    I hope you girls check in and we can chat soon. Much love to you all

  19. Hi Candy,

    You can chat with me anytime you want to. I am always on here. I am sorry to hear about your bleeding, are you still on bed rest? I am so glad to hear that you are having boy/girl twins. That is great that you get one of each! I am 35 weeks now and had my last u/s today. He is 6 lbs and I am 1 cm dialated. Just to keep you up on one of the other girls Morgb had her twin boys yesterday. They are all doing well.

  20. Hi Tissy!! How are you honey?

    OMG!! Congrats to Morg!!

    My bleeding lasted 3 weeks but thank God it stopped. I had an OB tel me I was actually miscarrying. It was the worst time in my life. But praise God all is well now. I am no longer on bedrest but feel like I need to be. I am SO exhausted

    Wow you are 35 weeks!!! Go you! I am so happy for you. Do you have fb?

    That goes for anyone else on here .I'd love to keep in touch via fb if you would like.

  21. Candy I am so glad that everything worked out ok for you and your little ones. I know I was very tired at 20 weeks too. You will get alittle energy back towards the end. Is your due date still the same? Do they think that you will have a c-section or they don't know yet?

    Here is a link to my fb pics so you can see how fat my little man has gotten. I am going to add his new pics tonight that I got done today. Poor thing is so jammed in there you can barely see him. If you want to add me as a friend just send me a request.

    facebook.com

  22. Yay!! We're going to be FB freinds

    My due date is April 26. I dont remember what I said originally. The OB I had was pushing for a c-section. He told me he was going to schedule one. Im like wth? Cant you waitto see if the babies are head down or not and he was like only way he would deliver them vaginally is if both were head down and since that doesnt happen very often then I should prepare for a c-section. ugh! So I talked to my peri and he gave me 2 names of docs that will deliver vaginally as long as baby A is head down. They will then either turn baby B around or pull him or her out breech. Whichever is safest at the moment.

    Ok let me go add you now!

  23. Hi Candy - Great to hear from you! I am so happy that you are carrying b/g twins! That is so exciting. It sounds like you had quite a scare but now things are going well.

    Tissy - Try liquid gaviscon - I heard it is a miracle for heartburn/refulx.

    Morg - how are your boys doing??? Thinking of you!

    AFM, I am 32 wks now. I had a checkup with my doctor and she said everything looks great and normal, so I go back in 2 weeks for another one. My hubby and I went to our fist birth class this past weekend....what an awakening it was! They showed video of women in labor...did not look fun! I have a little cold now so I am gonna go get in bed...

  24. Hi haley!! Wow 32 weeks. I would KILL to be that far along. It seems my pregnancy is draaaaaaaaaaaaaging. Oh yeah speaking of classes, I have to sign up for that.

  25. Hi Candy,

    I know what you mean....some parts of the pregnancy goes fast and other times it feels like it takes forever. Now that I have 8 weeks to go, I want it to speed on by!

    Tomorrow is our next birth class....let you know how it goes!

    Tissy - love your fb pics! How are you feeling?

    Morg - How are you doing? How are the boys?

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