Hello Ladies! I hope this finds everyone doing well. I can't believe it's Dec 9th! I can't believe I'm in my 31st week!
Let's see if I can catch up on some personals:
julia_78 - I traveled to CA for Thanksgiving and I agree that the travel wiped me out. I was as prepared as possible bringing my own pillow, wore compressions stockings, wore my belly brace, walked around often and drank plenty of water but still so uncomfortable and exhausted after the trip! I have had rib pain since 2nd trimester so I stopped wearing bras a while ago, I realize I'm lucky that I can do that - I was barely an A cup prior and now I'm a full A cup so support really isn't an issue for me and I can get away with wearing tank tops under my clothes.
purpleFish - You're so close! And it sounds like the twins are doing well, head down and all! At my last US before Thanksgiving our two were about 3 lbs each and both were head down, it would be great if they stayed that way. We'll see them again next Wed. I can't wait.
Franca - Welcome to the thread! Congratulations on the pregnancy and how exciting for a little girl, I like the name Elizabeth Maria. My husband is greek and the tradition is to name your children after their grandparents so for our boy it is Emmanuel after my dad, and for the girl, Angeliki, after my MIL. We have nicknames already so Emmanuel is Manoli or Noli and Angeliki is Jelli or Angie.
Jenice - I can't imagine how tough the holidays must be for your and your family. To no longer have your brother with you must be heartbreaking while at the same time trying to prepare for your litle one. My thoughts are with you.
PA_FA - Sounds like you're having some challenges as well with your mom and her MS? I hope that you are able to help her while also taking care of yourself and that little baby in your belly. I'll send some good vibes your way too.
kitty_mom - My pregnancy twin! Can you believe how far along we are? I started freaking out about two weeks ago. We're finally taking our labor/Great Expectations class this Saturday so maybe I'll feel a little more prepared mentally after that. However I am not looking forward to sitting in a classroom for 8 hours
zavonrayenz - Welcome to the thread! Though this is a February Babies thread, I think there are a few of us that will be delivering in January considering all the twins we have on this board! And this is your SECOND set of twins - AMAZING!
AFM - I am nervous, excited, and sleep-deprived! LOL The babies room is close to done, the cribs are up and we got a ton of stuff from our Babies Shower a couple of weeks ago. We'll probably try to close out our registry in the next week or two to make sure we have everything we need to bring the babies home. Double stroller should be here in about a week and glider recliner chair should be here in one month.
We are having more frequent OB and US appts so it's nice to hear and see the two so often.
Most of my pregnancy has been really good but these last couple of weeks and I'm assuming for the rest of the pregnancy will be filled with lower back pain, rib pain, and that weird itchy, burning feeling with my skin stretching. I've been trying to stay committed to prenatal aerobics and yoga but I'm definitely starting to slow down now!
I'm attaching a picture of my hubby and I from our babies shower. A friend captured this precious moment, and I'm so glad she did!
Hope all is well!
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