Ok, because so many people have asked, I am going to throw my good sense out the window and put my pride on the line. This is what a woman who has just got out of bed and is 32 weeks pregnant with twins looks like…
I can’t believe that skin can stretch that much. I sure as hell hope that it bounces back. It’s the strangest feeling, carrying around two people on your front. I’ve reached the stage where I’d quite like them out so that I can share the carrying. But not for another week or so – I’m enjoying the relaxing too much.
Yesterday my sister had her baby. It was a bit of a surprise as he was 1.5 weeks early and was expected to be late. She had an exceptionally quick labour (my mother only just made it there for the last 5 minutes!!) and all went well. She achieved her goal of a drug free birth and the baby – Luca – is perfect.
It gave me a bit of a fright though. Mary and I are diametrically opposed when it comes to birth plans. I want as many drugs as they’ll give me from the second I enter that hospital. I am having an elective c-section (for medical and safety reasons only). The fact that Mary laboured so fast made me realise that there is a possibility that if my waters break early, I may have to naturally birth the first twin, and then have an emergency c-section for the second. The worst of both worlds!!
Oh well, I’ve learned like everything with pregnancy, you just have to sit back and take it as it comes. There really is not much you can control and there is no point in trying – it just gets distressing.
At the end of the day, I couldn’t care less how my babies are delivered, provided the three of us come out of it healthy.