Uncomfortable :((28 Posts)
I have just had the worst night's "sleep" ever. Saw every hour. Massive bump now is very tight and hard to turn over in bed. Up at the loo 5 times. Heartburn. Sore hips. Am 34+2 with twins. It's only going to get worse isn't it?
I'm 34+3, but with just one wriggly worm. My 'nights' are equally as exciting with the wonders of "how long will I last on this side tonight?" or "how many wees will I need before 6am?" Going through my head before every bed time!
Baby has dropped over the past few weeks so although I can breath and eat better my bladder is now a play thing and my SPD is even worse with the increased pressure on my pelvis. At least DH is an absolute diamond and has done everything around the house over Christmas. I was supposed to be working up to 39 weeks but having managed around 3hrs a night recently I think that plan will be revised!
I can't imagine how you are coping with two in there! Not long now until they are here though
More sympathy here. I'm 33+6 with a singleton. Feel really bad now for moaning about how uncomfy I was last night. Are you having a VB or are you booked in for Cs? X
I'm 36 weeks (with one but it's over 7lbs already) and am exactly the same. Need the loo at least every 1.5 hours and hips are so stiff when I get up to go that I'm hobbling! I pretty much can't turn over in bed anymore so just change position when I get back from the loo!
Had period like cramps all day yesterday and felt awful all around. Feeling better today but have a sharp stitch type pain at bottom right of bump any time I move. Baby's bum is pushing into my left rib which can be quite painful at times & I get out of breath doing anything, stairs, housework even reading a story!!!
This is my third and most likely last so am trying not to moan as I'm sure some day I'll look back with rose tinted glasses and miss the bump! Feel sorry for DS and DD as an such a physical wreck we barely leave the house!
Only thing keeping me sane is now that christmas is over I'm starting to get organised. Have half packed my hospital bag, washed all the baby clothes & blankets this morning and have lovely lists of things to get done over next few weeks! The end is in sight at last!
Ninja, I've been the same. I'm now used to the frequent waking and weeing, so not bothered about that. But have to hold on to something for a moment or so to straighten up and let my hips regain normality before I can manage to walk yo the loo.
As for turning over in bed I think I've cracked that one! Get two really good quality bin bags, cut the bottom off them and down one edge so you have two rectangular pieces of plastic when opened out flat. Put one bag on top of the other, then cover the bags with a folded bed sheet so you don't get sweaty on the plastic. Sleep on top of that. Not the comfiest granted, but a damn site comfier than attempting to turn over unaided. You must make sure the plastic and bed sheet combination only go under you from the top of your bump to no more than mid thigh, you must have your shoulders, knees and ankles on the normal bed as this is the bit of you that needs the leverage to slide you over from side to side. The two pieces of plastic will slip over each other under your weight and you will glide on to your sides, garanteed. I'm a nurse and this is a home made version of a patient handling slide sheet for moving people up the bed! Let me know how you get on. X
I've been booked in for a natural birth/inducing on Thursday 5th feb!
scenic I'm going in for induction on 5th Feb too due to gestational diabetes! At least that's the plan so far. I only slightly panicked this morning when I realised this was a month away (sorry for the slight hijack Ninja!)
I think Ninja is being induced or sectioned two weeks before us if I remember correctly?
I was shocked to find out the whole first day is just to soften the cervix and not induce the labour so much. I would have at least expected that to have been done at home and go in the next day. So that leaves us 4+ more weeks of uncomfortable nights, but is that just two more weeks for you Ninja?
I can't help but feel that after a natural birth we are still gonna be sore and struggle getting in and out of bed for at least two weeks if not longer. These are my first babies so I am not sure what to expect, but I can't believe for the life of me it's going to be a breeze after the birth?
We went through the induction process at NCT this week and it certainly seems like a long process. I have to say, my midwife/consultant hadn't really talked through with me at all so I haven't been told what to expect we were just given this magical 'date'. Hopefully on the 5th they might find that our cervixs (?!) are already favourable and therefore we don't have to go through the softening and stretching stage. Or, even better still, babies may decide to come naturally before any of this has to happen!
I agree, I certainly don't think the first few weeks after any birth are easy going but it's my first too so it's very much unknown territory. You have my full admiration bringing two tiny humans into the world
oooh scenic, I like the idea of the gliding black bag combo, will definitely try that tonight! bellaboo Don't worry about moaning about one! I've been told I'm quite small for twins (I'm not. At. All!) At the moment I've been told that as both babies are head down, I'm on course for a natural delivery whenever that may be! But I've got the consultant on the 7th so all may change yet! Due (40wks) on the 14th Feb, but was originally told that they would induce at 38 weeks, which is the beginning of Feb, so who knows. Bags are packed, decorator starts tomorrow for the nursery!
lastminutedotcom We're going to have our babies soon! Eeeeeeek!
Omg, ninja, we are so tuned in! Our decorator WAS due to start tomorrow but has let us down and will be starting on Saturday now (apparently he seems to think because the babies aren't due until Feb as long as it's done before February that will be fine for us! Urrrr NO!) we've been stripping the wall paper today to try to keep the cost down.... Can't believe how little knackers me at the moment! They are inducing me at 37 weeks, mine are both head down but baby one not engaged (as far as I'm aware as I'm not waddling yet.
Are you still working? I am, despite moving around the office like a snail! because I'm uncomfy at home, the sofa feels like sitting in a bucket, the bed.... Well this thread says it all, but on the upright office chair at work I'm at my comfiest. I'm hoping to get another two weeks at work, maybe longer if I can manage it.
Ooo, just read on another thread that satin sheets and satin pjs help you to turn over as well! I guess that's the equivalent of wearing a slip sheet rather than lying on one. Handy if you've got them already, but the bin bags are cheaper if you haven't.
I know scenic! Spooky! I'm a teacher, finished at the Christmas holidays, enjoying sending smug texts to all my teacher pals as they're back tomorrow morning! Evil!!
I know what you mean about the smallest thing making you knackered, can't wait to feel normal again. How can they tell if the heads are engaged? (adds another question to the list to ask the consultant!)
Not sure, but I know that's when the next level of uncomfortableness kicks in! I think you start to waddle/walk differently when you're engaged.
Ah great! More waddling to look forward to!
Ive been waddling for ages but I'm really unsure if mine is/isn't!
I love the satin sheets idea but my partner would think I was odd!!! X
DH declared I was waddling last week (thanks ) and when we saw MW this week and said baby was 4/5 engaged. Think my waddle is here to stay!
Ninja I feel your pain!! I'm 35+3 with mcda twins and am so uncomfortable. My husband laughs at the military operation that is turning over in bed. It takes ten minutes and involves hoisting myself using the headboard! Everyone keeps telling me I am neat but I feel humongous!
I'm due to have a section on Jan 20th as twin 1 is not head down but I'm really hoping this changes. My big two are 5 and 18 months so don't think recovery from a section would go down well.
How are you feeling about having twins? I'm trying to pack my hospital bag but it's freaking me out a bit!
Tonight.... I'm excited about twins, they came from a last chance saloon IVF attempt and I had always hoped for two children but I was facing a life with none, so that's very different from your situation. I'm not quite as excited about the pregnancy which is not the most pleasant experience! I'm 33 weeks on Thursday and looking forward to being induced At 37 weeks.
What bit of bag packing is freaking you out?
Congratulations, that is so lovely. My friend has just conceived naturally after three failed ivf attempts and it just feels so so special.
I'm really excited about my twins too, my husband and I are both one of four and I am delighted we will have four children. Everyone says how hard it will be but I genuinely have loved every second of this Christmas holiday as I am on maternity leave and my children have been a pleasure. I feel so lucky.
I think packing the bag today has just made it so much more real. The small baby vests and stuff are so so small!! I was at a baby shower yesterday and there were so so many gifts it has just made me worry I haven't bought nearly enough stuff. Had to pinch myself and remind myself i have done this twice before and other than my boobs and cuddles, babies need very little.
Hopefully your last four weeks will fly by! Christmas and new year has helped me but I think this last fortnight is going to be long!! I'm so tired!!
My parents have just gone on a 3week holiday...this baby best not have any ideas of coming earlier than 37w!
Feel like ive doubled in size these past two weeks x
I've been having really sore hips too but recently bought a birth ball and have found that doing lateral pelvic shifts has brought about an improvement. I can even have a lie-in now whereas before I would be out of bed as soon as possible just to relieve the pressure on my hips.
I am not alone then :D 33 weeks here, with one that feels like two. I thought the sleepless nights start once the babies get here, not now
I am so tired >.<
Hey, how is everyone today? I had a consultant app today, both still head down and baby A is 2/5ths engaged. So still on course for a natural delivery
after being told up until now that I would be having a section (eeeek!) and consultant not keen on me having said section and just letting nature take its merry course. She didn't even want to entertain the possibility of an induction at 38 weeks! I cannot take this for another 5/6 weeks! I'm so uncomfortable, so very huge, and very hormonally-emotional today. sigh. It's all suddenly becoming very real now... 35 weeks on Friday
Ninja...I'm not sure about that. National NICE guidance has this to say:
Timing of birth
Offer women with uncomplicated:
monochorionic twin pregnancies elective birth from 36 weeks 0 days, after a course of antenatal corticosteroids has been offered
dichorionic twin pregnancies elective birth from 37 weeks 0 days
triplet pregnancies elective birthfrom 35 weeks 0 days, after a course of antenatal corticosteroids has been offered.
If I were you I would phone your consultants secretary tomorrow and ask for a telephone appointment and discuss this with her. Have a good read of all the NICE, NHS and national guidance ( might be worth checking the TAMBA website to) so that you have a sound understanding before you speak to her. Make your own informed decision based on what you read, and make sure you get that (whatever you choose). It's not to late to change hospitals/consultants if you don't get what you feel is best, you have a few weeks to get things changed yet. Xxxxx
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