Wednesday, 6 March 2013

My Twin Pregnancy - Week 28

Pop goes my belly button... yes, it has finally popped after weeks and weeks of threatening to do so, I woke up this morning, caught sight of it in the mirror and panicked just a little. It never popped with Ben which I was very pleased about but I just knew that there was no way I'd escape this time with twins in there.

Since my last update I have been getting lots of Braxton Hicks, my bump gets really tight and hard and hurts. I was a little surprised they had started so early but after searching around on Google I came across numerous accounts from pregnant mums-to-be of twins experiencing the exact same at this stage so it's pretty normal. Again, it's something that I never remember happening until right at the end of my singleton pregnancy.

I had my 28 week growth scan and checkup yesterday and I am very happy to say went well. Both babies are growing nicely and their estimated weight is now 2lbs 9oz for twin 1 & 2lbs 12oz for twin 2 which is average for their gestation so I'm happy. Given that Ben was 5lbs 11oz when born, it's pretty mad to think their combined weight is not far off his at birth.

I also found out that the babies have been doing some acrobatics and wriggling about a fair bit as twin 1, the lead twin, is now head down and quite low while twin 2 is breech and curled around his or her brother or sister, a bit ying and yang by the sounds of it. Suddenly all the crazy movements I have been feeling make sense as do the body parts that have been sticking out. Unfortunately I only managed to get one scan picture this time of Twin 2's profile. Given their size now, it's hard to get a photo and as Twin 1 is so low down it was pretty impossible to get anything decent, it didn't help either that Twin 1 was busy hiccuping away (just as he/she is now as I write this). They definitely look like they have grown a lot since the last scan.

As for me, all checks were fine, my blood pressure is a bit low and they took blood so I should get the results of that back soon. The consultant saw my severely inflated feet and ankles and just said to keep them up whenever possible but it's nothing to worry about which is reassuring. She said in someone like me who is quite thin to begin with, they tend to swell more and it's just due to the pressure and the extra weight of the two babies on the various organs and veins. So I'm just going to have to put up with it but if anyone has helpful tips or suggestions on how to help them I'd love to hear.

I also briefly discussed birth options with the consultant and she said as the lead twin is head down I may have the option of a natural birth which is something I am seriously considering. Either way, c-section or natural birth, they won't let them go beyond thirty eight weeks which makes it less that ten weeks to D-day.  Scary excitement has definitely hit me.

Until my next update I leave you with the scan pic of Twin 2...



...and a bump shot taken today in my lovely new Sleeveless wrap Nursing vest from The Essential One (watch out for a review on The Essential One Maternity range coming soon).


16 comments:

Emma said...

Lovely update! Really pretty top too. xx

Chelsea Msmummyoftwo said...

So lovely! You look great x

Ramblings Of A Suburban Mummy said...

Looking good x

TheBoyandMe said...

You look so beautiful and radiant! I'm really pleased that the twins are doing so well and growing brilliantly.

Danielle Parker said...

you look amazing! xxx

Liz Tumbridge said...

You look fantastic! What a wonderful bump! Really pleased all is going well. Off now to tell myself over and over that I am NOT broody! xx

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you :) xx

Mummy's Space said...

Aww thanks! X

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you, the new top definitely gave me a boost today x

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you, it was a relief to have the scan and hear that they are both doing well. x

Mummy's Space said...

Aww thanks :) xx

Mummy's Space said...

Thanks so much, it's a big relief it's all going well. Lol sorry about making you broody :) x

TheBrickCastle said...

Aw, you do look really well. Lovely they're both doing so well too :)

Bex @ The Mummy Adventure said...

You are looking great! I miss my bump! x

coombemill said...

Always such a relief to have a scan where everything is going well, and you look amazing too!

Mums make lists said...

What a gorgeous pic - think braxton hicks do come earlier with big bumps. I had them in second trimester as well.

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