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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Experiences during Pregnancy

Apart from the usual, there are a few things I experienced with the twin gestation

1. Heart Beat- Doc heard the 1st heart beat on my right side and automatically searched the left side for the 2nd. She couldn’t find it. After a few tries, she discovered that the 2nd one was on the right too. Meaning both had their heads in the same direction- so friendly
2. 1st trimester scan- twin 1 was sitting and twin 2 was lying down. Twin 1 was boxing twin 2’s bum & Twin 2 was kicking twin 1’s nose- “in”fighting
3. Each kick by one twin had an answering kick by the 2nd twin
4. There were times when I couldn’t sleep during the advanced stage- both used to invariably have their heads towards the top and I could hardly breath forget about lying down. No amount of “hitting” them would make them budge. Sometimes this used to happen when I was having my food and I could not eat until they moved downwards
5. When both their heads used to move to one side in the last trimester, I could not turn to that side until one of them deigned to move to the other part.
6. If one was kicking and the 2nd was not, the 1st one used to continue kicking until the 2nd one woke up and started answering the kicks.
7. Doc said that C-section is the best way to do because one can never ensure that both will be normal deliveries so better not to take a chance
8. Twins tend not to stay inside after the 37th week. There is no space to grow further. The doc suggested an auspicious date & time according to the charts for delivery. My little monsters did not agree to that, is another story- they were 4 days earlier than the good date & 18 days earlier than the calendar date.
9. No allowed physical activity – even walking- since I was working, the exercise was considered to be more than enough. So I told all those who asked me to walk to go take a walk themselves & leave me to my devices.
10. While I was happily doing all the fun things like shopping, going to restaurants (had been to kabab court 2 days before the delivery) a friend of mine who is also carrying twins is strictly on bed rest due to complications
11. Walking became difficult from 5th month onwards and I was looking as if I will deliver anytime.
12. I gained 25 kgs

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey....firsthu ime here.and firsthu post also..ice cream venum...me scared of reading things which remind me of pain :(

Anonymous said...

My admiration for your tenacity has grown - being preg takes a toll on you - but, preggo-squared??? great job - you should be proud :)
ps: i saw the title of your boogies post, and skipped it all together - can't take any more talk of that what with seasonal cold making the runs (pun intentional) in our household...

The Kid said...

woooow!

mommyof2 said...

Nice post:-)

*sigh* Im glad we are done :-)My second pregnancy was just too much for me to handle. The whole time I couldn't sleep on the sides cuz I used to feel lots of kicks every time I tried. My doc thought it was too early for me too feel that way but when Gudiya came out she slept sideways for weeks:-)I guess she loved it that way:-)

starry nights said...

I am glad I am through with having kids.i am tiny and my kids were big so really had a hard time.anyway it was well worth it.

Appu said...

The best experience, if i may be allowed to speak on behalf of motherhood. when M was pregnant, it was fun getting her all the stuff. That was when she was over with the pukes. We used to go on walks together and generally debate the boy or girl thing. it was fun, and when the shit hit the fan (excuse me) i was left putting the guy to sleep at 2 in the morning. very little pain in comparison to the pain that M went through during the ceasarian. she is a brave girl, and i am proud to be her life partner. (phew... kitna senti bana diya aapke blog ne)

Appu said...

The best experience, if i may be allowed to speak on behalf of motherhood. when M was pregnant, it was fun getting her all the stuff. That was when she was over with the pukes. We used to go on walks together and generally debate the boy or girl thing. it was fun, and when the shit hit the fan (excuse me) i was left putting the guy to sleep at 2 in the morning. very little pain in comparison to the pain that M went through during the ceasarian. she is a brave girl, and i am proud to be her life partner. (phew... kitna senti bana diya aapke blog ne)

artnavy said...

You did well and Ojas and Tejas were well worth it. I am not sure I can go through one more though.

Nee said...

Wow! And which would you say is the tougher part - being pregnant or actually raising the twins?

Tharini said...

He he. Interesting facts. Its a different world of its own carrying twins huh. It was cute to read too.

Has to be me said...

Hey thats a real nice one to write abt. Maybe I shd also do the same abt both my pregnancies b4 I forget abt them!!

itchingtowrite said...

gils- thanks, keep coming- ice cream given.
@, nee- i feel carrying them was far far (100 times over) easier than now...atleast i used to sleep well that time & eat leisurely, read, watch tv ad nauseum figuratively
kid- u wait till u get married...better wow her
mom of 2- i guess with 2nd baby u start feeling everything earlier than the 1st?
starry nights, art- yes the hugs u get is worth the trouble
appu- u must be a great dad
tharini- yes my grandmom always said things seem to be different with me]
has to be me- exactly , i wanted to document it before i forgot

Keshi said...

I love kids and some day I hope to have kids. But this pregnancy thingy really scares me that I wanna just adopt em!

Keshi.

Kalpana said...

A wonderful experience for u. Great memories...

Twisted DNA said...

With one kid in the belly, my wife kept me on my toes all day. I can only imagine what your husband went through. Ya, ya, of course you had a tough time too :P I am just kidding, nice to hear twins experiences.

"I gained 25 kgs"
The question is, how much did you lose after that :)