"Jacob Evan/Brooks" (or you) isn't in any danger from this, right? Otherwise I sure hope they would have made you stop work altogether. Can you take some extra time off right now if you feel like you need it?
No hernias or anything for me these days, actually feeling pretty good for once!
But I'm having a ton of trouble getting back into work after the holidays. I'm jetlagged and homesick, it's dark and snowy and mucky outside, and planning for/worrying about the babies takes all my attention. So now I'm drowning in work.
I go for another u/s on Tuesday. Maybe it will help us settle on their names when we see them again. At every u/s I'm afraid they'll tell me they were mistaken about the genders! I'm so attached to the idea of them now. And I've got such cute clothes and things.
I found out that im having a baby girl! im so excited cause i used the ntelligender early on and it came up to b a boy. i come from a fam with 4 girls and i wanted my baby to have a close bond with me like i do with the women in my life(sisters and mother).
Hey OM (and everyone)
I am offically out of work until after the baby gets here. Doctors orders. The pain was continued and he said it was only going to get worst as the baby gets bigger. There would only be harm to me or the baby if the hernia got to big. So I am restricted from work and any exercising. I just got to take it easy. I am trying to stay positive and enjoy the time off and not STRESS!!! I am only getting 60 percent of my pay with short term disiblity. Of course we are worried about that. But everything will work out.
How are you? How did your u/s go? I go Feb 3rd for another one. I can't wait to see his little face.
Good to hear from you, Jboz, and get yourself a big pile of novels and DVDs and totally veg now. It's worth the pay cut to be safe, of course, but I know it's hard. We're feeling the pinch since I left my job, too, but I could never have forgiven myself if the twins were really premature or something because I was on my feet too much.
Take really really good care of yourself!
Ultrasound went great: still one of each and looking healthy! My tum is a weird almond-shape right now, not round. They are both lying horizontally, head to foot, one on top of the other, with the girl on the bottom. She's a lot bigger than the boy but they are both in the normal range, they say.
We met the new OB at the hospital just afterward. It felt so weird going to the maternity ward for the first time. It was so real. New moms were wheeling little plastic carts with teeny babies in them up and down the hall.
He said he wanted me to try for a vaginal birth, induced in week 37 if they don't show up on their own around then, unless there are big problems obviously. I was overwhelmed by it all but my husband managed to ask some questions, like what if the second babe is not head down? First labor, then a c-section? I almost fainted when the doc replied that they would just reach in and pull him out, by his feet or bottom or whatever they could grab--they were used to doing this for twin births--and that's what epidurals were for. Good thing I was sitting down.
Nope but I'll send you a PM if I can figure out how so we can exchange some u/s pictures!
You're already a mom and you've done it before. You also had a c-s with Grant, right? Is it less scary this time around? I'm hoping that if I have more kids later I'll be all relaxed about it because I'll know what to expect, not just from books but concretely.
---P.S. Can't send you a PM, you have to change your settings to be able to send/receive one. I just changed mine.