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Kim's Twin Pregnancy Journal

Weeks 30 & 31
~ Contractions

If I had one complaint these past couple of weeks, it would be all the contractions I've had. I've been keeping an eye on them, and they seem to be okay. Some have been pretty painful, but I don't seem to have too many in an hour and they never fall into a regular pattern. I guess it's just one of those end of pregnancy things. My other complaint would be swelling. During my last pregnancy, I had a lot of swelling and really stretched out my shoes. It's been even worse this time. As I'm writing this, it's actually not as bad as it has been. Walking on very swollen feet is painful. Other than those 2 things, just the normal pregnancy complaints: tired, backache, grumpy, etc.

I had a check-up earlier this week. It went pretty well. I tried to schedule my c-section, because Baby A is still breech. She refuses to turn. And she is so low in my pelvis that I don't think she's going to be able to get herself out of there to turn even if she wanted to. I was scheduled with a midwife so he couldn't schedule it for me. I'm supposed to schedule it at my next appointment when I'm seeing a doctor. I also got them to recheck my iron. I can't wait for the results from that. I have been faithfully taking my iron supplements twice/day, everyday. I just can't shake the extreme fatigue and feeling of being worn down no matter how much rest and sleep I get.

I've finally been having some cravings lately, too. Pineapple is the big one. I didn't even realize that I was craving it until we had one in the house and cut it up. I couldn't stop myself from going back and getting more. Before I knew it, I had eaten most of it. Oops. A few people warned me that it can bring on labor, but I haven't been having more contractions since I started eating it. I also couldn't find any sort of medical professional online to back up that theory. Now I have to have pineapple in the house all the time. I'm happy it's something that's good for me, at least. My other one is chicken salad sandwiches. Not as good for me as pineapple, but it's a good source of protein.

I've also made friends with some other moms of multiples. There is a mom at my middle son's preschool with twin boys. We got our boys together and we talked for a while. She even said she would come help me with laundry. I hope she does, because I can't get my husband to do it. I've been trying to catch up so it won't be quite so bad, though. I also met a mom with triplets. Natural triplets, at that. Her oldest daughter and my oldest daughter are in the same class at school and have become pretty good friends. I'm surprised at how many moms with twins or more I know. It's been nice to get some advice, too.

I think it's time for us to really start getting ready for these babies, too. Only 6.5 weeks to go as long as things go according to plan!


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