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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Measurements and Update

Wow - it's been a while since I blogged.. I have GOT to get better at this..

Well, first of all, since I know you all are curious... I am 100% better/cured from my hemorroids. What a relief! And I did not have to have surgery!

The medication that my OB gave me helped A TON, and I started taking fiber and major increased my water intake. I used lidocaine, hydrocortisone, Tucks, and a suppository that was not pleasant, but did the trick. Honestly, three days of that, and they shrunk to a completely normal size. I still have them, but they are just a minor inconvenience and not making me wish I could die. Ok, it wasn't that bad, but it seriously hurt to walk, to sit, to stand, to move, EVERYTHING.


But I'm all better, so please if you know anyone that stopped reading my blog due to my graphic butt posts.. hee hee.. they can resume now..

In other news, wanted to share a momentous occasion from last week.. So there I was getting measured. I was quite curious, I hadn't been measured, since I was about 16 weeks, and I knew I had grown.

So, she says... Looks like you are... Thirty-eight..

Oh My!

And the next words out of her mouth were Double D.

Yes, I was at Soma, getting measured for a new bra. If you can stand TMI, I was a 36C before this pregnancy.. and I knew I'd gotten bigger.. but wow - it's kinda weird to be a DD. And to know that I have many many weeks to go (planning on that, anyway!) and I'm going to get bigger!

Which is fine, I just need to add maternity and nursing bras as a line item on the household budget! I really want to try to BF my twins for as long as possible and solely, if possible, so I guess I am happy my "feeders" are growing and getting ready to produce milk for them.

Speaking of, Carlos and I went to a breastfeeding class and a hospital tour this week. And I went to my first Mothers of Multiples meeting. I'll be blogging about those this week.

I'm really interested in natural childbirth and love to read stories of natural childbirth of twins. If you know of any, I'd love to hear about it. Of course, I'll do what is best for the babies and me, but it's a goal on which I'd like to educate myself. Would love to hear your thoughts.

7 comments:

K said...

Congrats on making it so far! I dont know how I lsot touch with your blog but Im glad to be back in touch now!

cheryllookingforward said...

Yeah! Horray for no more (less?) hemoroids! I thought about you this weekend when I told DH he'd have to look in my butt if I got them.

thehuntformyfertility said...

congratulations! you're under 100 days until your due date! i'm so happy for you, carlos and your little ones.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I am so excited to hear you feel better and are doing well. I did not know you were coming back to Texas for good either. How exciting! I have not read this blog in a while so I did not know that was going on. I bet that was painful!! Please email me or call me so we can talk. By the way, my advice: DO NOT even consider natural childbirth. It is not heroic - it is horrible! Get the drugs!!!! Love you friend!

EGS from Fort Worth, Texas

Sunny said...

I think it's awesome that you are planning a natural birth with twins. It's not my thing (I asked for the epi at our hospital tour when I was 8 months along, just so I wouldn't miss the window to get one) but I have friends who have loved it. With singletons, but still! It's not about being heroic, it's about having the birth experience that's best for you and your babies. I would check out the twinstuff forums, because some women on there have done it. Also check out Ina May's book on natural childbirth, apparently it is wonderful!

Dandle Dreams said...

Gabby talks about giving birth to two twins here:
http://nopeainthepod.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=338157

Her podcasts about IVF and her subsequent twin pregnancy are fantastic.

thehuntformyfertility said...

hey there...checking in to see how you're doing. hope all is well. lilly