Twin Pregnancy Diary – 26 weeks


Twin Pregnancy 26 weeks

It is very strange to be feeling so big and heavy and yet know that you aren’t actually due for another four months.  Normally by this stage I’d be coming up to the last couple of months at least.  I catch sight of myself in the mirror and think, “I can’t possibly grow any more!”.  Then I realise, I will.  Do you think I look bigger than last week?  To me, it seems I have. 
There do not seem to be any problems as a result of last week’s fall, thankfully.  I do think I am becoming clumsier.  The less able I am to pick things up from the floor the more I drop things.  My sense of balance is getting completely out of whack too.  By the end of this pregnancy people are going to think I’m an alcoholic, such are the similarities.  
My legs feel so heavy by the end of the day and it’s getting harder to get myself comfortable.  Always being the first to complain about the great British summertime and lack of it, I had a struggle one particular day last week when I had to admit that the heat combined with my bulk was just too much.  It took me back to when I was pregnant with Caitlin.  She was due in the second week of August, 1999.  It was the hottest summer we had for a long time, or so it felt at least and I just could not get comfortable at all!  I ended up sitting in a paddling pool filled with cold water in a top and Mike’s pants (I had nothing else that fitted comfortably!).  I also used to fill the bath up with cold water at two in the morning when I couldn’t sleep and couldn’t rest because of the heat.  I’m hoping I don’t end up having to do that again!
On the up-side, the babies are very active and seem to be doing well.  We had a lot of use out of the doppler again last week, constantly trying to get the reassurance that the babies were ok after my fall.  I love the pregnancy hobby of watching shapes form out of my belly when they start moving around.  It amuses me no end!
According to the app, the babies now measure approximately 36cm from head to foot and each weigh around 760g.  We have a growth scan in a couple of weeks so we should get a more accurate idea of their sizes and weights then.  We still won’t be finding out the genders though, tempting as it is sometimes!
Tomorrow I have an appointment with the midwife.  I can’t say I am especially looking forward to it even though I have no particular reason.  I will probably update again later in the week.

One thought on “Twin Pregnancy Diary – 26 weeks

  1. I know how you feel with the hot tired and heavy. My last Bump came out at 10lb 10oz and I had twice the normal amount of amniotic fluid! Add to that the pelvic dysplasia, and I was literally like a beached whale!! lol. It's all worth it when you get to hold your little bundle though. 🙂

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