I thought that i was going to burst. It is amazing how the human body will grow. Still freaks me out when I see pics of myself.
I had to quit work at 26 weeks as I was just too tired. Other than that still did things as usual just had to make sure that I had an arvo nap.
How active depends on you really and being tired etc. Just dont push yourself too much as you dont want to go into premature labour which is already a risk with multiples.
Ali, VIC 5yr old Twins (DD & DS) & 1yr old DS
I was doing 3 sessions of personal trainig a week till I was around 22 weeks.
I stopped work at 30 weeks and moved house at 30 weeks.
I got pretty big, but could still move around, walking got hard from 32 weeks.
My boys arrived at 34.4 weeks....my waters broke right in the middle of cooking dinner for my parents and MIL!
bree-ella and isabella 12/9 04 mikayla 27/10 07
I kept doing everything I would normally do, except I stopped work and took sick leave from 25 weeks. And I couldn't get down to vacuum under the bed or lounge. I went shopping the day before my c/s to make sure we had everything we needed and it took me a little longer than normal as I got tired from walking around but nothing too bad.
[Edited on 07/10/2007]
Carly - mummy to Alyssa, Ava and Mason
I carried until 37+1 weeks, put on 31.5 kgs, literally ran out of clothes that kept me decent the day I was admitted to hospital (pants sat sooo far down under my bump I was sure my "lady fluff" was on show!! and the biggest t-shirt in the house only just covered me) I did a measurement of my waist at about 34ish weeks and I think it was about 44 inches!!
I wasn't able to wear shoes after 33 weeks as my feet got to fat (fluid, and I carried thur summer, yay for jandels) and I wasn't able to get down on the floor (not that I wanted too) or back up again without help. But once the boys arrived and I recovered from the c-section, things are pretty much back to normal, and I am one of the lucky ones.....only a handful of stretchmarks on my hips that are barely visable now nearly 9 months later.
to see 34 weeks with 1st set of twins (in labour)
to see 37 weeks with 2nd set of twins (born at 38 weeks 2 days)
[Edited on 04/02/2008]
I got rather big too - gained 20kg all but about 2kg came off in the first 2 weeks. I worked up until 34/35 weeks and was doing mum fit classes until 32 weeks....didn't stop anything - just was slower at doing it!! I finished work on the friday and had the girls on the Monday at 34 + 6 weeks.
My legs were enormous and I could only were thong type shoes. My issues were fluid retention and I got hot a lot of the time - even in air con!
I guess it depends on how active you are now and how healthy you eat throughout the pregnancy too. It all helps....good luck!!!
One set of twins is enough for me! LOL.
I was probably about the same size as your second set of twins - but I went at 34+6!! Alot of fluid.
Congrats - you must be the organisational queen!!
I started going into labour at 31 weeks, so that was the end of work for me. Thankfully they were able to stop the labour from progressing (my waters didn't break) and I carried my girls until 36weeks, when I had emergency C/S due to "Twin A" (aka Mia) losing weight in-utero. I took it very easy from our scare until the girls were born.
I continued doing pre-natal yoga once a week until the week before my girls were born, but other than that I just slept alot! LOL!!
Mum to Mia & Charlotte
I remember my ob saying I looked full term at 30 weeks but had "plenty of room to expand" I nearly slapped him!