Pregnancy with twins, how hard can it be I asked myself?
Morning sickness. That was fun. Whoever called it morning sickness was lulling us into a false sense of security. I will only be sick in the morning, 12:00 will come along and it will fade away until tomorrow. Ha Ha HA! Let me tell you there was no morning sickness with me. I had morning, noon and night sickness, constantly, for 5 months. This did have its perks, I did lose weight during these months, all put on again, and some, of course.
How big can I get?
I can tell you now, big! Bigger than I could ever have imagined. Bigger than a big person on a big day. Bigger than Mr Big… you get the idea…
Towards the end, the bump was so heavy I had to get out of bed to turn over as I felt like I was being crushed every time I turned. I have a photo taken outside the London Eye a week before the boys were born and I am unrecognisable, I look like the elephant man. I was swollen everywhere.
Tiredness – wow that was a killer, I was incredibly tired all the time. Towards the end I had to lie down after a shower as my heart was beating quickly and I could see black spots swirling around randomly, I was shattered.
oh and I had a weird pain, like a stitch, on my upper right side. It never went away.
As it turns out the swelling, the black spots, the pain and the tiredness (to that degree) was not normal. I didn’t know it at the time.
My midwife told me I was fine.
Nothing prepared me for what was to come…