Week 30

I feel very big and tired often but really excited to hit the 30 week mark. We went to Baahubali part II with parents one day shy of week 30 and both the babies were kicking a lot during the loud war scenes. Maybe I shouldn’t have bothered them by exposing them to such loud noise…

After Baahubali, we went to have lunch at MTR and boy did i suffer from a bad bout of gas in my tummy. At first I wasn’t sure what that pain was…whether it was natural stretching of my belly or gas in my tummy. Luckily we had gaviscon and I had very little of it and it helped a lot. No MTR for me for a looong loong time.

Sleeping becomes increasingly difficult for long hours. Legs hurt if i stand for long. Back hurts as well and god bless dear husband for those massages that soothes the sore back.

We have been seriously considering getting a confinement nanny and are simultaneously reaching out to get a domestic help.

We met with Ms. A and her family and learnt that they are expecting as well in November and were very delighted to hear the good news.

I feel there is still so much left to do and so little time before the precious bundles come out of my tummy.

Week 29

We crossed the week 29 mark this Sunday.

VJ’s parents arrived on Thursday morning and my parents reached on Friday evening. On Sunday we had the traditional baby shower organized at our place.

Mother in law made tonnes of dishes – puliogare, mango rice, curd rice, coconut rice, pudina rice, carrot halwa, curd vada and pappu vada.

We finally announced to family and friends that we are expecting twins this week. It was a pleasure to see how each one of them reacted.

VJ’s brother announced that he is expecting as well this week. So family is bubbling with good news. Our cute little niece Ms.M visited us and we all enjoyed cuddling her. We used the combi to take her around and are now rethinking if it is a wise decision to get one.

In terms of baby’s activity there isnt much to comment. My belly has become slightly bigger and I find it hard to stand for any time longer than 10-15 minutes. I need to pay attention not to wear skirts without shorts as my thighs get easily chafed.

Week 28

I went in for 28-week scan at NUH yesterday. We completed 28 weeks day before yesterday.

At NUH, one of the nurses took me to a video screening room during the waiting time to educate me and a few other moms/dads-to-be on breastfeeding.

NUH calls itself a child-friendly hospital and is a strong advocate of breastfeeding. I found the video informative and the nurse was also there to explain a set of slides from a presentation.

My turn to get scanned came a whole hour and a half after the scheduled time and I got to see both the babies.

Peaches was head down during the last scan, now she is breech. So is Olive. Peaches weighs 1.1 Kgs and olive 1.04Kgs.

Placental position:

During my 22 week scan, the technician had mentioned that one of the placentae was low lying. But the doctor didn’t bring it up during the consultation.

So this time around, another technician checked for the position of the placenta and apparently it wasn’t lying low anymore. I was explained that as the uterus stretches, it moves the placenta away from the cervix in some cases.

I wanted to do a preregistration for labour, but it was lunch time anyway and the nurse was not around for counselling. We have our first prenatal class on 6th May where we have a hospital tour. So i plan to club the preregistration and financial counselling for labour at the same time.

I also learnt during this visit that the package I took covers only the scan on week 22 and week 32. Any scan in between will be charged for.

After the hospital visit, I went to IKEA for lunch and picked up some wash cloth. but I could feel pain in my belly even before I could complete the tour of the showroom to reach the restaurant.

Anyways, I am looking forward to the visit of parents and in-laws this week.

My next appointment is on 5th May with the Dr. SLL.