Shouted the man across the parking lot at the grocery store. “Twins!” I shouted back. “Three weeks and three days left.” This was after a woman said “boy or girl?” To which I answered “both.” She walked away bewilderedly with no further questions. I don’t know if she didn’t get it or if she thought it was a controversial comment on gender fluidity or what. What I do know is that I’m at the point where people feel comfortable saying almost anything to me. It’s very interesting! I love observing human behavior at its most organic. Slightly odd, off kilter and offensive, it’s just mainly funny!
So, three weeks from this Tuesday is my C-section date at this point. Maybe induction, but I’ve got one breech baby girl and one transverse baby boy and they don’t have very much room to move, so it’s probably going the way of a C-section. Not ideal, but that seems the way things have gone in my procreation journey thus far. Certainly helps a type-A gal like myself to get used to plans changing and things not going right. So, next on my expectation plate is breast feeding. I went to see a lactation consultant this week who has b/g twins herself! I ended up getting a lot out of it and feel fairly prepared for what I hope to be a fulfilling journey. But for now, small goals.
- Have healthy babies
- Feed healthy babies
I feel armed with some good plans and hope my plans to breastfeed work out, but I’m prepared for them to change. I learned how to use my pump and am hoping I can focus on building a big supply whether it be from pumping or feeding. We’ll see! I’ll be focusing on feeding one baby at a time for about a week prior to introducing tandem feeding. Or, this will all go out the window and I’ll have to supplement with formula or donated milk. Who knows!? Each part of this journey has been an experience and the biggest shocks are about to come.
This week, I think I finally get my last growth scan on our sweet babies. I’ll be interested to see their estimated weights even though I know how inaccurate it can be! I’ve got three appointments left: this Wednesday, next Friday, and the following Wednesday. Hard to believe.
I’ve had dreams that the babies are huge and that they’re the size and appearance of naked mole rats. The naked mole rats were much easier to tandem feed.
Cheers to the last 24 days of my time with these sweet babies in my belly/uterus.