The weeks are really starting to fly by now, especially with Christmas right around the corner it seems like there is always so much to do. I don’t get much time to think about the pregnancy or delivery or even to get as organised as I would like to be for the twins arrival. There is still so much I need to get, just the basics like nappies but I did not leave it so late first time round! On top of all this I’ve heard from so many people who have gone into labour early with their twins so I’m trying to get as much done while I can – not the most relaxing end to my pregnancy!
This coming week I have got a scan and appointment and my husband should be able to get the time off work to be at this one as it is the last official one before the babies arrive. Last scan, two weeks ago the babies were both head down but I feel like one of them has definitely shifted as I can feel pressure high up again. The decision about the delivery will be made at this appointment and we should be given a date to go in. It will be right on top of Christmas so I hope that whether they decide before or after I will still manage to be home for Christmas Day. I know Lucas is only young so he doesn’t really know what is happening but I would still hate to miss Christmas morning with him.
Last week I had signed me and hubby up to a Practical Preparing for Parenting Class organised by TAMBA. They run these seminars all over the country and it is £5 per person delivered by an experienced parent of multiples. I wasn’t too sure what to expect but it was brilliant and I’m so glad we made the effort to go. It was a bit like an ante-natal class for expectant multiple parents so we met lots of other couples in the same situation as us and discovered we all have the same worries, questions, hopes! We picked up some great tips about things I hadn’t even thought about, from equipment to night feeds, from upgrading your car to coping with Special Care; so much was covered and I could have listened and asked questions all night. They also set up an email contact sheet so you can stay in touch with the other couples and the lovely Mums who delivered the session.
It has made me realise just how much of a difference it can make being able to speak to someone else with twins; it isn’t the same as having just the one baby and just listening to someone else’s experience is invaluable. I would really recommend getting involved with other twin parents if you can, particularity while you are pregnant and likely feeling anxious about the future. Unfortunately, my local area is very lacking in twin groups and support and I am limited as I don’t have a car in the week. However, I heard that a lot of twin parents try to meet up informally so I will have to hunt some out!