Twin Pregnancy Diary – 24 Weeks

September 30, 2013


Breathing a little easier now our two boys have reached 24 weeks and it all is still going smoothly. Since we found out they are actually MC/DA it’s like a great weight has been lifted of our shoulders and I feel so much more relaxed. I had another scan last week and a check up with my original consultant  I feel much better after seeing her and being able to discuss things with a positive attitude. We are back to expecting them at 36/37 weeks and depending on their position or my preference, I can go for a natural birth or a caesarean  That is something I’m still not quite ready to make a decision about but hopefully we’ll have a few months yet.

The babies are now proportioned like newborns while all their organs continue to develop and they put weight on. The growth of both of them is still on track and they are very active. At my last scan they were both breech but I can feel them moving so I’m sure they will continue to switch position for a few weeks yet. Apparently they will stop in one position soon as their won’t be much room for them to turn. I can feel them much more than I ever did with Lucas, he never kept me awake at night but these two are starting too.

I’m feeling a lot bigger all of a sudden; I can’t even imagine what the last few weeks will be like this time round. I’m also absolutely ravenous! I’ve gone from having to practically force myself to keep eating to just hovering around the kitchen while I eat anything that comes to hand. I’m taking this as a good sign that my body is preparing for the growing twins. I’m definitely feeling the aches and pains as I get bigger but they aren’t bad enough to stop me getting out. Overall physically I still feel good, if it hadn’t been for the emotions of the last few weeks this pregnancy would have been trouble free.

I’ve started putting some things together for my hospital bag; as there is a higher chance of twins arriving early I need to be prepared. Of course this is a great excuse to pick up little mini goodies to stock up my wash bag (alongside the obligatory massive pants!) I have another scan and consultant appointment booked for two weeks then all being well they’ll go down to every four weeks and before we know it we’ll be preparing for our extra additions.

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  • Dawn Frazier

    How exciting! I have been in your position. I have a little boy who was 2 when my MC/DA twin girls were born. I was very lucky with my pregnancy. Apart from really achy hips towards the end, everything went smoothly. They were born at 37 weeks by C-section. I had my son by emergency section too so it was decided that, for me, that was the safest option. If there’s anything you want to ask me, please feel free 🙂

    September 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thanks Dawn, I’d be so happy to get to 37 weeks (but it does fall right in the middle of Christmas and new Year!) as long as they are here safely I don’t mind. It’s nice to hear from other people who have toddler and twins, and have survived 🙂 x

      October 3, 2013 at 9:41 am Reply
  • Life Mummy

    I’m feeling really happy for you, with each week that passes there is so much more reason to feel immense positivity. x

    October 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm Reply
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