Here's the interesting thing - at 32.5 weeks pregnant with twins - I still feel pretty darn good.
In the evening, I am often pretty wiped out. And I do get a lot of contractions in the evening, and the last few days I've started to get that pelvic pain - feels like my pelvic bone is splitting in half. But a night of laying in bed cures all - and when I wake up in the morning I feel pretty good.
Among the common third trimester pregnancy complaints, here's how I stack up:
- hemroids (sp?): nope
- acid reflux: not really. occasionally a little, but nothing a few tums doesn't cure.
- trouble breathing: only when I walk up and down the stairs too many times. or when baby A really gets the dance party going and head butts my lungs.
- trouble sleeping: nope. I sleep great. Sleeping has always been my favorite pastime, and that hasn't changed.
- contractions: yes, but they don't hurt. they just make me feel temporarily short of breath, and feel like I have to pee.
- back pain: nope.
- constipation: nope. I go 3 -4 times a day.
- frequent urination: nope. probably means I'm not drinking enough water.
- pelvic pressure/pain: yes, but mostly only in the evening after I've been upright all day.
- swelling: nope
- nausea: nope
My biggest 'complaint' I guess is the discomfort I feel when Baby A really gets to partying. Practicing standing and walking I think. I feel the sharp zingers on my cervix and bladder, and at the same time I get this head bulging out of the top of my belly - like the baby is doing a really big stretch. Lately, this baby undertakes this activity over, and over, and over again through the evening. It's particularly pleasurable while I'm trying to eat dinner. I think the baby is more squished when I'm sitting up trying to eat - so the feeling is more pronounced. I feel much better when I can lay down and stretch out the belly, to give the kid some more room to stretch. This is a very squirmy baby. This is what wears me out by the end of the day - I just feel like my guts have been pummeled, and I need to lay down to get a break from it.
But - on the other hand - I do love feeling these babies move.
In the evening, when I'm tired from being up all day, the belly feels a little uncomfortable - just stretched and tired. And that pelvic pain can make it painful to try to roll over in bed for the first couple hours. But as I already said - sleeping all night seems to cure it all, and I wake up feeling good.