Well, I have now put on 15 kilos in weight - I think that's normal for twins (I've read that it should be between 15 and 18 kgs) but I feel absolutely huge! Mortifyingly I now weigh more than my husband and he is 6ft 3!
We had our 32 week scan and meeting with consultant yesterday and I definitely had one of the largest bumps in the waiting room! All seems to be well with the babies - Twin 1 was 3lb 11 oz, and Twin 2 was 3lbs 15 oz. So not much between them which makes me worry about how on earth I'm going to be able to tell them apart when they are born. Twin 1 has a slightly bigger head and Twin 2, a slightly bigger tummy! Hmm - think we are going to have to use nail polish to be able to tell the two apart if there aren't any other distinguishing features!
Well, sadly the compression stockings haven't worked. I wore them a couple of times (they were only knee high stockings) but they caused me horrendous leg cramps and my legs were beginning to swell up above the stockings quite badly plus it definitely made the appearance of my varicose veins worse. The consultant suggested we try full length compression stockings but in the summer this is not going to be pleasant. Having said that the oedema in my feet/ankles is much worse and by the end of the day it has become pitted oedema ie when I press it stays pressed in ... which is one of the things to watch out for with pre-eclampia - however so far I haven't got any of the other signs of pre-eclampsia e.g. headaches, face and hand swelling, blurred vision and high blood pressure. Im continuing to walk even though its more of a waddle which does help improve the circulation and in the afternoon, I try to put my feet up for at least a couple of hours.
Energy and Sleep
Amazingly I still have reasonable amounts of energy however the last few nights I've really struggled with sleep. The main culprit being heartburn. I got to sleep initially lying on my left side with pillows everywhere, however after an hour I get woken by heartburn and then I have to spend the rest of the night sleeping sitting up which is actually not that easy to do.
I can't believe that they are going to be here in just over a months time! But then again I cannot believe that I can continue to grow for another 4 weeks ... everything is very stretched! The Consultant wants us to come back for another scan at 34 weeks so its reassuring that she's keeping a close eye on me. At some stage they are planning on giving me steroid injections - this is in case they come early and will help the babies lungs to mature. Will keep you posted!