I gained over 80 pounds, however alot of it was water weight and baby I look back at my pictures and I look like a completely different person. I was so miserable. After I had the babies within weeks I lost a very fast 60 pounds. I was left with 20 pounds to go to get back to pre-baby weight. The first year of the boys life I did not lose any weight and was starting to think that I probably would not, but I had no time to work out and was not eating healthy. I finally lost all the weight and was back into all my clothes when the boys were around 18months old. I joined the YMCA and watched what I ate.
I thought for sure that I would have a c-section with the boys, however they were both head down and the doctor induced me for a VB
. I was only 1 cm dialated and they broke the bag of water. They put me on pitocin and at about 4 cm dialated I was feeling the contractions. At that time I had an epidural. I think you have to have one regardless when your expecting twins. I was in labor for 12 hours which I tried to sleep through some of that.When I was ready to deliver the first they took me to the operating room. I pushed for 2 1/2 hours. After that I wanted to be done and wished I was only having one. I went from a 10 to a 7 and had to wait to dialate again. Also they did a quick u/s and the other baby decided that he had all this room and flipped around to breech position. The doctor externally moved him back around. His arm keep slipping down first and they would push him back in. After 2 hours of excitment he was delivered emergancy c-section. His heartbeat kept falling and they got him out fast. The placenta was breaking away from the wall and he would have bled to death. I lost alot of blood and was given alot of morphin also. But despite the long and eventful delivery I had two healthy sons. I breastfeed the first while I was waiting on the second to arrive.
It was very painful to have a VB
and c-section. I was very sore for a long time afterwards and took alot of painkillers. I know that it was not my decision and my doctor made it for me, but if I were to do it all over again I would have prefered to have the c-section for both.
Hopefully I have helped and not scared you. I'm expecting my third, I'm only 5 weeks pg and my first doctors appointment is on June 2nd. I am hoping to rule out twins again. I would know what to expect and have everything that I need but I would prefer to have just one baby this time around.
Keep us posted on how you are doing and if I can help answer anything for you I will.