@Blossom74 oh no, it just makes life so bloody hard when you are tired How long are you supposed to stay on the meds for? If they make you feel like that surely it can't be too long term?
Well, I'm on some form of BP medication until I can either lose enough weight that I don't need it anymore, or a miracle occurs. Come on, miracle!
I can be switched over to another brand, but my Doctor is hesitant to do anything until he 'knows what's going on' IVF wise. If I do another cycle I have to change brands anyway, as the ones I'm on could possibly cause birth defects. There are much safer brands available to use during pregnancy but they don't work quite as well, which is why I'm on these ones now.
I am fine taking pills - God knows I've filled my body with all kinds of drugs during IVF. It's the bl@@dy tiredness that gets me. Normally I'm like a machine and can work for hours. Now I'm looking for a nap at 11am and another at 3pm. It's frustrating because there are plenty of things I could be doing!
Thats what worries me @Blossom74 - what if we can't get into a routine. What if we have difficult babies (twice the trouble, half the sleep). What's going to happen when I need to start working again. I can't just take 12 months off unfortunately. I'm going to have to maybe make it 4 months max, then go back a couple of days a week, then more etc. The rest of my dept are in a panic trying to learn how to support the stuff I've always looked after and I've made it clear to them that I can't just be at the end of a phone whenever they are desperate. Not with twins and no sleep to contend with.
I don't like the idea of putting small babies into child care. Maybe I should have more faith in my DP. If it comes to that, he will have to be the one not working. We just need to get to a point where we have the sleep issues sorted and that one of us can cope alone with two babies. I know there are single mums coping with twins just fine, but I can't imagine that being me.
I'm sure everything will be ok JM. maybe start reading up on sleep training for babies if you're worried? I've read part of that book (or maybe an article? was a while ago when my niece was a bub) about french babies and how they're encouraged to sleep through the night "doing their nights" & "le pause" (or something)
Last edited by winsor; 02-12-2015 at 12:30.
good luck with your scans. I hope you get an idea of their gender, or are you waiting for a surprise?
I think the pause is for the parents - waiting 5-10mins for the bubs to settle themselves back to sleep as part of them learning to sleep without interruptions. (but I could have misunderstood it - I haven't tried it, I'm sure it's not as easy as that!)
winsor, we are leaving in about 15 minutes. Scan goes from 3pm to 4.30 QLD time - seems like a lot of time to just measure them ?? We definitely want to find out genders whenever we can. I think it will make it easier for me to start to bond with them as it's not really happening for me yet. Its always going to be a surprise whether that surprise is now, or in 6 months time so I see no point in waiting. Having said that, if they give us an indication today, it will still be iffy at this early stage..
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