Pregnant runners' club

for anyone who's expecting...

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05/04/2006 at 10:43
mitchie moo - fingers crossed for tomorrow. it sounds as though everything should be absolutely fine, given how rough you are feeling.

mrs o - good luck for friday!

do both let us all know how it goes!
06/04/2006 at 08:29
good luck with your scan today mitchie moo... thinking of you.
06/04/2006 at 08:51
yes, good luck Mitchie Moo!
06/04/2006 at 13:32

Bad news is not as far gone as thought so babies are only 4-5 weeks (so am 6-7 weeks pregnant). Am assuming thats what the midwife meant as there is no heart at 4-5 weeks of pregnancy? Good news as you may have spotted from previous sentence is that there are two. Both with hearts fluttering away. So very good news. But still feel very nervous as well as being in total shock.

I suspect they are non-identical as my brother and sister are. Looks like running maybe out for a while.
Phew! Am shaking just thinking about it!

Off to see doc this afternoon for booking appt, then the long wait till dating scan.
Just eaten most of a tin of baked beans, seems to hit the spot, but feel icky now!
06/04/2006 at 13:38
Congratulations!!!! I am so pleased that things are going well for you. Twins how fantastic. It is completely natural to be a little nervous and shocked.

Only 4-5 weeks till your next scan - please keep us updated.

PS I hope your beans stay down :-)
06/04/2006 at 13:45
Mitchie moo - many, many congratulations!
06/04/2006 at 13:54
Mitchie moo, congratulations, twins, goodness, you'll have you're hands full, probably why you've been feeling so sick !!!
06/04/2006 at 14:05
TWINS!!! wow!!!
that's amazing - well done :-)
and that probably is why you have been feeling so rubbish.
my goodness - no wonder you are shaking. what a lot to take in!
you will certainly have to take it easy with twins! but you *can* still run (unless you have been advised not to), but you will probably have to stop earlier...
that's great news though - congratulations!
and don't worry about the dates being slightly out. lots of people find that their dates are out by quite a way.
06/04/2006 at 14:15
Mustn't get excited though till 12 weeks, as one could die am told. It never stops hey! But can't help but be slightly excited. I was having dreams about seeing two sacs and two beats. Must trust my dreams I think as was right about the last scan too.

Well a week's holiday now to chill. Foot is still hurting so won't be running anyway, may just leave it till after next scan and walk in fresh air instead. See how I go. Feeling positive as well as nervous.
06/04/2006 at 14:23
it's amazing anyway. and i think you are right to be a tiny bit excited and to stay positive.

it's always a waiting game for the first 12 weeks, whether it's twins or not. but staying positive and calm is very important. as is having a nice rest and giving your body the chance to work its miracle for you!

your husband must be dead chuffed as well.

ooo, congratulations to the pair of you!
06/04/2006 at 14:25
mrs o - good luck for your scan tomorrow. what time is it?
06/04/2006 at 14:30
Poor love is just shocked caramel. Funny when we were waiting he pointed out a poster on the wall about a twins club. He must be pyschic too!
06/04/2006 at 14:37
Wow! Mitchie Moo - massive congratulations! What a lot to take in!

Just take good care of yourself and enjoy your holiday.

Hegs x
06/04/2006 at 14:39
Caramel, scan tomorrow at 2.30pm, so probably won't be back at work after, may put a message up from home computer if its working, otherwise will let you all know on monday
07/04/2006 at 08:53
a question on exercising as pregnancy progresses:

as you will know if you read my post on tuesday, i had a bit of a disastrous run on monday (!) and ended up with a bad stomach and feeling quite sick. i put that down to running being bad now that the baby is breech.

so i swam on weds and thurs and that was fine, apart from a little bit of a stitch after about 10 minutes, but it went.

yesterday, i went to the gym for an hour and did 30 mins on the cross trainer and 30 mins on the upright bike. when i finished, i had that feeling of an upset stomach again (without the dramatic toilet antics of monday, though) and felt really sick, so that i had to lie down when i came back and couldn't eat any dinner (shock horror!)

this isn't normal for me, and i really wasn't working THAT hard on the x-trainer and bike.

so - has anyone who exercised in the 3rd trimester had similar problems? i could understand it if i was really pushing myself, but i wasn't. my HR didn't go above 150 and the gym wasn't excessively hot, so although i was sweating, it wasn't copious amounts. and i was hydrated, and didn't have low blood sugar before i started.

any ideas?

i don't want to have to be restricted to swimming only because i can't get there every day, so it will limit the amount of exercise i can do... and i weighed at the gym last night and have put on 5lbs in 2 weeks (which is half as much again as i had put on the WHOLE of my pregnancy to date, so i clearly need to be careful not to keep piling it on at that rate!!)
07/04/2006 at 10:14
Caramel - couple of my thoughts (Hegs puts on her stern voice) - 1st thought: 3rd trimester is when you will put on the most pounds and that is both NORMAL and generally a GOOD thing! You want that baby to come out with a bit of a fat store to get him through his first few days when your milk is coming in. Also, you have (as you have said before) not put on much weight to date so it's hardly going to be cause for concern - the average weight gain is I believe, around the 25lb mark but up to 40lbs is also not considered over the odds.
the 2nd thing is that if you are starting to feel discomfort exercising you should LISTEN to your body - how about walking? Brisk pace, undulating terrain will give you a good low impact workout and combined with the swimming should keep you pretty fit. Otherwise I think you do need to accept that you will have to slow down a bit in these last few weeks and hey - enjoy the rest while you can get it ;o)

[Hegs puts friendly hat back on] - Lecture over!

Have a good weekend ladies,

Hegs x
07/04/2006 at 10:21
Mitchie Moo, congratulations!! It sounds great (for a while I dreamt of having twins, partly so they could have fun together, partly so that my biological clock would shut up for good;-)
Yesterday I spent the day with other mums and babes and one of them had twins: she's loving it, and doesn't seem seem as overwhelmed as I would've thought (she had had a daughter 3 years before). So, it's going to be a lot of fun, you'll love it!

Caramel, I'm not an expert on exercise during pregnancy (I became quite lazy after 4 months and only went swimming occasionally and tried to walk as much as possible), but you sound like you need to take it really easy, and don't force yourself if you feel you have to do less. All I can think of is "if your body tells you to slow down, just do it without questioning it".
If that means you will put on more than planned, be it, it may be water retention? if so, that will go very very quickly after giving birth.
07/04/2006 at 11:17
thanks ladies. i am *trying* to be sensible - ie i have actually stopped running now as the pain was just too much. i guess when i read of marijke continuing until 37 weeks, i hoped (naively) that i would be able to the same.

i have been doing some walking as well, as we live right next to the estuary so i can walk along the sea wall and it's quite pleasant.

but i've become so used to exercising just about every day that NOT doing so (when i actually feel absolutely fine most of the time) seems dead odd. i guess i have to accept that my body doesn't like it all that much.


swimming, as you say, is a good thing to do, and i will keep it up. i've even improved in my swimming since i got pregnant, and am now able to alternate lengths of breastroke and crawl (previously could only do breaststroke) for 60 lengths or more.

we are going to paint the nursery this weekend, so at least that will keep me active without (hopefully) causing any tummy troubles!

hope everyone else has fun weekends!

and mrs o - if you are still around, good luck for 2.30pm!
08/04/2006 at 21:13
Help - just returned from Milan Half Marathon last weekend and found out yesterday that I'm 10-weeks pregnant! No wonder I wasn't feeling 100%.
What sort of distances / mileage are you ladies managing in training as the weeks go by?
10/04/2006 at 08:11
Go Martini - First of all: congratulations!

Am sure you will get lots of good advice here - I didn't manage to run much during my pregnancy due to high blood pressure, but there are lots of other ladies on here who have and continue to run right through their pregnancies.

Best of luck
Hegs x
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