[QUOTE=BabiesAreCute]Hey Lilacs! You might be one of those people who doesn’t show until the very end of pregnancy. be glad you’re able to still go shopping and stuff like that. I’ve gained 40+ pounds and when I went to baby classes and everyone said their name and due dates, all the women there were due much earlier than me and were much smaller. When the leader askes what each of us were having and I say “three boys,” people get this look on their face like “oh, ok, now I know why she is so huge and not due until march.”. Sometimes in the store when people ask, I’ll lie about my due date. Otherwise, they get a horrified look on their face.
As far as cramping goes, it could be fetal position but you might want to lay down on your side just to be safe, especially if you’re overly tired.[/QUOTE]
Awwww…you’re really sweet. I get the opposite reaction from people. I get the shocked look. People can’t believe that I am 6 months along and feel the need to put their hand on my belly to validate. Then they feel how hard it is and say, “oh, wow!” So to the average person, I must look like I ate one too many danishes and just packing on the holiday pounds!
But you’re having 3 boys! That’s such a blessing! And I’m sure it’s totally worth it in the end…the hugeness and horrified looks. I so want to be you!
DH and I were wishing so hard for twins because I have a very low ovarian reserve, and may not be able to have a 2nd. I have to go back to my RE 4 months after birthing to try my luck at a 2nd which also means I have to stop breastfeeding. I only have one ovary and it’s not very active…it’s heading towards its retirement. Had a very aggressive IVF treatment, and only able to produce 3 follicles. Other women my age under that aggressive treatment, produces anywhere from 7-15 follicles! So I was so devastated because the 3rd follicle almost didn’t meet the measurement requirement to go forward with the procedure. When they told me after the procedure that they retrieved 4 eggs, I was so happy and over the moon. Then, only 3 got fertilized, and they RE transferred 2. The 3rd one eventually didn’t make it to freezing. RE accessed my situation, perfect lining and everything so there was a really high chance that both would stick. So RE was actually thinking I’d be pregnant with twins! Only 1 stuck which I’m still very grateful for. I must admit I was very devastated that we were only able to see 1 on the u/s. My RE couldn’t believe it either so she sent me in for a pelvic u/s to make sure the 2nd one didn’t implant somewhere else like my tube!
I know 2 friends who are also pregnant right now with twins, and they just wanted a singleton. Everyone is having multiples except me.
As the pregnancy progressed, I started to consider maybe we’ll just have the one. I don’t know if I can go through another cycle of vigorous and aggressive treatment especially 4 months after birthing. Plus, I’ll be taking care for a baby at the same time. Lots of my friends who is a single child is adamant that I should go and try for the 2nd. They keep telling me how lonely growing up was and that they always envied their friends who had siblings. So I don’t know…we will see.