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Welcome to week 32 of your twin pregnancy! How are you feeling mama?
The countdown is now on for your twins to arrive. I bet you can’t wait to meet them. So it’s time to finish ticking off the last things on your twin nursery shopping list. It’s also time to start thinking about what support you might need for those first few months once your twins arrive (if they haven’t already).
We also share some tips on how to deal with those well-meaning loved ones, to help you avoid family altercation’s after babies arrive. Believe me, it’s the last thing you will want to deal with.
It’s important now to take some time for you mama. You are going to be busy for a few months once babies arrive. So go and enjoy a few of the things you love to do – you deserve it.
Read on to find out what those twins of yours are up to this week.
How are you feeling mama?
Twin Pregnancy Symptoms at 32 Weeks
You’ll probably be starting to feel really uncomfortable, hot, tired, and grumpy. Don’t you just LOVE this pregnancy thing?? You may be wondering how on earth you could possibly get any bigger.
Your appetite may decrease as your stomach will be very squashed (along with everything else).
Your hips may feel like they are spreading and the diameter of your pelvis will have increased and it can become increasingly difficult to sleep comfortably.
A large majority of twins will have been born by week 36, either by vaginal or cesarean delivery, planned or spontaneous.
Keep on the lookout for contractions and contact your Doctor or Hospital if you have any concerns.
What are your twins up to this week?
Your Twins at 32 Weeks – Height & Weight
At week 32, your twins will weigh around 1.8kgs and from around week 34 will measure around 40-45 cm and may not actually grow much longer from here.
Their jobs from here on in will be to gain weight and lay down the fat that will plump up those legs and gorgeous cheeks.
It’s not uncommon for one twin to be larger than the other, especially if they are sharing a placenta. And you will be monitored very closely until your due date.
Your Twins Fetal Development at 32 Weeks
At this stage, your twins can both see and hear. And as your tummy is getting soooooo stretched they can see daylight coming in.
They are sleeping quite a bit now, and you may start to notice definite sleep and awake times. It might give you a taste of what’s to come as often they decide it’s party time just as you are trying to nod off.
What you might be wondering about this week
The Countdown is On!
Only a few weeks to go before your twins arrive (if they haven’t already).
By now you may have finished work and be spending your time finalizing that ever-growing list of things to do before babies arrive.
In between putting those oh-so swollen feet up you might want to consider stocking up the freezer with some meals to see you through the first few weeks after your babies come home. Life will be hectic so anything you can do now to make life easier for you once babies arrive will be time well spent.
Now is also a good time to ensure that your car seats or capsules are properly installed in your car and that you know how to operate them. You will have enough going through your head on the day you bring them home without having to learn how to secure the capsules correctly.
You are probably starting to feel this OVERWHELMING urge to wash all those cute little onesies (again…) and remake their beds (again..). This is completely normal mama and part of those crazy baby hormones. Just go with it and enjoy it. Your days for being able to spend time folding everything beautifully into drawers are numbered.
Support for when your twins come home
You may have been inundated with offers of help and support once your babies come home, but you might want to think about what type of support (and how much) you actually want.
It is pretty exhausting having newborn twins so the last thing you may feel like doing is hosting a revolving door of guests each day. Your babies may not thank you for it either especially as you are all still learning each other’s daily rhythms.
Overbearing Mom or even worse Mother-in-Law? Have a sit down BEFORE the babies arrive and have a gentle chat about what help you would like and if need be, set some boundaries. Far better to do it now than when you are super exhausted and emotional. Not a great time for family rifts!!
Getting Extra Help with Twins
There are so many services available to help new parents with their little ones. So take some time to investigate what is available to you and maybe set some in place now while you have the time to research and book.
You can get help with meals, childcare, light housework, etc, and often these services are free. They are there to help and you have two babies to look after so use whatever help is offered.
Shopping for You!
We spend so much time thinking about what the babies might need. But what about you? What might you need?
Well, breastfeeding-appropriate clothing is key. That means things with buttons. If your wardrobe is currently full of dresses, particularly dresses without buttons then it’s time to get shopping!
I hope you have found this week’s Twin Pregnancy guide informative and helpful.
If you want to check out our 28 weeks pregnant with twins blog post, you can find it here.
I look forward to catching up again when you are around 35 weeks mama!
Take care and much love.
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