Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mothers of Multiples

Who knew that being pregnant with more than one baby was so different than just being pregnant with one. I mean, is the math really that simple?

1 Baby = Morning sickness, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings

1 Baby + 1 Baby = Morning sickness, afternoon sickness, evening sickness, severe fatigue ("shhh, mommy passed out again"), rapid weight gain ("these shorts fit this morning"), and multiple personality disorder ("honey, are you crying or laughing because I am afraid to open the door again")

Such is the plight of the multiple pregnancy. So much so that there are support groups out there just for this eventuality. Marcy went to one this week in Plano called the Plano Area Mothers of Multiples. (Click on that handy link to check them out.) Marcy will also be attending a meeting of another group here for the Allen/McKinney Area Mothers of Multiples.

The meeting seemed to help calm her a bit and helped to show her that she was not alone in what she was going through. Now all I need to find is a support group for the husbands of mothers with multiples. We could have classes on avoiding punches from pregnant women; how to talk her off of the roof; what to do when you find her in the kitchen floor and crying into an open fudge frosting container...

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