So after several weeks I am giving up with the protein shakes. I just cannot stomach it anymore. I am replacing them with additional glasses of milk and making the conscious effort to eat protein-rich food.
I have no idea what happened, I hit the start of Week 25 and my mobility became severely reduced. Maybe the stomach got slightly bigger or the babies had a growth spurt. But I simply have difficulty moving and I know at the back of my mind that if I feel pain, I should not push. This is a shame because I had made a few more outdoor plans which I canceled. The family also wants to visit the River Safari and we got free tickets, and I told my husband maybe he should go with Livia himself and he said if I really wanted to go, he could push me in a wheelchair. Its rather weird to be in a wheelchair! But I don’t really want to miss seeing Livia see the pandas. We’ll see how I feel a week from now. I did read about triplet moms who did their baby shopping in wheelchairs so its not that strange.
Feet swelling is also starting to be a problem. They swell when I am up on my feet cooking, walking, and doing simple chores. I watch my feet like a hawk because if it gets too big, it could be symptoms of something more serious. Right now they are just minor and they go down with massages and rest.
One thing I really, really hate is I can’t put my laptop close to me anymore because the tummy has grown that BIG.
I can start to see why many multiple moms beg their OBGYNs to take out their babies early. The discomfort is maddening.