Monday, June 02, 2008

The nameless twins

I had an appointment last week to check on the babies. It was relatively uneventful, which is always good. My fundal height is still around 8-9 weeks ahead. My blood pressure has been great despite the fact that I have had to push a huge stroller, take all 4 kids, and walk almost a mile to get to my appointments. I am always so exhausted by the time I make it into the office!

Baby A is vertex and weighed about 1lb, 12 oz. Baby B was breech but as of right now is vertex. He weighed about 1lb, 9 oz. There's a slight difference in fluid levels but nothing concerning yet. The doctor is a little concerned about cord insertions as both cords are very close on the placenta. He said the babies surely share some vascular connections. Whether it will be an issue, only time will tell. It wasn't an issue with the girls until labor so maybe we will escape it altogether this time.

I'm going to start going in weekly after my next appointment. This is the part I hate the most. I don't want the monitoring and ultrasounds but I know I could never live with myself if something happened that could have been prevented. TTTS is really my only worry at this point.

My placenta is only a marginal previa now. That's great news! I am confident it will move completely away from the cervical os before the birth. There is still the possibility of accreta since the placenta is in the area of the scar but I'm not worrying about that unless it becomes an issue.

Overall, everything is going well. I've gained 36 lbs now, for a total weight of 168 lbs. I dread the day I see 200 on the scale but I know it's coming soon. Probably in early August! I've started to swell a little from the constant heat and humidity. It stinks because all of my maternity wardrobe is summer dresses so I guess I'll be exposing my cankles to the world!

So, there you have it. The nameless twins are doing well. I'm doing well. (Bronchitis seems to be starting to clear up now but I'm almost afraid to say it!) And I have this feeling the next 3 months are going to fly right by me. I keep looking at myself in the mirror and asking "Is this really happening?"
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