Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My appointments today!

Today I started off the morning with my routine every-4-weeks ultrasound. My mom came along with me this morning and it was fun to share that with her! She's never seen an ultrasound happening before so it was a good time. No doubts anymore that I'm fibbing about there being 2 in there - I have a witness. :)

I'm 31 weeks today. The girls measured 3lbs 7oz and 3lbs 8oz (+/-10oz, lol) and they are both in position to try vaginal delivery, woo hoo!!! (Mostly I'm a weiner about a possible c-section.) The perinatologist said it doesn't get much more picture perfect than this. He doesn't want to see me back with him for another 4 weeks for another ultrasound, which would make me 35 weeks, wow!

My reg dr (saw him about an hour after the peri) said that the peri must be feeling REALLY comfortable with how things are going or he would have never allowed me to wait so long between ultrasounds, so this is good! At my reg appt I gained 3 pounds (up 19 pounds total), bp was excellent at 110/54, fetal heart tones were both found easily again. I am going every 2 weeks and have been for quite a few weeks already. Get ready for this - I am measuring 40-41 weeks gestation at 31 weeks. For those of you that have no idea what I'm talking about, 40 weeks is a full-term single baby. So I am as big as if I had one baby in there and I was ready to deliver. And alas, I have weeks and weeks to go/grow yet! I got into the minivan after camping this weekend and had to move the seat back - so over the course of 3 days I know I grew quite a bit. Of course it had nothing to do with the number of smores I had. Hey, one for each beating heart inside me, yes??

7 comments:

Terri H-E said...

Wow - all great news. The best of which is how psyched you sound. Those ladies are already 3 lbs - healthy size even if they escaped early.

Are they all settled with names now? You having a hard time not referring to their actual names here?

I just can't wait to meet the lovely little ladies. Best to you.

Mark and Valerie Brandt said...

You have names for the girls? Am I no longer your friend that i don't know this?!?!? Where did the time go? I thought it was yesterday that you were calling me saying, "Twins" and I stuttered thinking i had heard you wrong...
Names? Really? Sharing??? Missing me????
: )

Tena said...

Oh yes, they have names, they are M&M! It is very hard not to refer to them as such here. But I will let you know in good time!

Anonymous said...

All good news! That's wonderful - glad to hear about the goodness. :)

--Chris

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Im so glad you made it this far, you are already at a pretty safe place. Hoping for another 4 weeks though, or longer!

p.s.
I have gained more weight than you.
25 weeks:(

Brandi said...

I think I gained 19 pounds in the first week of my pregnancy :) You are doing great!

Kelly said...

Only 19 pounds and 7 pounds is baby! So happy to hear everything is going well! Kelly F