Wednesday, June 24, 2009

35 week appointments - God is good!!

It's been a busy few days. Yesterday I had my regular appt with my dr. Things are looking good as far as he's concerned. I did cry about how much pressure I'm feeling and how uncomfortable I am - he was sympathetic but said there truly isn't much we can do for right now, which I understand. I measured 46 weeks and we found both heartbeats easily.

This morning I had my ultrasound to check the twins' growth and then I was able to talk with the perinatologist about delivery plans and all of that since this will be the last time I see him before they arrive (Lord willing). Today, baby A was head down - she always has been, good girl! However, baby B was breech, which is weird because at every single ultrasound she is in a different position!! She is going to be a challenge. With this kind of positioning and delivering at a small, local hospital, our more likely outcome is a c-section. However, if I come in in labor they will scan me again and if baby B is head down, we'll go for vaginal delivery.

The biggest surprise was their weights. A month ago they were both within an ounce of each other at 3lbs7oz and 3lbs6oz. I didn't expect them to be over 5lbs. HA! Baby A is (estimated at) 5lbs13oz and baby B at 6lbs0oz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No wonder I'm so uncomfortable!! My dr and the peri were super happy with this and I am still just so shocked! They are growing in perfect unison honestly, and we feel very blessed.

I have a horrid, itchy rash all over my face and neck. Peri said it was likely PUPPS and wouldn't get better until after I delivered. That, combined with how big they already are, has him saying I can be induced or sectioned at 37 weeks, which is just 2 weeks from today (and incidentally, is 07/08/09, the date I've been wanting for months now!). I can't believe they will be here within 2 weeks!!!!

7 comments:

Brandi said...

You are an amazing Mama! I am so happy to hear that you have carried the girls this long. It sounds like they are going to be healthy little girls. I keep wondering when your next post is going to be about their birth. Keep them in as long as you can!

Mark and Valerie Brandt said...

OH MY!!! I just got stomach butterflies knowing that your babies will be born around my lovely husband's birthday (the 9th), but "more importantly" after I am home and can come and love you and your new additions....SIGH. Kinda makes me want to have my own little babe...
;)

Kristi said...

so Glad things are going well Tena. The girls will be born one month after mine...

KuskoMama said...

You're doing so well! I don't know how strongly you want to avoid a c/s or how risk-averse you are, but some doctors are trained to perform breech extraction of a second twin w/o the c/s. Of course if she's transverse and won't move there's no choice in it, but it couldn't hurt to make some phone calls. I look forward to your birth update!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I am so happy you made it to 35 weeks, no NICU for you!!!!!! YAY!!! my dermatologist told me about PUPPS when I had my rash, Im glad you havent had it the whole time.
Again, I am so glad you made it this far!!!!!!

MusicalMom said...

I feel your pain! Fortunately, I don't have PUPPS, but my girls are big. I have my induction date!!! We're inducing at 37w4d, July 1st. We scheduled that date because the specialist on-call is willing to let me go without an epidural. I'm so glad everything is going so well for you, too. :) You're only one week behind me!

Sawyer said...

It's so great to hear that everything is going well and those little girls continue to grow. That would be awesome if you had them on 07/08/09.