So, we've made it to the Third Trimester!!! Holy crap! The girls are doing well. Growing and kicking away. It is still hard to believe that they will be here in about 7 weeks or so. 2 more weeks until my baby shower and I cannot wait! Not only am I excited to see everyone and for everyone to see my belly, but it's an opportunity to get out of the house!! I am going crazy over here. I have read all the magazines and books that friends and family have sent me, daytime TV sucks and there is only so much web surfing a girl can do before you start to go a little crazy. I just want to be out amongst the living.. I am grateful to NOT be in the hospital so I will keep my complaining to a minimum. =)
My SIL, BIL and nieces are coming to town next weekend! Once they get here then I will definitely be going places with them. The only thing is that we have to find activities where I can use either a wheelchair or a motorizedscooter thingy. I am allowed to walk just not long distances. I am excited to see them and from what I hear, my nieces are excited to feel the girls kicking around. I hope my girls are willing to "play" with their cousins.
Funny thing happened the other night. I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep and feeling the girls move around and kick. My cat comes by and lays down next to me as he usually does. As he laid there he paw rested on my belly. Next thing I know, Baby A starts kicking where his paw is. I don't know if she felt his paw there or it was a coincidence, but Henry (the cat) pulled his paw away and looked at me like "What was that??" I said "Your baby sister is kicking you!" Henry turned his head and put his paw back where he had it. She kicked him again. Same response from Henry. Finally the third time he was like "Ok, I'm done with this." He gets up and moves to DH's side of the bed. It was really funny to see Henry's reaction to the babies.
Tomorrow I have another OB appointment and my Glucose Tolerance Test.. Yum. I am seeing both my OB and the Perinatalogist and that will work out to have an appointment with a doc every week. Works for me. Firstly, it will let me know that the girls are ok and it's something to do! LOL. Just kidding. I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. I feel like I just found out I'm pregnant and now we have to start getting ready for them to be born!
Well, that is all for now. Time to get ready to go to MIL's house for Sunday dinner. Hope everyone has a great week! Talk at you all later!! =)
Ok, so a lot has happened the last few weeks. We went to the Perinatalogist,Dr. C, and she was REALLY sweet. I was told to eat more often and to reduce my activity amongst other things. She was very supportive and had a great attitude. I really like her. She told me to read this book on what to expect when you are expecting twins. It kinda scared me but I spoke to my regular OB and reassured me that my weight gain was fine and that the babies were perfectly healthy for their gestational age. =)
Last Thursday (10/22) I started feeling some weird pains in my lower abdomen. Nothing timeable or even that painful just these weird sensations. The next day (the 23rd) I had my 24 week ultrasound. We went to the U/S and low and behold I was going into pre-term labor!!! My cervix was shortening and I was dilated to 1 cm! The doc was worried so he sent us to the hospital. When they put me on the monitor I had a few contractions. I was in the hospital for 8 days. I finally came home yesterday around 3:30 pm. I am now on meds to prevent more contractions and on a home contraction monitor. Fun stuff! I am also on modified bedrest which mean I can only walk very short distances and have to spend the majority of my time sitting or laying down. It's kinda boring but the perks are that everything I want is brought to me and most importantly, my babies are safe inside my womb instead of in the NICU. The docs at the hospital said that every day that I stay pregnant, the chances of the babies being born with disabilities goes down 1-2%.
Next week is the only week in November that we won't have any appointments to go to. The following week we have a follow up with Dr.C, our pediatrician interview, another u/s and a baby care class!! This month is going to fly by especially with Thanksgiving around the corner.
My belly is growing everyday! It is so cool to see the babies kick from the outside! DH even got to feel them kick while I was in the hospital. The expression on his face when he felt them was priceless!!! now he wants to feel it all the time! LOL He is so cute. =)
Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone had a great Halloween yesterday and have a wonderful week!
So, we are half way through week 21 at this point and the babies and I are growing! I am finding it harder to do simple things and finding myself out of breath after some simple tasks.. I went to the mall yesterday with my mom and had to sit down a few times b/c I was out of breath and tired. We were just leisurely strolling along. It's not like we were running or anything! LOL.
We went and registered last week and though it was a bit overwhelming, afterwards I felt great! One less thing to worry about. Of course, now I stalk that thing every single day adding this or changing that. I have a few more weeks before invites for the shower go out but I think I am done adding things...
The girls are kicking more frequently everyday. I love love love that feeling! I do feel bad that my husband can't feel it yet from the outside. It is neat to see him try to "play" with the babies. He talks to them and gently nudges them. He also like to read to them. Mostly, it's the sports scores and highlights from games but he does it in a sing-song voice which is hilarious and sweet at the same time!
So, we went to the OB and he agreed that c-section was the way to go. As far as when, he was not sure. He said that we would probably schedule it for around January 27th. That would put me at 38 weeks. We will see if I make it that far. My guess is they will be here around January 20th.
Well, that is all for now. I am trying to get a good belly pic where I don't look horrible. LOL. I am also trying to get together all the U/s pics and I will have a picture post. I know I have been a bad girl where pics are concerned. I am gonig to remedy that. I promise!!! Hope everyone has a great week! Talk at you all later.
P.S. The Perinatalogist appointment was a bust. We went but they were so backed up that we had to reschedule for 10/12..
Let me start by saying sorry for the lapse in posting. Life is getting hectic! Everything is going great with the pregnancy and the babies are growing and kicking like crazy. We went for our big u/s on 9/10 and I am proud to announce we are having 2 GIRLS!!! Yaay! I was totally convinced they were boy /girl but girl/girl is fine with me. My husband wanted at least one boy but he is excited to have two little princesses who will worship him. LOL
We are coming to the point where it is time to start a registry. Can I just say, Holy overwhelming, Batman! Who knew there was SO MUCH to choose from!!! my MIL and Aunt in laws are throwing me a shower. I am very excited for the party but getting a registry together for it is proving harder than I had imagined. Everything is so cute but I want stuff that will be able to take a beating. If these girls are like I was when I was little, durable is the name of the game! LOL. It is also time to start signing up for childbirth and baby care classes. Eventhough I am a nurse I totally feel like I know nothing about caring for babies. It is one thing to take care of someone else's kids, quite another to take care of your own!
So, Monday we have another appointment with the OB. Time to talk delivery plans!! Woohoo! I have been doing a lot of thinking about this. I want to have a c-section b/c I am not pushing these kids out naturally. Plus, they are laying sideways. Always have. I doubt they will move. It's possible but doubtful. I want to deliver at the private hospital (see previous posts) but not sure if the OB will agree. Lots to be discussed.. We also have an appointment with the Perinatalogist. I am interested to see what she says! According to the OB, she is "quite thorough and picky" Good traits to have in her business, I think. I am also hoping she is nice. It makes a huge difference when the docs are nice and willing to listen to all concerns...
Well, that is all for now. Talk at you all later!! Next week is the big 2-0! Yaay! Hope everyone has a great week!
Well, we are cruising along in the 2nd trimester now. Everything is going great. I went to the OB on the 10th and they told me my pressure was up 149/89. I think she used a cuff that was just too small. They made me do blood work and even a 24 hour urine collection! We went back yesterday and everything was fine. My pressure was 117/80 and all the labs came back normal. Thanks for freaking me out doc! More about yesterday's appointment. We heard the HBs again! I swear that is the most awesome sound EVER! Even DH was able to hear it better this time. Last time he complained to me that he couldn't really hear them. We got an appointment with the Perinatalogist for next month. I am interested to see what she says about the babies. We also got an appointment for the BIG U/S!!! Mark your calenders! 9/10 at 3:30 pm we will finally see who has been living in my uterus all this time! I am soooooo excited! I just cannot wait to finally know the genders. My mom is coming to the u/s too. She has been so eager to find out what the babies are. We go back to the OB in 4 weeks. Time is flying!
In related news, I am feeling pretty good. The nausea comes and goes. My belly is getting bigger but I still just look heavy. My mom and my DH say they see a difference but I can't really see it yet. I am growing out of my clothes, though. DH and I went shopping over the weekend b/c I just could not find any shirts that fit when we were getting ready to go to the store on Saturday. Luckily, my SIL gave me some maternity clothes when we were up in PA a few weeks ago. She is a size bigger than me but I figure since it's twins my belly is going to be much bigger than the average pregnant lady's. Life is good.
Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone enjoys their week. Tomorrow I will be 16 weeks. I will try to update again soon. Talk at you all later! =)
Well, we are officially into the 2nd Trimester!! Wooohooo!! The procedure in Philly went really well. The doctor and his staff were awesome. Such sweet people. We left with U/S pics of the twins. I am trying to figure out how I can scan them. I really want to show you all. =) So, now that we made it to 2nd tri, there are a few things that are freaking me out a little. My m/s is going away. That's cool but it was sort of my thing that let me know that the LO's were ok. My boobs are not as tender either. This too makes me nervous. I try to just relax and say to myself "Everything is ok. There is no proof that anything is wrong" I am trying to focus on upcoming milestones. The next milestone I am looking forward to is feeling the babies move around and kick!
Let's talk cravings! Boy have they changed just over the last 13 weeks! I was on this cereal kick where I was making DH buy me 2 boxes at a time. Well, now it has shifted to sweet stuff... I know, I know not good for me or babies. Good thing is that fruit seems to be quenching this craving. I am trying to eat as much fruit as I can but a girl can't resist Sour Gummy Bears every now and then.. Yum!
My next OB appointment is on Monday. I cannot wait to hear what he says on a wide range of topics. I will definitely let you all know what he says. I really getting excited about having these babies!! Also, per the instructions of the Philly doc we have to get another u/s sometime this coming week. I cannot wait to see the babies again.
Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone has a great weekend. I think I might try to get my mom to take me to BRU this weekend. hehe. Talk at you all later! =)