Friday, July 27, 2012

30 weeks

I've read the average for twin births are around 35 weeks.  My doctor will induce at 38 weeks if we haven't delivered.  And to be honest once I found out it was twins I never thought I'd make it out of August without delivering (puts me right over 35 weeks) and just hoped I'd be able to keep these little boys in long enough that they would be born healthy. 

Twins, you just never know..(quoting my idiot first OB who I'm glad moved practices and led me to my new wonderful positive encouraging OB).

Anyway, now that I'm 30 weeks I've got to say I'm doing pretty great and let's just say this isn't something you do on your own, this is something you do as a family and I have one AMAZING family.  We've taken on a little extra help at home and I definitely have days where laying down wears me out but overall I'm healthy and happy.  And if these kicks and moves and hiccups are any indication these babies are doing just fine also:)  I'm still working full time and just can't imagine where the time has gone.

I'm also still not anywhere near that I just want this over with part of pregnancy where delivering babies out your whooha seems like a better idea them carrying around safe and sound inside of you:)

I've had some people ask me if I would be a surrogate again.  My answer has always been we will see how the last part of a twin pregnancy goes (assuming bed rest, misery, complications).  I've never had this experience before and I have been very nervous about not knowing what to expect and how it would impact our family.  But most of the fear has seem to have gone.  The happiness of bringing these bundles of joy to their parents has always been here and just gets better the closer it gets for us.  So I'm not really sure what the answer is, and of course our family will determine the best course for itself but it doesn't seem like it is out of the question for the reasons I thought would be the most obvious. 

However, I am 39 so that may be its own deciding factor!!  Either way we would never trade this experience for anything.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

29 weeks

We had our appointments with the MFM and OB on Monday and our Ifs were able to attend.  Everything looks great except....Baby A, who has been head down this entire time is now breech.  UGH!!  I know there is still time for them to turn HOWEVER both babies are spooning (aww-so cute) heads up, backs to my left side, feet on my lower right side.  I'm afraid they have finally found a comfortable spot without kicking each other in the head and they may stay there for the duration. 

I also found out that my glucose test came back at 135.  So I passed...barely.  The cutoff is usually between 130-140 to make you do the 3 hour test.  Luckily my doctor isn't interested in torturing me.  Phew!! 

Our IFs went to the water park with us on Sunday and we had a fantastic day.  It is so great to see them involve the kids in everything and make them feel a part of this whole process.  It truly is a family endeavor. 

Here is the 29 week twin baby bump:

Excuse the background shot of our bathroom!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

28 weeks

28 weeks tomorrow!  I'm so happy we have made it this far without any complications.  Even the swelling seems to have gone away..for now.  I had my 1 hour glucose test yesterday and PASSED.  I'm not sure why I was so sure I would fail.  I never have before.  Probably all the Ben & Jerry ice cream I'm addicted to:) 

The dads will be here this weekend and will get to meet my OB for the first time on Monday.  I'm hopeful they will like him.  We also meet with the MFM for the growth ultrasound.  Last month one of the babies was measuring ahead 1 week so we are finally starting to see differences in size.  I'm curious to see where they are at now. 

My OB just moved me up to every 2 week appointments.  Seems like the countdown is on.  This will be all over in 10 weeks or less.  CRAZY!  I can't believe how fast this time has gone.  So happy to see the guys excitement as the time gets closer to them being able to hold their babies.