Monday, September 16, 2013

23 weeks with TWINS

We just got back from a wedding in Canada. It was fantastic!! I did pretty well except the flight home my legs were really bothering me. I'm still getting around fairly well but bending over is just about out. I also have to sit down once or twice when I am getting ready for work in the moring but still manageable.

The babies are moving quite a bit more so we can't wait to see the dads in a week and a half so they can feel their babies!! Our next appointments are September 27th and then we fly out to L.A. I really haven't had anything in the way of contractions except a few minor braxton hicks so assuming everything is looking good! It seems to me I'm doing much better versus this time last time so crossing my fingers it stays this way. The scale this morning after our weekend away says I'm up 20 pounds overall but that might be a little inflated. I'm hoping it evens out closer to the 16 pounds I was at on Friday:)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

21 weeks 4 days with TWINS

The dads came to town and we had our doctor appointments on Friday. Both babies are measuring a few days aheadand weigh 15ozs at 20 weeks 5 days. I'm up 14 pounds so far which isn't bad but I'm actually measuring 27 weeks!! AAck!! I'm starting to feel the babies move on the outside and my husband is able to feel them too. We are heading to LA to meet the parents at the end of September so we can't wait to share that part with them.

At our last appointment the doctor mentioned that one of the babies has a side insertion on his placenta. Nothing to be concerned about yet but they will keep an eye on it.

Other than that I'm feeling great. I have actually had energy the last few weeks but do tire out very easy. I can still move around without too much trouble so I am enjoying that while it lasts:)

Cervix is at 4cm, down from 4.8 from a month ago. I am dilated 2cm, but my doctor isn't concerned since the inner cervix looks so good.

We talked about possible induction dates considering when our OB is on call. He is so amazing we would hate to miss him. There was some talk about December 19th, although this is 36 and 1/2 weeks so this would probably only happen if there were some complications. Our hospital doesn't like to schedule them prior to 38 weeks. Otherwise he isn't on call until Jan 1st. I would be 38 weeks and 3 days. Not the worst thing in the world but man I know how miserable those last few weeks I delivered at 37 weeks 1 day last time with the twins and I was READY.

We loved being able to share in the dads excitement. They got to find out they are expecting 2 boys:) I actually found out at 16 weeks and we decided I'd keep it to myself so they could be surprised when they got here. We gave them a few boy newborn outfits, bibs and a train book to celebrate. They also got our kids T-shirts and hats for the older ones and bears for the little ones. The dads are so thoughtful. We also got to witness one of the babies kicking the other one in the head on the ultrasound while he tried to push his brother away with his hand. Yep, these are boys!!

We can't wait to visit them in C.A. They are arranging a pregnancy package for me at the SPA Saturday morning of the trip and a party with their friends Saturday evening. I also can't wait to see their baby room!!