Wednesday, February 27, 2013

First OB Appointment

Yesterdays appointment was amazing!! I decided to take Gavin with so Dr. K could see him again. He was an angel, babbling and snacking in his stroller the whole time. I talked with the nurse and filled out the necessary paperwork. I gave urine, got weighed and had my bp taken. It was a bit high and I told her I'm always nervous before an ultrasound. Dr. K came in and was so sweet. We talked a bit and then she said she was excited and we would skip right to the ultrasound. FINE BY ME!

Babies look awesome! They grew so much!! We sat and watched their hearts beat and waited for them to wiggle around. At one point, she had them both on the screen and they moved at the same time. I couldn't wipe the silly grin off my face. I am so crazy about these babies!! She said everything looked just perfect..the sacs were great, the 3rd sac has been absorbed, there is good space between them. It really couldn't have gone better! She mentioned that baby A would be our photogenic one and I agreed and told her that B is always hiding.

Baby A

Baby B

The Cupcakes

We had to back up and do the rest of the appointment...pap, breast exam, etc. I need to go give my blood, but skipped it yesterday since I had Gavin. I'm hoping to go later this afternoon before our insurance changes on Friday!

There were a lot of questions answered. She said that protein is very important in my diet and to try and have some every 3 hours! She said no to running..stick with the elliptical/walking. Dr. told me that by 24 weeks, I should arrange to have someone come over in the afternoon and let me rest. Term for twins is 36 weeks and 38 is the max they'd let me go. Ill start going to the specialist at 20 weeks and get a growth ultrasound every 4 weeks. Weight gain should be 35-45 lbs.

I go for my NT scan at 12 weeks and am supposed to have an OB appointment that day as well. I don't have our new insurance info yet and am hoping Ill have it soon so I can schedule it! 

My doc does take our new insurance, so I will stick with them until we move and then make the big decision to stay with my OB or find a new one closer to our new home. 


Carrie Cochran said...

I am so excited for y'all. I cannot wait to see how this adventure goes. :)

Jessica@ Southern Belle {BOY MOM} said...

I am still just giddy with excitement for you guys about these cupcakes!! So amazing.

P.S. Totally unrelated, but you have GOT to do a post about doing Disney on a budget. I have to know how you can go so often because I would LOVE to do the same!! Still haven't taken Knox and Brody and am just dying to go!

Stich Family said...

So happy to hear your great report! When is your due date?

Holly said...

I haven't been on to update my blog in so long and finally got around to it today......then I saw you are expecting twins! Congrats!!! My twins are 3 and they are just awesome. I'm not one that likes solicited advice so I try not to give it but when I was pregnant with them, I tried to eat yogurt, cheese and peanut butter at least once a day (came from my multiples pregnancy book with superfoods in it). I made it to 36 weeks (Twin A was 5lbs 10oz and Twin B was 6lbs 2 oz). I would have went longer if it weren't for a car accident on New Year's Eve to put me in labor. Check out my blog if you're interested!

Ashley said...

Yay! That's so exciting! They are gorgeous already:)

lisa rouseau said...

I anxiously await each of your new posts. I am so happy that sparkle and twinkle continue to make you smile. I was just thinking that if they are boys, I might want to call them something else. I am holding out for two girls. Enjoy all the beautiful moments of this journey. What a dream come true!2431 ihYemp

JoyBelle said...

Look at your sweet little gummy bear babies!!! They're getting so big!

Emily said...

So exciting! Seems like yesterday that I was catching up on your pregnancy posts with Trevor.

Maybe it's time to update your header?

Best wishes from the UK!

Kate said...

I've been following along on here for a little while now and decided I finally need to comment....I am just so incredibly happy for you! Wishing you all the best!