Thursday, August 29, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
My picture perfect twin pregnancy had its first little hiccup this week. I went in on Wednesday for my scheduled NST. I remember talking at my first OB appointment about how the schedule would go and of course, 32 weeks seemed so far away. Here we are and weekly NST's are part of the deal from here on out.
Anyway, Ive only had one before. It was when I was overdue with Trevor. I scheduled my NST for 1pm and my 32 week OB appt for 2:10 pm, since its right downstairs. First, they did a quick ultrasound to check babies fluid levels and position. Great news is, they are both still head down! Also, the fluid levels were excellent. They hooked me up to the NST straps and I was told each baby needed to have two heart accelerations within 20 minutes to pass. Baby B was my rockstar and got his right away. Baby A did so shortly after. The nurse came back in the room and asked if I was feeling contractions. I did here and there, but didnt notice a ton during that time. Turns out, I had 6 during the 30 minutes I was hooked up. Nurse said 6 in an hour is usually concerning and I had that in half the time.
My specialist came in and asked how I was feeling. He said he would call down and let the OB know what was going on and they would decide what to do. I knew Id be seeing the new OB in the practice today and she was so nice! Everything looked good..Im up 23 lbs, my belly is measuring at 38 weeks, no swelling, good BP, etc. She checked me and we were happy to find out I was not dilated at all. The gave me the option to go over to L&D or to go home. Of course, I wanted to go home! She said to come back if I have 4 contractions in an hour. She said they would stop labor/give steroid shots until 34 weeks. Once I hit 34 weeks, if I go into labor, they will let them come. All day, I kept thinking about how that was in 10 days! Of course, now, its in a week!
That appointment has really made me realize how close we are. I am 33 weeks tomorrow..3 short weeks from our goal and 5 from the max time I would go. The OB said they rarely schedule inductions for twins because they come before 38 weeks. These two need to cook a few more weeks and then they are welcome to join our world!! I am doing my best to listen to my body and be very careful the next few weeks. Just in case, I finished packing the boys overnight bag and started mine.
I am just now thinking about how I have to give birth again! I cant wait to have another birth story and to see these little babies!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
I am 32 weeks pregnant. 4 weeks from my goal and 6 weeks from their final eviction. I was telling Tom the other day that I dont remember what its like to not be pregnant. Perhaps its because I only had 10 months between two pregnancies. I think its because I have had a belly for so much longer this pregnancy and its been so involved with the ultrasounds, appointments, etc. I am starting to look forward to getting into shape and drink a glass of wine. I love being pregnant so much and as tough as a twin pregnancy is, I will continue to cherish this time and hope it wont be my last. It cant possibly be my last..