Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Yesterday's Appt.

Yesterday we had our 32 week appt. with Dr. Xmas.  From now on we will be having weekly appointments on Tuesdays to monitor the babies, monitor me, as well as to catch me if I go into labor.  The appt. started off with an ultrasound.  They didn't check the baby's weights, but will do that every couple weeks.  I hope they do it next week because I think it's fun to see how much they weigh!  The babies look GREAT though and they were even practicing breathing on their own.  The ultrasound technician said this was awesome and extra credit for them!  We definitely have some VERY active babies on our hands (we've known this since the beginning of my pregnancy), but this makes me so happy because this means they are healthy.  Little Miss had her legs stretched out which makes sense because I've been being kicked in the ribs a lot lately.  The u/s technician couldn't get both legs in the picture (b/c the babies are too big), but below is a picture of one of her legs stretched out...and you can see her lady parts. ;)  She's def. a girl!

Lil Miss was also kicking her poor brother in the head (yes, he's still breech).  In fact, he had one of his hands over his neck...we were guessing to protect himself!  Poor baby boy...the fighting has already started. ;)  See baby girl's foot below and baby boy's head...it's easier to see the foot than the head.  I just love looking at this picture of that sweet foot and toes!  

Once we saw that all was well with the babies, they hooked me up for a pregnancy stress test.  This test monitor's the babies movement and heartbeats, and also monitors me for contractions.  They want me to be hooked up to this test for 20 minutes.  After five minutes we all passed the test with flying colors!  But they still kept me on it for 20 minutes because that's their protocol for this test.  They kept mentioning how active our babies are and we were all laughing.

Once the stress test was done, in came Dr. Xmas.  As he walked into the room he had a huge grin on his face and said, "Betcha didn't think you'd see 32 weeks, did you??!?!?!"  No we sure didn't, especially when I was put in the hospital at 20 weeks.  He was sooo happy to see me make it to this point and doing so well.  He's not even checking my cervix anymore because it is what it is and to make it this far is just awesome.  He said if I were to go into labor in the next week or two they would try and slow it down, but once I hit 34 weeks it is what it is.  I asked him when he think's I'll have these babies.  I told him I know he doesn't have a glass ball, but if he had to guess.  He said if he had to bet on it he'd bet I'd have them around 35.5 weeks.  He says he always wins that bet.  There was no real reason for this, just because that's average for a twin pregnancy birth.  That is THREE WEEKS people.  Three freakin weeks.  Holy crap.  I think my eyes got the size of my head when he said that...but how super exciting.  After this they checked my blood pressure and that was great and we went on our way.

We were so happy to have such a great appt.  The hubs and I went out to dinner to celebrate...well, and to use up a Living Social coupon before the munchkins get here.  :)  Then we both couldn't sleep last night.  For me it was just from the excitement of yesterday and thinking "when will I go into labor and have these babies??"  And now I'm getting more paranoid about going into labor any day now, so the hubs and my parents are all on high alert!  

Please say prayers that we make it to 34 weeks at least.  That would be such a huge blessing.  But already, we have been blessed beyond words.  I keep thinking about all we've been through to get to this point and it just brings tears to my eyes.  We are so close.  Thank you all for your incredible support, these babies are going to be some VERY loved babies :)


  1. I cannot believe how fast the weeks since your 20 week hospitalization have flown by!! I am almost giddy I am so happy for you and Daniel. My wish for you is that these last few weeks will be the calm before the "storm" of crazy love, crazy sleeplessness, and just plain crazy times ahead. Thinking of you and sending hugs!!! You're gonna be a fantastic mama!!

  2. I know it, I can't believe how fast it's gone by either!!!! xoxo