Tuesday, May 21, 2013

21 Weeks

We found out that they are expecting a Baby Boy AND a Baby Girl.

They are so excited.

I'm excited for them.

Everything went amazing, and I found out so much that makes me optimistic about the delivery of these little babies.

My doctor says that as long as A is head down (vertex) and is larger than B, we can have a vaginal delivery. AS of the scan, Baby B was 1 ounce smaller than A. An ounce is not a lot when you see it on someone full grown but it's quite a bit on a baby that's the size of banana.

I really want to have a vaginal delivery. I am scared of a c-section, but I would have one in a second if it was the safest for the babies.

My OB also doesn't foresee early labor for me, but he has given me an end date. He will induce me if I make it to 38 weeks. I wonder if I will? I think it would be kind of awesome to make it that far.

So, on Sunday I turned 21 weeks, Which means I now have less than 17 weeks left of this pregnancy. I hope it goes by fast. But not TOO fast, no babies in less than 15 weeks. 36 weeks is my goal. I may have mentioned that. I feel that it's fairly realistic, and by that point I'm sure I'll be too awkward to want to move or anything...

The parents are coming up right around then as well, and I really want/need them to be there for it.

Despite liking the idea of having a definite "end date" part of me wants to just wait it out, and actually have my water break unexpectedly, get in the car and drive to the hospital. With my son, I didn't get to experience that. I woke up, knew I was having a baby that day, and headed in to get induced....

No surprises there.

So, babies are the weight of a pomegranite this week, but about as long as 10" long carrot.

They start this week measuring head to toe rather than crown to rump, so in the space of a week they both "grew" 4 inches. Wow.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

19 Weeks

I realize I haven't posted a bump shot---in a while on here, perhaps never. Either way, it's pretty epic. I need to post one when I get to my home computer.

I turned 19 weeks on Sunday, and today is Wednesday. So I'm about 1/2 way through this week. I'm almost 20 weeks with twins. The thought still blows my mind a little bit, I have to admit.

The parents are flying in later this evening and I'll see them tomorrow. They are coming for the 20 week gender/anatomy/anomaly scan. I can tell they are so excited.

We're doing lunch tomorrow, followed by the scan, my appointment and then the tour of the hospital. It should be a pretty fun day. I'm excited. And a little nervous. I want everything to be perfect for them.

I told them I felt the babies about a week ago. They were really happy. I've felt them on the outside once since then, and "saw" them from the outside twice. I wish they would cooperate tomorrow and let them have a feel. I think they'd enjoy it.

Either way--- look for an update from me on Friday and I'll let you know what Genders we have cooking in there.

I'm still guessing boy/girl.

Guess we'll find out soon :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

18 Weeks

So... as of Sunday... I had two sweet potato size babies growing in me. The week before they were onions.... I think I prefer the image of sweet potatoes.

As of today--- I have 8 days until the parents arrive and we go to the anatomy/anomaly/gender scan.

What do you think? Team Pink? Blue? One of each---- which I guess is team purple? hahahahaha Don't mind me... I'm tired.

Ever since the 12 week scan, I've thought these babies are boy/girl. I have a really scientific logic behind it..... their skulls were different shapes.

I'll only be with the parents for a few hours, but I'm pretty excited about seeing them again--- I realize it's been a year this month that we had our match meeting.... so much has happened in that time.

I set a goal for myself-- that I don't feel is unreachable--- and for me--- if this pregnancy follows my son's in ANY way--- not passable.

I want to make it to 36 weeks. With that in mind--- I'm halfway!!!! I wonder what the "record" is for holding twins in.....and delivering naturally (no c-section)?