6.24.2009

25 Weeks and an Update


We had a Periontologist appointment yesterday and it was refreshing. The office was short staffed so I was not only brought into the room by my doctor, but she also did our ultrasound and took plenty of time to answer the list of questions I had brought with me.
My questions:
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Q: Is cramping and aching still okay A: Yes, you are having twins and your stomach is stretching.
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Q: I find that sometimes I awake on my back is that okay? A: Yes it is okay, but ideally you should not be on your back long. Try using a body pillow in the front and back.
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Q: If something was to happen which doctor and hospital should I call? A: Call your in town doctor and go to the closest hospital.
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Q: Is it okay to be having more contractions and two different strengths. A: How often? My response: More painful ones about 4 times a day and light unpainful ones about 2 times an hour. A: COMPLETELY okay and nothing to worry about. We don't worry unless you have the painful contractions 6 times an hour. The light contractions are probably Braxton hicks. I am not worried, but if it bothers you, I can give you medication. My response: (with NO hesitation) YES!
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So I started a new medication yesterday and it is actually a blood pressure medication, which helps to calm the uterus. (She told me it could cause headaches, and she wasn't kidding) My doctor was VERY please with the outcome of our appointment. My cervix was measuring at 1.5. Now this may sound bad because last week at my OB's office I was measuring 2.3. The Peri thinks that maybe he measured differently then her. She tends to measure more conservative and more than likely I have had NO change at all in two week. I measured at 1.5 two weeks ago when I saw her. She was super pleased with this number because it means it was stable and unchanged in two weeks time. She said at this point many of her patients are already at a .50 and my 1.5 is great. I just need to hold onto that length for another 4 weeks. At 29 weeks she will no longer be as concerned with the actually length we will just be looking for dilation. So, cervix you can do it... just four more weeks at a 1.5 or greater.
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She was excited to tell us about two sets of twins born last week. She placed a cerclage for them around 20 weeks and the patients recently delivered at 33 weeks and 36 weeks.
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The cerclage has already bought us 5 weeks and she has every reason to believe it will continue to buy us more time. She feels the progesterone is doing wonders with the stabilization.
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Now onto the boys! Our baby boys weigh exactly the same and are in the 66th percentile weighing in at 1 lb. 12 oz. each. Yahoooo for big healthy boys. They were very cute yesterday and not at all camera shy.
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The C-Section topic came up yesterday and both my doctors think it is probably a good idea to just go that route, but if both babies are in prime positions at delivery time maybe we won't. We are fine with a C-section and just want to do what is best for the babies. I would rather have a planned c-section then attempt labor or worse go through labor with one baby to then have to do an emergency c-section for the 2nd baby. Only time and the babies positions will tell.
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Let your spouse put an ear to your belly -- he might be able to pick up baby's heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby's also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink -- perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.
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*Sorry about the dashes, for some reason blogger wasn't showing the space bewtween paragraphs and it was making it very hard to read. I hate it when than happens, I think it happens when you load the pics before you type the text. Gotta remember that!

8 comments:

Anna Kauz said...

I'm glad to hear everything is going well!!! Keep up the good work :)

Hernandez Clan said...

Yay for all the good news and by the way your legs look great. Not swollen or anything funny! WOOHOO. You look amazing in general, all belly/BABIES. LOVE IT!

Meant to be a mom said...

You look just beautiful. I'm so glad your appointment went well. And the boys are healthy and growing big. Your almost to your third tri-mester. Yay, Keep hanging in there boys.

Polly Gamwich said...

You look BEAUTIFUL! Keep it up mom ... you're doing a GREAT job :-)

Ashley said...

YAY!!! That's so exciting!! I'm so happy that all is well. These babies are going to be born healthy and strong I just know it!!

Ryan said...

Having just gone through a C-section, I have to admit, it wasn't that bad. Plus, when things started to get scary, I just wanted my baby OUT! I bet, if you're having twins, that feeling is twice as strong. You'll do fine with the recovery.

Jess said...

You look beautiful sweetie! I love the new haircut!

I'm so glad your questions were answered! I'm very happy to hear the babies are growing like weeds and are big and healthy!

You are doing a great job...you should be so proud of yourself Mama!

Helene said...

Yeah! It sounds like everything is going well!! You look great!!!

I always loved reading the little excerpts in the pregancy books about how big the babies were and what was developing in them. I'd always run to my hubby and tell him, "Hey, the babies have fingernails now" and he'd be like "yeah...okay...."