After a year or so of openly blogging about our struggle to have a child, I decided it was time to go 'incognito' and take things to a less public arena. This is the continuation of my prior blog, "As Fast As My Baby Can". Thanks for coming along with me into my more private world as Tidy and I figure out how to shift from being infertile for almost 5 years to parenting twins resulting from the gift of donor eggs
Average twin gestation is somewhere around 35 or 36, depending on who you ask.
EEP!! They could be here soon.
I'm hoping for at least 37 weeks, but as we all know, I have no control over this, or very little at least.
I went to the Peri yesterday to check in on the babies growth and things are going fantastically!! Both measured just over 4lbs and are right on track for their gestational age. If you remember, a few weeks ago, the growth scan showed that baby A seemed to not gain enough weight and they were starting to diverge a bit in their weight difference, so we had to go back for another one just over 2 weeks later (ie, yesterday). This concern from the Peri caused my OB to think maybe we would be heading towards an early C-section because there was potential that at least one of the placentas was not functioning optimally.
But that scan a few weeks ago seems to be just a fluke, either operator error (ie a tech who wasn't taking good measurements) or just a blip in their growth. Either way, I am happy to report that they are doing very well, on track and close together in weight. This gives me much more hope that my OB will let them stay in longer as opposed to scheduling an early C-section and also hope that I may be able to attempt a vaginal birth. I go back to talk with him on Tuesday next week, so we'll see what he has to say.
Now, we just have to get these babies turned head down. They seem to still be moving around in there since their position is different than they were a few weeks back. As of yesterday, baby A (who had been the closest to the exit thus far) is now transverse (read: going from left to right) and fundal (read: higher up, ie, away from the exit). Baby B is now closer to the exit and breech. I have no clue if there is still time for them to flip or not. I think the chances are getting smaller as it gets tighter and tighter in there. And I know that I really have no control over it, but I did get a few yoga poses that I can do to "encourage" them to move head down. So, if nothing else, doing those will help to make me feel like I am doing something.
In other news, we are finally getting some last minute projects done and putting a few things away in the closet and dresser. However.... our crib situation has taken a turn for the worse! Long story short, they are back ordered and the date got pushed back even further... Far enough that we likely won't be able to get them in time. This means, tonight, I will be researching cribs, once again, and hope that we can find two, in stock that will get here in time.
And now the stats:
Weight Gain: I will weigh in again next week.
Symptoms: Carpel Tunnel!!!! I must be having some water retention in my wrists that are irritating my nerves. I wake up here and there with some mild pain and numbness. SOmetimes it persists during the day. I was able to get some oh so sexy wrist guards to wear at night to bed, so we'll see if that helps. Other than that, I am still feeling fairly lucky with little to no complaints.
Best Moment of the Week: Spending some good quality time with friends this past weekend and last night. It's so neat to feel the excitement from them as we near this long awaited event of meeting our babies. I treasure all of their support and hope they know how much it has helped me and Tidy these past years.
What I Look Forward to: More finishing the nursery this coming weekend! We painted shelves last weekend and put the dresser, changing pad and studio couch in place. We also hung a sweet picture and a few other details. This weekend will be putting our final wall hangings up, picking out some window treatments and finishing the wall decal. I promise, pictures to come, very soon.