Thursday, June 30, 2011

20 week ultra sound

I had the big 20 week ultrasound yesterday. They are definitely a boy and a girl. The babies looked great and are growing well. That is always a relief. The boy is sitting breach still and girl (A) is head down. Essential the boy is sitting on the girls head. I told the doctor if her head is all squished when she comes out it will be his fault. He assured me she wouldn't have a squished head. Because the boy is sitting on the girl's head we couldn't get a very good profile picture. His placenta kept going in front of her. Just another thing to add to why I think little boy is going to be a stinker.

We talked about whether to try for vbac or c section. He said if I really felt strongly I could try. I am anti surgery but at this point I have a few too many risks and am more comfortable with a c section.
1. The boy is breech (which could still change). And if I hadn't had a c section before they they would just turn him after the girl came out but with my scar turning him is a little more dangerous on my uterus.
2. With twins my stomach will get freakishly huge and they just have no idea of how that scar is or how the stretching will wear on my uterus.
3. Kind of the big one at this point is one of the placentas is looking like it could be growing over my old c section scar. They will watch this and recheck it again in 4 weeks and in 8 weeks to see if the placenta moves. If not, then when I deliver I will require a hysterectomy. Kind of crappy but at least they can watch for it and do what they need to do. We are trying not to worry about it until we know for sure if it is even going to be a problem.

I have my next ultrasound in 4 weeks and we will see what happens from there. Oh and Christian is proud of himself because he again made my ob laugh. It was a little funny I guess. I will have to give him this one.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Babies are Moving

I have been able to feel the babies for a little bit. And for a week or so I could feel them big enough that I was sure Christian could also feel, but I was usually at work. I don't feel them enough that I can do kick counts or anything like that but it is reassuring when I can feel them. Last night Christian felt baby A (girl) for the first time. I think boy might be a stinker because he would move when Christian would walk away. That is always my favorite part with when Christian can feel them for the first time. Now I can't wait for Brenten and Landon to feel them. I think they will get really excited.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

more doctors - 18.5 weeks

I had my 2nd appointment this week yesterday. Tuesday afternoon my heart rate went up into the 90's while sitting at my desk. I got all hot and felt like I was breathing all loud. I called the nurse after an hour and she was going to call me back. She called me back about an hour and a half later. At that time things were good again and heart rate back in the 60's. I told her what had happened but that I was feeling much better. She was nervous and asking if I had been to a cardiologist. Just enough to make me nervous. She set up an appointment for me the next afternoon. Yesterday afternoon, I went in and got another ultrasound and the babies looks great. He said that because my uterus is the size of 30 weeks pregnant (with one) that any one position for too long, (sitting or standing) will cause the blood to pool to my legs and then my heart will pump harder and faster to get more blood back up. Makes sense. So now at work I get up at least every 30 minutes to walk around and if it gets really bad then go to my car and lay down for a minute or two. Wow this is a whole new experience I am having with these little guys.

Oh side note, today I felt baby B (boy) and baby A (girl) move big enough that I could feel it on the outside of my stomach. Of course by the time I got home they were not moving at all so Christian has yet to feel them. Soon enough I am sure.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

More stuff I can't do!!!!--18 weeks

I had another doctor's appointment. One cool thing about twins is everytime you go to the doctor's before 20 weeks you get an ultrasound. It isn't in detail. Actually it is really fast. He just checks the heartbeat of each and then makes sure they are still measuring well. Good news!!! They look great.

I understood and was warned that I wouldn't be able to do as much this time around. I get that but it seems the dates I was thinking or were given have not been realistic enough. I had to quite soccer a few weeks before the end of the season. I just couldn't run like that and worried about taking a shot to the stomach (which has happened, before I was pregnant). I had to give it up at about 10 weeks when I thought I could have made if through the first trimester. Christian got me kicked off the softball team 3 games and a tourney before the end of the season. Okay I understand most of you are on his side but I don't care. In my mind I had already said I would play the first season and then I would have to sit out the second season. In my other pregnancies I played until about 8 months pregnant. And didn't quit, the summer just ended. I thought I was being realistic.

Yesterday at the doctor's appointment I was told that I can't travel anymore. Okay wait, I can travel but I have to stop every 30 minutes to walk around and then I can't drive because well, I need to be able to fairly constantly move my foot and leg around. I believe there some other rediculous stipulations but I pretty much tuned him out at that point. So essentially he told me no. I was told that after 20 weeks I wouldn't be able to travel. But I figured I had 2-3 more weeks. So I had a trip to Boise and St. George planned. Both foiled. I am trying to tell myself that stay-cassions are very in right now. I told Christian we will have to do some fun little things around here.

He wasn't useful for any of my symptoms (they never are) and ended the visit with, "good thing these were your last ones because well it is easier to stop after a really hard pregnancy and hard babies then after an easy pregnancy and a good baby. And well even if your babies are good there will be two so it will be hard. " Who says this. I know he was trying to be a little funny and light-hearted about it all because he knew I could have kept him in there a long time complaining. I do actually like him and my sense of humor is similar (if I weren't so grouchy).

That all said the babies are doing great and that is really all that matters. I just have to make it 4 more months and that really isn't that long. And a bonus is I am feeling them move a lot more consistently now and I can usually tell which baby is where. That is really cool.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kicked Off

It was a bad news weekend. Actually the weekend was fine. But my husband ruined it. We had this great time hanging out with our friends the kids were all pretty good and played upstairs. We went to leave and I was getting the kids in the car. Christian said he had to go back in and get his phone. Whatever. Little did I know, he was in there telling them how mad I was going to be but that I couldn't play softball anymore. With one baby, I have played until about 8 months pregnant. He said that he was going to do it earlier in the day and I told him he better not. Apparently I don't get to decide. Now even if I were to go back to them and tell them that I am fine and Christian is being ridiculous they wouldn't let me play. I do see his point. I understand that I am uncomfortable a majority of the time and the little bit of activity I do have makes it hard to walk for a couple of days. And so yes perhaps it is time to back off of yet another thing. (I won't admit that to him) That isn't really the point though. The point is he did it to me with out me having a choice. GRRR. I should have written this days ago when I was really heated. Poor guy. He knew I would be mad but he had no idea what was coming.