Monday, August 31, 2009

25 weeks

25 weeks today--yay! Every week down is cause for celebration, right?
I had another OB check today, and got the great news that everything is looking just fine. It was fun to be able to tell the nurse exactly where the babies were so she could hear the heartbeats! The bummer news was that now I need to start going there every week--yikes! Every week? Already? I though that would start in October, not September. But, no, it begins next week. And now that it isn't summer anymore, finding a babysitter for my other two guys is really more difficult, but I certainly would like to avoid bringing them to the appointments, especially since I get the privilege of being checked internally at each visit.
On top of those weekly appts, I also am trying something new this week--Physical therapy. In each of my pregnancies, I have suffered with pelvic pain, but this time around it is much worse. So, we're going to see if PT will have any effect--I'm kinda doubtful, but willing to try anything at this point, to get through the day. Fingers crossed...
I'm going to try to figure out how to post a picture, but that'll have to be later.
Thanks again for reading :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Recording this journey

I've decided that I'm going to keep a record of this pregnancy, to document the highs and lows, ups and downs, and general changes that accompany a twin pregnancy.

I've been pregnant before, twice actually, with two beautiful boys to prove it. But this time around, as we double down with our twins, it's been an entirely different ballgame, so to speak.

As for now, here are the basics. I am married (13 years!) have a 5 year old and an almost 3 year old here at home with me. We decided to try for one more, and ended up with two (bonus!) so we'll be going from 2 kiddos to 4 (yikes!). I am 34 years old, so I fall into that fabulous category of "Advanced Maternal Age," as I will be 35 by the time they arrive. Which by due date is December 14th, but by all likelihood, will be sometime after Nov 7 (my brother's wedding) and Thanksgiving, which falls at 37 1/2 weeks.

So, right now I am 24 weeks and 6 days. I go to the OB every other week, and the Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor once a month. The babies look great so far. Baby A is another boy, and he is currently on my left side, head down. Baby B is my girl (finally!) and she is till transverse, across the top of my belly. They are both weighing in at about 1.5 lbs, so right on track fro where they should be.

I think that about covers it--I'm gonna stop, because I am worn out from setting this blog up! But I'll check back in again soon.
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