Friday, September 26, 2008

3 months already!

I am so sorry for no updates! Life with twins is sort of hectic. But I wanted to post a pic of the babes, who are doing so well. They are on height/weight target for singletons at their age and are developmentally right on schedule, if not a little ahead :) They like to smile and try to talk, are just starting to notice their hands and hit at things. They need to be entertained while they are awake, which is tiring but great.

Here are some photos. I am off to read everyone's blogs now for your updates. So sorry to be MIA for so long!


Just born:

2.5-3 months:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

They're Here!

The girls arrived at 37w3d via c-section on June 19th. I never went into labor, but my BP was rising and my kidneys failing so my OB decided not to wait until the 23rd. The experience of childbirth was odd since it was not the way I always imagined it and now I am recovering from a cesarean, however it was nice not to have to labor for hours.

In any case the girls are great, Baby A at 6lbs2oz and 19 inches and Baby B at 5lbs4oz and 18.5 inches. They've lost some of their initial weight but have already started gaining it back. We're home now after 4 days in the hospital, and it is an AMAZING experience, although a very tiring one and a bit nerve wracking, mostly because I worry about them. However, they have been doing great and didn't need any NICU time which is a huge relief. I love them more than anything!

Monday, June 9, 2008

36 week belly shots

Just a few:

At my OB appt today she said I must have been meant to have twins. My NST the babies were great but I didn't even have a single contraction! Maybe we will make it to 38 weeks after all. Isn't that just unheard of for twins?!?!

I'm hoping for sometime this week. Stay tuned...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Another quickie update

35w3d today, and I've got my c-section scheduled for 38w - but hoping to go a bit earlier than that. DH wants me to last as long as possible. Yeah, I think in another week I will be more than ready. My bp started to rise about a week and a half ago, so I was put on bedrest and have had about a million lab tests done for pre-eclampsia, but luckily no signs of it, and now my bp is lowering again, phew! All tests show the girlies doing well, and at our last growth check at 34 weeks they were 5lbs10oz and 5lbs2oz. So now we just wait it out - 18 more days at the most.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Quick Update

Because I am simply too tired to blog, but I do actively read all the blogs on my blogroll. The act of writing is just too overwhelming though.

So it turns out the GD is not so bad, and I actually only borderline failed so it has been easy to control my sugars with diet alone. It has to be the PCOS and my pregnancy weight gain that did it since I'm a pretty skinny girl normally. Oh well, not too much longer now to try to get through it.

I am 32w1d today. I would LOVE to make it another 3 weeks. I have this number in my head - 35 weeks - where I feel like we would be safe. Lungs, the last thing to fully develop, would be in really good shape by then, especially with twins since they develop sooner. My OB said the very latest I will be allowed to deliver is 6/23, which is 38 weeks, although typically twin mommies do not make it that far.

At our scan a week ago, Baby A was 4lbs5oz and Baby B was 3lbs13oz, which is 55th/60th percentile for singletons so really good for twins. Despite this, I am not huge. My OB said it is because I am tall and have a lot of room to distribute well. We get weekly NSTs, and they have been doing well. Since Baby B is in breech we will most likely be doing a c-section. In fact I am planning to ask my OB about this tomorrow. I just want to make sure that's the plan.

The nursery is 95% completed, and my Baby Shower was amazing, got to see lots of friends and family, and they were so generous with my gifts. We hired a Baby Nurse who is a former NICU nurse and EMT, and she will be staying with us full time for 3+ weeks after the girls come home, which is a HUGE relief, especially for my husband, who was starting to get worried.

Other than that, just biding my time and hoping these two cook for as long as possible. Off to read the other blogs. Wishing everyone well, especially those set to deliver soon and those still on their journey to mommyhood (or second/third time mommyhood).

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I Have GD

I failed the first test - 179. Which is absurdly high. I took the 3 hour test and of course I failed that too. My OB called early the next day herself, so I knew it was bad news. I said "I'm guessing that since you're calling that means I failed". Yep. Sorry. Now go meet with a clinical nurse specialist to get on a special diet and hopefully won't need insulin. So I will do that tomorrow.

I know me and my willpower and amazing ability to diet, so I KNOW that I can do this - I can lower my carbs to almost nothing. The only thing I am terrified of is the possibility of pre-eclampsia. I had my BP and urine checked a week ago and all was normal, but then I noticed my feet were starting to get a little puffy. Not my face or hands though thankfully. It seems my feet get better when I spend more time with them elevated. Still, I am scared. I would say it is my worst fear. At 28w2d it is way too early to have a complication like that. At least if it happened later I would feel better about it. least the babies are doing well. All I care about is having them cook as long as possible and getting them here safely.

BTW, I think they are pretty cute:

Baby A

Baby B

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I hate (the possibility of) Gestational Diabetes


Evidently I must have failed the stupid Glucose Screening test because my doctor's office called today and they NEVER call unless they have to. I know the glucose results came in today so that would be the reason. Unfortunately, I was out and missed the call so I guess I will get the official news tomorrow.

The most frustrating thing is that I don't have any of the three main risk factors:
1. Overweight pre-pregnancy - No, my BMI was about 19 pre-pregnancy. So definitely not!
2. Family history - Not ONE person, immediate or extended, has diabetes.
3. Hypertension - My BP was above normal just once, when I had to get stitches for my sliced open thumb. But before that and always after that it has always been perfect.

Except, of course, there is the matter of my "mild" PCOS and although I never tested positive for insulin resistance, I was on Metformin for 2 years and it did help with ovulation, etc. So there must be something to my insulin situation that is less than perfect.

I don't want to take this 3-hr test but I guess I will have to. I am so bummed. I REALLY just wanted everything to be going well for once. I am mostly scared that I will have GD and I am worry about its effect on the babies.

On a happy side note, I had my 4D scan today and the girls are super cute. They look like DH and have his button nose (thank goodness!)

I will post some photos once we have them uploaded.