Friday, March 14, 2008

Saw the girls today...

And they are doing great!

Baby A is 1 and a half pounds, and Baby B is 1 pound 5 oz, so Baby A only weighs 3 oz more than Baby B, which is not significant. They are on target for singletons, which is good news. Hopefully they will continue to gain weight so well! The peri said everything was going along beautifully, which gives me a BIG sigh of relief. Also, we got clarification on the cord insertion of Baby B - it is ECCENTRIC and not marginal, which is much better and should not cause any problems. Baby A's placenta is still low BUT it is moving up, and they are both transverse at the moment, which means I have about a 50/50 chance of having a c-section, and still may be able to do a natural birth!

I pre-registered admission for the hospital today, and we need to pick a pediatrician soon actually, before 28 weeks was recommended. I can't believe how quickly everything is happening.

We were told not to air travel, so no babymoon! I would have loved a weekend in Palm Beach, but that's ok, we'll just try to go to a local spa or something.

I got one pic of Baby B's cute head which I will scan in and post later :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Thank you for everyone's relaxation advice. I think I've come a long way in the past week or so from following your suggestions. I have an OB appt tomorrow and a peri appt to check growth on Friday, so we'll see how it all goes. Hoping for everything to be uneventful of course.

Here are some belly shots from today (a couple from the front this time):

Yes, I'm wearing a bikini in one! Sorry if it's gross. I've never been so LARGE everywhere before. Goodbye, stick legs and skinny arms!

UPDATE: Went to the OB today and everything was normal! BP, urine, and my b/w all came back great - low homocysteine and normal thyroid. I am SO relieved! Tomorrow is the peri, so I am just hoping they gained a good amount of weight and do not have too much of a variance between them. I have the 1 hour GTT on 4/9, so we'll see how that goes.

Also, I should tell you that weird scar above my belly button is from when I took out my infected navel ring about 8 years ago. It left that scar which I am pretty sure will turn into a stretch mark as my tummy expands.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Belly shot:

For a little perspective, here is a pre-pregnancy photo:

Please excuse that I never show my face. I want to maintain some level of privacy given the extremely personal nature of this blog.

In other news, I sliced my finger opened this past weekend, had to rush to get stitches and found out they couldn't do it because of the way it was cute. I ended up having an anxiety attack over the fact that I may have needed stitches and a tetanus shot. They took my bp in the midst of this and it was higher than usual so of course I FREAKED out even more, and my anxiety rose all weekend. I got myself in a bad situation when I started checking my bp constantly, getting so anxious before I did it each time and winding up with not only high readings but ridiculously high pulse rates over 145. DH made me do some relaxation and try again, and I always ended up with normal readings after that. Not being satisfied with that, I paged my OB who said, of COURSE your bp will be higher in an situation like that, so calm down. Unless it is consistently high, she is not worried.

Since I am prone to anxiety and OCD, I am definitely worried my ability to make myself crazy. Hopefully I can keep this under control as I realize it can and will lead to problems and I am only making my situation worse.

If anyone has advice on how to control anxiety without medication, I would appreciate it. Keep it mind I am not able to do yoga or work out because of the low lying placenta of Baby A, so I am somewhat limited in options!