on where these kids are! So for the past 12 weeks the babies have basically been in the same positions, her head on my right, in breech position, and his head on my left in vertex position or occasionally transverse. So imagine my surprise to find out they have switched it up on me! She is still breech but now her head is on my left and he is still vertex but his head is on my right. I don't remember them jumping over each other?? :)
We had a good doctor's appointment today. We met with the maternal fetal medicine doctor again and he was pleased with each baby's growth. Our little girl is still in the 18th percentile weighing approximately 3 pounds 11 ounces (measuring about a week small). Our big boy is measuring in the 89th percentile weighing approximately 5 pounds 1 ounce (measuring about 2 weeks big). THAT'S ALMOST 9 POUNDS OF BABY! That's good to know, especially when I see the number on the scale :) So the doctor was pleased enough with what he saw he said he didn't need to see me anymore?!?!? Really...cause you know I'm slightly crazy but if you say so doc, ok! He actually said they'd take one more look the day I deliver to verify she's still breech before proceeding with a c-section. (Now...this is in a perfect case scenario, of course they'll do another ultrasound if something comes up). He also said he doesn't consider our little girl to be IUGR because she's still on the growth chart for her gestation. He considers this to be a normal twin pregnancy. I'll still be seeing my regular OBGYN, I see her again on the 28th. She'll continue check my cervix each visit. Today my cervix was still closed but softening and shorter then it has been, which she said is normal at this stage of the game. I told her my plan was still to go to 38 weeks and she kinda gave me a little smirk and said she wasn't so sure I'd make it quite that far...a girl can dream, right?! I told her I'd compromise at 37 :)
A fun thing Matt and I did this week was we had a friend I work with come to the house and take some "maternity" pictures. Now some of you may have seen a handful of them on facebook which does indeed reveal the potential names. These names are not set in stone but they are the front runners and I'd say we are about 85 - 90% sure. I don't think we'll be able to say we are positive until we meet them....so for now stay tuned! I caught Matt in a weak moment and he agreed to let me hang then names on the nursery wall before actually finalizing them. It's just a tiny nail that can be removed and replaced if need be!
So starting in week 32 a mommy with just one baby should be gaining about a pound a week and half of that goes to the baby. So for me...I guess I should be gaining more like a pound to 2 pounds a week, each baby gaining half a pound....oh my! The babies will gain a third to half of their weight in the next 7 weeks....I think this is why my doctor looked at me like I was crazy when I said I'd like to get to 38 weeks. With this information, I would be crazy...my big boy could be HUGE! They now have toenails, fingernails and hair. The ultrasound tech said she could see our little girl had quite a bit of hair! She was trying to show us but it's just looks like a chaotic mess in there to me...arms and legs everywhere! I'm still feeling pretty good. I get short of breath if I eat and try to hold a conversation at the same time or walk around the house and try to talk on the phone...pathetic! Sometimes Matt will look at me and say "Are you ok, you're out of breath?" You trying carrying around these extra pounds buddy! :) I drink at least gallon to 2 gallons of water a day (no joke) so I'm in the bathroom all.the.time. and have been for months! I can finally feel my little girl have the hiccups, she is sitting so low I can definitely tell the difference!
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