I haven't posted anything in awhile so I figured I would add an update. Nothing too exciting has been going on. I had an appointment on April 7th with the midwife in my practice. I have to see all of the people who can deliver when I am pregnant so that is why I had to see her. The chance of her actually delivering the babies is very slim since she can't do a c-section and a lot of twin births seem to be c-sections. She found the heartbeats for both of the babies so I got to hear that. She is not allowed to do ultrasounds but I was a little surprised because both of the heartbeats were next to eachother and 1 1/2 weeks before one baby had been on top and one had been on the bottom so she had one of the doctors come in and do a quick scan. Sure enough one of the babies had moved down. She said everything looks good. I was almost 14 weeks when I went to her but when she checked to see how far along I was measuring she said I was measuring at 19 weeks. She said that is common for a twin pregnancy to measure ahead. Several people have been asking to see what my belly looks like so I am including a picture with this posting. The picture was taken at 15 1/2 weeks. I was 16 weeks yesterday so it is what I look like currently.
I had my first visit with the high risk doctor today. I had made an appointment with Dr. Wallace but once I was in the room Dr. Gonzales walked in instead. I liked him though so it is okay. He did an NT scan to check for diabetes. We won't have the results for a few weeks but he said from what he saw both babies looked good. It is amazing how much they look like babies now and how much we were able to see. He said the babies are in bunk beds...one is on the bottom and one is on the top. That explains why I feel so much pressure when I sit down initially. He said it is too early to tell what the babies are but his guess is two girls because there is a white line on the babies in the anatomy area and he said if it is girls the line sticks out straight and if it is boys the line is diagonal. I go back to him on May 9 and then I will find out what they are.
Today I went to meet with Dr. Henderson. He is another doctor in the practice I go to. They make me see all of the doctors there when I am pregnant. I heard both of the babies heartbeats. The babies are definitely getting bigger. The neatest thing was when Dr. Henderson was doing the ultrasound one of the babies was kicking its legs.
I had my first visit with Dr. Gould today. I was asked a ton of background questions by the nurse and then Dr. Gould came in and did an ultrasound. Both babies look great! He said I will probably have the babies sometime between September 1-10 since it is twins but I could have them as early as the end of August if my blood pressure gets too high or if I go into preterm labor. He said to expect restricted activity beginning in the middle of July.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.