Thursday, May 29, 2008

OB Appt

Abigail - 4 lbs 3 oz
Olivia - 4 lbs 6 oz

Blood Pressure - a little high for me 130/70

Weight - -4 34 lbs in all (yes, that is a loss of 4 lbs)
Inches Around - Still 52"

So my appointment was at 8:50.
I told the receptionist ladies that I needed a sonogram today because Dr Read said every week I needed one but he forgot to schedule it for today. They said they would check, then sent me back without checking with Dr. Read because he might do it himself. Since when does an OB do sonograms themselves?? I got in around 10:00, not too bad. Of course he said I needed a sonogram. So I settle down to wait to be fit in in-between regular appointments and the 5 (!) emergency ones they had to do. So long story short. I get out of there at 1:15!!! I had to get something to eat at one point because it was just getting ridiculous. Ugh!! The thing about being friendly with your doctor's staff is they tend to see you as more a friend and not a patient. I can't really complain about it because we do know each other so well, so I just sucked it up.

OK, on to the important info. Dr. Read says I am doing extremely well. He said that even with my cervix opening that I could still go all the way until July 2nd. He agrees that I have dropped. They had to go way down with the Doppler to hear Abigail's heartbeat. He reassured me that the baby's weights are good even though they haven't gained hardly any this past week. He said the sonograms can be inaccurate plus their weight gain does tend to slow down. This along with my actual loss of weight is not surprising. Keep in mind that we have two different sonogram machines and two different scales in two different Dr's offices going here. I saw both girls breathe, plus I got to see Abigail's face which I hardly ever get to see because she is so far down there.
Olivia is still laying transverse, across my belly. They were both moving like crazy and kicking up a storm.

All is well, again. He said he wants me doing next to nothing all day. I assured him that is my routine; next to nothing all day long, every day. I should be enjoying this because soon it will not be the case.

There was an over abundance of little girl babies in the office today. Believe me I saw a lot come through in the 2 and a half hours I was waiting!! Anyway, there was one that was 6 weeks old. She was so tiny, my gosh, tiny. She weighed 7 something when she was born so my girls will be at least a pound smaller than that and I just can't imagine it! The mom had her mom there to help her and I just thought to myself, "I will have two of those tiny things." It became a little more real to me. It is becoming more and more real everyday.

I can't wait to see my girls!!


Harris Boys said...

sounds like a great appt. minus the long wait!! I know you are soooo excited to meet your girls!!! I know we all can't wait either!

My name is Andy. said...

I'm stopping by from NaComLeaMo, and just wanted to say Congratulations! and I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well!

Rachel said...

Visiting from NCLM.

Congrats on the twins, I but you can't wait to meet them.

Deb said...

We cant wait for you to see your girls either - but not too soon. They need to cook a little while longer and then - oh blissful heaven.
Glad the appt went well and all looks hunky-dorey

Harris Boys said...

hey sara, I got the stickers from typing in twins or twin boys in goodle under can see some crazy things. I esp. love the one about 5 things not to say to a twin MOM!! LOL

Sam said...

I was reading your weight and for some reason my brain said 434lbs and I thought, "Wow! She doesn't look like she weighs over four hundred pounds." And then I realized what I was supposed to read and felt stupid. Congratulations on your twins, I hope you enjoy every moment of them.

baby~amore' said...

I'm here from NaComLeavCom
how exciting !
Wow what memories you bring back - I have twin boys almost 23months old.
One was 4lbs 12 and one 6lb 8at birth
I am marking your post. Beautiful names too. I had my u/s every 2 weeks near the end.
My Little Drummer boys
warm regards

Katt said...

Congratulations! Isn't it amazing when you see those amazing babies inside you?

Look forward to reading more.

Jendeis said...

Here from NaComLeavMo. Congratulations on your three little ones! So glad that the appointment went well.

Kelly said...

Congrats on the big twins! Mine were just over 2 1/2 lbs when they were born at 30 weeks gestation. They are now almost 4 years old and doing great. It's a bit hectic at first, especially since you already know what it is like with one.
Here from NCLM,

Anonymous said...

Here from NCLM - Congratulations! It will be so much work but so much joy when your two precious girls are born. I am wishing you all the best, and rest up for all the sleepless nights that will be coming ;)

Pepper said...

Congratulations! It sounds like your appointment went beautifully.

Visiting from NCLM

Harmony said...

How exciting!! I know a few people with twins, and they say you just do what you have to - it works out :)
Sorry for the long wait at the doctor's office - I'd have snapped!

Here through NaCoLeavMo