Thursday, May 22, 2008

Peri Appointment

Abigail - 4lbs 2oz
Olivia - 4 lbs 1oz
(Yep, Abigail has finally caught up and passed Olivia in weight!)

Blood Pressure - Very good, like pre-pregnancy good
Weight - +5 - 38 lbs total ( since last week! )
Inches Around - 52"

Ugh! So it took 2 1/2 hours at the Peri's office today. We couldn't see much. They are laying in an exact " y " shape. Abigail is the long line on the right stretched out from top to bottom with her head down. Olivia's head is up and her body and feet are on top of Abigail. Are they laying nicely on each side so my tummy isn't huge?? No way, not my girls!! They are all piled up on top of each other and stretching my tummy to it's full extent. (So that's why I have new stretch marks that itch like crazy.) I was messing around with a big lump the other night and it turned out to be Olivia's head. I was tapping it and she was moving it around. I thought it was her butt! And...she has hair!! The peri could see fuzz around her head. Amazing, isn't it? They both have more fluid around them than is normal right now, but it is no need for concern. It just adds to my weight :-)

So they are both over 4 pounds now which means that if we go to July 2, we will be looking at having 6 pound babies!! But I don't see that happening because... she also checked my cervix and it is funneling. Well, since it is my body and my body can't possibly do something normally, it is not exactly funneling. It is opening from the inside, but in a long thin way, not a short wide way. So, I get to take it even more easily, not exactly bedrest, but staying off my feet as much as possible. I have to drink a gallon of water every day. Holy Crap!! Can you say in the bathroom all day?? I have to monitor my contractions and have to call if I have more than 4 an hour. So, I am hoping we can keep them in for another several weeks. 5 pound babies with healthy lungs would be good.

Ok, I am ready to stop gaining weight now. Since weeks 28 - 32 are twins' growth spurt time, their weight gain will slow down so hopefully my weight gain will too. Even though I am under the 50 - 60 lbs they recommend me gaining, I am heading toward 40 pounds quickly.

1 comment:

NewsPhotoGirl said...

I loved it when they showed me that they had hair. All of a sudden I realized OMG I have little babies in there! Their weights are good. I hope they continue to be good and stay in for a few more weeks.