Thursday, February 24, 2011

18 weeks and Doc Appt.

So I went to the docs on Wed. 2/23 and after a long conversation and a lot of contradicting himself I came home confused. The doc wanted me to call my primary OB and see what to do about the contractions I have been having and how to approach the situation. One thing very hard for non-TAC docs to understand is that you can contract and have no cervical changes (since the TAC prevents the changes).

Came home and called my primary OB and they called the high risk doc back.....I ended up with a prescription for Indocin to stop the contractions and was told to stay of my feet. I was hoping that with no funneling I would have no contractions but apparently I have 1 very irritable uterus.......

I still have placenta previa which is now becoming concerning because of the contractions and my risk of hemorrhaging. I was told if the contractions persist or get worse I am looking at a long stay in the hospital on bedrest.......Hoping this does not happen and I will advocate to stay at home since it's easier for me that way...

The biggest complication I face is how limited my activity has to become and the fact that I have a 3 year old that needs me to take care of her....I feel horrible that I can't be up and do everything for her. She is the best daughter and because she is so smart is able to do lots all by herself!!!

Hoping the next few weeks fly by and I can pass 22 weeks (time of first loss) and then move past 24, 28 and 30......35 is the big goal for me at this point and that will be on 6/22........

Thursday, February 17, 2011

17 weeks!!!

We are on our way to the first goal of 24 weeks!!!! 24 weeks is the age of viability in the doctors eyes.....Not my favorite term but I can breathe easier once I pass that point...Then it's the 28 week mark followed by 32 weeks and we will be home free from there.

We went ahead and bought the stroller and car seats while they were on sale....It's early but I have much confidence in this pregnancy so I am staying positive!!!

The last couple days have been a lot of growing and pulling...Both babies are very active. Aria likes the daytime and Alexander starts bouncing around at night when I lay down to go to bed....I am hoping that schedule changes!!!

I had to venture out and buy some new maternity shirts that are longer since the others are getting to short and very fast.

I am happy to say my TAC is holding very well. I have lots of pressure but was told it's from the placenta and Baby Aria sitting right on top of the TAC. I am open to the stitch (which is expected) we just make sure I remain closed under it. Right now my cervix measures 4+ cm long and closed tight from stitch down. At this point with Addy I only had about 1.5cm of cervix left and was completely funneled.....I am not on bedrest but due to uterine irritability I am staying off my feet and keeping hydrated!!!!

I will keep everyone posted as I get new info and progress!!!


16 week twins



16w4d "I am already bigger"


Stroller

1 of 2 carseats

The Set

The arrows point to my TAC (stitch) and thats placenta and baby sitting right on top of it!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sexes Revealed 16w1d Ultrasound

First off...Baby A is a girl (Aria) and Baby B is a boy Alexander!!! Yay we are so excited and Claudia is overjoyed to be getting a boy!!!!!

Aria weighs 6 oz and is in the 79% (An average 16 week baby is 3.5 oz.) She is on the bottom and is a little squished so we didn't get many good pics. We were able to see she has a normal 3 vessel cord and 4 chamber heart. We even saw her tiny kidneys. The tail-end of Aria's placenta is still over my internal cervix opening, so I am anxious for that to MOVE!!!!!

Alexander weighs 5 oz and is in the 73%. He is on top and taking up all the room in the entire top part of my uterus. He loves to stretch completely out, he also loves kicking his sister in the head (Not nice!!!). He would not turn in the right way so we didn't get to see much. We will take a look at his heart at 20 weeks and try and see the umbilical cord. He is great at hiding important things.

The cervix: Well I couldn't be happier to announce that it measures 3.62cm and shut tight. It is shortening but that's expected, from stitch down it's sealed and that's what we want. My uterus is a little irritable but I started the 17P(progesterone) shots today and that should help. I have very active babies so they trigger it sometimes.

I am 16w1d and my uterus is measuring 24 WEEKS!!!!!! Which means I have healthy babies and I am going to be GINORMOUS!!!! Doc is happy with everything and we hope everything stays good. I am due back in 2 weeks and will update more then :-)!!!!!!

Aria

Alexander

Alexander (top) Aria(bottom)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Regular OB appt.

Well I have only gained 2 pounds in the last 4 weeks ARG!!!!! I am also spilling protein in my urine which means I am dehydrated. So more food and water. They told me to eat every hour or so even when I am not hungry bahahahaha!!!!!

We did get to hear the heartbeats and both sound great, although they were trying to avoid the doppler and it was kinda funny.

It was confirmed they are pinching my sciatic nerve and a chiropractor might be helpful. I am in lots of pain so I will be making an appt. I also measure about 6-7 months pregnant and won't even be 4 months till tomorrow. I am ginormous!!!

Hoping to find out the sexes on Thurs when I have my ultrasound and praying my cervix is long and closed.


Me today 15w6d


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

15 Weeks Today!!!!

So it's been a bit of a roller coaster the past week but I am now 15 weeks!!!!! That means in 1 more week we find out the sexes YAY!!!!! Things are looking up for the future and I can't wait to start buying the baby stuff...
How awesome to have a house full of babies. They truly are a blessing and I will bend over backwards to get them as close to full term as possible. I know the best blessing in life is to be a mother and I get a double blessing all at once so that means I am double blessed.

My Angel Gabriella was due this month and it's always a hard month for me to get through. I know she is in a better place and I have to trust in God to know that. Through her I was able to have Addyson and then be blessed with twins!!!! For this I am thankful for her Everyday and miss her every moment I am alive!!!!

Stay tuned for the announcement of the sexes Feb. 10th!!!! Hoping they both let us take a peek!!!