27 weeks with the Twins
I took this picture below because I thought it was funny that my stomach stuck out so far over the sink while getting ready for bed :)
This week has been really stressful for me. I'm a bit emotional and super stressed with work. I have 2 weeks left before maternity leave and still no temp or replacement. Plus my co-worker is leaving for Hawaii for 2 weeks this Sunday. I need to somehow next week do my job and train a temp to do my job, while holding down the accounting fort during one of our busiest months of the year. With a new billing system that I don't 100% understand. Awesome!
Okay enough of that mess. Sooooo things this week with the babies. Lets see they are getting stronger and bigger. Monday we found Baby B is 2 pounds 5oz and Baby A is 2 pounds 1oz. I've been in a lot of pain (round ligament pain) all day, everyday for the last week. This Saturday will mark 7 months pregnant, so it seems about right since they are putting on their baby fat :) Baby A is head down and kicks me in the ribs all day, so much to where my ribs are sore and feel bruised. He also must be kicking his brother in the head all day because Baby B is breached and with the recent ultrasounds we've gotten to see that Baby A has been using Baby B's face as a foot rest. And Baby B is using Baby A's face as a butt rest. So Funny!!!!
My Stomach is getting so big it's been uncomfortable to walk. I haven't slept well all week and have been so tired at work. I think I'm just mentally drained. There is so much going on in my life all at once and I can't think straight. And to think I haven't seen nothing yet. FanFreakinTastic :)
Check out my Sweet Cankles!!! My calf's and ankles have been quite swollen these days.
Monday I did my Glucose Test and yes the Orange soda drink was gross. How this test works is they take your blood, then you have to drink a water bottle of super sweet orange soda tasting juice. They give you 5 minutes to drink it. You then wait one hour and they take your blood again, then wait another hour and they take your blood once again. I almost threw up 5 times during the first hour of waiting. What they are testing for is gestational diabetes. Lucky for me the Lab people gave me my own room with a bed, so I didn't have to wait for 2 hours in the waiting room with all the sick people, since they were super busy.
This week we went to the high risk facility to get the babies tested, they get tested every 2 weeks to make sure their are no signs of twin to twin transfusion which is uncommon but can occur in identical twins who share a placenta. So how are appointments go are we arrive and they do a in depth ultrasound of each baby 20-30 minutes a baby. Once the scans are done a random doctor on staff who is available then looks over the results and comes in to the room and tells you the results. What looks good, what looks bad and what looks abnormal that they want to keep an eye on. Like for example 2 ultrasounds ago Baby B had an enlarged kidney so they wanted to keep an eye on it. Then during our last ultrasound they found the kidney was back to normal size and posed no threat.
So Monday we get the scans and a Doctor comes in the room to give us the results. I will admit the guy was not as professional as the other doctor's we've worked with (every appointment we meet with a different doctor). So the good news is still no signs of twin to twin transfusion and the babies look fantastic except for one thing. He then tells us that each twin has 1 cementer of extra fluid in their brains. I think OMG WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN!!! He then explains that it's called Hydrocephalus and that the level of extra fluid that they have in there brains does not pose a threat and would only pose a threat if they gain two more centimeters of fluid in their brains. He then rubbed me the wrong way by saying it's a serious condition but don't worry about it, I mean you should be worried but it's not bad yet so don't worry, while smiling. Ugh! Not at all professional. Have some respect Bro!
So they are going to keep an eye on it and see what it looks like in 2 weeks. Holy Crap! I tried telling myself everything will be fine and not to worry about it and that it's probably very common, but people never even know about it cause there baby's aren't getting the kind of attention our babies are. But as the day went by I began to get more and more upset. Once I got to work I vented to my coworker/best friend Katie broke down crying, she gave me a big hug and I then felt a lot better. I couldn't imagine what I would do if my babies had any problems or serious illnesses or disorders. So that's my sob story and the HUGE reason for my stress this week on top of a dozen other things.
SO ENOUGH WITH THE SAD STUFF AND ON TO SOME AWESOME 3D/4D PICTURES
So if you read my last blog I wrote about how we where going to get the 3D/4D ultrasounds done on Saturday. Billy and I invited all the grandparents to come join us. So we all headed over and packed in to the room for the ultrasound. Dr. Lance scanned each baby for 30 minutes a piece. Baby A was semi cooperating while Baby B did not cooperate at all. I was sooooo sad that we didn't really get any good shots of them so he had me come back and charged me $20 for another 30 min's. So I did and These were the pictures we got :)
Meet Baby A
So the big white blob in front of the half of his face is Baby B's butt :)
Looks like we have a thumb sucker :) So cute!
Meet Baby B
This was trip #2 right off the bat we got a good face shot :)
Then a minute later Baby B put his feet right in front of his face and began playing with his toes. It was sooo cute. Yet I was bummed because after that we couldn't get anymore face shots. Below you can see his profile, his arm is covering his mouth and his leg goes right over his head.
You can see here with the regular ultrasound view that his feet were right in front of his face. I don't know how he's able to bend that way but I totally understand why I've been in so much pain all week. haha.. So cute.
Here are some shots outside of the womb for are 3D/4D Ultrasound.
Crazy how you can see little baby lumps on my tummy.
Billy and the Twin's Grandparents!!!
From Left to Right Billy, My Mom, Billy's Dad, My Dad and Billy's Mom
Listening to the babies heartbeat
Billy and I with Dr. Lance of Scan Babies
The Grandma's My Mom and Step Mom