Tuesday, October 31, 2006

My babies rule.

Ultrasound / checkup results:

Twin A (presenting, i.e. closer to cervix): 3 pounds (35th percentile - just fine for a twin)

Twin B (upper): 2 pounds, 12 ounces (25th percentile -- ditto)

Both: Still girls, head down (Wahoo!!!), healthy heartbeats, very active, good amniotic fluid, and extremely cute

Cervix: Long-n-tight, no funneling

Mama: good weight gain and blood pressure. Survived icky glucose challenge -- results TBA. Got flu shot. Once again, not so good at the whole ultrasound thing. Two bouts of faintness/dizziness, luckily caught in time. (No vomiting or passing out). Taking a break, changing positions and cold compresses helped. A. was a champion advocate. And the doc doing the scan was very good, compassionate, vigilant, etc.

A.: Awesome. Not afraid to ask questions, check in frequently, or speak on my behalf and ask for more time / help / rest / explanations / etc. when I'm trying to be a tough guy or a nice, well-behaved patient. He's going to be amazing during the birth.

Overall: Fabulous. All is going extremely well. No problems, no signs of early labor, both babies growing well. I'm thrilled that they're both head down. They could still conceivably change positions, but their current positions bode well for a vaginal delivery, which would make me very happy. I'd really like to avoid a casearean birth if possible.

Best Halloween costume seen in waiting room: a man with a hat in the shape of a roast chicken. The best part was how he just sat there next to his pregnant wife, reading the paper, acting perfectly normal and quite serious -- but with a chicken on his head.


Blogger Motel Manager said...

Love the Halloween costume!

Great news on all fronts. What a well-behaved family you have!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Good for all of you. I had a friend carry the full nine months with her twins. I'm not sure if you'll think that a good or a bad thing...

You didn't say if your girls were wearing costumes.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

My doctor has said that if I wanted, he would induce me after 38 weeks (he might even recommend it) because not to do so "would just be cruel." I tend to agree.

As for costumes, it was a little hard to tell -- they're getting cramped in there -- but I think one was a cowgirl and one was a sexy witch.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Larki said...

So glad to hear all the good news! We knew the girls would be awesome and lo, they are!

The roast chicken hat makes me incredibly happy.

2:23 PM  

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