Friday, November 20, 2009

Bat Babies, GD and Iron (again)

I had my 26 week, 4 day checkup and u/s on Wednesday and am pleased as punch to report that everything is going textbook perfectly!

Chicklet is still vertex (head down) which has been the preferred position from the very beginning.
Shadow Boxer has been in just about every position but vertex, but for now has decided to try it out!
Thus, the thumpers are now being called "Bat Babies".

The Dr. told me not to get tooooo excited because they have plenty of time and space to try out new sleeping arrangements. But since SB has never been vertex, I can't help but get excited that they are both head down.
Granted, of the three options that are available to me:
  • Squeeze two watermelons out of my vagina
  • Squeeze one watermelon out only to have an emergency C-section for the 2nd baby OR
  • Have someone cut my stomach open, reach in and haul out my babies
None of these sound very appealing. But, if I have to choose one, I'll take all vaginal please.
We won't be able to tell which way it's going to go until much, much later. Possibly up to 34 weeks, so for now, I just encourage them to keep up the upside down business.

We were able to get great measurements this time:
Chicklet, in the right corner, HB is 144, weighing in at 2 lbs, 3 oz
Shadow Boxer, in the left, HB is 154, weighing in at 2 lbs, 4 oz

Chicken and I are thrilled with these numbers b/c these kids are keeping up with the singletons in their class! I'd just like to say it again, my old OB who gave me a hard time about early weight gain can BITE ME. I know what I'm doing, thank you very much.

In other testing news, my blood pressure was 110/60 and no protein in the urine, so no risk of preeclampsia.
My cervix is tight and closed at 4.08, so no risk of babies coming out!
I passed my gestational diabetes test with 87 and believe it or not, I'm not anemic as my iron levels were 35.6.
I guess I'm just entering a new phase of the twin pregnancy (almost 3rd trimester) where I can expect to really slow down and be more tired. I'm learning to pace myself and rest up, but it's not easy as dialing it down doesn't come naturally to me!

Oh and by the way--I'm measuring at 35 weeks!!! I'm fucking HUGE, people.


Next in Line said...

I am with you that none of those options sound great for getting those bat babies out. I am going to cheer for two watermelons out of the vagina for ya. Congrats on so much good news!

S. said...

I just had a friend who had twins - one was 8.8lbs and the other 7.8lbs. Sounds like you're right on track to beat that!! Congrats.

N said...

Wow! Those are absolutely FANTASTIC numbers! Good job growing those babes. :D

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

Oh Puffer! Glad to hear its all going so well! Keep it up Mama!

thebao said...

Sounds like it's time for a belly shot! ;)
So glad to hear that all of your numbers are good. xoxo

tbean said...

You are measuring 35 weeks? Wow! Good work mama. Those babies are growing strong! That ob can suck it is right!

Libberal said...

I'm rootin for two out the vag, please. Good job taking care of those little ones in there.

Anonymous said...

Nice work mama! Nice work babies! It just hit me how close you are getting and its crazy. You seem to be the vision of health though so those babies should be happy in there for a good long while. You on the other hand, well, it might not be a beach party for you! Lugging those two around. I'm glad you have decided to take it a bit easier.

Haha, to libberal's comment. I second that.
funny shit.