Friday, May 22, 2009


Both babies are fine. Doctor must have done some bad measurements. Our baby boy weighed 3 pounds 13 ounces with a heart rate of 160 and our girl is 3 pounds 15 ounces with a heart rate of 147. Both are in the 25th - 50th percentile for a singleton. I am going to try to make sure I go to the high risk doctors for all future growth scans. There may only be a few left. It looks like our boy was resting his feet on our girls head! No wonder I felt so much action on the top of my belly this morning. Our boy ran a marathon last night from about 4-5am. I am guessing he will be sleeping the rest of the day. I am glad we can enjoy the long weekend now!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Finally a compassionate nurse!

My OBGYN took two days to get an appointment with the high risk doctor. In my world two days felt like a life time! I am pretty sure between Neal and I we drove the lady crazy. I think she only works 2 hours a day and hardly works when she is there. Anyways, they could not get me in until next Thursday. I called the high risk doctor and told her my story and simply asked if she could ease my fears. The nurse was very kind and said she would gather all of the facts, talk to the docs and give me an opinion. Apparently the only way they were comfortable was to see me and do another ultrasound. After talking to the docs, they managed to squeeze me in tomorrow at 8am. I am so happy about this. I was ok the first couple of days, but last night I started losing sleep and kept thinking I have 7 more days to wait! I am constantly analyzing every movement and kick, wondering when another will come and trying to figure out who I am feeling. Luckily our little guy has had hiccups the last two mornings and I am 100% positive it is him! It sounds as though they will be monitoring me weekly going forward. Worrying.... I am going to have to find a way to control this as I am sure it only gets worse when the little ones are out in the world, physically detached from their mommy. Reading this makes me realize how crazy I am. I even contemplated deleting the entry. Oh well, I cannot hide who I am. Feel free to look at me and say to yourself or out loud, she is crazy, I know I am!

This is the craziest picture I could find...Neal changing Connor's that is crazy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

32 weeks

Luckily I have not gotten sick anymore. Hopefully it was just a 2 day fluke. Today I had a growth ultrasound. The ultrasound machine at my gynecologist sucks. Our son is measuring a little small, well actually his head is measuring fine and his stomach and femur are measring about 3 weeks behind. For a singleton he is in the 5th percentile and for twins he is in the 15-20th percentile. Neal is saying he has a big brain, I am sure of that, he is my kid afterall. The doc is scheduling us back at the high risk doctors for another ultrasound to check the blood flow and fluid levels. Hopefully it was just a bad measurement. My cervix is still holding up fine. I am being scheduled for a c-section at 39 weeks. He would not budge on that at all. This actually puts me after the fourth of July. This doc said he assumes I will go into labor before that. I am not yet convinced of this. I have not had any contractions yet. Our boy is weighing 3 pounds 7 ounces and our girl is weighing 4 pounds. Poor guy is going to be bullied by his younger, bigger sister. My belly is now 44 inches around. My weight is up about 30 pounds.