Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another Doctor Visit

Today I had a visit with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist. He was wearing a bow-tie. That's not really relevant, just thought it was interesting. Anyway, the appointment went REALLY well. I got another super-long ultrasound and everything and everyone is nice and healthy. The ultrasound takes forever because there is a ton of stuff they have to take a picture of and sometimes measure and label. I would say they took 50-70 pictures of each baby.

Of concern at this visit was the girls' hearts. They looked fine at the last appointment 8 weeks ago but occasionally they will discover a problem at the second visit even after everything looked fine the first time. The only reason this was a concern was because Steve's family has a history of congenital heart defects. But, as I said, everything looked great.

Things we found out today: we are definitely still having two girls (thank god), Baby B has some hair (don't know about Baby A), Baby A had her butt in her sister's face- not sure what that says about her... Also we found out that Baby A weighs in at 2 pounds and 15 ounces and her little sister, Baby B is at 2 pounds 13 ounces. For those of you adding it up at home, that's almost 6 pounds of baby! No wonder I'm so tired and my tummy feels so heavy. Plus all the other stuff that comes with babies.

The last (and best!) thing that they told me is that my cervix is "a mile long." That means that I am not having any signs of preterm labor. Nothing is dilating or effacing- the doctor feels that I'm still going to be pregnant for a good while. I almost felt like I was wasting his time being so healthy. This is a doctor that sees high-risk pregnant women all day every day. He has to deliver a lot of bad news to a lot of upset parents. I'm sure he is glad to see someone that is so healthy but I kind of felt like I didn't have much reason to be there. Anyway, I was released from his care today and I have a regular OB visit next week! All said, a very good day.


  1. Congrats!! Twin girls are truely a blessing!

  2. Awesome appointment it sounds like!! Keep it up!

  3. That's great! I am glad to hear that they will be staying in there for awhile even though I can't even imagine how heavy they are to carry around. Way to go momma on being so healthy!

  4. Wonderful news!! It's amazing how quickly the babies grow and gain weight isn't it? And to be able to tell that one of them already has hair?? We have such amazing technology now!! So glad to hear you all are doing well! I look forward to following the rest of your journey as well - it gives me an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks! =)