Friday, February 25, 2011

Getting Close!!

I went to my OB today.... and she told me she would be surprised if she saw me in the office next Friday for my next appointment! She thinks the babies will be here on Monday or Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

10 Pounds of Babies!

I had a growth ultrasound and BPP this morning. Both Kyle and Emily passed the BPP again with flying colors - neither one of the knows how to stay still!

The growth ultrasound brought a little bit of concern. Emily was measuring at 4 lbs 7 oz and Kyle was measuring at 5 lbs 10 oz. The "goal" is for the babies to have less than a 20% difference in their weight, but Kyle and Emily have a 22% difference. After the tech gave me the measurements, she went out to review the images with the doctor. I then had another tech come in to redo some of the measurements. Then my original tech came back to take some different measurements and after her, yet another tech came in to take some more! It was crazy. Finally, the doctor came in to talk to me. (It was a different doctor at MFM that I hadn't seen before and he looked and talked exactly like my cousin Jack - it was kinda weird.) The doctor explained that all of the measurements for both Kyle and Emily were within the normal range - Kyle just happens to be at the higher end of the normal range for weight and Emily is at the lower end for the weight. He explained that because everything else was normal and that their weights were still within the normal range, that he wasn't too concerned at this point. They will just keep a closer eye on both of their weights. Hopefully Emily will have a growth spurt like Kyle did!

Other than that, things are going okay pregnancy wise. I am getting big and even more uncomfortable. My maternity clothes are starting to get tight. My back hurts pretty much constantly. But Emily and Kyle need to stay in my belly for a little bit long, so I am more than happy to endure the pains so that my babies can keep growing and come out healthy!

Please pray for me and the babies as we are in this final stretch!

In other than baby news, Brent started a second part time job this week! This is driving for a dry cleaning company in the afternoons when he is done with Primos. We also have been in "communication" with a church in southern Indiana about a possible ministry - so please pray with us about the opportunity.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I'm Dialated!

I'm dialated to a 1/2 cm! We're getting close!

The doctor reduced my hours again at work... I'm done to 4 hours a day.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Another BPP Passed!

I had another BPP ultrasound this morning and both of the babies did well! Emily was a little sleepy at first, but she started moved around by the end. Both Kyle and Emily are practice breathing and moving all their little parts! We didn't really see their faces again - Emily is so far down and facing my back and Kyle's face is behind Emily's butt still! They tech said they both have hair - Kyle more than Emily! And once again - Kyle was more than willing to show us his little boy parts!
Both of their hearts look and sound good! The PAC in Emily's seems to have resolved itself!!!!
Next week we will have another BPP, as well as growth scan. And this Friday I go back to my OB.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Finally an Update!

Sorry for the slowness in updating... It's been a long week and most of my "free" time as been spent sleepy or trying to sleep.

Sunday I started having contractions at church... at first they were about 10 minutes apart, but once we got home and I laid down and rested they slowed to 20-30 minutes apart. Monday I was still having contractions 20-30 minutes apart and in the afternoon they were starting to be a little more uncomfortable, so I gave the doctor a call and they sent me to the hospital. I was hooked up to the monitors and watched for a bit. They did a test called an fFN test, which came back negative - that told the doctors I had at least another two weeks before I go into labor. My cervix was still closed, but it was soft. They told me to go home and take it easy.

Wednesday we went to Maternal Fetal for the BPP ultrasound. They basically are watching for the babies' movement and "practice breathing." They get points for moving their body, for the practice breathing, for moving their arms and legs, and other such things. Kyle and Emily both got perfect scores! Emily's heart was a lot better, but still not completely normal. Before she was having the extra beat in every pattern, but on Wednesday it was only once every 5 or 6 patterns! The tech was trying to get pictures of the babies for me, but they weren't cooperating very well. In the 3D we could kind of see Emily's face, but she wasn't staying very still and kept putting her arms in from of her face, along with her umbilical cord. We did get a 3D picture of Kyle's ear... but couldn't see his face because it was hiding behind Emily's butt! We did however see his little boy parts in 3D a couple times - he kept showing those off! Silly boy!

Friday I had an appt with my OB. She told me my cervix is all thinned out, but not dilated yet. I have been having more frequent headaches and seeing flashing lights when I have headache - apparently this is related to my blood pressure, which is a little high. She reduced my work hours to only 6 hours a day - hoping to give me time to get more rest and such. More rest should help slow down my contractions (still having pretty consistently 30-45 minutes apart) and should help my blood pressure stay down.

We got back to Maternal Fetal next Wednesday for another BPP and then Friday to the OB - pray for no trips to the hospital this week!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Just a Quick Update...

I had an appointment this morning. Emily's heart sounded good! Let's hope it does again next week when I have the Biophysical Profile (a fancy ultrasound) done.