Monday, January 30, 2012

Appointment with the Specialist

I had my last appointment with the specialist today.  Addyson is estimated to weigh 5lbs7oz and be 18 inches long.  Kynley is estimated to weigh 4lbs15oz and be 18.5 inches.  Kynley is still breech and probably will not turn back at this point.  Addyson is still head down and extremely low.  Since the beginning, this doctor has told me that he would want me to deliver by 38 weeks, if I make it that far.  Today, he said he didn't think that would be a problem.  We'll see though.  These girls could have other plans!  I plan on trying to make it as far as possible.  I have another OB appointment Wednesday so I will update again then.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

OB Appointment

I had an OB appointment today.  My legs and ankles started swelling last night so I was glad I already had this appointment scheduled.  My blood pressure is fine and there was no protein in my urine so they aren't too concerned with pre-eclampsia at this point.  She said I need to be resting more and off my feet as much as possible.  Addyson is already engaged in my pelvis and Kynley is no longer transverse - she's completely breech.  My uterus is measuring 41 weeks.  Basically, this could happen at any point or it could still be a few weeks.  They are going to check me next week to see if I've started to dilate.  I see the specialist on Monday so we'll get approximate weights at that appointment.  It's getting closer!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

34 weeks

Here we are at 34 weeks:

We found out at an OB appointment on January 12th that Kynley has turned transverse.  Little stinker.  As long as Addyson stays head down, we should still be able to attempt a vaginal delivery.  They'll just try to turn Kynley in the right position once Addyson is out.  Sounds simple, right??  These past couple of weeks with her head jammed up against my ribs has been quite painful.  They are pretty certain she's bruising me from the inside out.  There's just not a lot of room for both of them in there!

I'm being seen at the OB once a week now so I'll update the blog as things happen.  They told me last week that once I hit 34 weeks they wouldn't take any drastic measures to stop labor if it started.  Still hoping to last a few more weeks, though.

I think my biggest complaint at this point in the pregnancy is the lack of sleep.  I'm hardly sleeping at all.  At the least, I'm up every hour - either to use the bathroom or to change position because of the rib pain or because my hips are aching.  Mentally, I think this is the biggest challenge - mainly because I know I won't be getting much sleep once the girls get here.  This is only temporary and my girls are much better off inside than out right now.  I'm taking it day by day!

Monday, January 9, 2012

32 Weeks

Here we are at 32 weeks:

I had an appointment with the specialist today.  Addyson is estimated to weigh 3lbs15oz and Kynley 3lbs13oz.  That's almost 8lbs of baby!  Both of them are measuring around 16.3 inches long.  They are both still head down which is awesome.  They don't anticipate them turning at this point but anything is possible.  The contractions are getting more intense and painful but they aren't changing my cervix yet.  Every day I can keep them inside is a blessing.  Taylor was 8lbs3oz when she was born so my uterus is almost as big as it was with her.  I hope it doesn't think it's time yet!

Here is Kynley:

And here is Addyson (she was putting her fingers in her mouth):