25 weeks

May 9th, 2012

I’m amazed to be 25 weeks, and incredibly grateful to have gone this long without any major issues.

(Knock on wood please.)

The fluid situation is about the same – a little worse actually – but our doctor is very optimistic and encouraging. To have made it this far is huge, and every week is a milestone and a blessing. I love being pregnant and want it to go on as long as possible, despite the major discomforts. Our doctor basically said that as long as I don’t get too uncomfortable, he won’t do any procedures. Baby B’s fluid has remained stable – around 4cm – which is a really good thing, and even though Baby A’s fluid keeps going up, the main problem seems to be that I’ll be uncomfortable (like not being able to breathe). I asked if I could just deal with the discomfort, and the doctor said yes.

So that’s the plan – suck it up and keep the babies procedure free. “Too uncomfortable” is relative, and unless I feel like I’m dying, I’m going to just deal with everything. I can’t lay down without being in pain and I can’t get the mail without getting out of breath, but it’s all worth it.

Another big thing is my cervix; if that was getting smaller, we’d have problems, but my cervix is “a mile long” and that’s a really really good thing.

We’ll be keeping up the weekly sonograms with our doctor as well as every-other-week appointments with my regular ob-gyn. That’s 6 doctor visits a month. It’s really wonderful to be able to see the babies every week and hear their heartbeats on the doppler twice a month as well. That’s the best part of this whole thing for sure.

I passed my gestational diabetes test, so that’s another great thing. The risk of gestational diabetes is very high with twins.

Baby A weighed in at 1 pound, 11 ounces, and B at 1 pound, 12 ounces. So they’re really close in size, and, according to the doctor and sonographers, we “have really big babies.” They’re both in the 60th percentile. They told me that whatever I’m doing is working, and to keep it up. So I ignore all the naysayers and continue to keep up the crazy calorie and protein consumption and get a lot of rest.

I’m trying to stay positive and hopeful – the doctor felt we could make it to 36 weeks, and I’m sticking with that hope.

Let’s go babies!

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