Thursday, July 19, 2012

34w 3d appointment...

It has been an eventful day at our house.....

Hubs is working from home in order to let his poison oak wounds breathe. He made a second appointment with the doctor this morning and was on the receiving end of a needle to the rear- he now has steroids on board  so hopefully he will be healing soon.

I had an OB appointment. She did a quick bedside ultrasound and it looks like Baby B has found himself in an even more undesirable position than before. Not only is he transverse, he also has his back facing down -meaning all of his 'handles' for an extraction (if necessary) are hidden. I'm ok with it, we had already decided that a c-section was the best choice for us and our boys, so this was really just confirmation. 

I had my group B strep swab- no big deal, just a simple swab. It likely will not really matter either way because we are planning on a c-section.  

Since I was already undressed from the waist down (back to these appointments?) she went ahead and checked my cervix. 1cm dilated and about 80% effaced.

I had my t-dap injection today- again, no biggy. 

Today the doctor said to keep in mind it is considered average for a twin pregnancy to result in birth around 35 weeks. I'll be 35 weeks on Monday- I don't think it will happen that quickly, but she assured me every day/week I make it past Monday is frosting on the cake. 

I made my appointments from here through the end of pregnancy... that is three more appointments. Did you catch that? I will have no more than 3 more weekly appointment- perhaps less. 

We will have one more ultrasound at 37w 3d if I make it that far. This will be to check on the size of the boys and to see how they are doing in there. 

As a whole our OB practice likes to deliver twins at or around 38 weeks. I'll be 38 weeks in just a little more than three weeks! These boys are almost here! 

And now, I better buckle down and finish packing those hospital bags and I think we better find time this weekend to get the car seats installed in the car- H & A could be here any day now!



10 comments:

E and R said...

Yay, yay, yay!!! I am so excited for you!
Hope hubs starts getting some relief soon!

Kelli said...

how very exciting! hope your hubby is less itchy soon....sounds painful! hugs!

Sarra said...

So exciting!! Great to hear that everything is going well. Can't wait to check-in soon and see that the boys are here safe and sound!!!

Stephanie said...

I am getting so excited for you!! This is such a crazy, emotional, exciting time and I can't wait to hear all about these next several weeks!

MaryMargaret said...

Please, please pack your bags! My routine appointment yesterday landed me in the hospital for observation, which was a total shock! And of course, my bag isn't packed yet. Learn from my mistakes. :) I hope that the poison oak responds quickly to the steroids, and he is rash free when the babies get here! It is crazy to think how close we are. I can see the finish line!

Jesica said...

Yay for the end!

millionbabysteps said...

Wow!!! 34 weeks is so fantastic with virtually no complications, you were obviously made to bake babies! Congrats! Can't believe you are so close and can't wait for them to be here!

millionbabysteps said...

Wow 34 weeks! Doing so amazing, you were clearly made to bake babies! Can't wait to hear their birth story and for you to have them in your arms!

JM said...

Well my my- can you even believe that you're here? At 35 weeks? Having gone through a thus far completely normal and drama free TWIN pregnancy?

Amazing, amazing, amazing. So excited for you!

Emily @ablanket2keep said...

I can't believe how close you are. Hoping everything goes as smooth as possible.