Friday, November 21, 2014

18 weeks

G is now 18 weeks pregnant with mono/di twins (identical).  She can now feel them.  She has been feeling movement for a few weeks but felt them from outside last night.  I didn't get to feel it tho because I was holding sleeping R and couldn't get up.  I hope to feel it soon tho!

G's appointment Nov 10th went well. I wasn't there I was at work but G and her mom went.  They listened to babies heart rates and they were in the 160s.  They scheduled the next appt which would be the big Ultrasound appt for Dec 4th.  We really thought it would be earlier since he kept saying 18 weeks and we really want to know what they are.  So the next day I made a phone call and was able to get it moved up till Nov 24th.  That is only a few days away now!!  We can't wait to know if we are having 2 boys or 2 girls!!

Last weekend Nov 15th when G was 17w4ds she got another bladder infection.  This is now the 2nd one already.  They called her in antibiotics and she is doing better now but we are hoping she doesn't keep getting them!

R is doing well.  He is baby talking up a storm lately.  He will be 15 months on Monday.  Here are some pics of him!

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Scare

First we had our next appt with the Dr. Oct 13th.  It was an quick an easy appt once we finally saw the doctor.  Listened to the heartbeats and basically that was it.  We scheduled the next appt for a month and were on our way.  Well the next evening G started bleeding.  She was 13 weeks.  I have been there I know how awful it feels but I also know that it's not always terrible.  I bled a few times with R and he is fine.  I had placenta previa so I figured that was it.  My bleeding started around the same time. I was able to stay calm but G of course was very scared and I called the doc.  Thank god I was the one that called!!  It was the on call doctor and she basically told me she thought G was loosing one of the babies but to not go to ER to just wait and come in and see our doctor the next day.  I told G that she said it happens a lot and not to panic that we would see doctor the next morning.

We went in Oct 15th to see Dr. Farrell.  I asked him if the bleeding could be the same as mine since it was around same time and he told me he doubted it.  He said "bleeding doesn't happen often and shouldn't happen.  Even tho its the same time as yours doesn't mean its the same thing."  This scared me because that is not what I was told and why couldn't it be the same thing??  I might have been upset.  Anyways they did an ultrasound 13w1d and everything was fine.  Babies looked great and were moving all around.  Looks like she had low lying placenta like I thought!!!  Doctor came in and told us that and acted like I had never even mentioned it.  I wanted to say "I told you so" but I was just so happy everything was okay that I didn't.  He told her to take it easy and rest for the next 2 weeks.  That led us to our next problem.  We had vacation scheduled and we were leaving for Florida on Saturday that same week.  He would tell us if we should or shouldn't go so we just decided to wait and see if the bleeding stopped. G had the next 3 days off work before we were leaving so she was just going to rest all that time.

Luckily the bleeding stopped the next day and we did go on vacation.  We relaxed most of time but did get to take R to Magic Kingdom one day plus we were able to do a few other fun things.

G's next appt is later today Nov 10th and she is 16w6ds and she has had no more bleeding!!  Finally got this blog back up to date lol but I am sure that won't last long.  Isn't as easy to blog with a toddler!!

Here are a few pictures from our vacation

New Doctor

So Sept 17th was our first meeting with the new doctor we had to pick since we were having twins and our midwife won't deliver twins.  At first it didn't seem to be going well because we waited a very long time to see him and the nurse wasn't very nice or helpful.  I asked her some questions about G's medical records being transferred and she automatically said "no" without even looking.  So I then asked how long it takes them to get them into their patients file (because I knew they were already faxed there I had contacted the REs office to double check) and she said "right away" which shocked me because our OBs office still uses paper files.  So I then told her they were already faxed so they must have them somewhere.  She acted irritated but finally looked into the file and found them.  Ugh!!  So right away we were like oh no we made the wrong decision!!

But Dr. Farrell came in and we loved him right away.  He was so nice and friendly and sat down and talked with us not at us.  He tried to hear the heartbeats with the doppler but couldn't which didn't concern us since G was only 9w1d.  Dr. Farrell I think was concerned tho and wanted to make sure everything was okay and ordered another ultrasound.  We weren't going to argue with seeing the babies again!! Below you can see our little beans!! Both had strong heartbeats.  I think they were both 170.

After we saw the babies again they took us to Dr. Farrells office to speak with him which I thought was nice.  He had pictures of his 4 girls in there.  Yes he has 4 girls!!  He answered all our questions and said he would do the delivery as natural as possible.  That was our big concern with switching to a doctor,  He said as long as Baby A is head down he will do a vaginal delivery.  He will let her go to 38 weeks before talking induction.  And he won't "make" her get an epidural but might suggest one if baby B isn't head down because turning that baby could hurt.  He said he would never "make" us do anything so it was great to hear.  We are very happy with our decision.  

Another thing we did learn was that it is VERY hard to go to the OBs office with a toddler lol Rayden was with us and he wanted to get into everything and he didn't like all the waiting.  Guess we need to get used to this!!  

Ultrasound #2

G's next ultrasound was scheduled for Sept 3rd.  We still hadn't picked a doctor but Wendi said she would still see her.  G went to the appt without me since I had to work.  They again saw both babies and they believed they were in their own amniotic sac.  Which is great.  Identical twins can be more risky but monochorionic, monoamniotic or monomono can be even riskier.  We are hoping they are are each in their own sac and have their own placenta (dichorionic).  But most identical twins are monochorionic-diamniotic or monodi.  We have to wait to know for sure.  Below is the ultrasound picture.  You can't see it in the picture but they think they have a membrane separating them.  The babies were 7w1d but measuring a little smaller.  No one seemed concerned they just thought it was because 2 different techs did the ultrasounds.

After the Ultrasound G met with Wendi and they discussed which doctor we should pick.  They ended up deciding on Dr. Farrell.  Wendi thought he was the best fit for us and G made an appt with him for Sept 17th.  G was very sad to be leaving Wendi  We were really looking forward to going to her again!!