Saturday, August 25, 2012

32++ Weeks!!

Happy Weekend!!  I meant to post earlier this week, but work was busy and exhausting.  Then, I would come home and catch up on my blogs, but get too tired to then post anything.  I was back working days this week which was nice, but it was busy and it was tough to get a chance to sit down throughout the day.  Everyone has been incredible at work though and it's funny because people who don't know I'm having twins think that I should be due any day now...I just tell them that I would like to keep these babies cooking for a little while longer!!

I had a growth ultrasound at 32 weeks on Wednesday.  Both babies are still measuring on track for singletons, but they are starting to slow down in growth.  However, they have evened out more.  Baby girl weighed in at 4lbs 1oz and Baby boy at 3lbs 15 oz.  So, that's 8lbs of baby!!  I'm really hoping to get them to at least 6 lbs by delivery!! They are measuring in the 35th percentile for singletons, which is a bit of a decrease from the 80th percentile for her and the 56th percentile for him at 28 weeks, but the MFM said that this was normal now and he would expect them to stay around there or slow down a little bit more over the course of the next month.  I'm going to just do my best to keep growing big healthy babies by resting as much as I can, eating well, and drinking lots of water!!

I asked my doctor about Non-Stress Tests and Biophysical Profiles for monitoring the twins and he said that as long as they are both growing well and moving then they do not need any additional monitoring.   I would definitely prefer the extra monitoring, but for now that's okay.  Are any of you getting extra monitoring in the late 3rd trimester?  Should I be more insistent on it??  Also, any thoughts on twin vaginal birth or experiences?  I'm starting to get nervous about just getting them here safe and sound.  I feel like a c-section is safe and reliable, but if they are in the right position and I can try a vaginal delivery that might be okay too, but I know that things can get dicey with Baby B.  Let me know what you all think!!

In other news, we received our crib mattresses yesterday.  We went with the Colgate Classica III.  We wanted to get one of the Moonlight Slumber mattresses, but they were too long to fit in our crib.  We also looked at the Sealy Soybean Everedge from Babies R US, but there were about 10 reviews stating that this mattress started to sag after a little use.  The Colgate mattress was in our price range and all the reviews said if anything it was too hard, which is fine by us!!  It was very exciting finally getting to put our sheets on and see how the cribs look all dressed up.  Then, we started organizing some baby stuff.  We still have a lot of work to do, but it's coming together!!

I will try to post some pics of the nursery progress later and maybe even some bump photos!!

Happy Weekend!!


  1. Can't wait to see pics of the nursery! Sounds like babies are getting close to thier arrival. Just a few more weeks!

  2. How exciting!!!! I'm about to embark on my first IVF and reading this puts a smile on my face. congrats.

  3. Oh my goodness!!! This is for real :) They will be here soooon. :) Can you believe it?

  4. Congrats on making it so far with such great news - hang in there and keep growing those babies!

  5. My babies have also slowed down in the growth OB was concerned and we had some extra monitoring done, but it appears that everything is fine.
    I did have a biophysical profile done a few weeks ago (probably around 32 weeks).
    As far as the birth goes, this is the hot topic of conversation for myself these days. I just had an OB appointment today and we talked a lot about it. My babies have been in the head down vertex position for weeks and should (fingers crossed) remain that way. I was told no matter their presentation, it's up to us whether we want to try for a vaginal or go for a c-section. Baby B also makes me nervous...
    After talking with my OB, as long as they are both in the vertex position, I decided I'm going to go for a vaginal birth. I figure, if they are both in position why not try to avoid surgery? Our baby B is also the smaller of the two, so our OB felt confident they could manually keep him in place after A is born. If he flips, the OB said they have a maneuver (I forget the medical term), where they can grab the baby by the feet and basically pull him out. The head getting stuck is a concern, but since B is the smaller of the two this shouldn't be an issue.
    It's a lot to think about!! I personally just don't want the extra recovery time from a c-section and want to avoid it if possible. I don't know that I'll be able to; only time will tell.
    Anyway, those are my thoughts! It's a difficult decision.