Wednesday, April 9, 2008

post doc

Whew, what a day! A major milestone occurred this morning at work - I felt the babies moving all morning long! Wow, I wasn't 100% convinced, but this is the second day of this funny little feeling, so I've decided to own it and celebrate! I need a little jubilation in my life, don't you think?

I just got back from MFM and am about to take a nap, but I know some of you have been waiting right along with me to see how today's appointment went, so here you have it:

Babies looked great! They surprised me with an ultrasound and I was completely unprepared- no video this time, and no stills of the babes, either. They were complete fabulous and miraculous as ever, though, moving all about. Even though the ultrasound machine wasn't a good one, we could see their individual vertebrae, their eye sockets, facial profiles, and pelvic bones! Their legs are getting so long, and they were both well-behaved, meaning they did Mama a good one by moving and stretching the whole time. Both are heads-down, which is great, but doesn't mean too much at just (nearly) 15 weeks (14w5d, to be exact).

I didn't have an internal exam today - I was again reassured that the spotting is completely normal, and I only need to report in to them if it changes in color. But the great news is that it seems like it's stopping!!! What relief!

My blood pressure was a stellar, amazing 114/76 - one of my lowest in years. Who would have thought that I'd get pregnant and my BP would go down? Wonderful, miraculous babies, these are. Finally, I only gained 2 pounds, which is perfect. It's still weird to read those big numbers on the scale, as my total weight gain is 18#! Yowza! That's more than a pound for each week of pregnancy, but no worries - that's the aim in a twin pregnancy.

So, the long and short of it is that the mama is doing great, and the babies are as perfect as ever, swimming around like two little otters.

A very happy day indeed.


  1. You'll never guess what I'm doing as I read this post.

    weeping, you got it. shocking I know.
    love you, and LOVE THOSE BABIES!!

  2. What fun!!! Glad everything is going so well for you.

    My little buggers are measuring a week ahead of schedule, and I'm feeling little wiggles here and there too. I wasn't sure at first either, but since they were completely foreign feelings, I'm owning it as well! :)


  3. Woohoo!! So amazing! :D

  4. Yay little otters! I'm so glad that everything has been going so well for you. I start off every morning going to your blog and checking on how you and the little ones are doing :-) I'm sending you lots of hugs and love from DC.

  5. totally amazing day, thanks for bringing me along!

  6. there is nothing to describe those first flutters. congratulations on the feelings. what a miracle is all this grammy can say. hug, hug,