Tuesday, February 27, 2007

March 5th It Is

Hello All! I am 37.3 weeks pregnant today. We went to the doctor this morning, and it looks like we'll have to go to Labor and Delivery on Monday night (March 5th). My cervix is only 1-2 cm dilated and I am 70% effaced. So, I will go in on Monday night to have the Foley Catheter inserted to expand my cervix. I'm still hoping that I will go into labor naturally, so that I don't have to go through the induction process. Keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Mark Your Calendar

I am 36weeks 5days pregnant today. We had two appointments this week and have some information for everyone. We saw the OB on Tuesday and it looks like I am 1cm dilated, and we scheduled our induction. We will go to Labor and Delivery the evening of March 5th if I am still 1cm dilated. If I’m 2cm or more dilated by then we won't need to go in until the morning of March 6th. They will start the pitocin Tuesday morning, and Dr. Uma said we should have the girls by the end of the day Tuesday!!!

I went to see the perinatologist today and we got measurements on the girls. They both weigh 5lbs 10oz. They are measuring a little smaller than they should be at this point (about a week behind), but the doctor didn't seem to be concerned. They said it was a common occurrence in twins, and there was no reason to be alarmed. Both girls are still head down and Baby A (the baby on my left) has taken the lead. They were both neck and neck for the longest time, but Baby A finally dropped down.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

35wks 4days

I had an appointment with the OB yesterday and things are still looking pretty good. I was supposed to see Dr. Uma, but I got my appointment time mixed up (again). I saw Dr. Horn instead. They gave me the Group B Strep test today, and they checked my cervix. I am still not dilated, but I am 40% effaced. The girls are still head down, and they are VERY low. The doctor said that I could go into labor at any point and encouraged me to hang in there. This past month has been very difficult physically, and I have started retaining fluid. I've gained 8lbs since last week and I really hope it's just the fluid. I am trying to stay off my feet as much as possible, but they get swollen pretty fast. I have my weekly non-stress test tomorrow at Cooper and I'm sure that will go well.