Had my 28 week appointment last week (I was actually 27 weeks 5 days). They did a growth scan beforehand and everything looks good. In fact, baby A has picked up a couple days.
Baby A had a heartbeat of 140 bpm, he's measuring exactly 27 weeks exactly and is about 2lbs 1oz (32%). So he's now 5 days behind our due date instead of 7.
Baby B had a heartbeat of 152bpm, he's measuring 28 weeks 1 day and about 2lbs 9oz (56%) and is ahead of our due date by 3 days.
I was not happy with the doctor I saw this time. There's 5 in the practice and whichever one is on call when I deliver is the one that will come in. I've only seen 3 of the doctors now, 2 I like - this one not so much. She did nothing but sit there and tell me I'm gaining too much and everything else I'm doing wrong. Without going into detail, the second half of my appointment was not good. I've gained 30 lbs total so far in this pregnancy. At week 28 I don't think thats bad. My doctor said to plan on 45-50lb gain by the end. Given that I only have 10ish weeks left, I think 30lbs isn't bad at all and not far off from that target weight. This doctor said I should only be gaining 40lbs total. (um, ok, I gained 35 with each of my singletons, how on earth am I only alotted 5 extra pounds when there's an entire second baby in there??). Given some of the things she said and didn't do (she did nothing, no measurements or anything) I'm just blowing that appointment off and patiently waiting for my next one. I like this next doctor I'm seeing. Then after this I'll be seeing my main doctor for the rest of my appointments - Yay!
I'll start seeing the dr every 2 weeks now. My next appointment is already this coming Monday. Time is flying by quick, I can't believe I'm already into bi-weekly appointments. My next ultrasound is the day after Christmas, then after that they want to do growth scans every week to check on the babies... That seems like a lot to me so we'll see what happens.
My goal date right now is to make it to 35 weeks (which is right around January 15th). That's next month! Just over 5 more weeks and I've reached my goal! After that I'm shooting for February 6th (38 weeks). Here's to hoping babies stay put for awhile yet! I'm not ready for two newborns in just 5 weeks!
A trip to Labor and Delivery.
On Friday (November 30th) I had noticed that my normally very active baby B was being unusually quiet. I didn't worry too much because I know babies have lazy days too and figured he was just having some quiet time. While at work Friday night I started to worry some. It had been at least 12 hours since I really felt him move around and that was very abnormal for him. Remember, this is the baby that drives me crazy because he moves around so much! By the time I went home, went to bed and woke up multiple times, I got myself worked into a panic. It was 24 hours and still nothing. This is far to close to Gabriel's birthday for comfort. Even Derrick was begining to panic. I had been downing juice, sugar, pop, candy, and resting, I was doing everything I could to make him move - nothing was working. After a quick call to my doula, and a quick call to my mom to come get Evelyn,. we made a trip into labor and delivery. They hooked me up to the monitors, found both heartbeats and had may lay there flat on my back for 1 full hour. We were listening to all the movement going on in there - only some of it I could feel (now thats wierd haha). Everything is fine, both babies sounded great. The assumption is that Baby B just switched positions on me so now for some reason I don't feel him so much. The last few days though, he has been kicking up a storm in there - he seems to be back to his old self.
Its crazy to think we're already almost here. Almost to Gabriel's 1st birthday. Its been a rocky road the last week or so, hormones are flying high and emotions are too. We haven't planned a memorial or party or anything this year. It doesn't feel fitting. His funeral was small and personal and his 1st birthday will be too. Thats not to say we aren't doing anything, because we are. Just us. (that'll be its own post).
I had some stress with work, for awhile they weren't going to let me have this weekend off easily. I was really stressing out about it, after standing my ground though they figured it out. Now I can spend this weekend with Derrick and Evelyn and focus on what I need to be thinking and feeling. I think its going to be crucial that I am able to just feel as I need to and not feel like need to mask it for a guest or fellow employee.
Well, I guess that's a long enough update. I'll post again after Gabriel's birthday and show you how that went for us.