We had an appointment yesterday and got to see the Luckies again! They're growing great. Little Lady is measuring in at 1lb 8oz, and Big Bubba is 1lb 10 oz. I can't believe how big they're getting! We had the new u/s tech yesterday and I didn't like her too much...she couldn't get any profile pictures of their faces so all she gave us were gender shots...which I don't mind having more lovely evidence of Bubba's bits if you will...but I'm sad that she couldn't give us some more. We did get some good chances to see our little ones though, even if we didn't get pics. It was so cute- Bubba was completely folded- he had his legs stretched straight out over the top of his head! I don't know how they do that...I'm impressed already ;) Both babies are breech right now- doc is still very much leaning toward c-section for us. We picked a date today for the LAST day I'll be pregnant- 11/02/2011! :) She really thinks we'll make it that far. My cervix is apparently fabulous right now- long and closed. Had my first manual cervical check of the pregnancy- not too bad (I was worried it would hurt more than non-preggo exams, but no, not at this point). They did the swab to check for risk of pre-term labor in the next couple of weeks- I'll hear about that today but doc had no worries.
The doc was very pleased with where we're at- how we're all growing and gaining. She was also pleased with our progress in getting ready for the babies to be here. I told her about the classes and the visit with the pediatrician. We also talked about our hesitancy with the daycare situation and how we haven't picked one yet...that's a story for a whole other post unfortunately (it's just me and my paranoia...and feeling like no one is good enough...ugh).
I told her about my weird new symptom of trouble taking a deep breath when I wake up. I'm not short of breath at all like I thought I'd be (and I'm sure I'll be soon enough) but it feels tight like I have bronchitis or asthma (I had asthma as a kid). I'm not wheezing though. We decided if it gets a lot worse then maybe I'll try an inhaler but I'm fine with it now as long as it's not dangerous.
We also talked about the gestational diabetes test and I got the order to go get that done. I'm nervous. I have a really, really good feeling that I'm gonna fail and I just don't want to. I don't want to have to worry and monitor my carbs and my sugar. I know it's best, it's smart. I just hope that something changed and I'm miraculously gonna do AWESOME on it. Positive thinking!
Then- the best part- my company offers ergonomic chairs if you have a doctor's note. I've been sitting in my chair at the office up to this point and totally hating every minute of it but feeling like a wuss. But I decided the other day that screw this- I have plenty reason to get an ergonomic chair. I'm not sure what the "features" are, but a little extra lumbar support would be real nice. And maybe some additional cushioning around the bum area- my tail bone literally feels like it's broken sometimes. It's all good if I'm not sitting for more than 20 minutes. But if I need to sit there for any length of time, ouch. SO- we're getting the "special" chair. My doc was like "Of course- I write scripts for anything!" YAY!
AND THEN- she brought up a handicapped parking pass. I hadn't even considered. Honestly. I waddle past the spots slowly as I'm walking from the back of the overly full parking lot in 115 degree weather thinking "that'd be nice" from time to time, but I hadn't really considered that it'd ever be an option. She said that at 6 months preggo with twins- it's definitely an option. I don't think I'd ever use it anywhere but my office, but it'd be totally sweet at work since we have too many cars and not enough spaces... so, she hooked a sister up! I feel slightly awkward about it and a little guilty. There are plenty more people who need a handicap spot way more than me. If there's ever only one left, I promise I won't take it!!! I have to go down to the DMV to get it, so I'm sure that'll be put off for another several weeks (does anyone actually like the DMV?). But it lasts for 6 months so she pointed out that it can come in REAL handy after a c-section with twins as well... bonus!
One of my favorite ladies is coming to visit this weekend and I'm SO excited!!! B and I need to clean the house a bit, but my nesting (and B's cleanliness and general awesomeness) has helped keep it mildly organized so it shouldn't be too much. But the SHOWER is this weekend and I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are the money shots for 24weeks because eh, why not?!
|Blurry but this is Little Lady's bum! :) 23w6d|
|Big Bubba's a BOY! Can you see it? hahaha|