Yesterday's appointment was wonderful! My mom also got to go with me and see her grandchildren. They never did locate the source of the obnoxious and minor spotting, but Dr. P said, "I don't get gray hairs over brown spotting." Words to live by, Ladies!
The ultrasound went really well. I thought it was a long one (45 minutes) but they said it was a short one, and in two weeks I'd have a long one. They are so very thorough there, and I feel in excellent care. Next appointment they will measure the babies' exact sizes, look at their organs, try to determine gender and do the Doppler studies again.
- Cervix grew to at 4 cm. Dr. P said it would as the bottom of the uterus developed.
- No signs of TTTS! They did a very LONG Doppler flow study on the twins' cords, insertion to the placenta, brain and stomach. Size of babies and fluid levels are equal, and both babies have similar activity levels. WOOT WOOT!
- My weight gain is good: 11 lbs at 14 weeks! They really want me to have gained 25 or so by 20 weeks, but I am not sure I will make it. Considering I gained less than 20 the whole time with my daughter, this is good.
- The sonographer is quite sure that the identical pair are BOYS (a change from before) but we couldn't tell what Baby C was as he/she kept snuggled tight in a ball. A and B are always rocking out in their respective sacs and C is generally sleeping.
- I asked about the average time for bed rest in triplet pregnancies, and they said usually people are on at some form by 22 weeks, and definitely in the weeks after. 22 weeks for me will be the beginning of August, so we shall see how my body is doing then. I certainly am more tired, rather than less, as the weeks progress... but my body is BUSY.
I only got one good picture since they were mostly focusing on Doppler studies, but I will post it later. A darling little hand waving at me. :)