Monday, June 29, 2009
I saw my precious boys today, and they are looking perfect! Sort of like the floating babies above. The twins are still sharing the placenta well (no signs of TTTS) and my cervix is 4 cm, 3.8 under pressure. Yes, they apply pressure while Wanda is doing her thing, and measure what your cervix does then. Not exactly comfortable, but a very accurate measurement. Looks like mine is holding long and strong for now! Thank you to EVERYONE for your comments, thoughts and positive thinking. I can truly feel all of it and appreciate it so much. I feel so lucky to have so many people thinking healthy baby thoughts for us.
I almost fell of the scale (literally, no balance) when it showed I have gained 20 pounds! This is very good news with multiples, so they were impressed. Dr. P kept saying, "I don't know where you put it... okay, maybe in your bra..." and I told her to look at my thighs! Growing, also!
I won't see her for a few weeks while she is out of the country, so I will see her partner, Dr. K. I made sure to ask her if Dr. K was as much of an expert in TTTS and all, and she said, not to worry (HA!). I met a woman at the park who happens to see Dr. K regularly and said she was quite warm and reassuring, which is good for me! I asked her if we would just discuss the aforementioned modified bed rest at 20 weeks, or if that was for sure, and she said it was already decided.
Three more weeks of walking around, running errands, having my daughter's third birthday party, then I will be on the couch/bed/chaise lounge with my feet up. I am glad they do this preemptively, as it reduces pressure on the cervix, increases blood flow to the uterus and helps the babies to grow, grow, grow! Since it is "modified" I will be able to sit for meals, use the bathroom and do a bit of walking around the house. I am working out the details of childcare (in a panicked moment today I may have begged my nanny to leave the family she works with on Tuesday and Thursday, to no avail) but needless to say, one cannot prepare meals or take a child to the potty while on bed rest.
That leads me to my question for you, my faithful readers. I am trying to plan some entertainment (that sounds like a mean a stripper, but I don't) to keep me occupied. I am thinking TV series on DVD, learning to knit, writing boring blog posts and spending LOTS of money online. I might have to re-read the Harry Potter Series or finally get to Anna Karenina. Any suggestions for activities, shows, movies, novels that are your favorites? I would love to hear them!