This week I had my first growth scan at my OB office. I am supposed to have them there every four weeks and at the MFM (High Risk Dr) every two weeks. First off, the quality of the ultrasound machines at my regular place is light-years away from the MFM place. I had a hard time distinguishing what was what on the screen most of the time. The GREAT news I got at this appointment was that both babies are measuring 16 wks 6 days (my appt was at 16 weeks 5 days) and weighed in at 6 oz each. This is the time they start screening for SIUGR (sp?) and TTTS and my last appt, baby B was measuring a week behind. I am so happy he caught up to his brother! Another great thing I saw was that the placenta grew (was even labeled "large" by the tech) and Everett's cord attachment is a few inches more towards the center now. It was previously right at the tip and was worrying me about him getting an equal share of the nutrients.
The only things that concerned the dr was that both babies are breech. I was honestly shocked that they even cared at this point. She tried to explain to me that they run out of room much faster than singletons and if I want to have them naturally, at least one baby needs to be head-down. I am really not that concerned. I mentioned it to my chiropractor (who I've started seeing biweekly) and he and his wife did some work on my sacrum to make sure the babies have as much room in there as possible. My dr was also concerned about my weight gain or lack thereof. As it stands, I've gained 5 lbs total so far. I thought that was decent but she thinks it's very important for me to pack it on early. The high-risk dr told me he only needed me to gain 28-40 lbs total and he said the opposite basically. That he wants to see most of it at the end. It's very confusing to have so many drs telling you contradictory things. I am going to go with the high risk dr on most of them since he specializes in these twin pregnancies.
My next appt at the MFM place is this coming week. They will be able to tell me how accurate the measurements taken at the Obgyn office were. I might even be able to stop getting ultrasounds at the ob office and keep them strictly at MFM, I will ask about it this week.
Other than that, nothing new to report. I am feeling the best yet this pregnancy! I am just enjoying my energy levels and lack of nausea while I can...I know things can be pretty miserable at the end of a twin pregnancy. Fingers Crossed!
How far along... 17 Weeks 1 day
Maternity Clothes? Yes! Maternity pants and shirts are all I am wearing now! And THANK YOU to all of my wonderful friends who gave me clothes!
Weight Gain: +2 Lb This Week (I've gained 5 lbs total).
Workouts: 3 Resistance Days (BBG- Pre-training Week 1 Legs & Cardio, Week 11 Arms and Week 1 Full Body) and 2 LISS Days! Working out still feels amazing. I don't do any of the ab stuff anymore and after this week I will stop doing the burpees... it feels too weird on my belly.
Symptoms: It's been an awesome week! I'm still only taking my Diclegis at night. I am still getting nauseous spells during the day so I don't want to quit it altogether yet. The magnesium drink is helping my moods a ton and also with other pregnancy ails. I am still more easily irritated than usual but so much better with the mood swings!
Stretch Marks? Not yet! *knock knock*
Sleep: It's been a good week for sleep! No complaints there at all. I don't even want to jinx it by talking about it!
Movement? A Little. I think my extra large placenta is blocking most of the movements. I feel some when I lay down at night on the sides and also when I am standing for a while.
Genders and Twin Type: Mono-Di Identical Twin BOYS!!!!
What I Miss... not being out of breath all the time.
Food Cravings: Protein!
Looking Forward To... Starting on the Nursery!