5 Month Check up!
I'm starting to write my blog before my appointment today with the high risk doctors. This week is supposed to be the longer ultra sound where they measure everyone, see how much each baby weighs and check yet again to see if there is anything obviously out of place. I'm very excited to be going and to see the babies again, I've been feeling them move a lot over these past two weeks.
I'm also sad that Bryant won't be there, as he just started a new job this week.
It's after my appointment and ALL IS WELL!!! My appointment was long, it lasted from 9:00am - 11:45am. I was damn near dosing off during baby B, because the technician was being overly thorough (which I appreciate) but it was taking a long time. I felt bad, I was wide awake for baby A, dosing for baby B and then back awake during baby C, smh. With the babies getting bigger, it's harder for them to decipher whose limbs are whose and which baby is which. Although baby A is always the lowest, baby B is usually around my belly button, and baby C is higher up, but on the screen it looks like chaos. I really do respect the technicians for not only operating the machine, but they're able to determine the different babies and make me feel comfortable enough to fall asleep.
The babies are weighing in nicely too. They've just about doubled in size from 4 weeks ago. Two are 11 ounces and one is 12 oz. They couldn't see the membrane yet again between baby B & C. Last week the OB technician thought they could see it though. I've officially tried to separate my emotions from this part of the pregnancy, but I'm always curious to know if they see the membrane or not. This week according to the technician, (who by the way has a set of twins herself), informed me that the TTS (Twin to Twin syndrome) only happens when the babies are in the same sack. I thought that it was a risk, over all with having one placenta, but I'm just continuing to gather the information they tell me and store it in my "Risk"data bank. I'll ask my OB doctors next week and get my second opinion.
I'm very thankful things have been fairly smooth aside from my own worry and I am eager to get everything checked off my to-do list before the babies arrive.
~ Truly Karae