Friday, December 08, 2006

33 week update

We had an ultrasound and non-stress test today. Both went great! The babies are now measuring 5lbs 7oz and 5lbs 4oz. So I'm lugging around close to 11 lbs. in babies. Their fluid levels look good as well as the bloodflow in their umbilical cords.

At the non-stress test one of the babies had the hiccups making it difficult for the tech to monitor his heartrate. I have mentioned to Kevin a couple of times lately that I thought one or the other might be having hiccups and I guess I was right. After about 10 minutes or so she was able to get a good reading despite his hiccups. Both babies heartrates and movements looked good during the test but I had a monstrous contraction, it hurt like mad, and several smaller ones. There is no cause for concern at this point but there was definitely more contractions today than there has been at past non-stress tests.

One more week to go before we finally reach the dr.'s goal of 34 weeks! I'm just astonished that we made it this far considering the pre-term labor scare and the just about non-existent cervix. When that happened at 27 weeks I really thought we'd be lucky to go 2 more weeks, now it has been 6! I guess strict bedrest really does work to help keep the babies safe and on the inside. My next appointment with the dr. is a week from today. I'll know more at that point about whether or not I can stop the medication I am on and come off of strict bedrest. Right now my guess is these babies are coming around 35 weeks and Kevin is confident we will make it to 36 weeks. Either way it looks like our boys will probably be here sometime before the end of the month!

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I'm so happy for both of you!! What a great Christmas present!!
I can't think of anything to top it or anyone who deserves this more than both of you!!!
Merry Christmas,