Friday, August 21, 2009

36 & change

I had another NST as well as the full ultrasound again today and the boys are estimated to be 5lbs, 11oz (Baby A- Vertex) and 6lbs, 2oz (Baby B - Breech). Baby A is measuring 34 weeks, which is a bit small. These days he should be packing on the pounds and growing in size. His weight is OK, just the estimated age of the baby is a bit behind. Baby B is right on target at 36 weeks. My doctors all said that the babies are a healthy size, but the nurses who perform my weekly tests all agree that they should bake just a little bit longer.

I'm so glad that I've made it this far without any medical complications other than the normal aches and pains (and believe me, there have been plenty!) Dan is amazed that I have made it as far as I have. I am too, I guess. Ever since we found out we were expecting, I set mini goals where the risks of carrying multiples decreased as I reached each mark... First the 12 week mark (end of the 1st trimester, before we knew there were 2), then 20 weeks (the '12 week mark' for twins), then 26 weeks (when my friend's cousin delivered twins that are now healthy one year-olds), then 34 weeks (when my friend Missy had her twin girls - who were in the hospital for about 2 weeks and are now healthy, happy one year-olds), and lastly 36 weeks (my personal pregnancy final goal...) Now I'm ready to go. Lets get the show on the road, boys! We're ready to meet you! ;)

3 comments:

  1. So exciting! Keep 'em in the oven as long as possible! :)

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  2. iam so exited for the babysitting class. i am a little nervious but it will be worth it for my new baby cousins!!

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  3. You'll do great, Shawna! You can probably teach part of it ;)

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