Monday, February 27, 2012


I didn't expect to see the inside of a hospital until the day of my cerclage, but I got the pleasure of being admitted the Saturday before.  I just couldn't stop throwing up and I was just feeling aweful and my stomach was cramping horribly.  My husband took me to the ER and they kept me.  Apparently, I got some type of food poisoning from the dip that I was eating with my carrots - I was really trying to eat healthy!

Of course they immediately did an ultrasound to check the babies and they are fine, thank God!  However, mama felt like she was about to die at any moment.  I got to a point to where I was vomiting bright yellow stomach bile, resulting in severe dehydration.  Thankfully, I was able to have my cerclage surgery and am doing a lot better now.  Only 12 weeks along, and these babies are already kicking my butt.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Fun Begins!

Since being released from the RE, I attended my 1st appointment with my Maternal Fetal Medicine, high risk doctor on Thursday.  At the time I was 11 weeks 1 day, and the twins are still looking good and growing as they should.  My little Baby B is very active, just as he was in the prior ultrasounds I've noticed much more activity than Baby A which the doctor had to poke to get to move around during my ultrasound.  Baby A was just chilling out either sleeping or watch the show, while Baby B basically did a series of kicks and flips.

Now that was the good news, the bad news is that my cervix is already shortening, it was already 2.97 cm and very soft so I will need to get a cerclage this Thursday.  She didn't say I would be on bed rest right away but its coming soon, I'm sure.  This is fine with me, whatever it takes to keep my babies healthy and as close as possible to term.  Just praying that my cervix holds up until then and there are no further problems.

Friday, February 10, 2012

10 weeks 2 days

I know I've been so out of touch, but I've been so so so sick.  Nausea, headaches, and feeling blah.  I'm going through the 1st trimester blues double time.  The good news is that the twins seem to be doing okay and appear to be healthy thus far.  I had my 10 week ultrasound done the other day and both babies are measuring just as they should, except one is measuring a day ahead of the other.  It was funny because Baby B didn't want to be still long enough for the tech to measure its heart rate.  All we could see were that little legs and arms just moving up a storm.  Finally she was able to get an accurate rate - 172 bpm, wow I guess he/she had quite a work out.  The other twin's heart rate was 168 bpm, so both have healthy hearts.

Since I graduated from the RE this week, I have an appointment with a Maternal Fetal Medicine Doctor next this Thursday.  Since I am very high risk, this will be my doctor from here on out - no regular OB's or midwifes for me.  So I'm looking forward to a gazillion doctors appointments, either weekly or bi-weekly depending on what she wants to do.  So far, I have complete placenta previa which adds to my already existing list of risk factors - I'm 35, carrying Monochorionic/Diamniotic twins, and have a history of pre-term labor.  I pray every night that my babies continue to do well and that I will be able to deliver two healthy babies this summer.