July 19th, 2012 by ariana
Nothing major, but yesterday at my OB appointment the Dr (my favorite at the practice) discussed with me the growth discordance between the twins that the perinatologist has been following. Basically, their size difference is in no way dangerous, but the problem is that the baby closest to my cervix is the smaller one.
This makes delivering the second baby much more complicated, particularly say if that baby isn’t head down. He basically recommended that we schedule the C-Section to get a good time (morning is better so you don’t get bumped into the middle of the night by emergency c-sections) just in case the growth difference gets worse. I’m really not sure what to think about all this, except to pray that the babies’ weights even out!
He also called with my blood test results from yesterday. I passed my second glucose test, but my iron levels are low and more concerning so are my platelet counts. They aren’t in the danger zone yet (at 115, normal is 140) but he wants me to see the hematologist. I guess sometimes they can really spiral down and if they go below 80 you can’t get an epidural… which would mean general anesthesia if I were to have a c-section. Yikes!
In terms of how I actually FEEL, I have to say, not great. I’ve hit a bit of a wall.. the pelvic pain I experienced in late pregnancy with Jasper has reared it’s ugly head and it’s really painful to walk. I’m also tired. Taking a shower requires herculean effort or so it feels.
I hope I get a second wind – I still have a ways to go with these girls yet, not to mention Jasper’s Pirate Pool party coming up in a month from now!
Speaking of which, here’s Jeff’s illustration for the front of the invitation:
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