Well, here we are… 27 weeks along! According to my multiples books, I am already considered 3rd trimester for having twins. Just 11 more weeks to go!!
What’s new with the babies: We had an ultrasound last week and the babies are measuring about 2 1/2 weeks ahead of schedule and are in the 90th percentile for size. Whoa babies! Everything looked great – great cord attachment, placental placement, heartbeats, kidneys, bladders, etc. I am always relieved when we have an ultrasound. We have another ultrasound in a month, which is quite a treat. I guess there are a few perks to having twins. The babies are measuring about 2 1/2 lbs each and according to our friends at BabyCenter.com, they are opening and closing their eyes, sleeping in regular intervals and sucking on their fingers. In real life, these children are moving more and more. Since they are both breech, I imagine them boxing because that is how wild my stomach looks while they are moving.
Baby A – 2lbs 9 oz, 144 bpm heart rate
Baby B – 2 lbs 8 oz, 149 bpm heart rate
How I feel: The pregnancy is definitely starting to become a little bit more physically draining. It is becoming increasingly important that I get my naps on the weekends and take a day off for just resting. Other than that, I feel really good physically! I am also starting to feel increasingly concerned about getting everything done before the babies get here. From prepping their room, to making sure that the rest of the house is organized to accommodate all of the baby “stuff”, we are going to be quite busy over the next few weekends!
Other thoughts: Since the babies are currently breech, and I’m not sure how likely they will be to turn, I am mentally preparing myself for a C-Section. While it would be nice to not have a C-Section, both Frank and I will just be happy to have two healthy babies, no matter how we have to get them out.