Wow – I am quite behind in my updates and I have a lot to report!
What’s new with the babies? The babies are now head-down! Hurrah! Hopefully they stay that way and we can attempt a vaginal birth. Now that they are head down (or vertex), I am feeling them move a lot more. Our ultra sound tech was also able to see little hairs on top of their heads! Sometimes the babies will get into an awkward position where they are actually sticking out of my stomach (it looks like their behind is bulging out) and I will push gently to get the babies back into place. They are also very playful – if I push on their feet (I think it’s their feet…), they kick back now.
In other news, my uterus is measuring 40 cms, which is the same as a single pregnancy at 40 weeks. Woohoo! And we have 8 more weeks to go!
Baby A – 4 lbs, 139 bpm heart rate, 2 weeks ahead
Baby B – 4 1/2 lbs, 137 bpm heart rate, 3 weeks ahead
How I feel: The pregnancy has been awesome for me. I have energy, I haven’t been sick from the pregnancy and I don’t have a lot of discomfort. Unfortunately, I managed to get a wicked cold/flu/sickness that is kicking my rear end. I did great on Saturday for our shower (more like a FLOOD of gifts!!), but by Sunday I was a hot mess. I slept for about 3 1/2 hours and woke up still feeling sick. I managed to get into work on Monday for about 2 hours, but went home as I started to feel weaker and sicker. By the afternoon, I was running a low-grade fever. I took some Tylenol, but no dice. By about 8 p.m., the fever was 100.2, which is sort of the “magic” pregnancy fever temp for calling your doctor. Conveniently, the blizzard of 2011 hadn’t started yet (we were just enjoying a “pre-party” of 1-3 inches before the “big show”), so we were able to get to the emergency room to see a doctor. We left around 11 p.m. with a prescription for Tamiflu and, thanks to the woman in the next sick bay, a renewed respect for the phrase, “Just say no to drugs.”
I took a sick day on Tuesday to try to recoup, but no dice. By the evening, I was super-sick-feeling: chills, low-grade fever, severe congestion and ridiculous coughing. My ribs are so sore from coughing!! The good news is that the twins are doing fine and will likely be completely unaffected by this cold/flu/whatever. As a matter of fact, whenever I cough, it seems the twins think I am saying “hello” to them and they kick me back. Lovely!