After spending nearly three hours at the doctor's office, I am glad to be home and thankful for a positive report to share.
At 11 I had my 7th ultrasound, this one only lasting 45 minutes instead of an hour and a half. Although I wouldn't have minded since I love any chance to peek in on the girls and see how they're doing. The ultrasound went great. Both girls are measuring right on and doing well. According to their measurements both of them weigh around 1 pound 10 ounces, which is just an estimate since they can't really weigh them. I have plenty of amniotic fluid around both girls which is great considering I was dehydrated last week.
At this stage in the game Baby A is breech. Those cute, little feet that like to pound away on my bladder are pointed the "wrong" way. I am praying that she'll somersault around and stay put in the head down position. :) But that's just what I would prefer. I know babies can turn around up until the moments before birth. Ouch! Baby B must be a rule follower like her mom because she is head down, which is great! If only A could be more like her sister! I'm sure that won't be the last time I think that to myself. :)
After my ultrasound I hurriedly drank a bottle of the glucose mixture for my blood test an hour later. When I was pregnant with Molly I failed the first 1-hour test and had to go back for the three hour tour. So this time I wasn't going to take any chances, I just fasted all morning. I drank only water and even Jake kept forgetting about me not eating and asked me several times during the ultrasound if I'd like a piece of string cheese!!
After my blood test I went back to the waiting room of my OB's office and scarfed down a delicious pb&j followed by more water. Hmmm, food is yummy. My appointment with Dr. Austin was pretty laid-back, as always. He asked if I had any questions, measured my belly, and took a listen to the girls hearts. In and out and I was done.
I start seeing him every two weeks now for awhile and then he'll change it to weekly. I'm so thankful we're nearing the end of the second trimester. Makes me feel so good with each passing week and knowing the girls are getting stronger and bigger. I am so excited to meet them and hold them in my arms!!
And now, let the nesting begin...