Wednesday, May 21, 2008

OB Appointment

Today was our (essentially) 13 week OB appointment. As of tomorrow (Thursday) I begin my 2nd Trimester! Wow! I can't believe it's already been over 8 weeks since I found out about being pregnant. Craziness.

The appointment itself was very short and sweet. The first thing we did was listen to the heartbeats with the doppler. I still get chills thinking about it (in the good way). Baby A's heartbeat was at about 160 bpm while Baby B's was at about 150 bpm. I never knew a heartbeat could be cute, but it was! If nothing else, it was wonderful to know that the kiddos' hearts are going strong! I had the biggest goofy grin on my face each time my doctor found the heartbeats. Oh, and evidently my belly is measuring at the same size you would expect to see on a singleton mother at when she's 21 weeks along. Wow. But the doc says that's normal.

Our next appointment will be June 18th, when I'm at 16 weeks 6 days. Then, two or three weeks later, when I'm at about 20 weeks, we'll have the BIG ultrasound. You know, the one where we get to peak up the kiddos' skirts. I'll let you know what day that appointment will be! Pretty soon after that, we will get connected with and meet our perientologist, the doctor who will most likely do the c section on me, especially if I have to get life flighted to boise. And Smithson said that around 24 weeks, I have to get amniocentisis (when they stick a big needle into your tummy in order to take amniotic fluid out to do tests on) done to see how the babies' lungs are developing. If they aren't developing fast enough, I get to have steroid shots to help their lungs develop faster. How...exciting. Big needles. (shudder) But hey, anything for the little squirts.


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Carly Carlson said...

awesome, lindy! good luck with the amnio- i've heard it isn't as bad as it sounds.
and just to let you know-- i wasn't having twins and i was measuring about that far ahead, too... hahahaha :)