Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sweet Babies { Weeks 29 & 30 }

Dear sweet little babies,

Well, we made it another 3 weeks since my last update. My goal so far has to get to 30 weeks... and we're in it to win it. My goal has now been updated to another number... but I'm taking it one day at a time... exactly how I'm going to take things when you two make your grand entrance.

After this week's ultrasound, Mommy "officially" has more baby in her, than she's ever had in her before (from your brother and sister's pregnancy). Not to mention, the extra fluids from the separate sacs, and the extra placenta. It's no wonder the aches and pains continue to happen.

Baby A... you're still head down, and ready to exit first. In fact, you're even further down than you've ever been... and you figured out a new placement for your butt, so you're super cozy. I hardly know you're around, except for when you hiccup for the 30th time each day... and that number is no exaggeration. We got to peek a little closer at your sweet face during this ultrasound. The first thing the tech said was, "Wow, good job Oklahoma for catching that cleft lip... it's SOOOOO small." So, apparently we are dealing with a tiny hook... nothing crazy. We'll know more once you're out... but, she also thought it was safe to say that your palates would probably be unaffected as well. Typically if someone has a cleft lip/palate... they have something else going on with their heart or kidneys... but, you passed your EKG with flying colors, and your kidneys look beautiful... They spent some extra time taking a look at you, but it was worth the minutes. You my dear... are around a whopping 4 lbs. 1 oz.

Baby B.... you decided to flip... again... you found a whole new place for your head (which is now transverse), and your butt is always up high on Mommy's right side... with legs dangling down... so it's a sort of strange 90 degree angle position that you're in. The tech was pretty impressed and understood why you pain Mommy so much. You're the one in the ribs, in the lungs, and everywhere else that murders her. Every time you flip, it feels like Mommy is in labor... so lets try and flip one more time (so you'll be head down)... and then let's not do that at all, anymore. We didn't get to see too much of you, because you were facing the backside of Mommy's body... but everything we could see, looked great and growing. You my darling... are around a whopping 3 lbs. 12 oz. Though the tech thought you might be more, her measurement wasn't as accurate with you because you were wiggling... a lot.

Everything else looked great... Fluid levels were fine, great cervix length... In 1.5 weeks, Mommy starts going to the hospital twice a week to monitor your movements. 30 minutes for each of you... so 1 hour appointments... not too thrilled about this. They won't let little ones it means lots of help from Daddy in order to get to these appointments, since he'll have to watch your brother and sisters. It'll be nice when you ladies finally show up, so that all of this can be over... and we can just enjoy you.

Keep growing little ones... we are so thrilled to have you be a part of "us",

Daddy, Mommy, Charlotte, Marley and Finn.
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