Moving right along.

I’m starting to relax and allow myself to start thinking about having actual babies. I have been bookmarking crafts from this lovely blog of baby things I want to make, and yesterday made my first trip to the fabric store. This weekend I’m hitting the yarn store. Eventually I need to find a better fabric store. JoAnn’s is convenient, but they don’t have the nicest fabrics. There is a quilt store in the neighborhood which is nice, so once I decide what kind of quilts I want to make I’ll probably head there and see what I can find. Since I have two weeks in Montana coming up, I want to make sure I have enough crafty stuff to work on while I’m there. It will be a good time to get stuff done!

I had an OB appointment today. I like my OB. She seems to understand my need for information, and we spent the entire appointment answering my lengthy list of questions. What I learned today:

  • If Twin A is head down, we can try for a vaginal delivery
  • We will attempt this delivery in the OR, because sometimes after the first baby is delivered, the second baby’s placenta is expelled and then they have to do an emergency C-section, so it’s best to be in the OR ready to go just in case
  • Because of the possibility of an emergency C-section, they also recommend an epidural. Otherwise they have to do general anesthesia for the C-section and you are asleep when Baby B make its appearance
  • Thus, I will not be planning for a natural birth. Which is ok by me. Especially if Baby B is heading out feet first. Apparently they have to reach in and grab it, and I would prefer not to feel that.
  • I don’t need a high risk OB since they are di-di twins, which means they each have their own sac and their own placenta. I’m still at risk for pre-term labor, but overall di-di twins are the lowest risk twins.
  • They use the old criteria for gestational diabetes screening, but my OB uses a lower cut-off (she follows the ADA guidelines instead of the ACOG guidelines). This is only interesting to me because I’m a diabetes dork.
  • I should gain 35 to 40 lbs.
  • Since my prenatal vitamins are making me gag, I can take two Flintstone chewables instead. Yay!!
  • We scheduled all my appointments from now through December. Luckily most of those could be scheduled on Wednesday afternoons, which are my afternoons off.
  • Next visit we do the quad screen and schedule the anatomy scan. We still aren’t finding out the genders unless Adam changes his mind in the next 7 weeks.

So that is the end of the first trimester. Next appointment is sometime in July. I still haven’t decided if pregnancy stuff will continue here, or if I’ll consolidate into our general blog. Our poor general blog is being neglected. It needs some attention.

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3 Responses to Moving right along.

  1. Amanda says:

    I am not sure that I should be enabling you… But I bought some lovely fabric from carousel designs to make my own bedding and curtain. The whole thing is not quite done, but I now at least have the essentials finished. It turns out that making fitted crib sheets takes me a lot longer than I had anticipated due to the lack of a really good large cutting surface.

    Sounds like a pretty good delivery plan. I think I heard a birth story recently of a delivery similar to how you described it in your posting: first one came out head first and the second was kind of extracted by reaching in for the feet!

  2. JM says:

    Well that is a whole lotta info! I really like your attitude about the delivery- it is very much in line with what I’m thinking (provided I can actually get pregnant, you know, cart before the horse). Love that crafty site too!

  3. Looks like you have a well laid out plan.

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