Friday, November 14, 2008

We're Having.....

yeah, we don't know. They couldn't see anything today to determine. She wasn't even willing to guess since it's so early. Both babies look great though. They've caught up in gestational size and are even starting to run a little big, which makes me feel better. Baby A's heartbeat was 146 and Baby B's heartbeat was 154. It's definitely hard to get them both in a picture together, but what fun to see them moving and squirming about! We got to see fingers, hearts, stomachs, etc. It was really neat! Baby A is all spread out on bottom and enjoying the luxury of room. Baby B is more curled up on top with less room, but still moving around nonetheless.

I had tons of questions answered today. They will continue to monitor my thyroid and white blood cell count, but he said both look great now. My hair apparently might just continue to fall out at an alarming rate due to the massive hormones regulating my body right now. I will still be "required" to have an epidural. He explained it's not totally required and that they could just use general anesthesia but it runs a higher risk of me going C-Section. Epidural here I come. He said that even if Baby B is breech he will still let me deliver vaginally. A C-Section is one of my biggest fears and he seems to understand this. He said he doesn't mind the second one breech because they come out so much faster (true, since Josh was only 60 seconds behind Thomas). My mom, unfortunately, will not be allowed in the room. I must be in an OR in case of an emergency C-Section, so only Dan is allowed. I'm still going to write a letter and see if I can bypass this in any way, but I know that hospital policy is strictly enforced and there for a reason.

My next ultrasound is December 12th. At that point we'll get an anatomy check and see what we're having! We can't wait!!!!!

7 comments:

Carissalayla said...

I must be crazy because I LOVE
c-sections I begged for one with Theo and basically refused to push even though I could have had a vbac! More power to super strong ladies and that definitely includes you but I was super excited to find out what you are having, keep me posted. I love buying baby clothes and twins are double the fun!!!

Domrese Family Blog said...

You ARE crazy! I just don't recover well from surgery and can't imagine trying to get around with toddlers AND babies. I'm too much of a wuss! Plus, I never feel the contractions (my body must love me) so labor isn't so bad for me!

The clothes buying IS one of my favorite parts of twins!

Nicole said...

I don't understand the epidural "requirement". Is that just because they're twins?

Kait Toompas said...

i'm going to guess you're having a girl and a boy. ;)

Domrese Family Blog said...

The epidural requirement is just because it's twins. He said I could technically NOT have an epidural, but if one turns breech (like Josh did) I would most likely be put totally out for a C-Section, which is a risk. I am almost positive I could do it without the epidural (especially if it's like last time), but I was grateful for it when Dr. Brisbois reached up to his armpit to grab Joshua out, so I'll take it if they tell me I need it. :)

Nicole said...

All my friends who I've talked to RIGHT after their babies were born highly recommend the epidural, so I'd go for it if I was you! :)

Domrese Family Blog said...

I asked if they could put it in but not turn it on until I needed it so that it was there just in case. Apparently that's no good either. If I felt contractions it would be different, but last time my body shielded me from those, so I never felt them. The epidural was the worst part of labor for me! :)