Que Sera, Sera

Que Sera, Sera

Yesterday, we went in for a NST1 and an ultrasound so the tech could do a Doppler on our little girl’s umbilical cord. She has been measuring on the smaller side, so we have weekly appointments to ensure that there are no issues tied to blood flow and oxygen. As has been the case since we started this journey, she passed without a hitch.

The NST measures both twins in a different manner. The doctor is specifically looking for heart rate, movement, and also measures contractions. This was the first time we experienced issues with the twins, now that they’re purely on a nocturnal schedule, they were sleeping while being monitored so movement was pretty scarce.

The technician ended up using an acoustic stem to try to elicit a reaction, which worked, in a manner of speaking. Basically, the twins stirred enough to give a big “Fuck you, bitch.” prior to settling back down and going to sleep. It was beyond amusing, simply because the look on the technician’s face was priceless. The twins gave a clear, “Bitch, I will cut you.” message and I think she was taken aback. Let’s hope, this is a good sign of things to come and they’re simply letting mommy and daddy know that, once they’re down, they’re down and here’s the “Do not disturb.” sign to prove it. :D

queserasera After the appointment, we went out to eat to kill time since we had an appointment with my OB in 2 hours and there was no point in going home to only turn back around and return. Brunch was delicious, I got a BLTA2 and Robby got an omelet with similar ingredients. Once we finished eating, we returned to the hospital, and hang out in the car for 40 minutes prior to making our way to the offices.

First off, let me tell you, having a pregnant woman in her 3rd trimester try to hold her pee is cruel and unusual punishment. It was not in the least bit pleasant and I was this close to saying screw the urine sample, I’m breaking the seal, when the MA finally called us back.

The doctor’s visit was fairly short because we’d already done the ultrasound and NST, so there was no need for him to do the Doppler to check heartbeats again. The one thing that has potentially changed is the timeline for when the twins arrive.

Originally, the plan was to induce me at 38 weeks, assuming we made it that far, however with our little girl measuring on the small side, he’s considering pushing my induction up to 36 weeks. All of this is based on the growth ultrasound we have this coming Friday. If there’s been significant growth, we’ll wait until 38 weeks, if she’s still measuring on the small side, then there’s not real benefit in letting her bake longer and she may actually do better on the outside.

So, what does that mean?

Basically, it means we could go from 4 weeks of lead time to 2 weeks. Cue the freak out. Okay, not really. I’ve somehow managed to adopt more of a Zen attitude about their impending birth, while friends around me are freaking out. :lol:

I’m honestly not sure why I’m not panicking or stressing out, because anyone who knows me, knows I’m a HUGE control freak, but I guess at the end of the day whatever will be, will be.

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3 Responses to Que Sera, Sera

  1. Haha, it’s funny that they reacted that way. But at least it seems that they are doing pretty well, even if she is a little small. I hope that everything goes really well, even if they arrive a little earlier than planned. :)
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  2. I don’t know a lot about pregnancies, but it seems like more and more people are being induced and not going the full pregnancy and letting it come naturally. I don’t mean to go somewhere I shouldn’t, but is there a reason that you are being induced instead of just letting it happen when the babies say it should happen?
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    • As I stated in the post, there is a huge growth discrepancy with our little girl, that saying, if there hasn’t been significant growth by Friday, leaving her to wait may actually do more harm then good. Not to mention I’m in a different situation with twins. Twins are typically induced but at some point your run into IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) as the babies run out of room. Humans, while they can carry multiples aren’t really designed to do it, so you run into more complications, and risks not only to the babies but also to the mothers.

      I’m not sure about singleton pregnancies as this is my first pregnancy but I know for twins, term is generally 38 weeks and most are lucky to even make it that far. There have been no proven advantages to waiting until 40 weeks for twins and in fact could actually cause more harm than good if you do. :)
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