Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Positive Trend

Today's scan went well. The peri said it looked like both babies had more fluid today than on Monday. She didn't give us specific numbers. When I asked her what they look for in the deepest pocket, she said they really care more that the two babies have similar amounts of fluid and not a specific amount.

They are now estimating Apple's weight at a chunky 3 pounds 1 ounce! Either she packed on a ton of weight in the past 10 days, or the measurement last time was off because they couldn't get a great picture (the less fluid, the more difficult it is to measure them). I'm quite proud of her! Banana's weight is estimated at 3 pounds 10 ounces, so he is growing well also. It became very clear today that the weight estimates are just that, estimates. There is a large margin of error. The sonographer did the measurements first and came up with 3 pounds 1 ounce for Banana. Then the peri came in, had me shift sides and remeasured and got the 3 pounds 10 ounces. So it is quite subjective.

Regardless, both babies are growing and their discordance is now down to 16% from 21% ten days ago. It is now within the normal range. Apple's measurements put her at 30 weeks even, so about a week behind. Banana's measurements put him at 30w5d, right on track, which puts him in the 44th percentile. Can't remember where Apple fell on the growth curve, but she is still small for her gestational age. In some ways it doesn't worry me too much since I was always small for my age as a child (and as an adult). I was only 5 pounds 11 ounces when I was born and I was a singleton.

Anyway, they both seem to be doing much better. The BPP's for both babies looked good (movement and breathing motion). They continued to comment on how active Banana is at every single scan. He is definitely going to be a wild child! He was breech today. Apple is still vertex with her head lodged down in my pelvis just above my cervix. My cervix measured 3.6cm today (up from 3.2 on Monday). The peri kept pushing on my abdomen trying to get Apple's head to move up a bit to get a better measurement, but she wouldn't budge. I think she is determined to come out as soon as my cervix will let her! Good thing it is holding up so far.

The peri was satisfied enough that I'm not supposed to go back for 2 weeks. On Monday she said they would want to see me twice a week and now we're looking at once every other week. Quite a difference. I'm trying not to think about how incredibly far away 2 weeks seems right now since they've been checking me every other day. I do see my OB tomorrow, so we'll see what their plan is going forward.

I'm still on bed rest for now and keeping everything the same (pro.cardia, gelatin, 2 tub sessions, up only when necessary, etc.). Will update after tomorrow's appointment with anything new.

Oh, and since some of you asked, I did get that promotion at work. It was effective and announced November 1st while I was in the hospital. So, when I get back from leave, it will be to a new job (although one I've basically been doing since mid-September anyway). I finally talked to my boss today and got the official letter with my new compensation. Let's just say it will help quite a bit in paying for daycare or a nanny for 2 kids next year!

12 comments:

momofonefornow said...

Hooray for the babies and the promotion!

Lori said...

So great to hear all this good news!

BB and MTB said...

Glad to read that both babies are doing well, and congrats on your promotion! Surreal, I'm sure, given where you've been lately both mentally and physically.

s.e. said...

So happy for you. Good news all around. I hope things continue to head in a positive direction for you and your dream will really be a dream come true!

Maryanne said...

What great news all around today for you and the little family!

Cheryl Lage said...

Can I just say I love "Apple" and "Banana"? Sure beats A & B!

Glad to hear things seem to be going well...hang in there...

nancy said...

Congrats on the promotion AND the pay raise! Good for you!!

And our babies are all the same weight! Karl is sitting at 3 lbs, 3 ozs right now :)

Meg said...

How wonderful! They sound like strong little ones in there that may be patient to see the world after all. So happy for you!!!

Jen said...

Yay! I am so thrilled to hear the little ones are doing well! What time will you be there tomorrow? Littlefun office? I'll be there from 8 until whenever the fun ends...

Rhonda said...

yeah! great post and update. i am excited to come home tomorrow and catch back up real time (and with a better internet connection...i am so spoiled)!

xoxo

Io said...

Yay! I'm glad there is good news all around!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! On ALL of your big news!!!