So today was my weekly NST, followed by a growth scan, followed by a dr’s appointment. My mom came with me. We did the NST first and both babies were supportive. Then we went to the ultrasound to find out that both baby A and baby B are both breech. They also are both facing towards my back/spine so we couldn’t get a good glimpse of their faces. I did come home with two pictures that I’ll scan in and add later. Their heart rates were similar but they are pretty different in the size estimation. Baby A was measuring 5 lbs 14 ounces (bigger than the boys already!) and baby B was 5 lbs 3 ounces. It was also confirmed that both babies are still girls!
When we went to the Dr she suggested I reach back out to GBMC if I wanted to have a c-section scheduled there and I could always cancel and come back to Mercy is baby A flipped back to heads down. She said that the chances of A flipping were much smaller than the chances of them remaining in their current position given how far along I was. 🙁
So, when we got home I called up GBMC and tried to schedule an appointment with Dr. Claire Weitz who I had seen originally. She said I couldn’t come back because “if baby A flips down I’ll most likely just go back to Mercy”. I’m so upset. They won’t accept me as a patient. She flat out lied to my face. I was told I could come back at any time and now I’m told I can’t. It’s frustrating enough that I have to come to terms with the fact that I have to have a repeat c-section, but now I’m freaking out about not being able to deliver at GBMC. Mercy does do c-sections but their rate is only 20% (which would be awesome if I wanted a vaginal delivery). They are also a “learning hospital” which is what I went through at Hopkins and I’d prefer not to go through that type of experience ever again. Upset and sad… but at least both girls looked great and no signs of pre-eclampsia!
We were able to sneak away for a nice dinner.
This summer is flying by. I can’t believe it’s August. Today the girls are 33 weeks which means in less than 5 short weeks they’ll be here. I wanted to write down a few things about this pregnancy as I’m sure I’ll forget most of them and how different and similar it has been from the boys.
- Very uncomfortable in the 3rd trimester. Rolling over to my other side results in a lot of moaning and grunting.
- Still completely unprepared. With the boys, Steve and I were moving across the country and had so many things to deal with. With the girls I don’t have any of that other stuff going on (so I’m more relaxed) but at the same time I feel unprepared for two more infants.
- Stubborn baby A’s. Both Anthony and this little girlie “A” are blocking the hole. Let’s hope this one flips to heads down before the big debut.
- I’m not as into sweets as I was with the boys but I still indulge in my share of ice cream. With the boys I went through a container of “Birthday Cake Ice Cream” every couple days… which is probably why I can barely look at the stuff anymore.
- I’m way more active than I was with the boys. Probably because I have my treadmill desk. I’m trying not to push it but also get at least 6k steps a day.
- Stretch marks. With the boys I don’t remember getting stretch marks but I had some around my belly button afterwards. This time I’m definitely getting the “twin skin” around my belly button even more. Maybe it’s because these girls are getting so big!
- I love ice. crushed ice. For some reason I can’t get enough. Every drink I have has lots of ice. I was reading where crushed ice and pregnancy can mean an iron deficiency..
- Buying “stuff”. We held off as long as possible buying stuff with the boys. Might’ve had to do with having so many older boy cousins and us dealing with a move, but with these girls I have made a few splurges.
- I’ve had way more doctors appointments this time. I’m already going weekly for one test or another.
- Acid reflux is unbearable. The worst feeling ever is waking up from being sound asleep to feeling like you are going to or have vomited everywhere.
- Speaking of vomit, I haven’t thrown up once with the girls. I threw up a couple times with the boys. I probably could’ve with the girls, there were a few times I definitely held it back…
- I’ve already blogged a few times about how often I feel the girls move. It is so cool when they get the hiccups. I don’t remember feeling the boys this much.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the two pregnancies is with the boys it was just Steve and I… with the girls we have two toddler boys we’re chasing after. By the end of the day we’re both exhausted and the weekends are rough.