I had another doctor’s appointment today. These days I have lots of appointments. On Mondays, I have an NST (Non-Stress Test), which is where they strap three monitors on my belly- one for each baby’s heart and one for my contractions. I lay there, not stressed at all, for 20 minutes and they see how many contractions I have. They also check to see if the babies can raise and lower their heartbeats when they are active. Every Thursday, including today, I have a doctor’s appointment, another NST and a check of the amniotic fluid. My appointment was pretty uneventful. My cervix remains at 1cm dilated, which is good. The boys did their duty during the NST and I only had one contraction. The amniotic fluid is checked by ultrasound and that also looked good. It’s always a little disappointing to get my amniotic fluid checked because they use the ultrasound equipment, but I don’t get a full scan of the babies, so I don’t get to find out how much they’ve grown. Right now, I have a full ultrasound every other week, so I had one last week and I only have to wait one more. Last week Baby A was 4 lbs 5 oz and Baby B was 4 lbs even. I’m really dying to know how much weight they’ve gained, but I guess I’ll have to wait 7 more days. Ho hum.
I really shouldn’t complain though because I’m so glad that I’m still stable and we have gotten this far. I’m confident that we’ll make it until March 1… so confident that I scheduled pedicures with two of my twin mom pals on February 16. That’s in more than two weeks! No problemo, right babies?