Well, we made it to 37 weeks. “Full term.” No longer would doctors try to stop labor if it started, no longer are we at risk for having “premature” babies. We’re on our last checkoff sheet – each homemade checkoff sheet I made holds about five weeks worth of daily spots to check off that prenatal vitamins, calcium, etc. were taken and over time we’ve added daily kegels, kick counts, and contraction monitoring. I can remember so clearly posting about how we made it to the second checkoff sheet – and now here we are, many many checkoff sheets later, now on the last one.
Because Baby B’s measurements on our last ultrasound earlier this week showed ze’s growth was 13 days behind the original estimated date of delivery (May 28th), our OB had a perinatologist give it a look over. The OB told us that the perinatologist concluded everything is fine, no need to worry. However, Baby A is still butt-first and further down in the pelvic canal. This means we have some very big decisions to make over the next couple of days. While there are many reasons the last couple weeks of pregnancy count, there are many, many others factors we now need to consider, not the least of which include Molly’s safety in terms of preparation to treat her bleeding disorders (von Willebrand’s and Platelet Storage Pool Deficiency) during the birth as well as that our (newest, current) OB is the only person at Molly’s heathcare provider we have been able to trust so far.
We have another prenatal appointment with the OB this coming week, after which I’ll post about whatever decision we’ve made.
For now, the babies are doing great, Molly’s doing great, and me…well, mostly I’m ecstatic about the thought of finally holding our babies, but I’m also stressing about how much school work I need to get done before the twins are born. Even though I’ve been incredibly busy with preparing things for the babies (and with schoolwork), somehow the knowledge that these babies may appear sooner rather than later makes me realize how many things I still need to do. Somehow it will all get done, it always does.