Sunday, January 25, 2009

Introducing Baby Girl A

Adam and I had a little bit of a small scare on Thursday 
night, but before I mention anything, everything is just
fine and the babies are doing very well.

Just before going to bed on Thursday I noticed a bit of
bright red bleeding.  I wasn't totally alarmed because I
know it happens, but I also know that the bright red is
the bad kind to have.  So, I called my sisters to see if they
had anything like it and Bess was the only one home and
she advised to go in just to be safe.  I called the Telecare
line they have in Canada which is a registered Nurse who
takes your info and symptoms and history and helps you
determine your best course of action.  She did not think 
it was anything to worry about, but also advised us to go
into the hospital just to make sure, especially where I am
carrying twins.

So, at 1030 at night, Adam and I drove the long minute or
two up the road to the hospital.  They do not mess around
when you come in pregnant past 20 weeks.  We were up
to the labor and delivery right away.  Actually, they left 
Adam to register me while they wheeled me away in a 
wheelchair.  They immediately set me up with those
fetal assessment things, though they had a really hard time
getting much from them because they were SO active.

Lucky for me the Labor and Delivery Doctor on call at the
hospital is one of the multiples specialists.  So after a bit of
laying there with the monitors on, having played Eye Spy,
and a mean game of 20 questions, we were off to see him.
We ended up getting a full ultrasound that night.  He really
was just to check the heartbeats and cervix but since we 
were already there he asked if he could do the 
measurements as well.  We certainly did not mind.
The babies were SO active that they actually completely
traded places by the time he finished the ultrasound.  It 
was to watch on the TV.. He confirmed 98% that one of 
them is a girl, but the other kept opening and closing their
legs, and they were faced away from us towards my back.
So far one of them is breech but obviously since they have
been moving so much he is not concerned about that at
this point.
To our surprise he was trying to find the membrane 
which would separate the two but after an extensive 
search he was unable to find one.  It does not mean that
there is not one there, but both ultrasounds they had a
really hard time and this time nothing, so there is a very
high possibility they will be identical twins if they can't
somehow find the membrane.  Also, it means higher risk
for the girls as they progress and closer monitoring for 

I am glad we went in, even if I felt like I was being the
super paranoid first time mom.  They gave us many 
reasons for the bleeding but their most likely solution,
as it stopped, was a broken blood vessel.  It makes sense
as I had a bit of a coughing spell just before going to bed.

The Doctor was not able to get a great shot of Baby B, 
but he did give us a nice profile shot of Baby A..

So... With no further delay..
Introducing Baby Girl A

She is the slightly bigger of the two at 1 pound 2 ounces
over her sister at 1 pound 1 ounce!
It is still early as we are 23 weeks today, but it was a 
nice peace of mind that they are growing healthy and
in the 33% for a uno as they call it.  So yes they are 
somewhat small if there was just one, but normal for
the fact there are two.

We are getting more and more excited as they days
and weeks pass by.  Though we really don't have 
anything ready, not even the room painted yet, we 
are very much looking forward to them getting here,
but are in no hurry as we want them to stay in there
as long as possible.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Just Keep Growing

I really feel like there should be something else I can find 
interesting enough in my life to post about, but to be honest
since I am still not feeling 100% and I am not back to work,
nor will I be before I go out on Maternity Leave (thank 
goodness for a really GREAT sick leave program at my 
office) I have little to report about life except my ever
growing belly and baby prep.

So.. Here I am at 22 Weeks..
I know I have a long way to go yet and I feel quite big, 
but I suppose there are two "Somethings" in there.
We still have not had the next ultrasound which should be
in the next couple of weeks to determine if she was right
in saying they were two girls.  We hope to be able to let 
everyone know VERY soon.  

We are thinking of getting the 3D-4D ultrasound done.
I would not normally but we think it will be super fun
where there are twins.  Have any of you had this done 
and been disappointed???

So seeing how we have not yet found out the sexes of 
the babies we have not really done a lot in the way of
preparing except for trying to get the house more 
organized and empty out the room which is now the 
guest room which will become the Jazzy/Playroom and
move her from the room she is in (the larger one) and
put the nursery in there. 
We have also been trying to teach Jazzy more about
sharing toys and time and such.  It should be interesting
with TWO babies, but she seems excited for them and
she seems to understand what is going on.
She and I were playing the other day and our 
conversation went like this..

Jenny:  Jazzy do you think my belly is getting really big?

Jazzy:  No Jenny its not!

Jenny: Really?

Jazzy:  Because it is enormous!!

I laughed at that one for a while.  She is such a funny
kid and extremely smart.  Too smart for her own 
good sometimes.

She had her hand on my belly when we were telling
her about how the babies are moving around and
stretching and kicking and one of them kick right 
where her hand was.  The look on her face was 

Monday, January 05, 2009

What a difference a couple weeks make!

I know I am a little bit late in saying that, but better
late than never.

I was reflecting on my year of 2008 and it was such a
crazy busy, wonderful year.  My life has been blessed
in 2008 with so many wonderful things.

Highlights... (brief highlights!)
Got engaged..
Got married..
Took Honeymoon to Hawaii
Got pregnant with TWINS

Not sure how 2009 will top this year, but with the 
TWINS coming I am sure it will be right up there 
maybe even pass.

I have been feeling like I have been growing by the
minute and my belly tells the tale.  My sister and I 
were out to dinner on Saturday and our server was
pregnant but due a month and half before me and 
she barely had any belly.  Me, on the other hand, 
can not believe how much my belly has been getting
I am 20 weeks right now... compared to my post two
weeks ago.. Crazy how much bigger I am!!