36 Weeks & 18 MonthsPosted: March 24, 2010
I am 36 weeks pregnant, which is 8 months pregnant. I only have 4 weeks to go until I make it to my due date- yippy! So I went to the doctor today and had my final growth scan ultrasounds. Baby B approximate weight is 5lbs 15oz and Baby A approximate weight is 5lbs 5oz. That is a total combined weight of 11lbs 4oz of baby in my tummy. Can you say, “BIG”! My doctors tells me to expect 6-7lbs babies, which is large for twins. My doctors does not think I look like I have any signs of impending labor so these two little ones could decide to wait until the very end to be born. I asked how much I should expect them to grow over the next 4 weeks. She told me twins typically grow about 1/4- 1/3 lbs a week these last 4 weeks. A singleton baby usually grows 1/4-1/2 lbs a week. Something neat happened during the ultrasound. We got to see Baby A blink and see Baby B practice breathing- so cool! I just cannot wait to meet them in real life. No pictures to share this time around. Again they are just too big and they don’t come out looking very good. But I will include a picture of my belly taken a few days ago when I was 35weeks, 4days pregnant.
So here is the shocking news…. Baby B is no longer breech- “WHAT!!!” Baby B has been breech since week 20 and was all tucked up so I am highly surprised that he/she is head down. Nuts! I had a ton of contractions Sunday and Monday. Monday night was so bad that I did not sleep a wink. I was literally up all night long. Apparently that is when Baby B did his/her somersault to head down. This still means I need a c-section because Baby A is the “gate keeper”. Which means, he/she is blocking the exit out. His/her feet are facing out toward my cervix. Unless Baby A decides to flip and get his/her head down, then I have to have a c-section. I had already mentally prepped myself for a c-section so I am okay if that has to happen. BUT, I am holding on to hope (with lots of prayer) that baby A will flip head down so I can have a vaginal delivery. There is never anything to impossible with God (as long as it is in his will).
Cooper had his 18 month check-up this week. Cooper actually turned 18 months on Monday. I cannot believe that he is already a year and a half old. He is babbling up a storm. He just says strings of sounds and gestures with his hands as if he is trying to have a conversation with you or tell you something important. Too cute. He continues to add to his list of words he can say and sounds. He loves to make animals sound and trains, cars, and ambulance sounds. He is still obsessed with cars and anything with wheels. I do not think that is going to change! He continues to surprise me with is ability to tell me he needs to go to the bathroom. He has even woken up dry from his naps a few times recently and peed on the potty after waking- yippy! His favorite movies/ TV shows are Cars (Disney Movie) and Clifford The Big Red Dog (comes on PBS). He loves being read to, which I love! Oh, he discovered how to say no and shake his head no. He tells me no very often now, which actually cracks me up. At least he is better at communicating his wants and needs to me now that he can say both yes and no.
Here are his stats from the last doctors appt:
Weight: 28lbs 3oz
Height: 33 3/4 in