Monday, December 14, 2009
29 weeks 4 day Growth Ultrasound
Well we officially have approximately 17 days to go, a little over two weeks! Tim was able to stay for the ultrasound again this morning. Our girls are growing beautifully. Sophia was at 2 lb 14 oz and Cecilia was 3 lbs!! I was very happy to see that Sophia caught up a little bit from the last ultrasound. I was really hoping to reach 3 pounds so I can't complain at all. They were both active, although a little less than last time because of the lack of room they are experiencing as they grow. It really helps me to see them each time, because the hospital stay has really started to wear on me. At day 39 inpatient I'm extremely homesick and ready to get back to a semi-normal life. Although when I am able to see my daughters on ultrasound and be reassured that they are growing well, I am able to remind myself of why I am here. The doctor was a little concerned about the umbilical cords again. He thought that the knot was more on Cecilia's side than Sophia's. That makes a lot of sense because in the beginning of my hospital stay, it was obvious that Cecilia was a lot more active than Sophia considering how hard it was to keep her on the monitor. She is my little trouble maker. They worry that as she moves now she is pulling on the knot. Tomorrow I will talk with my doctor more and hopefully learn more about the status of the cords and the doppler on the cords, and I will update the blog then. I can say with all honesty that I'm so very impatient at this point. I am restless and so ready to see my girls. I know that it is important to keep in mind that they have already beat the odds by making it this far. We have little miracles on our hands here. Tim and I visited the NICU on Saturday morning. That was overwhelming to say the least. It is quite impressive though, and it made me feel at ease that my girls will be getting the best possible care in this area. We saw some of the other tiny babies fighting, and I know my girls will fight just as hard. There were babies in there that weighed less than the twins weigh now, which despite their desperate situation gave me hope. I know that our journey with the NICU stay will be just as trying as the time we are going through now, but I will be able to be with my husband and family more and that will give me strength. For now until that point we will just continue the constant monitoring and hope and pray that the girls manage to stay in just a couple more weeks. I will update soon with what the doctors have to say and an official date for the c-section when it is put on the books! I will also have the ultrasound pictures from today up this weekend. Thank you everyone for your prayers, thoughts, and words of encouragement. They mean more to me and my family than you could ever know.