Just wanted to give a quick update to our loyal blog groupies! :) Not much has changed since the last update…which is good! At our appointment on Monday we had a small scare. The technician could not find Ben’s end diastolic flow and we all started to panic a bit. Again, this is not a good sign and would indicate he is struggling. However, the doctor came in and found it right away! Thank GOD!!!! His S/D ratio actually was 5.6 compared to 7.5 last Wednesday, so that was an improvement.
We have an echocardiogram Friday and a weight check and doppler on Monday. I am VERY nervous for the weight check. I am hoping Ben has gained at least 3 ounces!! Jake is right on track so that is good. We keep telling Jake he needs to share with his brother!! :)
We officially made the switch to U.M. and we are very happy about our decision. We are confident in our doctors and they seem to be very proactive. It’s also nice and close to my parents house which is working out well.
Dr. Crombleholme (the TTTS specialist from Cincinnati) called us Friday night at 8:00 to check in and see how we are doing. He said he was “very encouraged” with our progress. It was the first time a doctor has ever said anything positive to us about our pregnancy. We were on cloud nine. We are also cautious and realistic but believe it is so important to focus on any positive news that comes our way.
One last fun thing I would like to mention is that Kevin and both of our moms have felt the babies kick. I don’t know what it feels like to have one baby but two feels like they are doing acrobatics in my stomach. The amount of movement is amazing! I feel it almost all day long and on both sides, which is so reassuring. Yesterday, I could actually see my stomach moving up and down with each little kick. It was very entertaining. I can just picture them in there playing with each other. It makes me feel so good to know that they are not alone in all of this! They say at 20 weeks twins know that the other one is there and that they even show signs of affection toward one another. How cool is that!!!
Hopefully we will have some good news for you on Monday! :)