Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Twins Update

Some have asked how were making it. I thought I would wait till next week when we have our next ultra sound, but I can give an update at this point and hopefully just share a good picture with you next week.

I went to the doctor a week ago. So far so good. Our doctor didn't think we would hear heart beats, but thankfully we heard one on the right side and he moved pretty far to the left and we heard another one. He said he didn't think he was chasing one around since he moved so far over, but you never know. Our ultra sound next Tuesday should confirm what he heard.

My appointments should be fairly normal until early fall, with the exception of more ultra sounds to monitor the growth of the babies and make sure they are the same size. After that (unless something unexpected happens sooner) there will be more frequent visits to the doctors office and stress test and potentially even more ultra sounds and checking my progress. The doctor said our goal is to make it to Thanksgiving. He did tell me to be prepared for bed rest at 28 weeks. He had to tell us the best and worse case scenarios. Although I think it could be worse and definitely could be better. I think 28 weeks is a good average for bed rest with twins.

I'm 11 weeks now, and last week I was already measuring 14 weeks. I'm not 14 weeks, just have the belly of a 14 week pregnancy.

The big milestone with twins is 16 weeks. At 10 weeks your chance of miscarriage goes from 1 and 3 to 1 and 10. At 16 weeks you go to 1 and 100. Still a month away, but I'm feeling ok. Ok meaning not 100% but doing better than a few weeks ago. I guess not feeling too bad at 11 weeks is quite a blessing.

Hope to show you a sweet little picture of our babies next Tuesday.


angie said...

thanks for the update susan...sounds like things are going really well! can't wait to see new pics!

i have all of jen's twins books and i think my mom wants to send them to you. you will have lots of reading to do :)

KCorley77 said...

Hi Susan and Freddy T! This is Kelley Corley- Scott & Diana's neighbor. Congrats on the twins!!! So exciting!! I wanted to encourage you to join the Clarksville Parents of Multiples Club. It has been a wonderful resource for me when I have twin questions. Everyone is great! Here's our website. www.clarksvillemultiples.com. Membership is FREE through August, and dues are $20 a year.

Anonymous said...

Hey Susan,

I'm so glad to hear you're doing well. Paul and I are thinking of you and Freddy T. all of the time, and I've been praying for you during these early "sick" days! I remember them too well.....
Take care,

Lori said...

Good to hear a update. You'll love the appointments as often. It was always nice to just know everything was OK. It was hard to go from having several ultrasounds to only one @ 7weeks & 1 @ 20 weeks with Peyton. I missed not having the constant updates. Glad to hear everything is great!!!

Karen H said...

susan, john mark & i are so exicted for you and freddy t. & jackers! we will continue to pray for you guys! we'll most likely be back in kentucky in september! i have a few job offers in in the works..one in owensboro, and one near princeton. hopefully we can see you guys soon when we move back!

The Smiths said...

I pray that you continue to have a good pregancy. I did not tell anyone about being pregnant until I was 14 weeks pregnant and it was hard. I was to scared about losing Mary Kate. God did answer my prayers by helping me to carry Mary Kate. With my gentic mutations I could have lost her up to 16 weeks. God will help you through your pregancy too just keep your eyes focused on Him.

BrightHairMel said...

I'm praying for you both----and all those babies! I miss you guys.

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RosieBoo said...

Wow, I miss this blog for a while and...twins! How exciting!! God bless you guys...Jack will be a great big brother!