hi my name is sherry im 27 and expecting twins in jan i am way excited and scared all at the same time. i just changed my doc to the 1 i had didn't really seem to care and with me having twins i want the doc to be on top of things ya know??
Hi Sherry, welcome and congrats on the twins!! Did you find out what you are having or is it a suprise? I'm also excited and scared. It is still sureal to think that in a few more months this little person will be here. It is hard to imagine but I can't wait either. I'm also in the process of changing dr.s. I'm on military insurance through my hubby so we are changing to a better, more equiped hospital. I go there the end of this month to meet with them, check up and tour the facility. I think it is so important to feel comfortable with your dr. so good luck with your switch!
Welcome, Sherry! Twins are exciting! I was sort of hoping that we'd end up having twins, but it's still just One little lady in there.
Well, after talking to the President of the Credit Union, I've decided to just go part time for now. We found out that my husband will be stationed at a different base after the baby is born, so we'll be moving. There's really no sense in them keeping my job here if I won't even be coming back! Right now we're in the process of selling our house and moving on base so that we don't have to worry with selling it right before we move.
AND-ironically, I'm switching doctors, too! My doc is moving and I don't like the other doc in her practice, so I'm switching to a new doctor. My first appt with the new doctor is on the 29th of Spt. Hopefully I like him!! =) I've heard a lot of good things about him, so we'll see.
Hi Brittnee, glad to hear you have more final plans, it helps to keep the stress levels down! My appt with my new dr is on Sept 30th so we'll have to keep our fingers crossed for each other.
Are you feeling lots of movement? I feel her a lot, sometimes it is so strange. Every once in awhile it feels like there is a foot or a head or something pressed right up against my belly so I can actually feel her with my hand. (Does that make any sense - haha - cuz it sounds really weird as I type this).
Yeah, it totally makes sense! I feel her a lot, especially in the evening around 5-8
I think she's going to be awake at night a lot, which will stink! =/
I have to do a 24 hour urine test...have you had to do that? Apparently every time I pee, I have to put it in this big jug for them to test it for protein (to make SURE I don't have preeclampsia). You know with the high blood pressure, it's almost a definite that I'll get it.
Have you been having any issues?
No, I don't have to do the urine test. I've been feeling pretty good. The worry we've had was our ultrasound. They found two things, the right kidney is slightly bigger than the other. The dr. didn't seem concerned but said we have to watch it and usually it will even out. The second was the echogenic focus on the heart. It is a spot they see on the heart in the ultrasound, it is a soft marker for down syndrome. I had a blood test which doesn't show me as a carrier so that is good. I think the chances are extremely low, like the 1% range. Still, it is a bit of a concern no matter what. Although I have read that tons of babies have this and nothing ever comes of it. Other than that she has a strong heartbeat and is kicking me all the time (gotta be a good sign right) ;-)
Good luck with your testing. I hope the blood pressure can be kept in check and you don't develope preclampsia. At least you are well aware and they are on top of things looking for it.
Wow, those things are pretty particular. Our doctor didn't say a thing about our ultrasound except, "It looks good."
I would definitely say that if you're not a carrier, the baby should be absolutely perfect! And the kidney being slightly smaller isn't a big deal, is it? I mean, we really only need one kidney anyway, so I wouldn't think a larger one would matter.
Thanks. Fingers are crossed! Are you going to get the 3d?
I'm not doing the 3d unless they require it. I'm supposed to have another ultrasound at 33 weeks so I imagine if they need to see more they will make me. It seems so cool though to be able to see your baby so clearly but I've read that you shouldn't get it done unless necessary (I guess exposure to radiation or whatever it is that is being transmitted).
Yeah, the dr. didn't seem too worried by what they found so I'm not going to worry myself with it. As long as she's healthy then I'm fine however she is born (extra chromosome or not), my hubby is the same way so we are actually really calm about it all.
Well, I had the first appt with the new doctor and he's WAY WAY better. I've never had a doctor that cared as much! He really impressed me.
Blood pressure is still up, so he wants to see me next week, too. He said I could wait until my replacement is trained to go part time.
I'm so stressed out about the whole moving thing with the Air Force. We've been waiting MONTHS now, so I'm just ready to find out where we're going and WHEN!
I think that's the main reason for the high BP.