Sunday, September 16, 2012

13 week NT scan!

We had the twins' first trimester screening and NT scan on Wednesday, September 5th when I was exactly 13 weeks!  Baby A was measuring 14 weeks 0 days and Baby B was measuring 13 weeks 3 days.  Brian initially thought he wasn't going to be able to make it to the appointment because he had training at work, but they let him go a little bit early to make the appointment!  One of the professors in his department also just announced that she is having twins as well and is due a couple weeks before we are.  She went to the same fertility clinic as well!

We got to see the little ones for a good hour or so and it was such a relief!  I always get so worried right before the appointment and I know there is no need for that.  Its so fun to watch them wiggle around, move their arms/legs and even stick their tongues out!! I can't remember which baby it was, but it was super cute to watch.

After the ultrasound I met with a different doctor than I usually see because my doc was all booked up for that day.  Brian didn't stay for the follow up because his back was really hurting and his parents were at our house watching the girls.  It was interesting to meet with someone new with a new perspective on things.  She asked me about what I was planning to do about the birth, etc.  I said that I didn't know yet and that I really didn't want to make a decision super early because who knows if I will really have a choice in the matter.  She also asked if I planned on having more kids and I said that it was a possibility because I still have 3 frozen embryos that I need to do something with.  After I said that, she proceeded to scare the crap out of me and tried to talk me out of having another c-section.  She said that the risks go up exponentially with repeat c-sections.... risks include bleeding out, needing an emergency hysterectomy, and well death of course.  I was a little shocked to hear her be so adamant about trying to do a vaginal birth but I guess its good to have all the information.  The one thing I seriously hated about the previous c-section was the epidural.  I did not like the feeling that I couldn't move at all... and the anesthesiologist was a total jerk.  She did say that when you are laboring for a vaginal birth that they can make the epidural much lighter so that you can at least move your legs and such.  I don't know.  I suppose if both babies are in the perfect position to come out the old vajayjay then maybe I will give that a shot.  If not, I'm not totally opposed to another c-section.  It would be nice though to be able to lift my girls a lot sooner and with a c-section that would take quite a lot more time.

Speaking of which, the girls are doing just fabulous!  I can't say how much I miss them since I have gone back to work though.  Its been very difficult to leave their cute little faces every morning.  I know they are in good hands but it doesn't make it any easier.  Oh, and they will be 1 year old in just about 3 weeks!! This past year has been absolutely a dream come true!

Oh, and I can't forget to mention that we got a sneak peak at their little "parts!!" Nothing is for sure at this point, but it looks like daddy might be getting what he asked for! Check out the pictures! :)


Amanda said...

I totally called twin boys ages ago! =) Your little ones are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Anonymous said...

Isnt it possible instead of epidural to get general anaesthesia?I know that epidural can be dangerous and many ladies I know opted to give birth without it.

Jessica Anne said...

I'm sure it would be possible to get general anaesthesia, but I would rather be awake when giving birth if it comes down to another c-section :)