I had to be at the MFM clinic bright and early this morning for our level II u/s. I was so nervous, but as most of you already guessed, both girls were healthy. My baby "A" was being stubborn and wouldn't move into a good position so they could get all the views of her heart. The doctor said he wasn't concerned and they will look again at my next visit in four weeks. Both girls are measuring 18w2d and both of them weigh exactly 8 ounces. The average weight for this age of gestation is 6 ounces, so they are a little ahead of the game and making their momma proud. He did want to do some additional blood work for sjougrens markers, if I test positive it could effect the babies hearts and will need closer monitoring, but as of now I am not concerned about that. All my bleeding has stopped for almost two weeks now, not even spotting. They couldn't see anymore of the blood clot so I should be able to start back on my lovenox soon. Both the MFM clinic and Dr. Kim want me on the blood thinners with having APS and I will feel so much better once I am back on it.
Here are pictures of the girls today:
I will have appointments with my MFM clinic every 4 weeks until 32 weeks and then once a week. As of this point we are planning c-section for 37 weeks (which is October 29th). I could have my Halloween babies!!
I also talked some about my maternity leave yesterday. After crunching numbers and using vacation pay etc., I will have 10 weeks of full pay for my leave. My husband gets 3 weeks and hopefully will be staying home with the girls after I go back to work for a few weeks. I really hate the idea of childcare for them at such a young age. I think if we can swing it, we are going to find a nanny to watch the girls and I will feel much better with them being in our house verses a center. My husband gets to use the company's child care site for free. I plan on posting here in a few months.
I know I say this all the time, but I still can't believe I am pregnant and having twins after all we went through. I never thought this was going to happen for us. I really goes to show that you never know what will happen in your life. I am so blessed beyond words. I am also starting to get excited about having two babies, even though it took me a while to accept. I love my girls so much already. My girls.....