Yesterday was my 22 week OB appointment and things went well. I have been sick for the past few days, throwing up and bad cramps. My OB thinks I have a virus. Phew that made me feel so much better. He said if it doesn't clear up in next few days to call him back and also keep an eye on my discharge. If there are any changes from the clear watery discharge to mucus then to let him know. The babies both had great heartbeats, 157 & 165. He did my fundal measurement and when I asked he said I was measuring a little large, but it's because of twins. I didn't ask for specific measurements. I have been trying really hard to let go of some control :) Good news, I only gained four pounds within the last month and that made me smile. Weight isn't a big issue for me and if I gain that is fine, but I want to try to stay pretty healthy through the process and give babies what they need. I also would like to stay within normal ranges for weight gain with the girls. My OB did talk with my MFM and they really want me back on the 80 mg of Lovenox daily. As of now, Dr. Kim has me on 40mg every other day. She said if we start seeing growth issues with the babies then she will increase. Well after talking with my OB yesterday, they feel at that point it will be a little late in the game. So local doctors win this round and I started on my 80 mg today. We will be very cautious about the bleeding and if I start, we will cut back immediately. BTW, have I told you how awesome it feels going a month now without daily bleeding?? It feels freaking amazing! What isn't so amazing is redoing my glucose test next appointment. He wants me to redo the one hour test first (which I know I will fail) and then on to the three hour test. Oh well at least I can get it over with quickly.
In other news, my MFM appointment is on July 30th, which happens to be 24 weeks! They will do measurements to see how big the girls are. I am hoping they will be over a pound by then, or even bigger would be fantastic.
Now on to my rant:
I am a member of a pregnancy after infertility group in facebook (WHICH I LOVE)! most of the woman came from my infertility group and we all have been there to support each other through thick and thin. Problem is, there aren't a lot of twin moms so I joined a few twin mom groups for information and support. I try to be an active member, but it is so hard. So many of these woman just complain and complain. I know that my pregnancy hasn't been all smooth sailing and honestly, some of it plain sucks, but what does constant complaining really accomplish? If I complain daily over and over, will my shortness of breath disappear? That would be pretty freaking awesome :) Either way, sometimes we have to put our own needs and discomforts on the backburner for the larger picture of our children. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with admitting you're having a bad day or in pain, sick etc. but when it is everyday and it is always about you, you, you, it gets very old and most of us get tired of hearing it.
I just wish I could find a twin group like my other facebook group... I don't think it exists though :(