It’s only been two weeks since my last post, and I feel like a lot has happened. Maybe not a lot of exciting stuff, but it feels like it’s been a long two weeks.
M and I had our weekly appts and everything looks good. We didn’t see the PACs again, which is awesome news! The Dr said we would continue to keep an eye out just in case they return. Fluid, cervix, umbilical cord all look good. Cervix, especially. I had some contractions the last two days. One night was actually bad enough that we timed them. I had one every 2-5 mins for about 30 mins. I chugged water and went to bed so I could lay on my left side. They calmed down shortly after that. The specialist said if I have them regularly again for an hour, to call my OB. I don’t think it was from being dehydrated, though, since I drink close to 80oz of water a day. I think I just over did it by moving stuff around in H’s room.
The next growth scan is in a week or two, but seeing her today, I can’t believe how much H’s face is filling out. I love getting the 3d scans every week. And does she have such a little personality! She hates cooperating these days, either that or she is not fond of the early morning appointments. The sonographer said babies can feel the vibrations of the u/s. Every time we tried to get a picture of her face, she would turn her back on us. I can’t say I blame her, it’s probably not fun.
What else. Oh! The GTT test. The drink was pretty gross, it tasted like old flat orange cheap soda. I was pretty nervous about the test, but got the news that I passed!! Thank God. One less complication.
Other than that, things have been quiet- as in non eventful, which is a good thing. H has been pretty active and enjoys kicking me in the ribs or head-butting my bladder. It takes my breath away every once in a while but I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. It does make me wonder how it would feel to have both girls kicking and squirming around. I also wonder how big I would be now if we didn’t lose Brynn.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. We got two really great memorial presents for B and plan to keep them in H’s room. M and I started talking about our birth plan and if we want to have B’s placenta autopsied. We are still undecided. One on hand I want to know, but on the other I question if it makes a difference? It won’t change the outcome. What if something was wrong with her heart, could we have done something differently? It would kill me if we could and we could have saved her.
I have an appt next week with my OB, so at that time I will also ask what, if anything, do we need to do when we are admitted. Given that I have to deliver both girls and placentas, do we need to tell the hospital it’s not just H? I am not sure how any of that works.
Speaking of the hospital, I completely forgot that we have our tour on Sunday. I can’t believe we are 60 days away from meeting H!