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Thursday, October 21, 2010

21w1d: Dare I Say I'm Feeling Better?

After 4 weeks, the bleeding *finally* stopped.  I am now going on 4 days of virtually no blood.  I can't describe how much better it feels to see nothing disturbing.  I guess I didn't fully appreciate the toll the constant bleeding was taking on my emotions, but once it stopped, I started feeling better right away.

We go next Tuesday for the big anatomy scan. I am looking forward to that. I am hoping to get some assurance that:
  1. Both babies are alive (I feel kicking, but it always feels like Egan rather than Zoe...but she does have an anterior placenta...but, you know, it will just be nice to have confirmation)
  2. My cervix is holding strong
  3. Zoe's growth is the same as Egan's
  4. They don't have any abnormalities
I am going to my first MOTC (Mothers of Twins Club) meeting tonight. I am pretty excited - I wonder how big the group will be? Unfortunately they already had their Fall sale for this year and their next sale isn't till the Spring (i.e., after the babies are born).  I hope to get some advice on baby gear & stuff like that. It will be interesting to see what it's like. Maybe I'll meet someone else expecting twins around the same time as me. That would be cool.

Well, I guess that's about it for me. 2 weeks and 6 days till viability! YAY!!!


Michele said...

Fingers crossed for a great scan and good news! Glad the bleeding has stopped!

myprettyones said...

SO glad the bleeding has stopped!!! I know how scary that is, even if you know everything is OK. It just doesn't feel right. I am so happy that you are getting close to viability and babies seem to be doing great. Looking forward to your anatomy scan!

Thinking of you and sending good thoughts for the twins!!!

Mrs. V said...

WOO-HOO! The bleeding stopped! That is awesome. I was a complete mess before our anatomy scan, actually, I've been a mess before every ultrasound that I've had. But things work out. I'll be thinking of you and the twins. The countdown to viability is on! Yay!

Jennifer said...

I'm so relieved that you're relieved and feeling better! I'm counting down the days to viability right along with you. Is it weird if I put the date on my calendar in the kitchen?!

One of my closest friends is 22 weeks along with twin girls who share a placenta. Every time she calls with an update, I hold my breath... and then I think of you... and then I pray for both of you and your families.

Much love and hugs coming your way from Iowa!!!!


Courtney said...

I am glad you are feeling better! All will be good on the scan!

Sommers Family said...

Hooray for no more bleeding! So glad you are feeling better, and the twins are well.

Counting down to viability with you!

Will we get some pictures of the babies after the scan? Enjoy seeing your little ones! All will be well.

Thinking/praying for you all.

PJ said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better!

Four weeks of bleeding, how stressful!

I felt Addison much more than I felt Lauren, and both placentas were in the back - fused together actually. I think it's just how they are positioned.

Hope you have a stellar appointment with all happy news!

Oh, and good for you for getting with a twins group! I've yet to do that. I do read a lot of blogs though, which has helped. I also loved the book Twin Set - lots of tips from twin parents.

Mostly, it's the logistics of having two that are challenging. We've become great jugglers and have learned what strategies work for us.

twondra said...

Glad the bleeding stopped!!

So happy for you Amy. You sound so happy. :)

Jamie said...

Yay! What a great update! I love that you are feeling both of the babies. It makes me so happy for you.

Also VERY happy the bleeding has stopped . . .