Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The time is coming...

Yesterday was full of appointments. First an ultrasound was done. The girls were both measured. Rachel is 5 pounds 3 ounces and Abby is 5 pounds 4 ounces. The cervical length was measured. I am now at 17-18mm. This means I am more than 50% efface. Heart beats and all other things looked at by ultrasound were good.

The NST was next. This showed to be fine as well.

Finally, we saw the maternal-fetal medicine doctor. He thought everything looked good and that delivery would be soon. Somewhere between 35 and 36 weeks. He wants me to continue what I have been doing the past two weeks for one more week. This being trying to limit standing and sitting up and try lying down as much as possible to keep pressure off the cervix. He wants to see me again next Tuesday. That is when I will be swabbed for Group B strep. He did say that funneling was present. This is widening of the end of the cervix nearest the uterus. He also said at this point if labor were to start, they wouldn't try to stop it. I am far enough along where they would let the babies be born.

I will be 35 weeks on Friday. This is what Nancy Bowers, author of The Multiple Pregnancy Sourcebook says, "For many pregnancies, the optimal times for delivery are at 35 to 38 weeks for twins, 34 to 35 weeks for triplets, and 31 to 33 weeks for quadruplets."

1 comment:

Derek and Elisabeth said...

yay! I am glad you are still pregnant even though you probably wish you weren't!