Monday, May 08, 2006

5/8/06 - 31 weeks 4 days

My OB appt and ultrasound went well.. the ultrasound was hard because I really feel like I'm going to pass out/puke when I lay on my back. Thankfully I was able to spend most of my time on my side. Baby Boy is breech (butt first) and baby Girl is transverse (laying across my tummy).. not good positions for a vaginal birth, but I'm still holding out! We are going to wait it out and see if they turn as we get closer to delivery. As of today (I reserve the right to change my mind) we are still going to wait to go into labor and get checked when we get to the hospital to see what position baby boy is in. If he's still breech or transverse we'll go w/ a c section.. if he has flipped we're going to go for it! :)

Both babies are about 3.5 lbs - which is a great weight for them. :) The doc said that if I delivered today the babies would most likely be in good health both short and long term, but would still spend about a month in the NICU.. they don't discharge them until they are 35 to 36 weeks gestational age. So in 4 weeks I'm still planning to start walking as much as I can! :) ha ha

Only three-ish more weeks until Mom and Dad get here.. then these babies have a free hall pass to come when they are ready! :)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah Laura--Almost 32 weeks!! I'm so psyched if the babies cooperate that you might try a vaginal birth--way to go! FYI acupuncture can help turn a breech baby. I induced labor with acup. when my BP was getting too high at the end last time--it works wonders. Glad your parents are coming in to help you! Best best of luck--you're going to do fantastically! Katherine