Sightings of the in-utero kind.
34 weeks 2 days
Yesterday we had the FINAL high risk OB appointment. M and the babies have now graduated and are under the full care of her OB, which is exciting! The babies can now come into this world at M’s local hospital, making it a whole lot easier on her and her family! YEA! It’s great to have one goal behind us.
The ultra sound tech was again, fabulous, this hospital is so warm and welcoming to IPs! I got to sit next to the tech and see all the uterus happenings.
And we discovered that they both have little surprises for us, both the little boy and little girl have hair! The little boy has more hair than the little girl, but, I was shocked to hear from the tech that they both have hair.
There was a biophysical test and they both received 8 out of 8. As part of the test the tech was trying to get the little boy to wake up and be a little active so she was poking at him with the probe. Well, our little boy thought that it wasn’t very cool so he gave us the finger! Then, I think, he felt guilty and gave us a peace sign (which he maintained for a while) and then just started punching around.
They’re both getting big, our little girl is 4.8 pounds and the little boy is 5.3 pounds! We’re really happy as she is considered average and he is above average for their gestational age!
Thanks for all your responses to my previous question. It got me thinking too, what would I do if I was pregnant? For me, if I was pregnant, I would have a c-section (but this is because I’ve had a laparotomy before and I am not interested in recovering from both).
So far, the plan is for M to try to do a vaginal delivery, and they will try to turn little boy to see if he wants to be head down. If he won’t cooperate, then it’s a c-section. I feel good about this plan and I am very happy that M and I both agree that a breach delivery is too dangerous to attempt!
Of course, as the high risk OB said yesterday ,it all will come down to the OB that is attending when M goes into labour and their experience/comfort level with attempting a vaginal delivery, after all they are the one that has to tell us what is safe/and what isn’t safe.
So, that’s the plan!
Next week we have an appointment with the regular OB, and it’s late enough in the day so that we can all attend! It will be good to hear her perspective on everything and as always it will be fun to see M again!