Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Time To Return The Preemie Clothes

Well, maybe not just yet. I wouldn't want to jinx anything and I know babies can lose weight in the hospital after they are born BUT my little monsters? - already at 5 pounds each!! (Technically Baby A is 5 lbs 4 ounces and Baby B is 4 lbs 15 ounces.) I bought matching preemie outfits for the trip home from the hospital on the big day just in case they follow the norm of twins being born early and tiny. I already had some newborn outfits and honestly the difference between the two sizes looks enormous. The preemie outfits look like doll clothes! (boy dolls of course.) Even if they swim in the newborn outfits, they seem like better choices.

Everything else is going pretty well too. Both babies are now head down with Baby A pretty low and Baby B at a slight diagonal. The gestational diabetes has been under control with only a few hiccups and my doctor is so excited with my overall progress, I thought she was going to hug me at my check-up today.

The fluid in my legs, ankles and feet though is B.A.D., bad. Apparently no one is concerned but I miss my knee caps and ankle bones and my thighs and calves are pretty tender. I would say that's the worst of it at this point. No swelling in my hands or face. I'm still working and try to elevate my feet when I'm sitting at my desk.

I'm still at bi-monthly appointments but will switch to weekly after my next ultrasound and check-up on the 24th. I will be 36w3d at that point! That will also be my first non-stress test due to the diabetes. Looking forward to it and to finding out how much the boys are weighing then!


  1. So sorry about the fluid retention, but such great news on all the other fronts!!! It seems like just yesterday you had the poll where we voted on how many babies you were going to have... I'm so excited for you and your boys!

  2. So glad that the boys are doing well and that you have made it so far along. Hope the swelling gets better. I hope you get plenty of rest in these next few weeks, LOL.

  3. Don't get rid of the preemie stuff just yet! They could be off on their measurements. I hope the swelling gets more tolerable!

    I've never mentioned it on my blog, but I specialize in managing gestational diabetes. It makes me so happy to hear your sugars rock!

  4. Good job at keeping the diabetes under control! Sorry about retaining the fluid in your legs and your poor tootsies hurting.
    My sister's first daughter was 6 lb 13 oz at birth and my mom and me had to run out and get her all the preemie cloths we could lay our hands on to clothe her with. The newborns really swam on her, and the preemies made her look even more adorable. Just saying ;)
    You talking about sitting at work, made me think for the first time--yikes! I sit in front of a computer for ten hours straight four days in a row. I'm sure that'll be comfortable, especially towards the end ;)

  5. Hope things continue to go well and that the swelling isn't too bad.

  6. Checking in to see how things are going.... hope all is well!

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