On Monday I went to my 18 week MFM appointment. An hour or so was spent during the ultrasound measuring everything they possibly could. Baby A is the spare and B & C are the pair.
They were perfect! The pair both measured about 7 oz (exactly the same which is good) and the spare measured 8 oz. This was the first ultrasound where they checked for TTTS. It's one of the scariest things that could possibly happen with the identical twins. So I was happy they measured exactly the same. They were also in the exact same position the entire time. The tech kept getting turned around because they would actually do somersaults together at the exact same time and land in the same exact position as each other. They did this 4 times.
The midwives and Dr both seemed a lot more up beat and positive about my pregnancy and the babies. This was the biggest ultrasound of my pregnancy and such a relief that everything looked so good. They acted like I won't have any problem going to 34-36 weeks....fingers crossed.
I can't believe I'm having identical twins! I can't believe they would flip together like that totally in sync with each other. I've never been able to tell identical twins apart! We have a set of ID twin brother friends and I never know which one I'm talking to. I hope I can tell my own kids apart!
I'm feeling pretty good. I'm huge! It's getting harder and harder for me to sit up and move at all. A book I'm reading says with triplets you look full term at 24 weeks and I'm thinking it will be more like 20 weeks for me. I'm pretty sure when I'm seen walking through the neighborhood it looks as though I'm trying to induce labor.
I can't do a whole lot so there is no worry of me over doing it. If I go up a flight of stairs I can't breathe for 5 minutes. If I walk and there's a small incline I can't breathe. Several times every night when I'm laying on my side all of the sudden I can't breathe. Sometimes I will just be sitting there and all of the sudden I can't breathe. I know this will only get worse. It's probably the thing I'm most afraid of.
But besides that and having to go pee in the middle of the night and then not being able to fall back asleep, I'm doing pretty good.
My appetite is gone. Nothing sounds good. I have to eat every few hours because my blood sugar drops so fast that I'm very surprised I haven't fainted. The only craving I have is sno-cones. This is so different than my last pregnancies. I'm able to eat a little smarter when I'm not craving Reese's peanut butter easter eggs in bulk.
Gender reveal is still pending! I'm so excited it's taking all I have not to just announce it right now! My friend that is doing it is extremely talented and doing me a huge favor. I'm sure I tripled her workload so I'm trying my best to not harass her. Stay tuned....