Monday, March 26, 2007

26w4d I Am Blimpy

Man, I'm getting big. It's getting hard to walk around too much now, belly is SO heavy. But the babies are moving around in there and I know they're growing, so definitely no complaints.

I had a checkup today and all is well. I was scared because I've been having some contractions and they totally freak me out. I am fearful of pre-term labor. I had had a bunch of contractions during the weekend but never more than the "alert" number at which I am supposed to call my OB. Was so happy today when I learned that my cervix is still long and closed (4.4cm... which is shorter than 2 weeks ago, but apparently this is to be expected) and my fetal fibronectin (fFN) test came back normal.

We also did a short ultrasound, just to check fluids (normal) and cervix. My next apt is in 11 days.

Preparations are coming along nicely and most big things are done, which is good because I will be less and less mobile and the couch will be my home in a big way. But tomorrow I am still able to go for a swim, so I shall!

Sorry my posts have not been too long or personal or detailed. I'm not sure why. But gotta go with the flow. :)


Jennifer said...

Just curious: What is your alert number? My twins move around a lot, but got very quiet for a couple days. It freaked me out. Then they started up again, which is reassuring.I have an appointment today (28 weeks) so hopefully I will see that al is well.

I've started having BH too. It freaks me out....even though I know it is normal. But still, my whole stomach gets very hard and then it passes. No pain or discomfort at all. Every day that passes I think thank goodness they are still in there and safe.

Your cervix is nice and long! Congrats! I hope I'm in that range today! I look forward to your next update!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

I had been looking forward to a positive update. :-) Thanks for letting us know that all is well - congratulations!!

Lut C. said...

Excellent! Good to hear all is stil well with the babes.

Thalia said...

So glad everything is ok. Wonderful to hear from you, do keep updating us!

Anonymous said...

Great that everything is going well with the babies...let me tell you, you are in for the ride of your life with those two!! Enjoy blogging now because soon you won't have time to pee let alone get to the computer!! Take care.

Emmie said...

Glad you're doing okay. Those contractions really suck, even if they aren't dilating your cervix. Just another thing to worry about. Have you had any other issues, like bad swelling? Some days my feet feel like they might explode if I don't keep them elevated frequently and long enough. Hang in there--we're in the final stretch!