So here we are.
30 weeks. It seems like just yesterday we passed the 24 week milestone of viability. Time is really starting to fly.
So this weeks appointment brought a new revelation- increased amniotic fluid. I’m not exactly clear on what this means for me and the kids but it is cause for concern apparently. I’m measuring gigantic* right now- 44 cm, which please tell me doesn’t translate to 44 weeks because I still have a goal of 6 more weeks of cooking these kids and I don’t really want to round out at 50+ cm. The babies are also giant by the way, much to the delight of my OB. Just over and just under 4 pounds. I would type that again but seriously, that’s already 8 pounds of baby, plus an extra large swimming pool. It’s no wonder I can barely walk some days and breathing can be a huge effort.
I had a short ultrasound, nothing compared to the ones at the perinatologist. Seriously, 5 minutes, no pictures. Just quick measurements. They were snuggled up together, heads down, one had it’s head in the crook of the other ones neck. Cute.
My midwife asked if I’d be OK transferring my care to my OB officially. Because of all the things that keep popping up she wants to make sure I’m getting the best care I could. She’ll still be available for support and see me on occasion but I’m not her typical pregnancy so, um, that’s what we did. My OB didn’t see much reason for this and assured her that the two of them together were taking great care of me, but I get it. Midwives get a bad rap and I think are a little more cautious sometimes. And really, with 6 weeks left to go and appointments every week I’m not too worried about it. Yes, I am optimistic that this will not go past 36 weeks, see above where I talk about being huge.
In other news I finally cut back hours at work- I’m too stubborn to make the call myself so it’s good to have someone tell me to do it. Maybe three days a week will take some of the pressure off and give me a bit of breathing room to relax and maybe, dare I say, enjoy some of these last days? Maybe, we’ll see.
*This strangely enough does not translate to huge weight gain- 16 pounds…WOW!