Monday, April 16, 2007

OB appointment.

I had the first appointment with the new OB today. Love her already! She explained her plan of care and answered any and all questions. Made up for the fact that I got in thirty minutes past my appointment time.

If for some reason, I'm still holding on to the babies at 37 weeks, she will induce before week 38. Mom's are much happier, and babies seem to do well. 37 weeks is the first week of September.

The nurse attempted to find two heartbeats by Doppler for at least five minutes without success. We headed over to the ultrasound machine and found the babies right next to each other, almost on top of each other! It was too funny. She couldn't tell for sure if they were head-to-head or head-to-feet. It was neat to see both heartbeats at the same time, right next to each other! These two sure like each other. You could hardly tell they were separated by their amniotic sacs.

I will need a level two ultrasound within the next two weeks. We will be able to find out the sex of the babies at this appointment, along with measurements of vital organs, bones, etc. Should be an exciting appointment for both Chad and myself. Not sure when this appointment is yet, but will hopefully find out soon.

My next OB appointment will be May 1st.

Later, Jennie


Anonymous said...

This is too exciting. So it sounds like they are calling them "fraternal" twins? I'm so glad you do like the new OB, that can make quite a difference. If you are having them around the first week of September do you want me to plan to be there the 3rd or 4th week? Of course we can always come for a fast visit when they are born too. I can't apply for vacation time until June but having an idea of when will give me something to look forward to.
Love you and the babies too, Mom

Anonymous said...

So glad that the new dr is a good match. Finding a good one is hard work. It sounds like things are going well. Hope it stays that way and that week 37 arrives with no issues! Hey....I found crib sheets (white cotton) at the local Carter's store...2pk for $1.99...want me to snag you some? I'm headed over there sometime this week for sure!