Friday, February 15, 2008

All is well...

No pictures again. Lame, I know. Just wanted to give a quick pregnancy update. I went to the perinatologist yesterday, and got the super thorough ultrasound again. (I love being considered "high risk" and having to go to the perinatologist. I get an extremely thorough ultrasound every few weeks. I only got one with Emma.)

I don't guess I mentioned it in any of my previous posts, but when I went to the perinatologist in Utah, I was told that 24-28 weeks is a pretty crucial point in a multiples pregnancy. Something like 90% of all preterm labor occurs during those weeks. I was cautioned to take it easy, to the point that I was to eliminate any optional physical activity during that time. That hasn't been so bad. ( I consider grocery shopping as optional physical activity-but the rest of my little family does not. Oh well, I guess I have to do something while Aaron is busy unpacking boxes.) Well, as of yesterday I am 28 weeks, and according to the perinatologist, everything looks great. No danger of preterm labor!

And on an even better note, after measuring the babies' heads and abdomens, they determined that they weigh 2 pounds 10 ounces, and 2 pounds 13 ounces. They are right on track-for a single pregnancy, let along twins! (That is what a single baby would weigh at this point of the pregnancy.) Add it up, that is over five pounds of baby in there, and I still have 8 to 10 weeks left to go!

We are still unpacking things, so when we get a little more situated, I will post house pictures. Just wanted to give the pregnancy update for anyone who might be wondering!

11 comments:

Lexie and Jeff said...

I'm so glad everything is going well. I told Kate what you said about Emma, and she said, "I miss Emma." We all miss you guys!

Lindsey said...

I wanted to know!!! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia said...

you must be sooo excited!!

Laura Judd said...

So glad to hear things are going well with you and the babies. I think you are right though, grocery shopping should have be an "optional" activity. My last few weeks whenever I went to WalMart or the grocery store with dad he made me ride in a motorized cart or wheelchair...he said he didn't want to hear me complain about my feet. You should definitely qualify for such perks by now.

Marjorie said...

That's pretty amazing to think you already have five pounds of baby in you! I'm so grateful you are considerate of your faithful viewers for updates like these! I also wouldn't mind picture updates of your growing belly! :) I hope you're enjoying your house!

jeff&missy said...

Hey! I am so glad that everything is going so well. Just keep chanting..I CAN DO THIS! You are going to do great with those little guys. Good luck!

Christina said...

Sounds like things are good. So exciting to be in your house and getting ready for those babies.

Justin & Heather said...

I am so glad to hear all is going so well! We miss you..especially on Wednesdays!:)

Laura and Jordan said...

Thanks, I finally started to feel a little better yesterday. I went to almost a full day of work today and it was nice to get out of the house. Now I know, you're not particularly excited about pictures of you right now, but I wanna see how you look!! C'mon, post some pictures. You know you want to! And I miss you too!

Sarah (and a few others) said...

I'm glad everything is going well with the twins. Good job!

And I consider grocery shopping to be optional, too!

Piglet 26 said...

HALEY!!!! UPDATE your blog. how are you feeling? pregnant? hahahah...i love it. Ok, I do want to come and take lots of pictures whenever your dad needs me, and I will come alone so i can just hang out with you and take care of your sweet emma!