So I’m nearing the end of this pregnancy and I really want the girls to make their appearance in the healthiest possible way. HOWEVER I just got some news that I am having trouble digesting. Twin A and Twin B have both flipped. This means that A is now breech and B is head down. This wouldn’t be a problem if A wasn’t still the presenting twin. For those of you who don’t know what some of these terms are breech means that baby is feet down, and presenting is the baby that is lower down and will be the first one born.
So what does all of this mean? As of right now I’m scheduled to have a c- section. This is something that I have been trying to avoid throughout my whole pregnancy. At first we thought that I may have to have one because of where baby A’s placenta placement was. When you are having twins ( not positive if this relates to singletons or not) your placenta has to be a certain distance from the cervix to be able to give birth naturally. The magic number is 2cm and many internal ultrasounds and hoping and wishing and pretty much putting myself on couch rest I hit that number. I was super excited. Everything was looking good for a natural delivery, A had been head down the whole time and my Dr let me know that they can turn B if she stayed breech so I was set. Little did I know that the 2 weeks between ultrasounds gave the girls some time to start being defiant. I went in on the 9th for my placement ultrasound and the little buggers flipped. and A has decided that she still wants to be number 1 so her feet are wedged in between B’s head and my cervix.
Needless to say I’m freaking out. Just thinking about it and the recovery time is giving me panic attacks. I find myself starting to cry just thinking about it. Don’t get me wrong having healthy babies is the ultimate goal, and I’m not looking for the natural drug free birthing experience ( I’m all about that epidural) I just hate the thought of major surgery, not being able to hold my babies until how long after they’re born. Not having the time to recover the way I want to and having to rely on family for help. I know that they are more than willing to help out for the first how long, but I want to be able to bond with my babies and I hate asking for help. I would rather just do it all on my own.
Now that I’ve been a horrible downer I will appease you with a picture.
Funny story, My belly is getting noticeable huge. When I went for my appointment with my doctor she grabbed the tape measure and promptly put it back down saying ” hold on I need to go get a bigger one”. I knew my stomach was getting pretty big but I didn’t realize it was need a bigger tape measure big. It is seriously at the point that driving is uncomfortable.
Yeah that’s my belly rubbing against the steering wheel. I literally can not move my seat back any further.
I’m not going to do all of the questions because they are the exact same answers as last week with the exception of my weight. I have officially gained 29 lbs. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.