So today was our 1st regular OB appointment and we got to see the babies. They were wonderful! They grew as expected and are now 1 day ahead of schedule. They had heartbeats at 162 and 165. And the most fun…. they wiggled. They looked as though they were waving at their moms. I got all choked up and teary when I saw them. It is hard to imagine that our little grape-sized babies are already so active and…. alive. I am amazed.
Otherwise today was pretty uneventful. Our OB was very excited for us. He is on-board with helping me induce lactation so I am now taking BCPs. He is supportive of Joey doing a vaginal birth so long as things seem to be progressing well. One thing he said did surprise us: he is not a big supporter of Nuchal Translucency testing. Our doc did not see much good information we would gather through the test. We would not terminate if we got a Down’s-likely result but we would be open to doing something about conditions not compatible with life. Thoughts about testing vs not. Information other OBs have shared? I just feel as though we are getting a one-sided opinion about the testing right now.
BTW: thanks for all the great input on the last post. We have begun a multi-pronged approach to managing her nausea. Joey eats meals at about 2-2.5 hours. She drinks a variety of different teas, chews minty gum, sucks on popsicles, eats jello, waters down her juice, eats crackers, allows herself whatever sounds good- including milkshakes and has gotten a larger prescription for Zo.fran rather than just taking it as needed. She seems to get some relief on occasion…. very helpful! Also thanks for the advice not to get too upset about weight gain at this point.
A good day indeed!