Headed in yesterday for my 26 week appointment.
My name was called, and M. and I headed on back with the nurse. THE nurse, who 2 weeks ago didn't notice the label "twins" all over my chart. I thought to myself, "Hmm...wonder how this will go?" but I figured it's only been 2 weeks, she'll remember.
Once in the room, I was weighed, blood pressure taken, and then the doppler came out.
She quickly got a heartbeat, declared it as 152 and started to wipe off my belly. AGAIN.
"Uh, I'm expecting twins..."
Same blank look, no apology again.
She half-heartily placed the doppler on the other side of my belly, and started searching. M. and I looked at each other, and didn't hear anything. "133", she said. "The doctor will be in to talk with you.".
As soon as she was out the door, I told M. that was the same nurse...he was shocked. I felt like maybe he thought I overreacted last time, and was glad he experienced the same thing. Both of us were uncomfortable about the second heart rate she gave us, and told my doctor as much.
That, along with the fact that Baby B has been a little lazy over the last few days, won us a trip to the ultrasound room.
As soon as they placed the transducer on my belly it was apparent why I thought Baby B hadn't been moving much. The first thing we saw were 2 heads, one on each side of my belly button.
Baby B is no longer transverse, hanging out at the top of my uterus, and Baby A is no longer head down.
Both babies and my fluid levels looked great!
Baby A is weighing in at 1 pound, 11 oz. She has her thumb on her nose.
Baby B is weighing in at 1 pound, 15 oz. He is sucking his thumb.
This is the biggest difference in their weights yet, but I'm being told that it's nothing to worry about at this point.
Pinch me, I still can't believe we're still having babies!