- After a follow up scan yesterday it looks like the fluid levels for Twin B are back to normal levels! As opposed to the surly sonographer last time yesterday's friendly tech explained to me that not only had the levels not really been so high as to be really worrisome last time (wish they'd shared that info! I did ask...) but apparently it's very hard to get an accurate reading with twins. With singletons you can measure in 4 different places but with twins only one... Obviously quite relieved about this! visions of cleft palate were plaguing me for the last two weeks, I know it's fixable but I was still worrying what this scan would reveal.
- I had my oral glucose test last week, no gestational diabetes here! I'll get tested again in a few weeks but for now my blood sugar looks just fine, thank you. I'm pleased to show to the doctor who keeps telling me I need to be REALLY worried about GD because I was overweight to begin with, despite the fact that I keep explaining I have a pretty healthy diet. They don't ask you about weight gain here, but I've been keeping track and am in a pretty healthy range for a singleton (gained about 25 pounds thus far) so I think I'm doing okay. Feels like it should be more given the massive bump I'm now sporting, but there you go.
- I'm now measuring close to full term for a singleton pregnancy. This is pretty darn scary. Essentially it means I'm going to be the equivalent of 40+ weeks pregnant for about 10ish weeks (we hope!). Things are getting pretty uncomfortable, but it's a little less depressing than the first trimester hyperemesis because at least there's a definite end date. When I was puking for those 4 months straight the scariest thing was imagining it would last the whole time. Now the various (pretty serious) aches and pains are at least clearly time-bound.
- Things with my step-mom seem to have improved, obviously my dad said something to her because I've had a few nice emails this week checking up on my scan results etc. And yesterday she emailed me a picture of her knitting the blanket for the babies. It might still bear a real conversation at some point, but for now feeling less isolated from them. Thank you so much to those of you who commented on it, it really helped me see things from her perspective.
Anyhow, not the world's most exciting blog post but thought I'd get it all out there.
This week we start our ante-natal class which I'm super duper nervous about. I really don't know how I'm going to feel in a room full of 'normal' pregnant ladies, with the twin things we've gone to there's definitely be a high percentage of other IF-ers (though we didn't get as far as finding out whether they too had used a donor) which has been comforting...
But now we're off to the wilds of the regular-person classes and I'm terrified of feeling like a complete weirdo. Plus S can't go for the first two weeks of the 10 week course! so I have to go on my own with my huge belly... wish me luck.
(PS, should I post a bump picture? I've really resisted because I know they make some people feel terrible, and it's not like I love advertising my midsection in general... but I keep talking about my belly and feel like maybe I should illustrate!)