So much to write about!
Monday night we had our multiples class. I was really looking forward this class! I was hoping they would talk about how to handle 2 babies at home. I expected that, actually. Well, she didn't really discuss that! Most of the time was spent talking about c-sections. And her attitude just made me mad. She was pretty negative and went on and on about how most of us will have c-sections. Sure, that is probably true, but you can be a little positive! Our childbirth class instructor is so positive! She always stresses how if the babies are in the correct position, I won't have to have a c-section and she has told me some stories about twin mamas who give birth naturally! I know that a c-section is possible, but I like hearing positive things. The instructor of the multiples class also made it sound like just about all of our babies would end up in the NICU. No, that's not necessarily true! Sure, it's a possibility, and I'm glad for the info she gave us, but don't make it seem like that is what WILL happen. And did she discuss anything about when we take them home? Not really. She quickly went over breastfeeding by showing us the different positions. I pretty much already knew those. And that's really all she said about after. I realize they have a class you take before you go home from the hospital, but honestly it is geared toward women with singletons. It's much different if you have twins!
Plus the class was difficult for me because there were two women in there who were having triplets. I almost started crying. Then hubby kept looking at me and asking if I was ok, and I know he was concerned, but I was trying really hard not to cry. Asking me about it was just making it worse. But I made it through without breaking down.
Today, I had another doctor's appointment! This one was with the other OB in the office. He was nice. I originally had him as an OB but switched to Dr. O because this other one didn't want to run tests on me, just wanted to diagnose me. I'm just glad today he was nice! I got another ultrasound and he printed out some pictures, but they are really awful. They are too smooshed and you can't really tell what is what. I did get a nice picture of the tops of their heads!! :) They are both head down and their heads are right next to each other. Everything looked good! He had me schedule an appointment for a more detailed ultrasound to get a better growth scan. That is in about 4 weeks. Then, we had a conversation that I found amusing!
Dr.: Are you still working?
Dr.: When do you plan on stopping?
Me: probably next Friday
Dr.: How about this Friday?
Of course, that is fine with me! :) He said he was being proactive and didn't want me going into pre-term labor and then having to spend 4 weeks on hospital bed rest. I guess he takes his twin mamas out between 28-30 weeks.
And that is fine because I've been not feeling so great this week at work. My belly is getting really heavy and I've just been so tired! I think it will be good to just be home and relax. Of course, I'm not particularly good at relaxing! I get bored really easily. So hopefully I can find things to do to occupy my time! I'm sure closer to the end I will get really anxious and excited to meet the girls, so I know that will be difficult! But I do think it's a good idea to stop working.