I had my fourth ultrasound this week at 26 weeks / 4 days. It’s always a relief to see that the babies are growing healthy and strong. They move around alot these days too — to the point where I can see my tummy jump in various spots. I don’t remember Dhara having as much movement in utero. The perintologist, a chatterbox for sure, said I most probably would not go past 38 weeks, but could go as early as 36 weeks! Ahhh, that feels so soon! The following ultrasound photos are from 23 weeks gestation. Here are the most recent stats:
baby A: 23 weeks – 1.9 pounds / 26 weeks – 2.4 pounds, 149 beats/min
baby B: 23 weeks – 1.9 pounds / 26 weeks – 2.7 pounds, 145 beats/min
Back in mid August 2011, when we first found out we were pregnant with our second (at that point in our minds it was a singleton), we decided we’d like to look into birthing at a local birthing center. So we drove an hour to the closest birthing center — a cute, old, white house — and took the tour. While it seemed like a nice option, we felt that birthing at home would be a similar option, if not a better option. I didn’t feel inclined to birth on their queen sized beds for some reason — it was a very clean facility, but just imagine sheets from the 70’s. Although their birthing tub seemed more up my alley for a water birth — dim lights and a calm atmosphere. But we still concluded that the birth center was not for us. We really like the idea of a home birth, but not in my parents house! …Maybe one of these days we’ll have my home water birth if God grants me my dream of a cozy old farmhouse or victorian cottage that Greg could fix up.
Now that we’re having two bambinos, the both of us seem to be the most comfortable birthing in a hospital. There just seems to be too many risk factors involved. One being that Baby A be in the head down position to have a normal birth and avoid a c-section. The other reason being that Dhara had a high case of jaundice, and there is a chance that these babies could too; although we are praying that they don’t, because it’s really hard on our hearts and their little bodies.
Overall, everything is going great, and there are no complications, thank the good Lord! We are getting our room ready for two little ones to join us, although I’m still not sure what we’re going to do with Dhara since she still sleeps in our bed. We finally found a double stroller we love, and started a little pile of boy clothes — although, I must say, boy shopping is no fun. No, not at all!