grapefruit / 4712 posts
@bluestriped bee: Good Luck!! I will be thinking about you and your littles!
nectarine / 2152 posts
You're almost there! Congrats and hoping you get your double vaginal delivery!!
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts
@MrsYellowJacket: @Mrs. Pickle: I'm thinking I'll start a Birth in progress thread when the induction officially starts??? Is that when that is done? I have no idea.
nectarine / 2054 posts
Good luck tomorrow!!
Thank you everyone!!! I just had the nurse tell me step by step what to expect from the time I'm induced to the time I'm back in my room for recovery. Definitely more nervous than excited at this point. I don't know how I'm supposed to get any sleep tonight. Maybe I'll ask for a sleeping pill.
nectarine / 2192 posts
@bluestriped bee: Sending prayers for a smooth delivery!
honeydew / 7230 posts
@bluestriped bee: It's normal to feel nervous! It's sort of the double edged sword of induction - too much time to concentrate on what's going to happen! I hope you can get some rest tonight!
persimmon / 1132 posts
@bluestriped bee: Good luck! A "double vaginal delivery" sounds pretty sci-fi, but I hope you get it! Best wishes for a smooth ride into this next chapter. I'm so happy for you!
grapefruit / 4455 posts
@bluestriped bee: thinking of you, your hubby, and your two babies! Can you believe you're about to be a mom of two?! (Eta well you know what I mean two "outside" babies!)
apricot / 288 posts
I got really emotional as I read your last 2 updates; maybe bc of the twin thing or the realization and your explanations of everything that can happen! Ah. Anyway, you will be in my thoughts and prayers the next two days. Prayers for a healthy delivery for the babes and safe delivery for you. Best of luck!
@Kelli_Deluxe: Sorry, I have a horrible memory and wanted to document my thought process and also explain to others how having twins complicates things. I'm also a scientist so I like details. I hope I didn't scare you.
So update, my dr came in just now and she said she talked the the high risk dr (MFM) and they think the girl's size was underestimated. So they think she might be bigger. So now the difference in size between the two babies might be smaller. So breech extraction is back on the table. Oh, she spoke to the dr on call tomorrow (Friday) and Sunday and she is comfortable with doing the breech extraction. So right now both dr's on call this weekend are comfortable with the procedure. So my chances of two vaginal births is possible.
ETA: so since the breech extraction is a possibility, I did ask my dr about implications for future pregnancies. She said if I need my cervix cut, that I may have have a risk of an incompatent cervix. In that case, they'll monitor my cervix if I'm pregnant again and might have to use a cerclage to keep my cervix intact.
Oh, I asked if I have a risk of have PPROM in the future. She said that there is a medication (a shot called H something with letters and numbers) that will be given at 17-18 weeks that has been proven to help prevent preterm labor. So I'll most likely need that shot in a future pregnancy.
I did ask about the cervix shortening that I had at 18-20 weeks. I asked if that could be a predictor on why I had the PPROM. She said it's hard to tell. She said the research out there shows how a singleton pregnancy affects cervix shortening. There isn't much research on how twin pregnancies affects cervical shortening.
Oh, something really random that I haven't mentioned is that my GD test a long time ago showed I did not have GD. Also, my GBS screen done a few days ago came back negative as well.
pear / 1547 posts
@bluestriped bee: the very first delivery I watched as a third year medical student was a successful twin vaginal delivery - it was amazing! Good luck and snuggle those LOs for us soon!
apricot / 347 posts
Congrats! Good luck tomorrow! You will be finally getting to meet your precious twins!
grapefruit / 4355 posts
Good luck tomorrow!
pineapple / 12566 posts
The day is finally here! Good luck!
pear / 1750 posts
@bluestriped bee: thinking of you
pomegranate / 3503 posts
Good luck tomorrow! Hope you get to hold your sweet babies soon!
nectarine / 2288 posts
Good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to meet the lo's. I'm sure everything will go awesome! Will be thinking of you
cherry / 204 posts
Sending good thoughts your way and fingers crossed for the delivery you want!
Thanks everyone! I'm feeling much more relaxed now.
hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts
@bluestriped bee: You're obviously getting lots of sleep. good luck today!!!
pomelo / 5660 posts
Good luck today!!!
pineapple / 12793 posts
Thinking of you today!
As exciting as today is try to get as much rest as possible. My induction went from Saturday to Tuesday and I don't think I got more than three hours sleep.
pomegranate / 3593 posts
Good luck! So excited that you will finally meet your babies!
hostess / papaya / 10219 posts
Lots of luck for two vaginal deliveries today!
nectarine / 2797 posts
Thinking of you today!
wonderful pomelo / 30692 posts
@bluestriped bee: Thinking of you today!!! Hope everything goes smoothly!!
GOLD / wonderful pea / 17697 posts
@bluestriped bee: You've done such an awesome job keeping those babies in, and I'm so excited you get to meet them today! Good luck!!!
@bluestriped bee: hope you got some sleep overnight. I will be thinking about you and your little babies today.
grapefruit / 4441 posts
Good luck! Thinking of you today!
pear / 1881 posts
Such a wonderful update and will be thinking of you today! You've got this!!
eggplant / 11408 posts
So excited for you!! You've got this!!
grapefruit / 4545 posts
Such a wonderful update and so excited for you for today!!!
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Ahhh! Good luck with everything! Many prayers for you!
pomelo / 5220 posts
nectarine / 2765 posts
@bluestriped bee: Good luck, you're in my thoughts & prayers! My twin birth (and recovery) was a very easy uncomplicated vaginal delivery...so, it's very possible & I hope you get it. Either way, you'll do great & will be meeting them soon
@MenagerieMama: reading your comment reminded me of the class of students that watched my twin delivery. I figured, "why not, come one, come all." Between the students and the team of people in the OR, it was quite the spectacle.
persimmon / 1179 posts
@bluestriped bee: How exciting!!! You made it, best of luck with the induction/delivery!
pomegranate / 3032 posts
Good luck!! Thinking of you today!
@Caly: holy moly. The OR was packed! They needed an old school OR with the observing room The mom took it like a champ - it was like LO #4 and 5 for her.
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