Thursday, April 16, 2009

Roller coaster of emotions!

Yesterday, I had another ultrasound to check on the babies. They are doing well. Kyla was measuring a few days ahead and approximately 3 pounds. Lucas was measuring about a week a head and approximately 3.5 pounds. However, we were told the upper part of my cervix had begun to open and my cervix was thinning. I was put on terbutaline to relax my uterus and hopefully prevent contractions. I was also given 2 steroid shots, one yesterday and one today, to help the babies' lungs mature. Needless to say, this news worried us all.

However, we went to a perinatologist today for a fetal echo and we also got a closer look at my cervix. He thinks my cervix looks fine for where we are in the pregnancy! He also said the babies look wonderful and are growing very well. They're still measuring either right on track or slightly ahead. He estimated Kyla to be 3 pounds, 5 ounces and Lucas to be 3 pounds, 4 ounces. And neither baby showed any signs of any heart defects or any problems whatsoever. Niki had been worried that she would pass on her heart problems to the babies, but they look absolutely perfect! :) Oh...and we all got quite a kick of Kyla putting her feet in Lucas' face. Not sure if she was kicking him or making him smell her feet, but it was funny. I have to admit I feel sorry for them though...they're running out of room fast!

As for now, I will continue the terbutaline as my OB prescribed. It's making me extremely shaky and it makes my heart race, but it's worth it if it keeps these babies in awhile longer. I go back on Monday morning to see Dr. K, so we'll see what he says once he reviews the peri's report.

Hopefully these babies stay put for another 7-8 weeks at least!

1 comment:

Ivy said...

I sure hope they stay put a little while longer!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of you. Thats funny about Kyla making Lucas smell her feet, lol :)