Thursday, July 26, 2007
Yin and Yang - 29 weeks
This is what the babies look like right now - how they are positioned in my belly. Like Yin and Yang - but slightly tilted.
Yin - the dark part - is Baby B. Pleasantly settled with her head down and her feet up towards my stomach, draped over Baby A's head. She swims around a lot - almost constantly, but rarely kicks me very hard. She's the gentle one.
Yang - the light part - is Baby A (because she is lower). Also seems to be quite happily settled, but with her head up and her legs and feet down at the bottom. She's the kicker. She kicked me this morning down there, and it did not feel good. J and the doctor were both fascinated with the idea of getting kneed in the groin from the inside. Yes. Chuckle all you want boys. Not fun.
The problem is that Yang needs to turn his/her little self over, so mommy doesn't have to have a c-section! The doc said that I have maybe a few more weeks for this baby to turn, but after that the chances are unlikely, and so we will have to start talking about scheduling a c-section. Ah well, this pregnancy is going so smoothly, that I guess if this ends up being my biggest problem, I'm probably getting off easy.
Other than that - our 29 week appointment today was great. Everything still looks just perfect. My belly (fundal height) is measuring at 36cm - or the equivalent of a 36 week singleton pregnancy. And other than the head cold I dealt with over the past week, I'm still feeling pretty darn good, for being 7 months pregnant with twins. And the doc did say that it was perfectly fine to take some cold meds (decongestant / antishistamine) if I wanted to.
I think I know what their names are. That is, assuming my gut is right and they are girls. These are two girl names that have been on our (somewhat) short list for a while, and the other day they really just jumped out at me. I even have a feeling about which baby should get which name. It was almost like the babies have told me what their names are. Now I have to convince J that these are the right girl names. He likes these names, but isn't ready to lock down on choices just yet, he wants to explore more options.
And I guess I do still need to figure out some boy names just in case. We have some that we like. Just none that reach out and grab me.