I went to my 20 week checkup on Monday. Both babies sounded great on the doppler, my weight was up another 2 pounds... and I'm measuring 26 weeks. At least I know I don't just FEEL huge, I AM huge. We talked a little more about delivery and the probability that I'll have a c-section. He agreed if I went into labor before 38 weeks we could discuss it (if both babies were head down, blah blah blah)...but I don't have a good feeling that is going to happen. I guess I'm setting myself up for the worst case scenario so I don't get disappointed. I'm also going to continue to go for ultrasounds every month, and I think he said I'd start non-stress tests every 2 weeks once I'm in my 3 trimester.
The reason I love this doc? When I told him about the marker that one of my babies had for trisomy 18 - he told me that BOTH his daughters had the exact same thing, and they are totally healthy. Made me feel much more at ease... even though I honestly wasn't that worried to begin with (but of course, was worried that I wasn't worried!?! That's a normal Cece reaction for you!).
I was reading the book 'What to expect when you are expecting twins, triplets or quads' - and they recommend that you gain 20 pounds in the first 20 weeks. My doc hasn't said a thing about my weight gain... but of course, I went into this pregnancy 10 pounds over what I was when I got pregnant with Hulk - and it isn't like I'm wasting away. I just really want to avoid any NICU time with the girls....but I also don't know what else I could be eating to gain weight! I feel like I eat like a pig!
Hulk was somewhat miserable this weekend - his top two teeth are coming in. He even had a fever and threw up on Aaron on Sunday - but yesterday he was back to his normal happy self. I can feel the teeth, but I can't see them yet. I'm hoping he continues to be happy (and sleeping well - he slept really well last night too) for this weekend. I'm planning on going to the cabin to spend the weekend with my mother. Aaron is off to CA for another weekend with his buddies so I figured it would be a good time to go to the cabin. Just hope that Hulk sleeps better there than he did last time.