Today's appointment was a little more eventful than I had hoped. Both babies looked great. Fluid looks good. Baby A is our runt and measured 3.2lbs in the 31 percentile, which I thought was small, but is apparently normal. Baby B is our chunker weighting in at 3.11 lbs in the 74 percentile. The discordance rate between the two babies is 15% and anything less than 20% is considered normal.
Then came the not fun part....my first cervical exam of this pregnancy. Apparently I am already 80% effaced and fingertip dilated. The babies are at -2 station. The doctor said he could feel baby A's head. I am officially on "modified bed rest" or what my doc calls "level 1" which means working stops, shopping stops, cooking stops, cleaning stops, etc. I am less than enthused about this because I was REALLY hoping to work until 36 weeks.
So all the doctor told us was "these babies are coming early." They prepared us for the possibility of NICU time. I am sufficiently disappointed that I am this thinned out already and am really praying that I can keep these babies cooking for another 6-8 weeks.
Please say a little prayer for our little guys.