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Old 07-30-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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We had a perinatology appt today. We started NST and BPP. The girls did great on the BPP but Kaeda failed the NST (she wouldn't cooperate). There is still something weird going on with Kaeda's umbilical cord as well. They want to see me twice a week now. Next friday is the next growth scan and after that scan they'll reevaluate depending on how Kaeda is growing but I have a sneaking suspicion that they are going to decide she'd do better outside then she is inside at this point which would have me delivering the week of the 23rd. The Peri said today that if the girls so much as blink too hard, they are taking them.

So from now until delivery I will be seen Monday by the OB, Tuesday by the Peri, and Friday by the Peri

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Hi Mommas,

I'm currently 31 weeks pregnant with identical twin girls. As such they are at increased risk for something called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). It can cause 1 or both babies to die in utero or lead to all sorts of complications after delivery or prompt a premature delivery.

I am monitored closely by a perinatologist and today was our growth scan (we get one every 3 weeks to make sure the girls are growing well) .

Kaeda was 3 lbs 2 oz and Ember was 4 lbs 3 oz which is a difference between them of 25%. The doctors start to worry if the difference gets over 20%. The larger baby also has a bunch more fluid around her than the smaller baby does (although smaller baby still has a normal amount as well). They are going to be monitoring us extremely closely from here on out and will do another growth scan in 3 weeks (August 20th). Depending on what the scan shows they may decide that it's better if we deliver the girls the following week (35 weeks) and I would REALLY like to keep them in until 37-38 weeks if possible so I need her to GROW!!!

Any prayers you can spare would greatly appreciated.

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Cheli. I posted in the DDC but wanted to give you my support here too.
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Cheli I speak to you everyday and you know I'm praying for you sweetie! I pray that those girls grow healthy and strong and that there are no further complications the rest of your pregnancy. Grow sweet girls grow!
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I'm praying too Cheli!
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You and your girls are in my prayers every day Cheli.
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holy smokes! I didn't realize who you were until I saw your old s/n below your new s/n! How ya been?

We'll keep your twins in our prayers!! Congrats on the twins btw!!
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