Topic: 28 Week Update
We have reached the Third Trimester!
In the last 8 weeks since I've last written, my partner and I have moved from Sunny Florida to rainy Atlanta, GA. (Any Atlantans on the board?)
But, what you all really care about: the Babies! I had my 28 weeks appointment today and they are looking great. My fundal height, which is just really for fun with twins, is 34 weeks. Since we left Florida, we've left our high-tech, highly-watched twin pregnancy coverage and settled somewhat into a more laid-back approach to our pregnancy, a la our doctor. He is famous for his approach to vaginal deliveries and has a c-section rate of around 10%.
Having said all that, we learned at 24 weeks that both Baby A and B were footling breech. (First they didn't know where to put their placentas and now this!) Footling breech is the one type of breech my doctor will not deliver vaginally. An external version is not an option I am comfortable with and my doctor agrees. But, today it seems Baby A is slowly sliding his little body down into a more appropriate position and is halfway to a sort-of vertex (head down) position. I'm feeling like we may be able to try for this vaginal thing after all! Baby B is doing his best to slowly rotate himself around, too, and making room for his brother.
ETA: The most important thing! We all passed the Glucose Screening Test with flying colors!
To once again rehash the Identical or Not Great Debate, I was sent an article by another mom in the same position (5-day IVF transfer of a single embryo who has twins who do not share a placenta) and it has the first account of another woman in the same boat! The only difference is, she was doing a FET and they noticed the second Inner Cell Mass (what becomes the baby) in the embryo before transferring it. (The second Inner Cell Mass was not evident in the embryo that they transferred for me.) They let the parents know of the chance of multiples from the embryo splitting into identical twins. . . but what no one was expecting was for the embryo to split in identical twins with two placentas! SO - my babies are back in the medical miracle field, I'm thinking. I want a journal article about them, too.