And you are wondering what the title means, right? Well, let me explain by telling you about the visit first. My BP is still holding nicely. No protein in the urine again which is fantastic. My cervix is holding. I'm basically doing fine. The babies are all ok too. There is only a small problem & her name is Sofia. She doesn't seem to be growing in utero. Let me give you all the weights first...
Sofi ~ 3lb 4oz, no change from 10 days ago.
Gabi ~ 4lb 4oz, PORKER!!!!! She gained a whole pound!
Ian ~ 3lb 10oz, up 5oz from 10 days ago.
So, what does all this mean? It is not uncommon in a multiple pregnancy for 1 of the babies to be bigger than the other so long as the difference isn't more than about 10%. Well, that has happened w/ Gabi being a whole pound bigger. This is also referred to as intrauterine growth retardation meaning that the baby is no longer growing at an acceptable rate inside. Are we worried, not really. Again, this is something that is not uncommon at all in our situation.
What does this mean for Sofi though? It means that I will be going every 2 days to the hospital to get an NST or a Non Stress Test. Basically they will put the contraction monitor & a heart rate belt on me to see how Sofi is handling contractions. If her heart decelerates, then the situation becomes one of immediate action...get her out, which of course means the other 2 will be coming out along w/ her. We are going to go in every 2 days for this NST.
Now we lay in waiting...haha...I have been laying in waiting for 14 weeks. Who am I kidding? It is up to our darling Sofi when they come out. There is a chance that they will be here before the 31st. I know if they come, they will still be fine.
Say a little prayer for Sofi. She has been our cork since the beginning keeping them all in there. We are proud of her for doing so well for so long. Now, it is in her hands...completely.