Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Quints Pregnancy- Weeks 13-19

I worked the first semester of the school year. My goal was to make it to Christmas, and that's just what I did. Being pregnant with quintuplets has been tough on my body. The fact that I was so sick at the beginning made it extremely difficult to work. Being a first grade teacher means you're on you feet all day long. You're moving and talking and you have to be on your A-game or the kids will eat you alive....seriously! haha  The bigger I got, the harder it got to be up for so long. I'm not the size of a whale yet, but I have grown at a much faster pace than the normal pregnant woman so it's been hard on my body. Plus my doctors told me to stay off my feet as much as possible, so I always try to do what they tell me to do.

During all the craziness of the first weeks of this pregnancy, I did stay in touch with my regular OB/GYN in Texarkana to get her advice. Texarkana isn't equipped to handle a quintuplet delivery so I knew she wouldn't be the doc that delivered me, but I still value her opinion and advice. She referred me to a maternal fetal specialist in Dallas. I started to go to my new specialist in October and that was also the last time I went to my fertility specialist. I love my new doctor. She's wonderful and very supportive of my decision to keep my babies. She did tell us about the same risks and options that my fertility specialist talked to us about, but she said she would treat me no matter I decided. So I go to Dallas to my maternal fetal specialist every other week, and the weeks in between I see my regular ob/gyn in Texarkana. So just like my pregnancy with Brady, I go to the doctor every week.
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