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So if you haven't seen me in person in awhile you may not know that I'm having twins. For that our family is very happy, but it has turned out to be a high-risk pregnancy because they are mo/mo, or monochorionic/monoamniotic, which is a rare condition where they share the same amnionic sac.

There are a lot of scary statistics on this out there on the 'net, but I have made it to 27 weeks with no problems whatsoever other than low iron, and I'm now checked in to Brigham and Women's hospital where I can be monitored regularly. Everything is going very well, and on Thursday's Biophysical Profile ultrasound both of the little ones got 8 out of 8 scores, doing their practice breathing, etc.

I will most likely be here until sometime in January. Later is better, but I'm here because they have a level 3 NICU that can care for pre-term babies. Every additional week I'm stuck here is better for them. I have a pile of books, a wireless connection, Netflix, hulu, a list of projects to work on and the food's not bad. If I get bored I'll take up finger weaving or learn Spanish.

I'm leaving this post open for now in case there are people who would like to know but aren't on my flist.

Questions are okay, here are a few answers:
42
identical
girls
the old fashioned way (well, plus a basal thermometer and ov. test strips)

Date: 2009-11-28 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pale-chartreuse.livejournal.com
Let me know if your boys need help, a hot meal, etc. We're right around the corner.

Date: 2009-11-28 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penmillion.livejournal.com
Thanks, I'll let Crash know.

Date: 2009-11-28 09:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] perspicuity.livejournal.com
oh wow.

o question

o tatoos

o ruh roh

o didn't involve a transporter?

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Date: 2009-11-28 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penmillion.livejournal.com
I was going to just write their names on their foreheads with sharpie.

Date: 2009-11-28 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hammercock.livejournal.com
Yikes! Well, it sucks that you have to stay there, but I'm glad you're in good hands and that the twins are in good shape. How do you feel about visitors? :-} (Not that I have any free time in December, but others might...and I might have free time again once December is over.)

Date: 2009-11-28 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penmillion.livejournal.com
Visitors are welcome. It's kind of hard to get here by car and parking is terrible but there is a T stop not far away.

Date: 2009-11-29 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koshmom.livejournal.com
Congrats! (I didn't know). I shall stay away as long as my ears feel stuffed, but I'd love to visit. You gotta learn to crochet! Lots of little feetsies will need socks!

Date: 2009-11-29 11:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penmillion.livejournal.com
Thanks! I will probably try some kind of hand craft. Can't read all the time.

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