Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The OB

So I had a routine appointment with my doctor today, everything looks great with the twins (good news), but apparently I am a week less far along than I thought (bad news). I thought my doctor would go off the size of the twins for the due date (seeing as how that's what he did with Macey), but he is sticking with the original due date...bummer. Here is how our conversation went after that.

Me: Should I be concerned that the twins are measuring big seeing as how Macey was 9lbs. 6 oz?

OB: Nope, you shouldn't be concerned about anything. In fact, I delivered twins last week that were both over 8 lbs.

Me: (Thinking to myself)...maybe it wasn't clear that my concern is that I am going to have carry two huge babies...not whether or not you can deliver them...

Don't get me wrong, I want nothing more than to carry these babies long enough so that they are fully developed, but the thought of having 16 lbs. of baby inside me is a little overwhelming!

9 comments:

Danny and Tarin said...

Oh man, I miss you Michelle! This "conversation" reminded me of the emails of our comments to clients at the bank...

Laura Essig said...

yeah.. that's alot of baby!!! I want to see you guys.. I don't blame you for not stopping after you spilled your sandwhich thought. hahahaha. we'll be in town for the 4th... hope we can get together. my phone's busted, but logan has his

Amy said...

Oh my. I bet he's all excited for the challenge and everything....but you've got enough challenge on your plate if they're tiny!

Sometimes I think Dr.'s just say stuff to watch our eyes pop out of head and see if they can get us to pass out.

ariel said...

oh my goodness. 16 lbs of baby. i hope for your sake that they come early!

Malerie said...

mommys to twins are special from the beginning... not just anyone can do that! :) at least you know you carry healthy babies! i couldn't even grow one 8lb baby!

Shane and Linda said...

Wow! I think my eyes would have popped out of my head at the mention of two eight pound babies!! For your sake I hope they're a little more average :)

Wendy said...

Oh Michelle! I like that he was so casual about delivering twins that were 8lbs. each!! Really? That was supposed to make you feel better?

Brady and Gretchen said...

Once again, another reason to looove Gene.

Nicole Lawrence said...

Hey Michelle!

Congrats on twins! My boys were 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 7 lbs. 11 oz. I feel your pain :-)

I went 38 weeks (full term for twins) When it comes to twins, the saying "the bigger, the better" definitely applies! Good luck!