Twin B seems to be like Mark, as in I Go With The Flow, Word To Your Mother But Only If You Feel Like It, Also More Candy Plz, Etc.
Twin A seems to be like Jennepper: Look at me! Look at me! Look at meeeeeee! I'm sure that she will start a blog immediately at birth that will be all, "there's a nurse here in Ed Hardy Sweatpants, WTF Y'all?" and then people will be like, "Ur Stoopid" and she will be like, "Ur Stoopider" and then she will require many, many carbs.
We went to Ohio State Medical Center to see Dr. O'Shaughnessy, because we needed to decide if we had Twin to Twin Transfusion. We do not. So that was good news. I will say that I wasn't overly impressed with the doctor - he seemed very competent, but barely spoke to us directly and gave us nearly zero information during our scan or afterward, really. Aside from, "you do not have TTTS, but I want one of my heart guys to meet with you" he didn't really say anything to us at all.
I don't post that to be bitchy, I just post it because that's how it was. At the same time, he brought in a cake for a patient who went past her Worry Date in her pregnancy and they were celebrating. I think that sounds awesome and makes him sound like an amazing doctor - which I'm sure he really is - but for us? Meh. Everyone else there was very friendly, and Sally did our ultrasound and was SO NICE OH MAH GAH. So if you've found me in a mad google search, that's my review.
Anyway, Little Miss Drama Twin A is definitely smaller and something about the blood flow in her heart looked a bit limited. We tried to get a same-day appointment with a cardiologist at Nationwide Children's in Columbus, but they could only squeeze us in on Tuesday morning. So we stayed a second night in Columbus and enjoyed a date night.
(We saw The Town - it was good. I ate a bag of Reeses Pieces. The end.)
So, for the fourth time this month, we had a 1.5 hour ultrasound - this time, a fetal echo - and both babies were crazy little movers. I should have been thinking of really grown up responsible questions to ask but all I could really think of is how close-up of the heart looked like the Scream Mask to me, which Boo Hoo Courteney Cox and David Arquette Break Up Woe.
The ultrasound lady was also very nice here, and the cardiologist was seriously one of the nicest people I've ever met. We really liked him and if we lived closer we'd see him again. His name was Dr. Kovalchin, in case you're looking for a pediatric cardiologist in Columbus. I sat there like an exhausted moron zombie, but Mark asked some questions and the doctor was very friendly and explained things to us in a way that was easy to understand.
The general consensus is that the opening of her aortic artery is on the narrow side. Watch and see, but it is entirely possible that it's all going to be fiiiiiiine.
That's it: overall good news! We have to follow up with a pediatric cardiologist in Akron next month, but it's business as usual around here.
Sorry for the lack of updates, but as per usual, I haven't really felt like blogging because this shit? Is exhausting. Among other exhausting things happening, like home improvements, new position at work, and trying to begin preparations for these two trouble makers in my uterus of doom. Am tired, boo hoo hoo.
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