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Sep 24, 2011 - 8 comments

Okay- they removed over a liter of fluid yesterday- I feel so skinny! lol  I know the amniotic fluid is the babies pee- but I don't know why I thought it would look different- I guess I expected it to be pink with glitter since I am having girls!!!  but no- it was just a huge bottle of urine- yuck.  They got me down from 11 cm to somewhere between 7 and 8 cm.  Still a little at the high side- but I was glad they did not take too much.  The dr and staff were wonderful.  I was a mess until about 1/2 way through when I finally relaxed.

So far so good.  I have not really had any side effects other than a little spotting but hopefully I am done with that. Of course, I had to call the emergency line.  

The little baby that was being smooshed by the bigger babies amniotic sac was moving like crazy when it was over.  I think she was happy!!!  The other funny thing- they were both swatting at the pipe- when they put it in- there is a needle- but then they take it out so it is just like a straw.  It was funny- but it also hurt.  I guess they heard the noise!?!?!

Basically- they did an amiocentis- but then just kept going to remove fluid.  Now they are running the amnio tests and some other tests on the fluid.  I am just praying there are not any negative consequences but they said immediately after things looked fine.  We go back Tuesday and fly home Tuesday night.

Last week I really felt like i was coming to Philly with 2 babies and possibly leaving with just one- but now I feel better.  We still are not out of the woods- especially since they do not really know the cause of our issue.

For now- I am just thankful on so many levels.  I am feeling more like myself.  I am still praying and hoping for a miracle- but aren't we all.

Thank you, you have no idea what your support meant to me!

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by Hopefulcb, Sep 24, 2011
Yay!!!! That is such AMAZING news!!! I'm so glad you were able to go to Philly to where the experts are so you and the girls are in good hands!!  You must be so relieved that the amnio-reduction is done and everything went well! I am SO happy for you and your little girls!! Will they keep following you there or will you go back to your OB unless other issues!! Yay! Your two little girls are alright!! I've got tears streaming down my face I am so happy for you!!!!

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by waitn838, Sep 24, 2011
i am so happy to read this.....sooooo happy for you!!!!

miracles do of luck with everything

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by hope2b888, Sep 24, 2011
good news,,,every thing went well....i am so happy for you and little of every thing in future also.....

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by retta483, Sep 24, 2011
yay great news :)  im so happy for you ill continue to pray for you and your girls :)

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by tones99, Sep 24, 2011
Fantastic news. Those 2 are fighters and here to say. Your little underdog will be so much stronger now with room to move. Great result!

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by tones99, Sep 24, 2011
Oops. Here to stay!

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by journey2motherhood, Sep 25, 2011
That's great news!!  I'm so happy everything is going well!

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by plumber43, Oct 02, 2011
I just saw your post, I'm sending you great big hugs of joy! I hope your all alright!
Love Melanie

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