Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I am a day early on this bc I dont know when I will actually be able to update since I am going to be busy at work the next 2 days and a busy/exciting weekend. I can't believe I am in my 3rd trimester! Babies are growing fast and you will see how much further down in my post. They are now blinking in the womb and developing billions of neurons in their brains. They are also adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world. Today I had 3 appointments and I will just break down the info from each one.
1. Glucose test- My first appointment was to drink 50 grams of glucose. This was a chilled orange flavor drink that actually did not taste that bad. This test is to check for gestational diabetes. After an hour I had my blood drawn. During that hour I went in for my ultrasound appointment.
2. Ultrasound appointment- Everything looked great! We even got to watch Baby A have the hiccups and the sono tech lady recorded Baby B waving to us. They were both highly active. The time frame we were in is during their waking hours and I am sure the glucola drink made them even more energetic! They have actually been very active all day and I think now they are finally sleeping. Both babies have changed positions. Baby A and B actually switched. Baby A used to be always head down, but is now up and Baby B's head is now down. Cervix is still closed and long. What really shocked me was how much they have grown. Two weeks ago they both weighed 1 lb 14 oz. Now they are 2 lbs 15 oz! They are now almost 3 lbs each. That is a total of 6 lbs of baby in belly!!!
3. OB appointment- Doctor said everything looks great! He was happy to know I have only gained 2 lbs since last time (2 weeks ago). I think all of it went straight to the babies! I am now going to start seeing him every week and we are going to start monitoring contractions. He also said we will be going by a week by week basis on when to stop working. He said it will be 5 or less weeks. Overall he is happy that both babies are developing at the same pace and that I am not funelling. Meaning he has seen many twin patients who show signs of pre-term labor during the 28th week and I show none.
Below are a few u/s pics from today. Baby A was not cooperating that much since he was facing my back. I am looking foward to the baby shower on Saturday!
Baby A's face
Baby A's feet
Baby B's feet