Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gestational Diabetes Test

I passed!!! Thank god I can still eat my popsicles. They are about the only craving I have. Thank you pancreas.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I never thought this would happen, but here I am 28 weeks pregnant and I think this is my best week yet. Maybe because my cold is gone, maybe because I am no longer vomiting, maybe it is the large number of pillows I take to bed with me, whatever it is I don't care. Both babies continue to kick, although not always as strong. My baby girl is confused and thinks she should be exiting my esophogus, so every once in a while I need to give her a little nudge down.

Last weekend we took our final class on birthing. Yes, some things were disturbing. The most disturbing thing was Neal throwing up the peace sign and hanging his head low when I introduced him. (Sorry dear, you put every embarrassing thing about me on your blog) Surprisingly he did not look awkward like the guy below, but looked like he had been throwing up the symbol his whole life. Next time you see him, feel free to say "PEACE".

Neal and I have been really having some good laughs together (peace sign and all), which after 13 years together and being 28 weeks pregnant, is fairly impressive. After all of these years and growing from a teenager to a 30 year old, I can say I married the right man for me. Hopefully we can remember to have those laughs when the babies are here, I am a milking factory and we have not slept in days.

This weekend, baby shower in Columbus. I am really anxious to start getting things organized as I fear someday I will be immobile! I am also a planner if you did not know that. I plan way too far in advance. We have had space in our house cleared out for the babies for 2 months now just waiting for swings, play pens and everything else we can use an an extra arm.

Monday, April 20, 2009

28 weeks

Things have been going good. I had a nasty cold which made sleeping difficult, but I am over that now, so I am looking forward to a sleepy week. I had an appointment today. Babies look good. Our boy is weighing in at 2 pounds 5 ounces and our girl still bigger at 2 pounds 8 ounces. He is still kicking her in the head. If things stay as they are now, we will most likely have to have a c-section. I would prefer not to have one, but probably will not have much of a choice. Every doctor I have asked has not been overly confident in turning the second baby. I am not quite sure I want to go through a vaginal birth followed immediately by a c-section. I had some lower back pains pop up, which made me nervous, but doc says everything is good. It is difficult knowing what is normal and what is not with so many things happening at once.

Our goal is 36 weeks. Doctor claims the average for twins is 36-37 weeks, so middle of June is what we are looking at. We have been really lucky in that I have not had any major problems up until this point. My cervix is nice and long. Don't get me wrong, heartburn and vomiting are not fun, but all worth it. My back is beginning to take on more weight than it is used to, but hey, what did I expect?