Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Appointment today

Well I had a great appointment today! I passed my Glucose Tolerance Test with flying colors. My number was nowhere near the threshold of Gestational Diabetes! And the Glucola wasn't as bad as I had remembered. The worst part was trying to drink the whole bottle within 5 minutes.

Both girls are head down! I'm doing a major happy dance over this. I know there's a chance that they could flip around between now and their birth, but having a normal vaginal delivery means a lot to me and knowing that as of right now its a possibility has me feeling relieved!

Miss A is weighing in at 2.7 pounds and Miss B is weighing in slightly smaller at 2.6 pounds. They are about 15 inches long too. I am measuring 34 weeks, if I were carrying a singleton. So I was previously measuring 8 weeks ahead and now its only 6, which is fine.

BP was great, urine was a little concentrated so they want me drinking MORE water (I drink water all day long, and everytime I wake up at night already!), and I am slightly anemic. So they want me taking Iron pills, but to do that they want me taking Colace regularly to counteract the constipation caused by the iron pills. Isn't being pregnant fun? hehe. My hemoglobin was 10.5 and needs to be 12-13 for Iron.

I'm sleeping a little better, but now I also have VERY itchy skin (mainly on my feet) which keeps me awake at night. I got some suggestions from some friends and last night I covered my feet with Sarna Anti-itch lotion and then put socks on. I slept very well last night. So it seems that I have found something that works and should help me sleep more easily without taking Unisom. I got some Vaseline Cocoa Butter Oil Gel for my stomach and other itchy parts. It smells really good, so I smell like a chocolate treat until you get to my feet, and then I smell like medicated lotion!

There has been no talk of scheduling a c-section nor an induction at this point. I was reading on some twin forums last night and it seems that its very possible and common to carry to 38 weeks with twins, although by that point you're begging the babies out! The uncertainty is the only part that's making me anxious at all but I know they'll come out when they're good and ready.

Well thats it for now. I will be 28 weeks on Friday, so I will have a new belly pic and some developmental updates. :)
The below picture has my cervix at the top, Baby A's head on the left and Baby B's head on the right. And I think that's Baby A's arm between them but I cant tell for sure since I cant tell where the membrane seperating the girls is.

2 comments:

Hugs And Kisses said...

My aunt went "full term" with her twins and they were 7 pounds 6 ounces and 7 pounds 2 ounces at birth!
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you to have a vaginal birth! I know that's as important to you as it is to me! Glad to see the girls are doing so well :)

Janet

Intending To Be Parents said...

That's cool that they got a pic that has both of them in it! I hope they keep their heads down and their noses clean ;) Looks like they are getting big and doing great! I'm assuming by this post that you are feeling better from the previous week's not-so-fun stuff. And congrats on passing the GTT with flying colors! Glad you found something to help with the itchies! :)