01 August 2013

26 weeks

* I didn't chalk or get a bump pic last week...blog fail, I'm sorry!*

How far along: 26 weeks, 5 days

Weight gain/loss: +16 lbs. to 152

Maternity clothes: yes! and my pre-pregnancy shirts are starting to be too short:(
Sleep: this is off and on. It depends what kind of night the boys are having {and how much water I drank before bed}
Best moment this week: I had an OB appointment on Tuesday with Dr. Young. He is very detailed and instead of just measuring my belly and listening to the heart beats on the Doppler, with twins he likes to see them on an ultra sound. So he sent me to see my favorite tech, Monique, to get these!!! Heart rates were great and he also had my cervix measured as the only thing that changed from my baseline (explanation below) was that I was getting a severe pinching feeling right above my pelvis, that caused me to keel over in pain and had me in tears once. Measurement came back at a 5!!!

Food cravings: fruit
Food aversions: still meat and big portions

Movement: lots and lots, Grayson got the hiccups twice this week, once on Saturday and again this morning (sunday) and Adam got to feel. {he still doesn't believe me that babies get hiccups in the belly}

Gender: BOYS!

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, severe pinching feeling once a day, cramping and lower back pain.

Looking forward to: We have another Peri appointment on Wednesday and the boys get everything measured, so we will know how big they are and how much each weighs! These are my favorite!
NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO: my glucose test on Tuesday... I've heard horrible things.

Baby/Momma Update: To explain my "baseline" ... Right now my baseline is about 3-4 Braxton hicks daily. This is what is "normal" for my body without shortening my cervix. So if anything changes, more Braxton Hicks, cramping, pinching, etc. happen, I have to notify my OB. They then check my measurement and see if that new feeling is effecting my length. If not, that gets added to my baseline and is considered "okay" for time being.
On Thursday night, I had severe cramping that carried into Friday morning, so I made the decision to notify my doctors office. They brought me in around 10am on Friday morning. Checked babies heart beats on the Doppler and then did a swab test (I am completely drawing a blank as to what this test is called) that is a marker for labor. So, they swab, and if the marker comes back positive, that means there is a chance your body will go into labor in the next 2 weeks, if its negative, you wont. For me, if it was positive, Dr. Bray told me she would order steroids for the boys Saturday and Sunday and admit me to monitor me for contractions and control them if they came. (this scared the crap out of me) Thankfully at 4pm, they called with negative test results. But did say, they are going to start this with me every 2 weeks.
again, sorry for the delay, I have received texts and e-mails about waiting on an update. We've been busy, busy, busy around here on the weekends.

1 comment:

  1. I know I don't know you at all and I actually found your blog post through pinterest but I had to leave a comment. I am pregnant with identical twin boys as well due in October! (I am 26 weeks 6 days) It's just so funny to me to read about someone in the same time frame at least. :) I hope you are doing well over all and wish the best for you and your little boys.