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Sunday, August 15, 2010

"28 Week" OB update

We had our "28 week" OB appointment on Friday. I was actually 27 weeks 4 days, but I am getting audited at work Monday through Thursday this week, so I couldn't actually miss a bunch of work this week to go to an appointment. Turns out that was a good decision because it was a BUSY day!

I was scheduled to do my Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) where they have you drink the orange flavored glucose drink, then check draw your blood an hour later to see if your body appropriately metabolizes the glucose. Normally you don't have to be fasting. Unfortunately my OB thinks that results to this test are more accurate if the woman is fasting, so I was very specifically directed not to eat anything after midnight. Pregnant women fasting is NOT a happy thing! LOL! The drink wasn't all that bad really. . . it tasted like a melted orange Popsicle. I think my body was actually happy to get something into it's system. There was a lot of the drink though (10 oz) - more than I thought there would be. I was okay for the hour after I drank it, but once they let me eat again I felt crappy! I continued to feel crappy for the rest of the day. Here's to hoping I passed so I don't have to do the 3 hour test sometime in the near future! I should find out if I passed or failed Monday afternoon. Fingers crossed!

I also got my blood drawn to check for anemia (among other things), an ultrasound, and I got my Rhogham shot. The Rhogham shot was a feat in itself! I have gotten Rhogham shots on two previous occasions. Both times I showed up in the clinic, they pulled the shot out, gave it to me, gave me a card with the date and dosage information and sent me on my way. Both times this was given to me at my RE's clinic. This time I was at the OB, and they don't do these shots in clinic. In fact, I had to go to the ER to get the shot. I had to wait an hour and a half for the shot to be prepared, then they had to do a physical before they gave it to me, then after they gave it to me I had to sit there to 25 minutes to make sure I didn't have a reaction. I had never had to do any of that previously, so I wonder what changed! I got to the hospital at 8:30 and I didn't leave until nearly 1 PM. That was a long day at the hospital!!

So, an update on the girls! They are doing wonderfully in there=). Here are the latest stats (as of 8/13/10)
Baby A - aka - Olivia - 2 lbs 10 oz - measuring 6 days ahead
Baby B - aka - Brianna - 2 lbs 14 oz - measuring 7 days ahead

There's nearly 6 lbs of baby in there! Craziness!! Olivia now has a bigger head than Brianna does (it was opposite up until this point), and Brianna has some long legs (femur measuring over two weeks ahead!). Overall both girls are in the 71st percentile for size and weight for singletons - a GREAT feat for twins. I don't think the girls have any idea yet that they are twins - or if they do they sure aren't acting like they know!! With twins often their growth slows down the bigger they get, and by they are expected to be more around the 25th to 35th percentile for size and weight. . .not my girls! Little over achievers!!

One thing that they don't seem to like though is the ultrasound. We can't get good pictures of them to save our lives! I am posting a couple of pictures, but they aren't great. Olivia had one hand up by her head the whole time, and Brianna had both of her hands in front of her face. Uncooperative they are! LOL. Here are the pictures we did get though, for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Here's a picture of miss Olivia

Here's a picture of miss Brianna's head

Here's a picture of miss Olivia's hand, up by her face of course! It's the only 3D/4D picture we were able to get of the girls on Friday. Crazy kids!

That's all folks! We go back to the OB in two weeks on 8/25, so I should have another size update on the girls then. Have a great rest of your weekend! =)


  1. Looks like you guys are all doing great! My girls don't like the ultrasound either. Or the fetal monitor for that matter. The nurse told me that they can hear it- it sounds like a helicopter to them. I don't know how true that is but they definitely don't like it. Too bad about your 3D/4D pictures. We're not going to get any- too much trouble with twins and I don't want to pay $200 for "Sorry, we can't see through the other baby."

  2. those weights sound awesome. Good luck

  3. yay for those big ole baby girls!!! that's fantastic and you are doing a great job. isn't it amazing?! hope the glucose test comes out normal and you can be done with that little worry. can't wait to hear the results.

  4. isnt that weird with the shot? I have had them a lot (sadly) in the last 3 years but I joke and say they act like its crack of something. Good lord, just give me the shot. I have had them at the hospital and its ridiculous. They have to “order” it, then wait for an ok, then wait more for who knows what, then check my name and my number for the 80th time, then wait for the shot to be released (really?!?!) Then finally give it to me.


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