Babies are the size of heads of lettuce. They weigh about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds and are about 13.6 to 14.8 inches long. They are developing their sense, features, and talents. Their eyes are beginning to form and will start to open soon. Their immune systems are beginning to develop and get ready for the outside world. They are taking practice breaths (we have seem this on the ultrasounds).
How far along? 26 weeks
Weight Gain? At the doctor’s on Monday I was up 26 pounds. Which she said is right on track.
Workouts? At this moment in my pregnancy we simply have to worry about making it week by week. So, I have been told no exercising. It is difficult, but at most it will be 10 more weeks. I know I can do anything for our twins.
Symptoms? Braxton hicks and back pain like crazy. My back has been killing me.
Stretch Marks? Not yet, but I have been using my lotion.
Sleep? It takes me along time to fall asleep, but once I am asleep I am sleeping well.
Movement? Oh yes, lots of kicks and jabs.
Milestone: We know we only have about 10 more weeks and we will get to meet our girls. I am praying we make it that long.
Genders? Identical twin girls.
Labor signs? Contractions.
Belly button in or out? Out.
What I am looking forward to this week? Mother’s Day!! My hubby and girls always make me feel extra special this weekend. I know they love me everyday, but it is fun to have a special day just for us moms. 🙂
Happenings from this past week:
- At our ultrasound this week Baby B’s fluid level has dropped a little. She still has polyhydramnios (high fluid), but at least her fluid is going in the right direction. Baby A’s fluid has actually gone up which is wonderful news.
- On Monday I had my glucose test. My doctor called yesterday and informed me I didn’t not pass. The cut off line is 140 and I was 148. So, I have to go and have the 3 hr glucose tolerance test at the hospital on Monday. I never had this problem with the girls. My doctor told me it is more common with a twin pregnancy. I serious don’t know what else we have to deal with. I am so ready to have healthy twins. I can’t take all this stress any more. Oh the blood test also showed I am anemic. YAY! Wow, we are getting it good.
- I can’t wait for Monday to get here, I just want to get this glucose test over with. I want to know the results and move on. Hopefully, it is nothing. My doctor said I am definitely not someone she thought would ever been considered for gestational diabetes.
In the comments below:
- Did any of you fail your 1 hour glucose test? If so, were you diagnosed with gestational diabetes after the 3 hour? What happened the remainder of your pregnancy?