27 Weeks Pregnant – Glucose Test Results

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27 Weeks Pregnant – Glucose Test Results

27 weeks

Babies are the size of rutabagas. They are about 13.6-14.8 inches and they weigh about 1.5 pounds to 2.5 pounds. Babies at this stage are breathing rapidly with the lungs. (This is one of the things we look for during our ultrasounds and both girls have been doing great). Babies are also showing brain activity. Their brains are beginning to workharder and become more complex. Wow, so much is happening. It is exciting.

27 weeks in utero

How far along? 27 weeks

Weight Gain? I am not sure this week. But, I go Monday again so we will know next week.

Workouts? Right now I am simply stretching. I also found this amazing arm workout that requires no weights and you can do it sitting or standing. It is simple enough to do even if you are on bed rest (consult your doctor). I will write a post all about these workouts tomorrow.

Symptoms? All the same from the previous weeks. Braxton hicks and major back pain.

Stretch Marks? Not yet, but I have been using my Mama Mio lotion and coconut oil. I read a fabulous article all about the benefits of coconut oil for your skin, so I have added that into my skincare routine.

Sleep? I have been exhausted lately, so I have been sleeping extremely well.

Movement? They have been rolling around like crazy. I am so happy at Monday’s ultrasound they were both head down. Let’s hope they stay that way; I am still praying for a vaginal delivery.

Milestone: At this point every week is a milestone. We are getting closer and closer to 36 weeks. My ultimate goal.

Genders? Identical twin girls.

Labor signs? Contractions.

Belly button in or out? Out.

What I am looking forward to this week? Sophia is going to a big sister class at our hospital on Saturday and I can’t wait to see what she thinks about everything. She already can’t wait to meet the babies, I think this will get her more and more excited. I am also looking forward to my girlfriends shower on Sunday. Two of my girlfriends are due in August with girls, as well. We are thrilled. 🙂

Happenings/Thoughts from this past week:

  1. Our ultrasound went well. This was growth scan week my favorite. (They only do growth scans every three weeks). Baby A was 1 lb. 13 ounces, almost 2 pounds that is awesome news. Baby B was 2 lbs. 12 ounces, almost 3 pounds great news again. The only thing that is still concerning is their extreme size difference. They don’t like identical twins to be over 20% difference. But they are both growing well and that is what matters most. We will continue to pray that this keeps up. If at any point one of them is not growing well we will have to deliver.
  2. On Monday I had my 3 hour glucose tolerance test. It was not as bad as I thought is was going to be. Right after I drank the high sugar drink (on an empty stomach) I felt funny, but it began to wear off as the hours went on and felt like myself again. My doctor called yesterday my test results came back normal. I don’t have gestational diabetes. YAY!! I feel so much better. One less thing to worry about. It is so nice to have all that behind me.
  3. I can’t believe our twins are going to arrive within 9 weeks. It is crazy, I still don’t think it has hit me that we are going to have two newborns in no time. Don’t get me wrong I am so ready to meet these two little lovers and not be pregnant any more, but it is coming quickly.
  4. I loved being pregnant with my first two, but they were uneventful and easy. I used to tell Steve I have no idea how I am never going to be pregnant again. I would tell him I am going to miss it so much. But, after this pregnancy I think I am ready to say good-bye to this stage of our lives. It is still such a sad thought, but I think it is reality. This time around it has simply been so stressful, I just want our twins to be here and be healthy.
  5. To be honest with you I love labor and delivery, so once our twins arrive I know I am going to be sad to never do that again. But, I think we will be so busy with two babies it might not hit me. 🙂


 In the comments below:

  1. Did you enjoy being pregnant? Will you be sad when you are all done?
  2. What is your favorite part about pregnancy?

14 comments on “27 Weeks Pregnant – Glucose Test Results

  1. Beth Sheridan (sugarcoatedsheridans.com) on said:

    Yay!! No diabetes!

    I really didn’t like being pregnant at all. Now don’t get me wrong, feeling him move inside me and get the hiccups and roll around was all AMAZING but I have always been so active and on the go that slowing down was NOT fun for me at all. However, I don’t know if we’ll ever have number 2 or not, but I sure don’t regret anything about the first one at all 🙂

    • That was the best news!! I was so happy I could have screamed it to the world.

      That is exactly what is stopping me from loving being pregnant right now. I just hate to not be active. With the girls I was very active, but this time I feel trapped.

  2. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on said:

    Woo hoo!!!! So glad to hear your tests came back normal – wonderful news! And are looking fantastic Mama!

  3. Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily on said:

    YAY for passing the gestational diabetes test! My youngest is 5 and will be starting Kindergarten in September, while I’m happy we are done with babies, pregnancy, etc., I can’t help but be a little sad that in just a few months all of my kids will be in school full time. It’s crazy.

    • I know what you mean by starting school. Sophia is going to be going to preschool in the fall and she will be gone for two full days a week. I am seriously dreading it. I can’t imagine when my twins go to school what I will feel like. It is so hard letting our kids go, I don’t want to miss anything.

      You are going to have so much time on your hands and not know what to do with it!!

  4. Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome on said:

    So glad to hear you passed the test! Totally knew you would though 🙂 I worried too and was so relieved to hear I passed. Your bump is looking cuter every time you post an update! Getting closer!

    • Thank you! I kept thinking in my head there is no way, but I couldn’t stopping thinking about it until I got the call. 🙂

      Thank you on my bump. I feel huge, but I know I am only going to grow from here!

  5. Alicia F. @ http://blessedandblissful.wordpress.com on said:

    YAY on passing the test!! 😀 Sooo happy for you! 🙂

    I think I just loved EVERYTHING about pregnancy,(granted I’ve only been preggo once), I really enjoyed every single bit of it. I just hope next time around it’s not the complete opposite, but if so, it’ll be so worth it! 🙂

    • The best news! Thank you.

      With my first two, I was just like you I loved everything about being pregnant. It was seriously two of the best times of my life. This time around I think it is the stress and anxiety about the twins being healthy that is stopping me from completely enjoying it.

      I am sure you will enjoy the next time, as well. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear all about it when it happens!!

  6. Haley on said:

    Hi Renee! I know I’m a little late to the party…a little over a year, but I have been following your week by week progress to see where I land in comparison. Especially since there really isn’t a good week to week guide for multiple pregnancies. I’m having modi girls at the end of Aug. And I’ve done very well not skipping ahead in your blog, for the most part…

    Under the heading Happenings/Thoughts for the past week… YES on #3!! I can’t believe the end is only 9 weeks away. Or sooner! I’m not ready to have 2 new infants quite yet, but I am ready to not be pregnant anymore. I LOVED being pregnant with my 1st daughter. I think my body was made to grow and bear children. I felt great!

    This time around with the twins is a totally different story. I’ve had few complications really, but have not felt good at all. Mostly due to sheer exhaustion, Carpel Tunnel, joint stress and pain, back pain, sudden swelling, anemia and just overall fear that something will happen to one or both babies in utero. Scary is what I would call this experience.

    • Congratulations on your twin pregnancy. I am so excited for you. I am glad you like reading my week by week. It is terrible that there is not really a week by week twin pregnancy and I hated that. Yes, twins is a completely different story all together. I am sorry for all your troubles. It is no fun. But it will be worth it. Keep my updated. xoxo

  7. Hi Renee,
    I’ve been reading your blog since I found it. I am 27 weeks along. I am glad I found this blog. I feel like it gives me markers for my own pregnancy. I am pregnant with fraternal twin boys. I am a surrogate, so it is a little different. But, I feel so warm reading your updates. I failed my first glucose test. I went in to take my 3-hour today. The test itself went well, but my blood sugar levels dropped pretty quickly after my body absorbed the drink. It is the worst I’ve felt since I started this process. To answer your questions, I hated being pregnant with my daughter. This pregnancy has been interesting. I loved giving birth to her though. That is the part I look forward to! I love seeing all the features. My husband and I hope to have one more child before we are finished. We have considered doing surrogacy again. So maybe two more pregnancies. I don’t think I will miss the pregnancy so much as the labor. That’s the only sad part to me. I miss the sweet first hours. I love this blog! Thank you for making it!

    • Addy – You are amazing! To go through the challenges for another family is a true blessing. Yes, giving birth is a miracle and I loved every second of it. I have thought about being a surrogate, but I am just not sure how I would feel about giving birth and then not breastfeeding and going through the newborn stage. I would love to hear more about your experience and how you got into it. Email me if you don’t mind filling me in. 🙂 I am so happy I could guide you through your pregnancy life is a blessing. 🙂 You made my day.