First up, the babies...
Sloane and Jude look great! Both are about 2 weeks ahead of schedule and weigh a whopping 3 pounds each. I know that doesn't sound like much but with twins you want them as big as possible since they won't make it to 40 weeks. The doctor was very pleased with their progress and didn't have any concerns. Praise the Lord!
We take the same DVD to each visit and the doctor records the entire scan. I took a picture of the scan to show you how close their heads are to one another (both are currently head down).
Jude & Sloane - view of the top of their heads!
BFFs for sure. In Jude's defense, while his head truly is HUGE he is closer to the camera so that is why his head appears to be twice the size of Sloane's. :) The most noticeable difference this time around is both of them are now getting some fat on their bones. Their little legs were so round this time whereas typically they're sticks!
Directly afterward I had my monthly OB appointment. I was pretty nervous about drinking the glucose stuff but it wasn't bad at all. I wouldn't put it at the top of my all-time favorite beverages but definitely not a big deal. Unfortunately, the doctor told me women carrying twins have a much higher failure rate so I'm not holding out much hope. We'll see. Blood pressure and weight gain are right on track and she seemed pleased with my progress. I think I've had some Braxton Hicks contractions lately but I'm honestly not sure. Still no swelling or stretch marks. We'll see how long that lasts. :)
From now on I will continue to see the Perinatologist once a month (two more times) and will start seeing my OB every other week. There was no mention of bed rest and as of now she thinks I will make it to 38 weeks. I don't think that's possible because (at the rate they're growing) they will each weigh around 8 pounds at 38 weeks. I'm not sure I can handle 16 pounds of babies! :/ Michael and I have always said we want them to make it to October and will be ecstatic with any "bonus" days they decide to give us.
Since I truly believe I will fail my glucose test I decided to pig out (while I still can) and had Taco Bell for lunch.
Glucose drink + Taco Bell = Terrible Decision
I am now drinking water by the buckets in hopes that my body will forgive me.
10 weeks (at most) to go! We are super excited to meet our babies!