Here's the latest belly picture from last week. Things are going pretty well, I have developed a few complications, but no bed rest yet, so I am happy to be up and moving as much as I can:
-I am officially bigger around than I was at the end with Seth. For awhile there I had convinced myself that maybe I wouldn't get any new stretch marks... but, I guess twice as many babies means twice as many stretch marks for me! Blurg.
-I have been having a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions, but the Dr. checked me last week and said that I have no other signs of pre-term labor. My cervix is still the best on the block, thank you very much! She did say that because I am contracting, I have now relegated myself to weekly check-ups. Blurg. At least we'll keep a close eye on those little guys.
-Also, it was bound to happen, but I now officially have Gestational Diabetes. I had G.D. with Seth, so I already had a very high chance of getting it. Then there's the fact that I have a family history of Diabetes, plus apparently your chances of getting it with twins is something like twice as high, so it was destined to happen. But a girl can dream, right!? I just barely flunked the 1 hour glucose test, so I was ever hopeful to pass the 3 hour test, but to no avail. I now have to check my blood sugar levels 4 times a day with a finger prick and a glucometer.
I was able to control my Diabetes with my diet with Seth, so hopefully it will be the same with this pregnancy. I don't mind pricking my finger 4 times a day, but I don't really want to have to give myself insulin shots (Ami, you may not be afraid of needles, but I am). Blurg.
All in all, things are still going very well and the Dr. has every hope for me to make it to at least 37 weeks. She said that at that point, they will be looking for any reason to deliver these babies as I will be pretty miserable. So, that leaves only 9 weeks to go!
I can do this.
Piece of cake.
Oh... wait... no cake for me.
Too much sugar.