Monday, June 13, 2011

Week 32

WoW!! I can't believe that I'm this far behind on my blog!! Things have been so busy these last few weeks that the blog has been neglected... So let's get caught up!

How Far Along: This week marks 32 weeks!! Whoo Hoo!! Last week of the 7th month...SO, only a few weeks left...
Size of baby:

Fun Facts about this month's development:  All five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments. Sleep Cycles are being established..  I would love to brag, that at this time, my little guys are sleeping thru the night and there is very minimal kicking/waking me up!! Let's just keep our fingers crossed, that this continues when they arrive!! ;)
Movement: Our little guys move around so much and it is still one of the most amazing feelings ever! Feeling their little kicks and hiccups is well worth everything we have been thru to make it to this point! I do think they are running out of room in there!! They are growing so fast and honestly, although my belly looks big, it really doesn't feel large enough to be providing accommodations for two!
Symptoms:  We found out a few weeks ago that I have gestational diabetes.  The placenta, or in my case, 2 placentas, are keeping my body from being able to produce insulin. Insulin is made by the body to break down sugar and carbohydrates turn into sugar. I am a carb junkie!! I LOVE carbs and sweets, so when I found out, it was very upsetting to try and find foods that I could eat. I did meet with a dietitian that came up with a meal plan for me that specifically states how many carbs I can have at each meal. The great things is, the amount of carbs she allows me, is far greater than I had originally thought, and most days I struggle to even meet the amount she suggested! So, I do get to eat most of the same foods as before, in moderation, and I have cut out most all sweets (except for CarbSmart Ice Cream and fruits)! I check my blood sugar four times a day and count carbs, it isn't the most fun, but I realized that there is not much you won't do for your babies!
Cravings:  Strawberries!!
Best Moments in the last few weeks: In the last few weeks, we have been blessed with family, friends and work baby showers! These babies are already soooo loved and everyone has been so generous with their time, energy and gifts!! We can't wait for our little guys to be here and to meet everyone!

*Starting this week our doctor appts will be twice a week. Each week we will have an ultrasound and a non-stress test. This will monitor the babies over the last few weeks in utero for any signs of distress  and will help the doctors decide exactly when we need to deliver. Please continue to pray that the babies are growing a steady pace, not too much or too little. Twin pregnancies can be complicated by so many different things and we are extremely blessed to have made it to 32 weeks! We would love a few more weeks of growth before they make their debut!

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