30 Weeks!

So even though 30 weeks isn’t a new month, it still seems like a big deal. Maybe it is because the babies will arrive at 30 something weeks or because we start seeing the doctor a lot more. I saw the doctor at 28 weeks, today was a 30 week check up, and I will be back for a 32 week checkup. Then at 34 weeks, we start going twice a week. My OB said that the hospital bag should be packed by 32 weeks, which also makes me feel like the babies could arrive any time!

I had my glucose tolerance test yesterday. I had to fast starting at 10pm the night before. Before drinking the glucola, they drew my blood to determine my fasting blood glucose level. This time I got to pick if I wanted lime, orange, or fruit punch glucola. I opted for the fruit punch again. It was a little harder to drink on an empty stomach, and again I only had 5 minutes to drink it. After an hour of feeling nauseous and lightheaded, I got my 2nd blood draw. The second hour, I had a headache and just felt tired (guess it was the sugar crash). This draw came out of my other arm. The final hour wasn’t too bad, but I was ready to eat. This last blood draw came from the original arm, which was already starting to bruise. The good news is that 5 hours later, I found out that my tests came back normal, and I do not have gestational diabetes. I just wish the original glucose screening was more reliable, so I didn’t have to do the “3 hour torture test,” as my doctor so aptly put it!

Blood draw bruising.JPG

At my doctor’s visit, she did a quick ultrasound to look at the babies’ positions, movements, and heart beats (not the longer growth ultrasound or really long non-stress test which will start at 34 weeks). It looked like Norah might have turned head down, so we might be able to avoid a c-section after all! I gained another 5 pounds, so my total weight gain is up to 24 pounds. If we keep on this pattern, I will have gained 45 pounds by 38 weeks! This would put me in the normal overall weight gain for twins. I think the real indication of how far along we are, how big my bump is, and how much weight I have gained is that I think today may be the last day of either wearing socks or getting them on myself!

32 week baby bump

7 thoughts on “30 Weeks!

  1. I feel your pain re. The glucose test. I bruised so badly as well. Such a relief to hear that your results are good. I’m 30 weeks and am envious of your bump especially as you’re having twins.

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      1. Got to love good genes 😀 do they think you will carry to term? I can’t wait for my appointment on Thursday, I love getting to see the bub

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      2. My doc said there is a pretty good chance we will based on the babies’ movements, sizes, and heart rates; my blood pressure, no leaking fluid or blood, etc. So far no complications that would indicate pre-term births!

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  2. You look terrific! It’s so exciting that you’re closing in on having baby girls! We get to meet baby Ada the second week of August when they are here in Michigan. I can’t wait!

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