So is MOMMY! Hehe! At my doctor's appointment on Friday, my doctor told me she was a little surprised that I hadn't gained more weight over the past month because of the holidays, but she didn't sound concerned. The girls looked great! Fluid levels were fabulous, and their sizes were only off by a few days so we're still clear of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, at least for now. Brynlee was measuring at 24 weeks exactly and Berlyn was measuring at 24 weeks 4 days. I will find out more about their weight when I see the specialist next week.
In this blog post, I talked about the way the babies were positioned in my belly. Brynlee had her head on my right side and Berlyn's head was towards my left side. It looked sort of like this:
I felt most of the movement towards my left side, which just so happens to be where Brynlee's feet were, so for a long time I thought she was going to be my wild child. In the past few weeks, though, on my left side the kicks felt much more gentle and I was having serious ninja kicks on my right side. I kept telling Tony that I thought Brynlee (Baby A) had calmed down a bit and now Berlyn (Baby B) was crazy. When my doctor did the ultrasound, she told me the babies had changed positions and now they look something like this:
So as it turns out, it is Brynlee that is kicking the crap out of my right side not Berlyn. Haha, I should have trusted what I thought about the type of kicks I was feeling and not where the kicks were located! It's so weird that I am already able to tell differences in their personalities just by their movements.
I was really nervous this time around because I know you have a higher chance of having gestational diabetes when carrying multiples. My doctor emailed me a couple hours later (I love this about Kaiser) to tell me that everything came back normal, except for the fact that my iron is still low. I am already taking an iron supplement in addition to my prenantals, so this is something I will need to talk to the specialist about next week. I already have a feeling that he's going to tell me I need to be eating more red meat. :( I'm not too sure how I can make that work because I am not a fan of red meat. I'm not really a fan of meat at all, but while I can force myself to eat chicken, red meat is not as easy for me.