Sunday, January 6, 2013

25 Weeks

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.

 On Friday I also had to do my glucose tolerance test. They gave me the orange flavored drink. When I posted this picture on Instagram, a lot of people on complained about how yucky the orange one is. It wasn't too bad, just tasted a little like a flat orange soda. I chugged it down easily and quickly. My alcohol chugging days came back to me quickly and I just sucked it down without tasting it. ;)

 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.

I was also able to do some serious damage while shopping for the nursery this week. Things are slowly coming together. I will try to post pictures soon.


  1. You look so amazing! I can't wait to see more about the nursery.

    Good luck with the iron. I had the same problem before/after my twins were born even though I basically lived on cheeseburgers during my pregnancy.

    1. Thank you! I got quite a few suggestions from my friends on Facebook that I'm going to try. A few suggested cheeseburgers :) along with using a cast iron skillet for cooking meals, spinach, cream of wheat, and pumpkin seeds. I'm going to try ALL of em!

  2. My girls were born at 29 weeks via emergency c section & one was breech and one was transverse, just like that picture. They were almost going to cut my vertically & horizontally because of it, thankfully they didn't, could you imagine those scars?!?