Tuesday, December 15, 2009

28 wk Appointment


K is doing an amazing job all the while looking absolutely beautiful! K joked that I have to tell her that, but the ob agreed and said he doesn't have to say it. Everyone who sees K agrees that she wears pregnancy so well and even carrying twins she looks amazing! K's belly round and so big--she's measuring 40wks! Her blood pressure was great around 112/62 and her weight gain was right on track. K had the gestational diabetes test today and will find out the results in a couple of days. She now starts every other week appointments, but we won't have another scan until 32wks.

Both boys are doing great! They were practice breathing and both scored 8/8 on the biophysical profile (BPP). The boys are measuring on target for their gestational age! Liam (Baby A) is 2lb 7oz and is in the 39th percentile whereas Silas (Baby B) is 2lb 11oz and is in the 50th percentile. I was concerned that both aren't closer in weight and that Liam is no longer in the 50th percentile, but our ob reassured me that there is nothing to be concerned about. Once again he's very pleased with how everything is going with the boys and K.

Liam was cooperative right away and showed us his face in a 2D image, but when we wanted to get a 3D look at his face he wouldn't turn around (he's breech facing K's body).

Silas was extremely active during the scan and flipped from a transverse position to a head down position. Silas gave us a sneak peak look at his face in 3D, but kept his arm covering half of his face. I think he's absolutely adorable and so does K, but we are a bit partial! Silas' round nose is so cute! K says his lips are kissable and I couldn't agree more. I'd like to think Silas gets the lucious lips from his mommy!

22 comments:

AnGèLe said...

She look amazing! I am so happy to hear the boys are doing well! K can grow some healthy babies! ;)

Jaymee said...

K look amazing!!! hope the results come back just perfectly!

that is one adorable little man. really that is the first 3d scan that does not freak me out.

Saffy said...

woohoo!!

Heather said...

She's so cute!!! And so are your boys! Congrats on trimester 3!

meinsideout said...

K does look great!!! I hope she passes the GD test.

The boys look fabulous. My mfm has told me a few times that fraternal twins do not have to grow at the same rate or be the same size - they are like two different kids and so long as they are growing normally, it does not matter.

I am so, so happy for you.

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Expectant Duck said...

I think K looks fabulous too (she is one of those women that looks great pregnant). Lucky girl.
Glad that all is well, 28 weeks!!! 10 more and they will be here :).

Meg. said...

I love K's belly! I just wanna hug it! =D

Your little men are already so handsome! Can't wait to see them in the flesh (well, "in the flesh" via the internet)!

Andrea said...

Holy healthy twins that's a beautiful and big belly K is sporting! Eeee, so excited for your family!

Kay said...

Beautiful Niki!
Just 48 hours until you are 29 weeks!

Mary said...

Thank you so much for this blog! It has been a huge source of strength to my daughter A, who is also going through this process.

Jayme said...

She looks AMAZING! She's doing wonderful, I can't believe she's 28 weeks already! I am so excited for you guys :)

Poppy said...

Sounds like all is on track for a normal twin pregnancy! Splendid!

Silas is certainly a cutie and I have to agree his little lips look quite kissable. Maybe Liam will blow you a kiss at the next ultrasound?

Happy Holidays, Niki

P.S.I'm going to give a try at making the star candles!

Donna said...

Yeah! I'm so glad that everything is going so well for you and for K!

James, Dawn and Family said...

K looks awesome! What an amazing blessing this whole process is. What a gift to have great modern technology to be able to see your sweet boys grow!

Kris said...

So glad that everything is continuing to go so well for all of you! K looks amazing and your little boys are already getting so big!:)

Mary said...

I have heard recently that the 3D imaging can be a bad thing for the babies...please double check before doing it again.

Kay said...

WOOO HOOO on 29 weeks!

Niki said...

Mary, thank you for your concern. I didn't go to a 3D ultrasound store or something like that--the ones that are done for fun, The scan was done at my doctor's office during a routine biophyscial profile. As I understand it these scans use the same sound wave technology as a 2D ultrasound, but use different software to render a 3D image. Also, K's Dad has been doing u/s for years and didn't say a word about it being harmful (although he says it's not as helpful diagnostically as 2D scans). I'm confident that the medical professionals managing K's and the boys' care wouldn't be doing something to harm them.

Saffy said...

29 wonderful weeks. Congrats Niki, you must be soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited :)

Katie said...

K definitely looks amazing with twins! You must be getting really excited now. I agree with Jaymee - that 3d scan is very nice and normally they freak me out a little!

MyLifeMyWorld & Growing Families said...

K looks absolutely great in all her pregnant glory! Happy to hear that everything is well, just a few more months to go!