28 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

5/29/2013

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How far along? 28 Weeks 4 days

Sleep: Suddenly I find myself struggling to get comfortable. I went to bed last night before Pat and he came in and asked who I was wrestling… I had every spare pillow in our house trying to come up with an arrangement that I could live with for the night.

Stretch Marks: I sadly noticed a couple new ones this week…

Best Moment this Week: My SIL stopped at Costco (we don’t have one very close here) and brought me a bunch of food I can actually eat. Thanks Alisha!

Miss Anything? Cereal. I dream about eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch.   

Movement:  I’m pretty sure Baby B flipped again. It was painful and it felt like my stomach was so tight it might burst open. Hopefully he’ll stay put.  

Gestational Diabetes: The first week wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It’s a pain, but necessary, and can honestly say I haven’t eaten anything I shouldn’t have. My numbers were still quite high at times, and after going over my log at the Doctors office, and not understanding why my numbers spiked when they did, they decided to continue what I’m doing for one more week and if they don’t consistently stay down, they will put me on a medication.  

They don’t know exactly what causes gestational diabetes, but they have some clues. The placenta supports the baby as it grows. Hormones from the placenta help the baby develop. But these hormones also block the action of the mother's insulin in her body. This problem is called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance makes it hard for the mother’s body to use insulin. And since I have two placenta’s it’s more difficult for my body to handle everything on top of taking care of 3 people.

11 comments:

  1. Glad you are doing well....keep up the good work with monitoring your blood sugar and types of food you are eating. Hopefully, the babies will stay put as long as possible. I know...easy for me to say, right? LOL!! By the way, I like your new blog design. Very nice. Have a great day!!

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  2. You look so pretty. Very proud of you even though I don't know you. :) Keep up the good work and God bless!

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  3. I had gestational diabetes with my fifth pregnancy and even with following the diet strictly my numbers were still high and I needed to go on insulin. Even then my numbers were high but I was okay and my baby was healthy and average weight. So I hope you won't have to do that as well but if you do you can do it!

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  4. I totally feel for you. I'm a fit and healthy person but have gotten Gestational Diabetes with all 4 of my pregnancies. Luckily I am able to control it with just diet and exercise. Something that helped me was going on a 20 minute brisk walk after eating. I know that's not always possible but when I could I did it and my levels were much more steady. Since im currently pregnant with my fourth im trying to have a more positive attitude about it all even though, like you, I dream about eating cereal. I hope the next few weeks go by quickly and smoothly for you! Oh and I totally saw you at the doctor last week but since you have no clue who I am and I'm shy I didn't know how to say hi and talk to you. I think you are absolutely amazing and love reading all your posts! Thank you!

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  5. I found the link for your blog through a friend. I am so impressed by you and your family!
    I really never comment on someones blog whom I don't know, but seeing this post I had too! I had GD with my last pregnancy. I was in total shock! I run marathon's and thought I was "healthy". I took it really hard (I had some other rare complications so this was icing on the cake)! It ended up not being so terrible and I was able to manage mine with diet and exercise. I had a healthy baby 7lbs 2 oz.
    After every meal I would try to do some sort of physical exercise. That helped my numbers so much! I would go for walks and more walks. I am not sure how much you can walk being prego with twins. Can't even imagine. But lifting light weights was something else I would try.
    Don't feel bad if you have to go on meds. You've TWO babies in there! Good luck figuring out what works for you!!
    P.S. Mine GD went away after I had my baby. I was so worried that I was going to be diabetic forever. Now I know that my body has a weakness and gotta be careful.
    -heather

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  6. You are looking radiant. xx

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  7. I was just thinking about one of my friends that had twin girls a year ago. She said you met her in boise at state basketball. Anyways I remember watching her with such fascination as she grew and grew. Like you she looked so stinking cute but it was fun to watch her progress. My Ellie was obsessed with her Belly and would remind me almost daily that there were TWO babies in there. It was as if she was a novelty to see. I love that you show pictures of your cute belly too. It is just fascinating that there are two little people in there. Hope you keep your strength and energy through these next few weeks. :)

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  8. You look amazing. Wow! only 9 short weeks. Hope it's smooth sailing. Be careful with the gestational diabetes. My mom got it for my younger sister and it never went away, but my sister got it and it went away after she delivered my niece.

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  9. You're just such a cute pregnant momma. Thank you so much for adding my daughter, Tiffany. I pray for all mothers who have angels in heaven. Kisses to you.

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  10. I just have to tell you how beautiful you are! We love following you...when I say we I mean our group of labor & delivery nurses in Tooele, Utah. It's like we are friends with you! We were overjoyed when we heard of your pregnancies, scared for your sanity..lol. I hope all continues to go well. There are lots of folks all over rooting for you and Pat's happiness.
    As a mother of a 1 and 3 year old, both adopted, I love reading your blog. I treasure my babies more as I think of all the things that could happen. Thank you for all your inspiration!

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  11. I saw a cute picture of twins with t-shrits that one said Copy and the other one said Paste.

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