|Heidi @ 25 Weeks... Looking Great and Happy !|
So there have been some notable milestones in the past few weeks. Firstly, the week of 6/20/2011 was the "Golden Week" - Week #24, widely considered to be the "week of viability" should the child(ren) be born that week; although not without danger, after week #24, chances for survival are much better. Luckily we are now past that point (currently in week #26 as of today 7/7/2011), and looking toward the next milestone at 32 weeks.
Also, another round of doctor appointments and Level 2 ultrasound were done a few weeks ago. Overall, all signs are positive. However, Heidi has developed a case of Gestational Diabetes. The O/B Doctor was "expecting" that (she could have told us!), as a multiple pregnancy increases the risk. Luckily, with monitoring and diet changes, it can be kept under control. Heidi's diet had nothing to do with this happening, but since it did happen, she has to limit some foods - some of her favorites unfortunately! Like the trooper she is, she took the news hard at first, but has adjusted well. The worst part about it is that she had to go to a class, and is monitoring blood sugar levels, so lots of extra work for her unfortunately.
Some pictures from the latest Ultrasound appointment are below. Babies A & B are showing off profile shots (with some extra hands & feet in Baby B's shot... its getting cramped in there!). Our Baby C was apparently bored, as she was caught "yawning". We keep saying, she is going to be the feisty one!
Thank you, one and all - friends and family, as well as strangers that happen by the blog - for all of the comments, love, and support - they mean more than we can express. It is humbling to know how many people (around the world) are cheering us on, praying, and wishing us well. We are blessed to have received lots of great generous gifts to welcome our bundles to the world. Those that know me, know that I'm a little OCD, so its not surprising that I've tallied the diaper and wipe count (just over 2,000 diapers, and almost 1,400 wipes)! Sid and I are both excited, and a little anxious, but overall we can't wait to begin this new chapter of our lives !
|Baby A Profile... She is at the bottom of the pile!|
|Baby B - He is living large... has the most fluid in the sack, and the most room...|
|Baby C - This is a "Vogue" face shot ! :-)|
|Lorelie the U/S Tech wrote us a "note" and listed the estimated weights|