Firstly, I want to thank everyone for your kind comments, thoughts and prayers on my last post. I so appreciate your support and encouragement more than words can say. It really means a lot to me.
Now for a quick update – I had my appointment with the Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) doctor yesterday and am VERY pleased to report that the babies looked great!!! At my last ultrasound (which was over a week ago), the babies weighed in at 3.3 lbs and at yesterday’s ultrasound, one weighed in at 3.14 lbs and one weighed in at 3.15 lbs. I was completely amazed and SO relieved at how much they gained in one week and a day! The doctor was quite happy with their progress as well. Their movements were right on target, they were practicing their breathing and their weight is right where it should be at 32 weeks and 2 days. Overall, they looked great and at this point, there is no cause for concern. They told me to keep doing what I’m doing, which is eating lots of protein (I’ve incorporated protein into just about every meal/snack that I eat) and getting as much rest as possible. I have a follow-up growth ultrasound in three weeks.
Friends, I cannot tell you how happy Justin, myself and the rest of the family were to hear this fantastic news. After a week of worry and unpleasant thoughts, I wanted to cry with joy and relief. Such a weight was lifted off my shoulders! Granted, we’re still waiting for the results of the preeclampsia testing, but I’ve been feeling pretty decent and haven’t really been experiencing any symptoms, so I’m hoping everything will come back negative and it will be smooth sailing for here on out. And honestly, I really do attribute this growth spurt to the uptake of protein in my diet. It’s certainly something I NEED to keep up! Oh, and I was excited to find out that the boy turned and is currently head down! The girl is still breached, but there’s still time for her to turn. Honestly, at this point, I don’t even care how I deliver the babies, I just want them to stay in as long as possible!
Alright well I’m off to get some things done. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week!