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Carrie's Pregnancy Journal

Week 28
~ Things Are Looking Good

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well.

Well - I had my 28 week appointment and ultrasound last Thursday and things went well. I can't believe I have finally made it to my third trimester!

I gained another 8 pounds last month so now my total weight gain for the pregnancy so far is 46 pounds. Not too bad. My doctor doesn't seem concerned. I figure I am going to gain an additional fifteen to twenty pounds before it is all said and done - I just hope it comes off as easy as I am putting it on! LOL!!!!

As far as the ultrasound - things looked great. Caylee and Cayden are developing just like they should be. Statically at week 28 - a single baby should weight approximately 2.22 pounds. Caylee weighs in at 2.5 pounds and Cayden weights 2.8. I am so happy they are gaining weight like they should. They also should be approximately 14-15 inches long. It's crazy to think that they are bigger than a ruler! Both of the babies are head down - so I don't know if there is much more room for them to flip into a different position. Only time will tell!

I did find out however that my iron is really low - so my doctor called me in an iron supplement that I need to start taking. Maybe that is why I have been so tired and lethargic lately. Hopefully the medicine will get my iron levels back to where they should be and give me some more energy!

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This week I also start going to the hospital for my weekly stress tests. I am going to go tomorrow. Caylee and Cayden have to be monitored for around and hour. It will also tell if I am contracting at all. Hopefully I am not - hopefully the medicine I have been taking is working. I really don't want to have to go on bed rest any time soon. I also have to start seeing my doctor every two weeks now. My next appointment with him is May 9th. With all my doctor's appointments - hopefully time starts flying by!

Other than that - I am continuing to work everyday and continuing to do things as normal. I have been a little lazy lately - but that was doctor's orders!!! I just am the type of person that can't sit still and not do anything. I have to be doing something or I do not feel productive! I just have to remember to take things easy and not over do it.

This Saturday - I will be 29 weeks. I will send another update next week and let you know how my first stress test went!

Take care and I will talk to you soon!

~ Carrie

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