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Week Twenty-Nine
~ Doing Great!

We went to the doctor today and everything is going well. Dr. H is very pleased with my progress. My cervix doesn't seem to have changed at all. This is great news! He looked at the babies briefly on the ultrasound before looking at my cervix. Both are very active and in the breech position. He gave me another SalEst (saliva) test to do at home this week and had another non-stress test run. No contractions were detected which is even better news. I didn't think I've felt any, but I'm not sure what to expect either.

My next appointment is scheduled for almost two weeks from now. I'll have another good ultrasound done to take a look at the growth of the babies. My doctor didn't think I needed another week of the steroids because I'm doing so well. I guess he figured that if my condition worsens, he still has time to start me back on them. I'd rather not rush the little ones unless we have to. Plus, my glucose levels increase tremendously when I'm on the injections and they really want me to keep that under control. The only bad news during this visit is they added another shot of insulin. Now I'll be taking one in the morning and one before dinner. What fun! I thought that I'd lost weight while being on this gestational diabetes meal plan and sure enough, I did. I've lost 6 pounds in two weeks. I obviously wasn't trying to lose, but cutting down on the carbohydrates really makes a difference. My doctor says not to be too concerned at this point. The babies are getting what they need but that I should make an effort to eat more calories. It's hard when all the calories you like are carbohydrates! I will try to eat more veggies and protein.

Larry was nice enough to pass on his virus/flu that he has. He really tried hard not to pass the germs, but I guess being trapped in this house all day I was bound to find them. He's still not feeling 100% better. I'm just starting with coughing, sore throat and sinus headaches. At least I get to stay home and be sick. Larry only rested for two days and went back to work. I guess there is another benefit to bedrest as well.

Jacob and Rachel have been very active lately. I think Rachel is the potential soccer/football player. She sure has one heck of a kick! I can't wait to see how they have grown on the next ultrasound. It won't be long and I'll be able to see and hold these two precious babies. For now I can wait.

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