Thursday, December 20, 2007

Week #28 and still hanging in there

Well, we have finally reached 28 weeks. This is a major milestone as they have a great chance to do well, although it's still best that they hang in there a little longer.
We had another appt today and the doctor was really pleased and quite enthusiastic. Once again, my cervix is almost 5 cm (this is good, it does not mean 5 cm dialated). There is no sign that the babies are getting ready to make an appearance. They were quite active and looked great, although we didn't get growth estimates because they were short-staffed in the office due to the holiday.
Our only issue is that I have to eat more and gain weight as it hasn't changed much in the last few weeks. Between the diabetes and the growing size of the babies, it's become much more difficult to eat the portions that will accommodate their needs and mine. I've been given the green light to eat whatever and use more insulin from now on in order to achieve the weight gain they are looking for. We immediately headed for IHOP so that I could get pancakes, eggs, hash browns and a big glass of milk (preceeded by a shot of insulin). Boy was it good.
Things are still progressing at home with the nursery and just generally preparing for their arrival. I have finally given up all of my accounting work and am just doing the job of being a gestational hostess (with the "most-est"). It was very difficult this week to finish up work with my remaining two clients as it still seems that what I "do" has been my identity for so long. I still hope to return to the work sometime, but it will probably be a little while until things settle down. For now, I need to do some reading up on parenting multiples, breastfeeding (I've skipped that chapter in any book I have read so far), etc.
Not sure if I will post again before Christmas, so I wanted to be sure to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Super duper! I was thinking of you today, asking God to bless you with continued good news.
MMMMM, IHOP, call me next time you go!
Much love,

Sandi said...

Yeah! Praise the Lord! Keep it up and enjoy the pancakes and whatever. You already sounded better, even in writing.
Lots of Love -
Aunt Sandi

Anonymous said...

Hey Kim, it's Teri Miller. I am so thrilled for you, but I can't believe our "Little Kimmy" is 38! I'm sending good vibes your way and I know, if anyone can pull it off.....YOU CAN!