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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Week 29 Sonogram and Newman Weigh In

I went to the OB yesterday for a sonogram, weigh in for all of us, fetal fibronectin test and a glucose tolerance test to see if I had developed gestational diabetes.

The bed rest seems to be the golden ticket because they weren't even sure that they needed to so a fetal fibronectin test again this week because my cervix looked good. They did anyway and it was negative again which is great. I'm still waiting on the results of my glucose tolerance test to see if I have gestational diabetes. My OB said she was sure that I would have it because of the number of placentas so she recommended that I eat something sweet because I'd be banned from sweets until I deliver. If I do have gestational diabetes I'll have to start with the finger sticks and insulin shots but again, it usually goes away once I deliver.

I have this very strange rash on my upper arms that is incredibly itchy and keeps me awake at night scratching like a maniac. Nothing seems to help, not even cortisone cream or aloe. The only thing that helps is Benadryl which knocks me out like I've been hit on the head with a frying pan and when I wake up the next day makes me feel like I've been dancing on tables drinking slushy, salty, lime margaritas the night before. So I'm trying to just take half a Benadryl and quench my taste for margaritas with Limeades from Sonic. My OB said there was really nothing else that would help and it will go away when I deliver. Hmm, that seems to be a recurrent theme....

The only picture they could get was this side profile of Baby A's face. You can see how crowded they are because there is someone else's foot in the the top of the picture. I don't know which of the two girls keeps kicking him in the face because the same thing was going on 2 weeks ago. At this point, they are just so crowded that any picture is difficult since the two little girls are facing backwards and very busy torturing their brother.


Baby A- 3 lbs, 1 oz

Baby B- 2 lbs, 15 oz

Baby C- 2 lbs, 13 oz

Big Mama Newman- not telling!

Let's just say that everyone is right on track with their growth. I've hit a new milestone with my weight. For the first time in my life, I now weigh more than my dad, Isaac and Rich (thankfully not combined). I think at this point I can switch to from high fat and high protein to low fat and high protein food.

But I guess it is paying off because they are all around 3 lbs which is a huge milestone in the preemie baby world. It is a little scary because I have almost 9 lbs of baby at only 29 weeks and starting at 30 weeks, singleton babies gain about 1/2 lb a week so if I go to my goal week, these little pumpkins might double in size.

Who knows, they might just be fat, bald, and with a double chin like me when I was little. (Sarah is the one who actually looks like a girl.)


  1. Kate - I am Oregon Joni's sister (your Uncle Rich's wife), and the mother of "Oregon Hope." I have been following your blogs for some time, and sending good thoughts to you and your precious three! And really enjoying your posts -- you are a great writer and have a wonderful sense of humor. My daughter Hope is 8 1/2 weeks pregnant with her second boy, and she and I have been admiring you and are amazed at how well you are doing and how you are handling your situation with such grace and courage and humor! I know you will hang in there for a few more weeks and all will be well -- Best wishes, and you'd better start picking out some names for the wee ones!!

  2. Actually she is 8 1/2 months pregnant. Shows you how excited I am!