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28 Weeks

Our Girls This Week

Your baby now weighs about 2.7 lbs (1.2kg), measures about 10.4 inches (26cm) from crown to rump, and is around 16.7 inches (42cm) long. He is plumper and rounder, and his head and body are beginning to be in proportion.

Your baby now uses all of his senses. He can see, taste, recognize touch and the sound of your voice.

During the last trimester, your baby will receive antibodies from you through your placenta that will provide immunity from many diseases.

Your baby's adrenal glands are producing androgen-like substances. Androgens are normally male sex hormones, but in late pregnancy, when they reach the placenta they are turned into estrogen which in turn stimulates the production of prolactin in your body. Prolactin is the hormone needed for milk production. In this exchange, your baby is beginning to stimulate milk production in your breasts so that when he is born there will be food waiting for him.

What else is going on
I cannot believe how far we have come. From all the pain of infertility to being less than two months from meeting our precious daughters. I don't think I say enough on this blog how truly, truly happy we both are. I cannot remember a time of more hope and joy.

Today is my 3 hour Glucose Test. I pray that I pass so I don't need to deal with the fun of gestational diabetes. GD for me would mean more trouble than the normal pregnancy because of the size of the babies. GD usually means bigger babies and often earlier delivery. With two buns in there the chance of bigger babies can be more dangerous and mean an even earlier delivery. Hopefully tomorrow goes well.

2 comments:

Meg 11:30 AM  

Happy 28 weeks! Lots of luck with your 3 hour!

Nichole 11:55 AM  

Good luck with your test!

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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