21 Week Update (x-post w/some add'l stuff too!)

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21 Week Update (x-post w/some add'l stuff too!)
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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 9:56pm
I had my anatomy scan yesterday at 21 weeks. All 3 babies are doing well with strong hb! They are growing normally, although do vary among weights and measurements which I expected. We are still confirmed 2 girls and 1 boy, which was a relief since we've already named them. (Names TBA, probably when they're born. :-) )

Baby A - girl - measuring 21 weeks, 14 oz - head down
Baby B - boy - measuring 22 weeks, 1 lb (what a bruiser!) - breech
Baby C - girl - measuring 20 weeks 4 days, 12 oz - transverse

And more great news is my cervix...it measured 5.8cm (holy cow!) so that really made my day. The sonographer said that sometimes a full bladder can magnify the cervix but I emptied it right before so we're confident in the measure. I go back every 2 weeks for cervical checks, and have another growth u/s scheduled for 8/4.

I also went in today for my weekly progesterone shot and got to chat with doc. I'm up 27ish pounds and he said overall he expects 50-60lb gain so I'm well on my way. Weistened to the babies on Doppler which I've never done before since it's always been on u/s so that was awesome. Even more exciting for me was my bp...119/78! For someone with hypertension and dr anxiety I was thrilled!

Oh, and I also did my 1hr glucose test this morning. (It's been a busy 24 hours!) I don't know results yet, but the drink tasted like a melted Otter Pop, not too bad.

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Glad the kiddos are growing well and you're doing good!! You should post a belly pic for me because I am dying to see your belly LOL!

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Amy - As soon as our Internet is back up I'll post one for you since I'm not sure if there's a way to upload from a phone. :-)
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What an awesome appointment! Many prayers that they continue to be as wonderful. :-)
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OK, here's a belly pic for you! I've attached one from

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Thanks Elissa!
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You look great!! I think despite the bigger belly you've lost weight in other areas too! I found the same thing is happening for me. I am losing weight all over, but when it's gained back it's only in my belly. I'll take it! Even if it is sad my rings don't stay on my fingers anymore lol!

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I'm definitely all baby right now, but we'll see what happens when this weight gain kicks in even more. I feel a bit more chub in my face but I've always had chubby cheeks. My fingers are actually puffy and I can't wear my rings anymore so I need to find a bigger stand-in. ;-)
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COngrats on a great appt. Looks like things are going great & yeah for your cervix :)
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Excellent!! So glad to hear things are continuing to go well! (Awesome cervical length!) Grow babies grow!

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Thanks Andi and Mindy!
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