Week 26 started out with great news.
1. My cervix is still closed.
2. My gestatational diabetes test came back normal. (I don't have to give up Jelly Bellies!!)
3. My fetal fibernectin test (FFN) came back negative. Fibernectin is a protein that acts like glue to bind the babies sacs to the uterine wall. Before delivery the glue starts to "dissolve" and the sacks pull away from the uterine wall to prepare for delivery. The FFN test looks for the presence of fibernectin. If there is none, the odds of delivering in the next 2 weeks is low.
The babies are all growing great! We did a growth ultrasound at 25 weeks and the babies weighed:
Baby A - Girl - 1 lb. 9 oz.
Baby B - Girl - 1 lb. 9 oz.
Baby C - Boy - 1 lb. 14 oz.
Baby D - Boy - 1 lb. 9 oz.
Baby E - Girl - 1 lb. 7 oz.
We will do another growth ultrasound at 28 weeks. We are getting close to finalizing the names for all of the babies and will let you know once we do!
All of the babies Grandma's were here this weekend... Mama Jude, Nana and Grandma. They all doted on me, cooked for me and bought me tons of gifts. It was fun having them all here and it made the weekend go by fast.
Other news of the week: My mom is teaching me how to crochet and I got a trapeze for my bed. My nurse told me that the trapeze is not to be used extra curricular activities... Where's the fun in that???
Oh and one more thing.... I am now up to 208 pounds!! 2 pounds away from the 75 pound minimum weight gain goal! Wonderful and terrifying at the same time.