This little one has made it to 26 weeks on Saturday, April 5th!
The baby at 26 weeks now weighs about 1 2/3 pounds and measures 14 inches (about the size of a scallion) from head to heel.
Yes, can you believe Kate actually posed for another pregnancy photo shoot?! I asked her and she was more than willing and quickly ran into our previous photo spot. I love how her Sofia the First doll also made the pictures. :)
Kate likes to tell us that she also has a baby in her tummy!
We asked Matthew what we should name the baby if it's a boy and he replied, "Baby Kate".
I heard the baby's heart beat several times this past week. He/she has been ranging between 140-152 bpm.
Last weekend I was experiencing more contractions throughout the day. A lot of those came in the evenings which was a typical pattern with my uterus with the twins' pregnancy. Even after laying down and drinking lots and lots of water the contractions were picking up to be as much as 6 in one hour a few different times. Because of their frequency I called my Obgyn. I then went in to see her and to have a Fetal fibronectin test done. This test is done to see if I were to go into labor within the next 2 weeks. Luckily, the test came back negative so the chances of that are less than 1%! I also had another ultra sound done that same day to check my cervical length just in case these contractions were causing it to shorten. My cervix still measured around 4 c.m. give or take and is still closed/not dilated.
To help minimize my contractions I now take nifedipine on an as needed basis every 6 hours. I was on this drug around the clock the whole time while on bed rest with the twins. So...I'm very familiar with it!
During this ultra sound I did get to see Baby Willms and he/she has grown so much since last time at 20 weeks. Everything looked great - checked blood flow, body parts, and major organs. I actually got to see Baby W. yawn! It was so cool!
Here are a few pictures from that ultra sound:
We're so happy to hear everything continues to grow normally with our little baby and he/she is able to stay put this far!
The baby's movements are getting stronger now where I can now see my stomach move up and down from the movements.