"How Can You Have Too Many Children? That's Like Saying You Have Too Many Flowers" ~ Mother Teresa

A Peek Into Our Hectic, Crazy & Loving Family of Eleven


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

23 Weeks

Only 7 days until Week 24, but who's counting? ME! Today's appointment went so good. Babies are perfect. Cervix is measuring at 4.3 relaxed and 4.0 under pressure. Still minor funneling but no change since Friday in the funneling so that is good news! The Dr. said the activity restrictions must be working so I'm going to keep up with that for sure.

Remember, when I mentioned the fFn test awhile back? It's a test that they do to determine whether or not you will go into labor in the next 10-14 days. ( http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1149.asp) It doesn't determine cervical changes, just whether or not labor will/may/could start. A negative test is good. A positive test means you have a 15-20% chance of going into labor in the next 2 weeks. With multiples, a negative test is awesome. A positive test means strict bedrest, meds, and lots of monitoring. Welllllllll, long story short, I had my first fFN test done today. It was a BIG, FAT, NEGATIVE! Yay! They will test me every 2 weeks or so. Today's test means we get to 25 weeks!

The girls were super active today so it was hard to get a good reading on fluid levels but the tech was pretty sure she got an ok reading, all coming in at a 4x6 area which is great. They have a ton of room to grow. Rosalie and Gwendolen are super active, kicking and moving like crazy, and Emilia is kind of relaxed and laid back. It will be interesting to see how their personalities are at birth.

Only 35 more days until 28 weeks! Only 49 days until 30 weeks! And only 91 days until 36 weeks which is delivery day!

23 Week Belly Shot... Growing, Growing Babies! (and growing growing mama!)

1 comment:

  1. YAY! Doesn't that negative fFN make you feel great! Love that.

    These milestones keep coming so easily for you and the girls and I know they will not stop. You are doing GREAT! Keep up that resting. :)