Today marked an important milestone for me. Since I was a little girl, I've had a phobia of needles and anything piercing my skin. Today was the first time that I can remember (in my entire life, no exaggeration) that I had blood drawn and did not shed a tear. I was breathing deeply, but my eyes didn't even water up. Go, me! I felt like the phlebotomist should at least have given me an "I'm a big girl" sticker or something. Alas, I got nothing.
After the tearless blood drawing, I went up for my regular OB appointment. We listened to the babies' heartbeats. I love hearing their heartbeats. They did the regular blood pressure, weight, urine, swollen hand check, etc. The doctor said that everything looks great.
We're at 28 weeks today. The babies should be just over 2 pounds now. We'll get another growth scan next week to be sure that they're both growing well. They can blink and they have eyelashes (hopefully they have my eyelashes!). =) The babies can cough, suck and they practice breathing. They can also have REM sleep now... I wonder what they're dreaming?
I found the comparison of these two pictures fairly entertaining:
With one baby at 28 weeks
With two babies at 28 weeks
Notice how much more extended the second belly is. I'm really starting to feel like this now. I would really like to know where in this schematic my organs are going? I keep asking Jason what my belly is going to look like if we make it 10 more weeks. I can't believe it's just 2.5 months (at the most) before we meet these little people. They are kicking up quite a storm these days.