I had my 29-week checkup today. Everything is still going as smoothly as possible. I've gained 14 pounds, which is still on track for a very healthy weight gain. Baby boy Charlebois is kicking and moving around a lot; JP and the girls love watching my belly wiggle around like a Jello mold. :)
Today I took the initial blood glucose test, which tests for gestational diabetes. I haven't heard back about my results yet, but I'm confident of another good report as this has never been an issue in the past.
The test requires that I drink a thick, syrupy, disgusting drink and then wait an hour before they draw my blood for labs. I had all three girls with me today, and besides having to wait for that, my doctor had been called in to an emergency operation during our appointment. We ended up having to wait around for quite a while. During our wait, I had two separate people come up and tell me how sweet and well-behaved my girls were. It's so refreshing to hear those things. So many times we moms wonder if we are doing a good job; I often feel so inadequate to raise these three precious, young women. But there they were, playing so sweetly and quietly, obeying everything I asked them to do, being so patient during our long wait. TRUST ME -- it's not always that way. But they truly are sweet girls, and I'm so proud to be their mama.
Here is a picture of my girls with their cousins. They have been taking swimming lessons together this summer. :)