Hi everyone! Well today marks the beginning of wk 13 and the 2nd Trimester. It’s a great milestone to make it here with triplets and we haven’t had and loss and of course I’ve had absolutely no Morning Sickness…Yeah!!! I’m just as surprised as you are….I always thought I’d get it with multiples. I read today that 25% of women don’t get it and there’s no explanation. I’d like to know why, but I’m ok not knowing too. 🙂
This is going to be an exciting trimester. I (and you) will be watching my belly grow and I can’t imagine how feeling 3 little babies move around in my belly is going to feel like…. One can be crazy…. My husband call it a little alien….lol
You still can’t really tell that I’m pregnant. I kind of look like I’m getting fat…lol… I’m struggling to bend over comfortably and put my socks on or get something from the cabinets under my island. My work shirt I had to go up in a size. I wish my work shirts came in maternity size. I can’t keep paying $35 for bigger shirts….I’m not even sure what I’m going to do for a work jacket. I’ll be in a 3xl b/f it’s all over…lol…
I received a portion of my maternity allowance and spent almost 1/2 of it today on 6 pieces of clothes…lol… most of it was on sale too. These clothes are so expensive and they just don’t last. I have some left over from previous pregnancies, but it’s not enough. I guess I’m going to have to check thrift shops especially for bottoms. It was interesting trying on about 20 things and walking out with only 6 items… I was looking for an xl pair of pants as I don’t want to buy another pair in 2 months. I asked the girl at Motherhood if she had the xl in the particular style I was looking for and she looked at me and said…. “Oh, you don’t need that size”. “Thanks! I appreciate that, but I need more growing room”. I said. She said “You get 30lbs if growth by buying your pre-pregnancy size”. I said “I’ll being growing more than that…lol…” She said “oh!” and looked perplexed. Then I said “I have triplets, I’ll be huge with a smile”. She didn’t say anything else.
My husband and I went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant afterwards. I got Steak fajitas and could only eat two corn tortillas filled with meat & veggies. I did eat some chips & guac…yumm! I packed the rest of it up for lunch tomorrow and then had Flan…. Oh, it’s so good! They brought it out with chocolate sauce first….yuck! I asked if I could have another one b/c it totally ruined the flavor. They did and I ate it all. 🙂
How baby’s growing:
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby’s fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won’t be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby’s brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
I’ ve spent the last 45min searching for a color photo of what triplets look like in the womb. That is very hard to find! I can find several twins and the only triplets is ones with 2 wombs (very rare condition). I guess I’ll have to change up the way I search to find a picture that shows what we have. A set of identical twins sharing 1 placenta and a single baby with it’s own placenta.
I get to visit my OB office a day after I turn 14wks. I’ll be seeing a different Dr. this time…. I wonder if he will push the Flu shot onto me? I’m seeing the Dr. that asked me last time with my surro pregnancy everytime that I saw him. The answer last time was NO and it will be this time too!
Have a great week and I look forward to your comments. Please don’t hesitate to share my blog with others. If you know my full name just please don’t share that. Thanks!
Here is my 13wk photo pic