19-20wk update and belly pictures.

Hi to all my followers. I’m sure you are anxious to hear my update. I was very busy yesterday with an appointment with my new MFM Dr. and then a visit with my OB office. After that I went to my prenatal massage and then dinner with my husband. I had a very full day. I will post pictures below.

I was exactly 20wks yesterday for my appointment.

Baby A is measuring 19w5d and 12oz 145hb
Baby B is measuring 20w1d and 11oz 130hb
Baby C is measuring 19w0d and 9oz 143hb
My cervix is measuring 3.7 (done with an internal wand)
My bp was 126/78
I gained 3.5lbs in 3wks
My belly measured 28wks…WoW! I’ve been measuring 5wks ahead, but theses babies had a growth spurt.

I’ve still been feeling wonderful except Sunday through Tuesday (19w 4-6days)I was having some mild pains in my lower belly area when I was up walking while at work. The pain stopped and I did call the OB and they said it sounded like ligament pain which it was since my uterus grew an extra 3cm. I’m feeling fine now.

I keep getting asked how I feel. I actually feel wonderful thus far….I know at some point I’m going to feel it, but for now I feel like I’m carrying 1 baby…lol…Nothing different yet. I’ll tell you not having Morning Sickness for any of my other 5 pregnancies and not even this one has been wonderful! I am very blessed.

For now I’m still working 45-50hrs a week, but get to sit down more at my desk rather than being up on my feel. It has helped a lot. My MFM Dr. and OB both said that as long as I’m not having issues, babies are fine and I’m not having stress at work I can stay. As you know anything can change in a moment. I’d like to continue working as long as I can to keep the fiancial stress off my IPs for now. We all know that at some point I won’t be able to sell cars. It just will be come to difficult.

My son’s 16th birthday is on Sun and what I wanted to do for him isn’t going to happen right now as he just couldn’t get his room cleaned an organized. I will do it later. Maybe after the babies are born. I’m so glad that he isn’t a girl turning 16 as she would not be happy with me not doing much for it. My husband will take him and a few friends to go see the Hobbit 2, then back to the house to play video games and them I’ll make some of his favorite food.

Oh, I mentioned that I started going to a new MFM Dr. and I absoutely loved him. He was much more interactive with me and after the u/s tech did her thing we sat down and looked at the babies himself to make sure there isn’t any signs of TTTS. Click the link to learn more. (http://www.tttsfoundation.org/medical_professionals/what_is_ttts.php). He also wanted to properly measure my cervix with the u/s wand and was very surprised that it hasn’t been done yet. I’ve only had my cervixed measured once or twice, but with the regular u/s wand that goes ontop of your belly. He was not happy and said that wasn’t the way it is suppose to be done. He didn’t just tell me all the negatives like my previous MFM Dr. did and only spent 5 minutes with me. I have to go every 2 wks now to then can monitor me. It’s just routine as if they can catch it early they have a better chance of helping the babies.

I gave my IPs a cute decoration for their Christmas tree. I’ll post the picture below. Any comments that you’d like to make I do love reading them. Thanks for all the interest and support in my blog and this triplet pregnancy. Everyone have a very Merry Christmas!!

Gift for IPs

Gift for IPs

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Baby C feet shot

Baby C feet shot


Baby C

Baby C


Baby B

Baby B

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17-18wk update

Hi to all!  Sorry for not posting last week, but I just didn’t feel like writing.  There wasn’t much to say or report.  So I thought I’d save it for this week. I have over 30 followers now…Pretty exciting!  Don’t forget if you want to share my blog on your fb or other sites please go ahead, BUT if you know my name PLEASE don’t disclose that.  I prefer to stay more annomyous. 

I visted the OB last week at 17 wks and my BP was 122/70, I had gained 4.5pds in the last 3 wks and was measuring 22wks…5wks. I didn’t get an U/S at this appointment as the OB used the doppler to find the heartbeats.  Since we know where they are it made it easier.  I had just had an U/S a few days before so he felt good about not doing one.  It’s a good thing as I found out that my ins. isn’t covering any U/S until I meet my $2500 deductible.  Awesome!!  I will likly meet that at the end of the month and then it starts over Jan. 1st.  This is sooo Wrong!  In going over the bill I also noticed that on a few U/S they are charging me triple…When I questioned about it I was told “isn’t their 3 babies”?  I’m not being charged that all the time just occassionally.  I personally don’t think it’s right and having it invegistated.  Trying to save my IPs money, especially since I’m suppose to get U/S at every appointment and at over $200 for each one it’s just crazy! Sorry, but it’s very frustrating for me!

I am on the low end of what I should have gained for weight, but of course the OB doesn’t mention anything about nutrition at all!  It is a bit sad.  My MFM Dr. doesn’t say anything about it either.  I know that as long as the babies are growing  they are happy, but there are some very important things that women pregnant with multiples should do for their nutrituion.  Some guidance would be great.  I took it upon my self to get a nutritionist and it’s been very helpful.  I still can’t eat everything that is outlined for me, but I do my best every day. At least I stay away from all my food senstivities which has helped my Hashimoto’s Thyroid disease.  Yeah for that!!!  I’d mention all the foods that I can’t have, but I don’t want to here any negativity about it.  I get hassled all the time for it.  I really don’t care as I know what I’m doing for my body is the right thing and my goal is to grow very healthy babies and keep them in as long as possible. 

I’ve really “popped” over this last week and a half.  You could barely tell I was pregnant at 16wks with clothes on and now…Well lets just say…WoW!  I look like I’m almost in my 3rd trimester…lol…I have a pic below that my husband took yesterday for me that is a full body and then you will see my normal bare belly shot.  I’m going to put a cool collage together when it’s all done.  Probably with One True Media since I know it’s easy with them…lol… I can’t wait to make it!  I’ve really felt very pregnant lately as getting out of bed and rolling over is a bit more of a challenge.  I know I have a ways to go and it will get much more challenging before it’s all over, but at least I’m aware of that now. 

With my belly getting in the way more and still working full time anywhere from 45-50 hrs a week (sitting as much as I can) I just don’t have time to clean anymore.  Well, let me refraze that….lol  I do have some time, but I want to relax as much as possible when I’m off and not clean.  My husband and kids can only do the surface stuff, but it’s not REALLY clean.  It’s time to find someone to come and help me.  The stinky part is that it will have to come out of pocket until my allowance kicks in.  I didn’t plan to well and didn’t think that I’d need house cleaning so soon.  I’ll know better for next time…If there is a next time!  Only time will tell.  I’d love to help another couple, but I want to enjoy this one as it could be my last surrogacy.  I just pray that my pregnancy is uncomplicated,  the delivery no matter which method (vaginal is my preference) will be uncomplicated & these babies will need no NICU or hardly any. 

My husband and I are planning our son’s 16th birthday.  He doesn’t care that he’s turning 16 like girls do and doesn’t want anything but have a few friends over and play video games.  So that’s what we will do.  I’ll make my famous chocolate chip cake and icing for him and provide some snacks and leave them along…lol…  Though my husband and I are going to surprise him with his bedroom redone.  It wont’ be anything expensive, just his taste.  I can’t say much right now, b/c I dont’ want anything to get back to him, but when we are done I will post a pic of it.  Oh, you may be wondering if he’s getting his license?  He can’t technically till the 2nd week in Jan b/c that’s when he passed his permit test (has to hold it for 1 year), but he’s not done a ton of driving and not sure he’s ready yet.  He doesn’t even care about driving…kids these days!  When I was 16 it was a race to get our license…Most kids these days just don’t care.

Not much else to say…. I’ll update at my 20wks as that’s my next OB and MFM appointment.  I hope that you enjoy reading and have a wonderful week.   

17wks 6days

17wks 6days

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