27-28wk update….The 3rd Trimester!

I’ve had a lot of things happen in the last 2wks.  I will try to not go ADD on everyone…lol  and jump around during my story.  

At my 27wk OB apt. My OB was very happy with how well I’ve been doing and said that he’s surprised that I’m not complaining about my aches & pains like most of his multiple moms and even some singleton moms.  I told him that I don’t have anything to complain about.  He smiled and said he’s just amazed at how well I’m doing.  I had my 1hr glucose test done and passed it with a 92!!!  I was super happy when they called a few days later with the numbers.  I asked for specfic numbers, not just if I passed or failed.  My OB’s nurse (whom I love, she’s super nice) called 2 days later with the results….She was happy for me.  I’ve been told that most women pregnant with multiples fail their 1hr glucose…So glad that I passed with flying colors!

My stats from my 27wk 0d OB visit:

I gained 3.5lbs
124/72 bp

I measured a whopping  40cm… That’s 13wks ahead! I was surprised and so was OB so he re-measured me…Same!

I received my Rhogam shot.

 

The 3rd trimester has come in with a BANG!  I’ve been getting consistent Braxton Hicks contractions. I never really felt them in my previous pregnancies. They are not uncomfortable, just are annoying.
I went from getting up 1-2times per night to pee to 2-4 times per night to pee.  The pressure that Baby A puts on my bladder is crazy….I go from not needing to pee one minute to the next minute “Oh, my….I’m going to pee my pants…lol.”  

I still see my chiropractor 1-2 times per week and he helps me so much with this pregnancy.  I would never go through another pregnancy without getting chiropractic care ever again.  He keeps me in line so well, I don’t even waddle when I walk…..Remember, I’m looking full term at this point.

I woke up on Saturday  at 27w3d and my left foot was really hurting on the left side in the middle.  I had to go to work and was limping and walking more on the inside of my foot.  This is not a good look for a full term looking pregnant women.  The next day I decided if it still hurt I was going to urgent care.  It was, so I went.  They weren’t busy and they got me right back.  As the nurse was asking me questions she could tell I was pregnant and we chatted briefly about it.  I assumed she noted it.  Then the NP came in to see me and look at my foot.  She asked if I’ve taken anything for it.  I said yes, I tried Advil to see if that would help, knowing it’s not a good idea for me.  She looked at me as I was sitting on the edge of the bed and said “why isn’t it good for you?” I was a bit stunned and looked at her and said….”I’m 27wks pregnant!”  I mean you can clearly tell and its not like I look fat…I look very pregnant….remember I’m measuring 40cm at this point.  The NP said “I never assume someone’s pregnant.” OK….I can see that sometimes, but come on….Really!  

So back to my ankle….They x-rayed me with lots of cover up on and couldn’t see anything fractured/broken.  I did nothing to my foot to have the pain.  The NP told me that where I was having the pain it could be ligaments stretching or a stress fracture.  (Later my husband said “You’re not so big that you are breaking your own bones….lol…”)  It wasn’t clear what my issue was so they put a boot on my foot….Not the most comfortable thing to wear.  I went to my chiropractor the next day and he adjusted my foot and did a few other things to it.  It started to feel a bit better, the next day was better, but still not healed and on Wed. I felt like there was no issue.  Then on Friday I could feel it some.  I’m going to assume it’s ligaments and the pain will come and go.

Here is my belly pic from 27wks and my boot.

27wks with triplets

27wks with triplets


My boot!

Week Twenty Seven: Eyes can open

You are 27 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 25 weeks)
The baby weighs almost 2 pounds now and is about 14.5 inches long.
Baby now weighs about 875 grams and is 36.5 cm in length.
The head is over 2.5 inches (7cm) in diameter.
Your baby’s hearing continues to develop.
The eyes can blink, open and close.
Welcome to the third trimester. Congratulations! You have made it 2/3 of the way through. It may be hard to believe, but your baby now appears much like he or she will look like at birth. Baby now has eyebrows and eyelashes and hair is growing everyday. The muscle tone is improving and his or her body is getting plumper.

Your little one’s brain continues its rapid growth. Don’t forget to share music, conversation, and even books with your baby. Baby may start to recognize your voice as well as your partner, so be sure to say lots of nice things.

The retina at the back of your baby’s eyes is beginning to develop. Those beautiful baby eyes can open now, and the baby will notice and may turn his or her head if you shine a flashlight against your belly.

At 27 weeks, your baby’s length will have tripled or quadrupled from the 14 week mark. If your baby is born this week, the chances of survival is now at least 80 percent. However, serious complications are still possible.

28wks…..

WoW…Starting to feel that mountain that I said I knew I was starting to climb….lol I knew at some point I’d start to feel it. Nothing to complain about just with working and feeling full term, it’s a lot. I was leaving messages for people yesterday (Sat) at work and after a 1 min voice message I was out of breath…lol… I am feeling done with work. It’s just too much. It’s not that I can’t still do my job, it’s just not working anymore.
I had my MFM apt. on Friday, Valentines day. My regular MFM wasn’t there so I saw another one at the practice. I also didn’t have my regular U/S tech as she was on a conference in FL….must be nice…lol My stats are below.

28wk2d MFM apt.
Baby A measured 28w2d,2lbs 9oz, 134 hb, 100% percent tile
Baby B measured 27w2d, 2lbs 4oz, 127 hb, 90% percent tile
Baby C measured 26w0d, 1lb 11oz, 129 hp, 67% percent tile
Cervix measured transvaginal down to 2cm with funneling at the top. Not good!

So MFM was a bit concerned with Baby C’s growth when he looked at the graph. He said that since they all have a great amount of fluid and the blood vessels in their brain measure great that’s a plus. He wanted me to come back in a week instead of 2wks. I asked if I should let my OB know about my cervix and he said no and wasn’t real concerned with it. Though at my last OB apt. my Dr. said that if I got any closer to 2cm he would put me on maternity leave to take the stress of working away. Well since there was funneling too I knew he would take me out of work, but my apt. wasn’t until this Wed. I didn’t want to wait that long. So I emailed him on Friday afternoon.
I worked from 9-5 on Sat and told a few of my managers what was going on and I was trying to get into the OB’s on Monday, but I expected to be put on maternity leave. One manager said he couldn’t believe that I’ve made it this far (remember I sell cars). I told him I’m a trooper! I still needed to work from 1-7 on Sun and though I didn’t want to I didn’t have a reason not to.
Then…. after getting up 4 times to pee during the night, with 6:30am being the last time, I was able to get back to sleep, sometimes I can’t. My husband and I laid in bed and chatted. I decided I wasn’t going to church since I had to go to work to and I didn’t want to push myself. Then I felt funny down below and thought I peed myself a bit. I jumped out of bed and then saw blood on my sheets…I freaked for a second. Went straight to the bathroom and after I peed I checked the toilet and saw a golf ball size blood clot. I told my husband that I think I need to go to the hospital and get checked out. I felt that I would be ok, especially since I saw the clot and figured that was the reason for the blood, along with blood wasn’t pouring out of me. Though with this being triplets and these babies not being mine I don’t want to chance anything. I’ve never had a bleed in pregnancy b/f.
So I arrived at the Mother and Baby section of the hospital. I explained my issue she told me that my OB was on call…That’s why he didn’t answer my email…lol… I was taken back to triage and they hooked up all 3 babies to the monitor, it wasn’t that hard to find them, I was having measurable Braxton Hicks contractions too. Something I’ve been experiencing everyday since Tuesday of this week (that’s 5 days in a row).
My OB came in and I showed him the pic of my cervix with the funneling and being 2cm. He checked my cervix and said that I was soft, but with having 5 babies he’d expect that. He didn’t feel any dilation…That’s good! He said that with everything that’s going on he was putting me on maternity leave effective today. He wasn’t concerned with the bleed as he believes it’s from cervical change. Then told me I can get dressed and go home and he would see me on Wed.
As I was leaving I saw the 2 checkin ladies that love my blog, Hi girls!!! I chatted for a few minutes with them and it’s so nice to hear people so excited for what’s going on next and thinking about me through out the week. It warms my heart.
My IM and I talked earlier in the week about what to do for delivery. I told her that the Dr. that was 1hr away from me that would do a vaginal delivery pulled out and I was really feeling like driving the 2.5 hrs away was just not an option. Also, with the risk of having the twins sharing a placenta and though a vaginal can be done, it’s not common and they don’t want anything to happen to the babies. I completely understand, but I’m scared to death of a c-section. So a c-section it is for me now. We both agreed that if we were told earlier that my OB office and the hospital wouldn’t support a vaginal delivery we could have done something different, but it’s just to late in the game now. I want them to feel comfortable.
I watched a c-section video on YouTube last week and found it to be incredibly graphic and invasive and started crying. I’m not even a person that cries. I immediately sent my doula a message on fb and she was able to calm me down and explain things to me. (She’s great!) I was able to find other YouTube videos that were not so violent in ripping the women incision open and pulling out the baby.
So now I need to prepare myself for a c-section. I’ve always had vaginal births (5 so far) and this just isn’t something that I thought I’d ever have to do. My doula is helping me with this. It’s so hard to imagine how things are going to go when you never had to do it before. The recovery is going to be the hardest thing for me usually I feel like a million bucks the next day after delivery. I have a feeling I’m going to feel like a train hit me after delivery this time…lol…
Well, I’ve written way more then I usually do and it’s very late. I hope that everyone has enjoyed the update and if you are a praying person I need prayers that these babies stay in and cook several weeks longer. I’ve been wanting 36wks the entire time, but 34wks would be awesome.
I’ll try to update at the end of the week since I’ll have more free time. 🙂

28wks with triplets

28wks with triplets


Baby A

Baby A


Baby B

Baby B


Baby C

Baby C


Pic of my cervix w/ funneling at the top and dotted line is my cervix

Pic of my cervix w/ funneling at the top and dotted line is my cervix

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