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

25-26 wk update with triplets

Hi everyone, sorry for the long delay.  The end of the month is very busy for me at work and then I’ve just not had the time these last few days to update.  As of today I’m 26w6d.  I have an OB apt. tomorrow (with glucose test) and will just put that update for next time.  

I keep getting asked, very often (I think b/c people are so interested and/or they don’t know what else to say to me). So how are you feeling?  I answer with the same answer all the time….Feeling Great!  Which I do. I think some people don’t believe me, but it’s the truth.  I don’t feel any different carrying 3 than carrying 1 baby.  I  know that I’m doing a great job and pray that I continue to do a great job and not have these babies early.  I know I feel so good b/c of the 1-2 times a week of Chiropractor care, foods that I eat, amazing vitamins that I take, supplements that I take.  It all makes a difference.  I’ve never been the gal that eat what she wants just b/c she is pregnant.  I don’t personally understand that mentality as you are growing humans and they need the best nutrition possible not junk.  I take better care of my body when pregnant and take it very seriously as I have a set of parents expecting a healthy baby….in my case 3 healthy babies! 

At my last OB apt I was 24w6d

I had no weight gain actually lost 1/2lb…weird!

My BP was 100/79

My belly measured 32cm (running 7wks ahead)

My OB was not concerned with my recent visit to the hospital.  As I had no issues and sent me back to work.  He did tell me not to hesitate at any time I feel like somethings off to go in.  After receiving the bill this week (b/f ins has touched it), It was 2k….of course they would say that…lol…

My OB did tell me that all the Dr.’s talked about me and delivering these girls vaginally and none of the Dr’s want to take it on.  So that leaves me with a C-section, which I don’t want unless isn’t necessary.  With me not being happy and knowing that can’t be the final answer I turned to my Doula and she did some digging and found out that that we need to try teaching hospitals in the area/state as they may me interested.  So being such a wonderful person and helping me to fight for this she sent out 80 emails to 3 different teaching hospitals.  We didn’t receive any responses from the hospital close to me, but 2 further away did respond positively, 1 is an hr away (ranked 2nd in the state) and the other 2.5hrs away (ranked 3rd in the state).  At first I was leaning to the hospital further away as the head of the OB/MFM dept was one to respond and I thought that was a better option. I called her assistant and she had the Dr. email me and then I emailed her back answering her questions.  

I had been waiting 2 days for a response back then I talked to my MFM Dr. at my appointment (I was 26w 1d)  and he knew the Dr. by name and after he did my scan he called her and they talked about 10min and he got off the phone and said that they will do the vaginal delivery, though I have to make an apt. and they have to go over all the risk with me and the IPs.  I also told my MFM Dr. the name of the other Dr. that responded.  Not much more was said.

Yesterday my MFM called me and said that he talked to the Dr. at the closer hospital and she is willing to do a vaginal delivery too and my MFM said that hospital is a great option and that it’s closer is a good thing.  I’m not waiting on her to email me so I can figure out the process of scheduling an apt.  I’m sure that info will be in my next update.

Stats at my MFM apt at 26w1d

Baby A measures 26w2d, weighs 2lbs 1oz, 125 hp and HEAD DOWN…Thanks to my chiropractor doing some work to help her move.

Baby B measures 25w6d, weighs 1lb 14oz, 138hp and head down

Baby C measures 24w3d, weighs 1lb 7oz, 132hp and head up

My Cervix was 2.4cm measured transvaginally (down from 2.7cm 2wks prior).  

MFM was ok with it. Told me to lay on my left side as much as I can and to get off my feet every 2hrs. He wasn’t too concerned with Baby C being smaller as they are showing no signs of TTTS and their fluid levels are great.  I was told it must me her umbilical cord attachment.

I called my Doula with the great news after my apt. about the 2.5hr away teaching hospital and told her everything else.  She later sent me a PM through fb and found a static in medical journals that measured cervix on triplet women and delivery times.  She found that when the cervix was measured at 26w and it was 2.5cm or less their was a 90% chance of delivery at 33wks or less.  A measurement of above 2.5cm at 26wks had a  30% occurrence of delivery at 33wks or less and a 70% chance of going past 33wks.  I don’t want to deliver early at all and want to go as long as possible to have healthy babies for my IPs.  My MFM said nothing past 36wks….I know I will be very uncomfortable, but it will be for a short period of time and it’s all for a great cause. I want these babies to have less NICU time.

Funny story….I was at the store buying a few things and a younger girl (you can tell she’d never had kids) asked how far along I was.  I responded “26wks”.  She said “oh”.  Nothing else. I then went to stand in line and an older lady (more grandmother type) looked at me and you could tell she wanted to say something…..she waited then said “I guess you’re about done”.  I responded “no, trying to hold them in for another 10wks”.  Her eyes bugged out (Do I really look that big…lol) and said “twins”?  I said “no, triplets!”.  She kind of freaked out, then it was her turn to move up and cash out and she looked at the check out lady and said “she’s carrying triplets!”.  The lady looked at me and didn’t say anything…lol….  

Your baby at 26 weeks
Her eyes are forming, and his eyes will soon start to open.
And her eyelashes are now grown, too.
She’s getting her immune system ready for life on the outside by soaking up your antibodies.
She’s taking breaths, too. They’re of amniotic fluid, not air, but it’s still good practice.

She is the size of a head of lettuce!
She’s still growing in the 13.6- to 14.8-inch and 1.5- to 2.5-pound range, and developing her senses, features and talents!

We took our kids to the circus last week and these girls were very active the entire time. I think they like music 🙂

My belly has been getting itchy at the top. I know it’s expanding. I’ve heard that Vitamin E capsules were the best for it (open them up and rub the oil on your belly), but wondered if anyone had any other options for me.

As always I look forward to the the comments that are posted and people ‘liking’ my post. Feel free to share my blog with others. I am very excited about how many people around the world are reading my blog. I hope that my blog helps others & is a point of interest. I know this story is still being written, but it’s been amazing thus far.
Enjoy the belly pics and u/s pics below.

25wks with triplets

25wks with triplets

26wks with triplets

26wks with triplets

Baby A's head with her arm covering her face and Baby C's foot pushing on her face.

Baby A’s head with her arm covering her face and Baby C’s foot pushing on her face.

Baby B profile

Baby B profile

Baby C's head with her arm going across her face shielding from some body part from Baby B.

Baby C’s head with her arm going across her face shielding from some body part from Baby B.

24wks with triplets…

Sorry for the delay in my post. I’ve been trying to rest and not do much of anything.

I had my MFM apt. on Friday at 24w2d. My IM was able to make it. Everything went well with measuring the babies and the u/s tech was able to get all the info on their hearts which was great. The fluid that’s measured in their brain all was great. Then he looked at my cervix with the abdominal wand and said “I need to take a closer look”. We’ve asked that if everything looks good on top then we don’t want the trans-vaginal u/s as it cost several hundred dollars extra.
The Dr. does the measurment and he measured 3 times and came up with 2.7cm, that’s a 1cm reduction from 4wks ago when he did it trans-vaginal (it was 3.7cm). 2wks ago it was done abdominally and was was still 3.7cm. He didn’t look very pleased. I’ve already had a reduction of work hrs from 50hrs a wk to 35hrs a wk and I sit as much as possible at work and at home I relax with my feet up most of the time. He asked what I did for work and I told him I sold cars…He looked surprised, but I told him 4wks ago at my 1st apt…..lol… I know he sees lots of people and can’t remember everything. He told me to follow up with my OB since my apt. was in 6 days. He’s not a fan of bed rest unless it’s warranted b/c it can add extra stress. I did find a website that backs up what he says as the new norm to follow.

So at 24w2d these little girls are:
Baby A- 24w0d 1lb 8oz
Baby B- 24w3d 1lb 8oz
Baby C- 23w2d 1lb 4oz
Cervix trans vaginally 2.7cm

How your baby’s growing:
Your baby’s growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at about 1 1/3 pounds. Since he’s almost a foot long (about the size of an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he’ll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing “branches” of the respiratory “tree” as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

As I wrote this earlier I was having quite a few Braxton Hicks contractions as I was sitting up. I called the hospital & talked to the triage nurse & she told me it was a good idea to come in so I can be checked especially since I had some cervix change. So I did.

I was greeted by a very nice recpionist and we chatted as she was checking me in. I told her I wrote a blog & gave her the address. Just then another one of the receptionists walked up & recognized me and said “I love reading your blog!” I love hearing that! I wish I could remember their names… Please forgive me ladies!
I was at the hospital for 2hrs and everything is fine. It took them a while to get Baby C on the heart monitor as she was very active. They all actually were very active, but A & B cooperated. I didn’t have any contractions while I was being monitored. The nurse & the OB Dr that works there said more than likely it was b/c I was lying down. My cervix was internally checked and was normal since I’ve had previous pregnancies. It was soft (I learned it doesn’t get firm again), but no dilation. They did the fFN test (fetal fibronectin test) for early signs of labor, but decided not to run it as I had sex 30hrs earlier. The hospital OB on staff & the OB on call from my office decided it wasn’t a good idea to run it as we can get a false positive. Getting a positive still doesn’t mean that you will deliver early, it just a warning that it may happen.
I was discharged w/ pelvic rest (aka no sex) & no work until I see my OB to be RE-evaluated. He also told me that with being pregnant w/ triplets there’s no over reacting. If I feel like I need to be seen to come in. Sometimes you never know what’s going on & if any pre term labor starts we want to stop it right away.
Jim (my husband) picked me up & we stopped into the grocery store to grab a few things b/f heading home & while walking in the store I could feel the Bracton Hicks contractions. Of course, as soon as I leave they start back up…lol

A funny little story that I forgot to mention earlier. I’ve been getting a few questions since I’m looking more full term like… Others “When are you due”. Me “May”. Others “Are you sure there’s only 1 baby in there?” Me ” No, I’m not sure… There’s 3!” Others ” Shouldn’t you be bigger?” REALLY? There’s no pleasing people sometimes…lol

Enjoy the photos below & I look forward to your comments!

24wks w/ triplets

24wks w/ triplets


24wks

24wks


Baby C with her hand by her face blocking Baby A's butt from being in her face. (It says Baby B, it was labeled wrong).

Baby A with her hand by her face blocking Baby C’s butt from being in her face. (It says Baby B, it was labeled wrong). IM & I loved this… We were all laughing.


Baby C.. 3D so cool!

Baby C.. 3D so cool!


Profile of Baby A

Profile of Baby A


Profile of Baby B

Profile of Baby B

21-22wk update…Getting bigger!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  I didn’t get a ton of relaxing done before my 6 day strech of 63hrs straighs….Ugh!  I was not happy that my job wouldn’t give  me a little break, but I made it through.  Thank goodness for my awesome prenatal vitamins by Garden of Life.  Best vitamins that I’ve every taken!
I had my 22wk check up with my MFM Dr. yesterday at 22wks 1day.  Everything still looks good, but they are looking very closely at Baby C as she is still 1wk behind.  Nothing concerning yet, but Dr. said with these kind of twins you need to be carful and monior closely.  He said ” I’d prefer triplets to all be in there own sac”…lol…. So would I! At my next appointment on the 17th at 24wks they will do an extensive scan of the hearts.  He said that there can be issues with IVF pregnancies.  A 1-3% chance.  He said more than likely there is nothing to worry about based on previous scans.
So I’ve been feeling a big bigger…lol… I see my OB on the 7th and will see how my fundal height is measuring.  I also dread that that awful glucose test is coming soon…yuck!  praying that I pass the 1st time.  There shouldn’t be any reason as I eat very well. 
As of 22wks 1 day the babies are measuring.

Baby A 21w5d 147hb 1lb

Baby B 21w6d 136hb 1lb

Baby C 20w1d 132 hb 12oz

Cervix still measuring 3.7.  They did the transvaginal  last time and this time it was with the regular wand on the belly. I found out that it’s several hundred dollars to do the transvaginal and asked if they could hold back on that unless they see a problem.  They agreed.

I was in the bathroom with a lady at work the other day and while we were washing our hands she said ” I am going to feel bad if you’re not, but are you pregnant?”  I said “NO, I’m just getting fat…lol”.  Then I followed it with, “yes I am!”.  We both chuckled and went on to talk about the pregnancy briefly.  She works in one of the office’s and we don’t see each other a ton, but I thought she knew b/c she always ask how I’m doing.  It goes to show I can’t assume that everyone can tell I’m pregnant…lol  Though I really hope that I wasn’t this big before the pregnancy 🙂

Some information about a 22wk pregnancy.

A growth spurt has put baby weighing in just around a pound! Your little one looks so much more like a tiny person now, complete with eyelashes and even eyebrows. With an increasing sense of his environment, baby can now perceive the comforting sounds of his home; including your heartbeat, your voice, and even soothing music that you play to him.

Reacting to the difference between light and dark, your little one might reward you with a few playful punches or kicks if you shine a flashlight onto your belly. This is a great way to let your partner get a chance to interact with the baby!

While your baby is further developing and maturing his organs like his heart, lungs, brain, and intestinal tract, his developing sense also allow him to feel his face, tug on his ears, and even play with his toes or discover the joy of sucking his thumb! 
 

I’ve received a few comments after each post and I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and post a comment/question/your expierence.  It means a lot to me.
I hope that ya’ll enjoy the pics below from my 21wk & 22wk belly and the U/S pics.
 

 

21wks

21wks


21wks bare belly

21wks bare belly


22wks

22wks


Baby A

Baby A


Baby B

Baby B


Baby C on her belly

Baby C on her belly

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

20wks

20wks

20wks

20wks


Baby C feet shot

Baby C feet shot


Baby C

Baby C


Baby B

Baby B

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

17wks

17wks

18wks

18wks

Quick update and Gender revealed!

IM and I went to the High Risk OB appointment today (IF had to work). I am 16wks 2days as of the date of this scan. It was a long appointment as they needed to scan everything on the babies to make sure they could see everything. They were able to see everything and measure everything that they needed, but couldn’t get a good look at all 3 hearts. So they will recheck it 2 wks. I will be seeing this OB every 2 wks from now until 32wks then it will be weekly. He doesn’t think I should go past 36wks. All you prayer warriors out there please pray that the rest of this pregnancy will go as perfect as it can in God’s Will. I am really praying that I can keep growing these babies nice and healthy and they do not come early.

Baby A measured 16wks 3days and weighed 6oz, HB 144
Baby B measured 16wks 1 day and weighed 5oz, HB 130
Baby C measured 15wks 4days and weighed 4oz, HB 149

Here are a few pics below of the baby girls! Yup….My IP’s are having 3 sweet little girls. We were all hoping for at least 1 different gender, but they are still extremely happy.

Baby A moving and shaking!

Baby A moving and shaking!

Baby B being a stinker...Best photo we could get.

Baby B being a stinker…Best photo we could get.

Baby C just relaxing.

Baby C just relaxing.


Babies A & C side pictures.

Babies A & C side pictures.