Friday, May 28, 2010

It's gonna be a long summer...

17 weeks!!! Wooooo Hooooo!!

I've decided Derek has pregnancy brain. He was getting me a glass of ice water just a bit ago and I heard the microwave go off. I assumed he was warming up a cup of coffee. Nope, he put my ice water in the microwave.

I broke down and turned on the air conditioner this week. The temperature has been getting up to about, prior to being pregnant it would need to get up in the the 90's before I would turn on the dreaded air conditioner. Not so much now. I get hot, my feet swell up. And no matter how naked I lay on the couch it isn't cool enough. So, I turned on the air. And a new and strange thing has began happening. I eat and my nose gets stuffy. Today I feel like the inside of my nose is swelling shut. Kinda freaky.

The belly is certainly getting round. When I went to the doctor on Wednesday I had gained a total of 14.5 lbs. I'd like to subtract one of those becuase by the time I got to the doctor I had already eaten my whole grain flat bread with peanut butter, and 40 oz of water. None the less, I'm not gaining a ton of weight. Certainly not so much for having triplets. I wonder if I will be kicked off my flight for the baby shower for being "too fat to fly"...hmmm

Let's see what is going on with the munchkins this week:
Your baby is forming brown fat deposits under his or her skin, by the end of pregnancy this will account for 2-6% of their total body weight. This will help them maintain their body temperature when they are born. The baby weighs in at about 5 ounces (142 grams). This means that the baby now weighs more than the placenta. No new structures have formed. Loud noises outside may actually cause the baby to startle.
Baby A--if you look you can see my hand on my head. I'm a little dramatic already.

Baby B-- See my nose, lips and chin and my cute little round head.

Baby C--Hi, I see you...can you see me?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A little behind...whoops!

Derek R. Haake, Attorney at Law

Okay, took away the ability to look/edit blogs and by the time I get home at night I am so sick of looking at a computer that i've let myself get behind. I'm sorry.

So, I will be 16 weeks on Thursday. I'm feeling great. I certainly can't complain. My belly is getting round. When I lay down I can feel where the babies are. The top of my uterus is at my belly button. It's kinda of funny when I eat the belly really gets round. We met the new doctor last week. His name is Dr. Stewart. He is a perinatologist (high risk OB). I think i'm really going to like him. While getting our ultrasound he came in just to take a peek and say hello. Then we got moved into a room and he came in. The first thing he did was say hello. Sit down. And ask..what are your questions. Well, anyone who knows me knows that I have a list. This week was only 5 questions. He says he likes and expects questions and that he will take the time to answer them for us. He would rather us get the information from him than other people or google. He also made it very clear that I am to call him at any hour if I have concerns or questions.

Who wants to see the babies........

Baby A...still facing down. Nice side profile

Baby B..Hi, can you see my face?

Baby C..Hello, can you see my face and my body? If you look you can see my arms too.

When we had our ultrasound last week we learned the babies are certainly our children. They were not in the mood to have their pictures taken. They jumped all over the place. Arms were flailing and legs were flailing. It was so freaking amazing and funny to watch. We were just in awe. What should have been a 20 minute ultrasound took almost 40 because they just didn't want to play. Next ultrasound is next week.

Babies: Your baby may have developed the habit of sucking his or her thumb! The skin is very thin and you can see the blood vessels clearly underneath.
Your baby is about 70 grams. The scalp hair pattern is developing. And the heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood a day. This will increase to about 300 at term.