Saturday, August 28, 2010

30w2d...only 6 weeks left!!!

Derek and I took advantage of the beautiful day today and went and attempted our maternity pictures. I can't believe I am putting them up for everyone to see, but ce la vie. Perhaps you will enjoy them. And yes, I edited out my stretch marks. I'm allowed :)

The babies are doing great. Moving and rolling all over the place. It cracks me up to look down and see how asymetrical the belly gets depending on who is where. Emma has been boxing my bladder. I'd like to say it is comfortable, but i'd be lying.

Monday, August 23, 2010

29 weeks and 4 days

Well, I believe week 4 of bedrest officially begins on Friday. Some days are rougher than others. Some days i'm quite lonely and get really under the weather. You would think oh...bedrest. That sounds fun. I can sleep and watch TV. Sure, it was fun for the first couple of days, but not so much after that. However, i am managing. I'm trying to stay optimistic and positive for the babies. The better my over all mental state the better off they will be. After all, it is all about the beans.

Last weeks doctor appointment went well. I lost a few pounds. Which means the fluid is leaving my tissue and there was no protein in my urine. That is good news. It is a sign I am thwarting off the toxemia. The blood pressure was the same. I'll take it! The same means it didn't go higher. I've put myself on a little stricter bedrest than the doctor prescribed. I've also really been trying to watch my sodium intake. I've also upped my fluid intake. It is so dang hard to get all 84 ounces of water in a day, but I do it most of the time. I let myself change it up with milk atleast once a day. Whooo....i'm living now. Today I had orange juice.

Tomorrow is my first NST (non-stress test). I feel so bad for the poor nurse who will be hooking me up. It should be sporty. As much as these guys move and wiggle. Monitoring them for a full 20 minutes should take some serious work.

For the most part I feel okay. It is getting harder to do silly things like get in the car. I get winded much easier. I'm managing though.

And because I know you all want to is the belly shot from today. Derek and I will be doing ourselves a little maternity shoot, but I want to wait another couple weeks. Yes, those are some stretch marks, but considering there are 3, i'm thinking not so bad.


By the way, the babies are pretty smooshed up in there, so there may not be ultrasound pictures of them anymore. They haven't been able to get shots of their profiles or faces. Poor babies.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


This week marks the beginning of the weekly doctor appointments. I really need everyone to do some serious praying. The BP is still high and I'm scared. I think I am more worried than Dr. Stewart. I came in with elevated blood pressure. When I said to him last week..."i've never had hypertension" his response was, "Well, you have never had triplets either."

So, I did some google'ing and found that watermelon, citrus, and potatoes are suposed to help with hypertension. So, I will be gorging myself on those peticular foods. I am also eliminating every bit of salt I can in my diet. You don't realize what contains salt until you start trying to remove it. I've never been a fan in general, but that means no more pizza, chinese, etc. Derek may starve.

Aside from the hypertension the doctor appointment went well. It was a growth ultrasound. The highlight of the hour and 45 minute scan was seeing little Luke yawn. I have a picture of it, but I still haven't installed the new scanner. I'm so lazy. Anyway, Luke yawned. Little Emma looks great and our little bean David/Katherine is being squished. He/she is the still the smallest. The gap has gotten a little bigger. However, I still technically have over-achievers. They weigh 2lb 8oz - 2lb 13oz. "C" is in the 58th percentile (compared to a singleton) and the biggest of the three is in the 65th percentile (compared to a singleton).

My goal is still to keep them in until 36 weeks. I really do not want them to go to the NICU. For several reasons. Some obvious and some selfish. I will have to go back to work 8 weeks after they are born, I want to be able to spend every single second with them before I go back. I'm going to miss so many things when I go back. I can't stand the thought of it. It makes me queasy thinking about it.

I will be 29 weeks on Thursday. I will update you guys after the doctor appointment. Next week we begin non-stress tests. That should be sporty. As active and wild as these three are...oh that poor poor nurse who has to hook me up.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

No more excuses....

I have no more excuses for being behind on the blog. I'm on modified bedrest as of last Friday. I knew it would happen, but I was hoping for atleast another month at work. I wanted to get through Nephrology training. But, we all know that things don't always work out that way. I'm determined to keep these guys in until 36 weeks. I will do whatever the doctor says. I will hang by the ceiling by my ankles if I have to. I will say, since laying on the rear end my legs and feet aren't nearly as swollen as before. And most of the swelling goes away now where before it really never did.
So far on bedrest I have watched endless hours of television. Lots of TLC, Discovery Health, and Food Network.
Okay, the pictures I am posting of the babies are about a month old. We go next week and I am hoping to get more of the 3D pictures. Also, keep in mind that I took a picture of the pictures. I haven't installed the new scanner on my laptop. The picture of me was just taken. I'm 27w1d.

27w 1d
Baby A (I believe this is Emma)

Baby C (as Bert calls "Mystery")

Baby B (I believe Luke...atleast that is the name today)