Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This is us now

My nausea is finally subsiding, hallelujah, but I still need a daily nap. I am going to have to cut my few working hours down because even after 4 hours I am exhausted. We had an OB appointment last Thursday and all the babies are healthy. They were stacked all nice feet to feet and then that night they flipped and all of the massive kicking I was feeling all but disappeared. I fear they are kicking my kidneys, spine, colon and other organs as I am still drinking a ton of orange juice. They like orange juice! We are at 14 weeks tommorrow and this is what it looks like:

Evie is feisty. She got to see the babies and hear their heartbeats. I think it made it a little more "real" to her although she still lifts her shirt to tell me she has babies in her belly and has even told Shawn twice that he has babies in his belly too. We watch baby stories every day I'm at home, so I am hoping she gets that the babies come out of mommy's belly. Time will tell, everyday she will get closer and closer to understanding. I'm sure the babies arrivals will also help! In the meantime her love of babies continues and she picked out a new one with the money she received at Christmas from her great-grandma V.

She loves to be a girlie-girl, which includes purses, dressing up, hair accessories, and painted nails. Here is her all dressed up:

Our favorite picture though is the following which many of you have already seen. We call it "Evie in training" or "Showing Mommy the way". I asked her as she carried three of her babies around, "Is mommy going to be as good at taking care of her babies as you are of yours?" Her answer, "YES!" Then she picked up her "purse" and a bottle or other baby accessory fell out and she freaked throwing it and herself on the floor. And I said, "Yep, that's probably how I will be handling three as well!" We'll see...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

12 weeks

I've finally reached 12 weeks!! For most pregnancies, this is when your miscarriage risk goes way down. I haven't been as worried about this because if you hear the heartbeats early then the risk of miscarriage is less then 5%. Our ultrasound at 7 weeks not only showed three babies but 3 perfect heartbeats and common miscarriage signs were absent. However, it is still really great to reach this milestone. For those of you who are curious, this is what being 12 weeks pregnant looks like from month 1 to month 3...

Month 1
Month 2
Month 3

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I'm Back

As all of you know...we're pregnant...with triplets. Sorry that the exhaustion and nausea has kept me away from this blog. I'm feeling a little better and now I'm hoping to get back on track with my normal activities. In the meantime, I'm trying to catch up.

Anma and Anpa V. were over this weekend, which Evie LOVED!! She was able to be read to almost constantly. Meanwhile, my mom and I are working to rearrange items in our back bedroom so we can paint in a few days. We are trying to get it ready for the triplets BEFORE bedrest, which could happen anytime after 20 weeks. We will be 12 weeks on Thursday. If we weren't receiving 6-12 inches of snow, I would be in town picking out paint colors, but for now we are snowed in. The weather this winter has been snowy, blustery, and blowing. It has caused us to shut the office down more then we have in the past 5 years. It's a little crazy!!

Evie doesn't seem to notice the weather, but she would I'm sure love to be out rolling around in it. The temperature hasn't cooperated however, or I've felt to pregnant to take her. She is needing to be inside a lot, in any case, as we are working on potty training. She's doing a great job and just needs to work on remembering to go before it's too late. Sometimes she demands "m's" She loves being read to and it's a constant demand we get "bead." Babies are still #1 in her life. She adores babies. She rocks them, feeds them, tucks them into bed etc. I am a little afraid she will smother these three babies when they arrive. She will demand to hold them a lot, I have that feeling already. She might wear me out as much as having 3 newborns at once. She hasn't quite grasped the babies in mommy's belly yet. She counts them but usually counts 4. That's her number, 4. She has 4 eyes, 4 ears, etc. As you can see by my constant use of the word "demand" Evelyn has indeed a terrible 2 streak. She does say "peas" and "than you" but most of the time demands her needs and wants. The politeness comes usually when we ask and you can almost catch the fluttering eyes, since she knows her "peas" are much too adorable to resist.

More to follow...including pictures. Keep checking back with us.