Friday, June 18, 2010
How far along? 30 weeks give or take
I'm feeling: HOT, dang HOT! I have restless leg syndrome every night, which means taking OTC Tylenol PM just to get to sleep but sleep is worth it. My pubic bone is really sore, as it was with Evie. Most of the time I only notice it when I am turning over in bed, but now I can feel it when I first start walking in the morning or when I get up to pee at night. The last few nights my belly has really itched and I had to use extra lotion. There are red streaks everywhere! I am glad to sacrifice my "perfect" belly for their growth. I'm hoping to see OVER 4 lb babies at the next US.
My highlights from the week: Getting to see the babies again on US. Visiting IA and having a 3rd baby shower. Shopping for baby stuff...I love shopping in general. I'm not sure if it was in the last week but I found out from my good friend A that she is expecting again!! I am so happy for her and her husband! CONGRATULATIONS!!
My babies: According to the US on Friday: Baby Girl A is 2 lbs, Baby Boy B is 2lbs 12oz, and Baby Boy C is 2 lbs 7 oz. There is an error of +/- 3.5 oz. They all were moving good and although it is not easy to get as many measurements at this point all looked good. Both A and B are head to my right and obviously Baby C is head left. I keep thinking that Baby C is pushing up with his butt on my belly, since it appears/feels so round, but he actually is facing up so it is most likely his feet and he is stretching his limbs. Baby A and Baby B are facing each other, the US tech said they are already sharing secrets. We got a good picture of this.
Triplets vs. Singleton: I know that everyone is curious how this pregnancy differs from Evie's. I believe that God has prepared me to carry triplets my whole life! 1. He gave me wide hips. I think this is the reason I still look "small" to most people. The babies lie across instead of up and down and my wideness gives them more room to do so. I always wanted to be slim like some of my girl friends but God knew better. 2. I gained 50-60 lbs before Evie's pregnancy. With her and the extra weight I was bigger/heavier then I am now. If it weren't for carrying all that extra weight I might have experienced this pregnancy differently now that I've put on 50 lbs. Luckily I lost the 50-60 lbs before this pregnancy or who knows how it could've gone! Otherwise, the nausea at the beginning of the pregnancy was 3x as bad, which isn't too bad considering. With Evie I had nausea from approximately 6-8 a.m. and with these guys it was nausea all day long. The stretch marks have been worse. Energy is about the same, from what I remember. Pain wise it's the same. Things are obviously arriving a little sooner in the pregnancy then with Evelyn. Overall, it hasn't been worse or better. About the same...see how God was preparing me!!
I finished putting all of the IA gifts away and all of the stuff I bought that are "necessary" to finish the babies rooms and be prepared for their arrival. There are a few things we need to get yet, which I will most likely purchase next week. The breastfeeding pillow arrived and it is MUCH bigger then I expected. I could feed toddlers on it...not that that will happen. Obviously it makes for a good play area.
The stroller is NOT here yet, despite the seller saying it would arrive by yesterday. Finally received a call from them telling me it was back ordered and should be sent out next week...we'll see. We received a crib AND mattress at the IA shower and that is Shawn's (with his dad's help) big project this weekend. I am so excited!!!! Next week we have an OB apt with a biophysical US (check fluid levels and baby movements) as well as a non-stress test. I am also going to be contacting the specialty clinics patient relations department in regards to some information we received at our Friday appointment. The head doctor stated that we would not be able to take ANY photos or videos of the birth of our triplets. I am NOT happy with this answer and will make sure that we are allowed to take them. The appointment at the U of M did not end very well for me in this department and I was not happy with the answers we received. I had a dream that the kiddos were born and moved to a new room without my knowledge or consent, when I tried to find them everyone was very vague. That about sums up how I felt about the questions I asked. The answers were sometimes so vague I didn't know if they'd even given an answer. I am not one to leave decisions about my body, my health and my babies for the doctors to decide at their whim! Watch out U, you have a very pregnant and hormonal woman coming after you!!
What I will miss about pregnancy: The shelf that is now my belly. It has become very convenient to hold plates, pens, and other items. The movements of the babies. Despite getting to feel it everyday it is something that I LOVE and will miss greatly, especially if this is my last pregnancy