I’ll try to keep this post somewhat short — it’s been a busy day and the triplets and I are tired! 🙂 Nonetheless, I wanted to update you on some exciting news we received at my appointment today.
EACH OF THE TRIPLETS IS 3 LBS. OR MORE!!!
My mom and I were stunned when the ultrasound tech. told us. Three pounds? There are quite a few singleton babies who don’t come out that heavy. Our girls seem to be on the right track for a healthy delivery. One of the babies was even “breathing” when we saw her on the screen. (Since there’s no air to breathe, she was really just moving her diaphragm, as if she were breathing. That’s an excellent sign of lung development!) Fluids and heart beats are still good. Hopefully it’s not too early to say this, but we seem to have bypassed the triplet-to-triplet transfusion risk. They keep telling me that eventually, the babies’ weights will plateau, but as long as they’re all proportional and similar in size, we should be good.
Contractions have been minor too — really just one or two here and there. Honestly, when I start to feel the pain, it’s a good reminder that I need to lay down and rest a bit. From there, they go away on their own. Dr. Dunlop is happy with my progress and we’re on track to hit our next milestone of 30 weeks next week. From there, we’ll be aiming to make it to 33 weeks — the average gestational age of most triplets. Dr. D and I both believe that I can make it to 35 weeks, however. That would make me really happy — not too early, not too late, juuuuust right. 🙂
Other than that, I’ve just had some minor swelling in my fingers. I finally had to take off my wedding ring today. 😦 I actually replaced it with a “fake.” I still want to show that I’m married! Honestly, the knock-off looks pretty good — a Claire’s original! 🙂
We picked out some paint for the triplets’ room. I figured “three colors for three babies.” I’ve been a little “pinked out” from Hannah’s wardrobe and bedroom lately, so we decided to go “subtle feminine” with dark purple, yellow, and light gray. We start painting tomorrow — I’ll be sure to share a picture when it’s done. Normally, I wouldn’t go through the trouble of painting a room when there’s so much to think about in a pregnancy like this, but the room we put them in is blue, and I just couldn’t bear the thought of bringing my three little GIRLS home to a boy’s room.
We had Hannah’s first birthday party this past weekend. It was a lot of fun. My grandparents even came all the way from Haubstadt, IN to join us. Hannah got some great gifts like a winter coat, a Disney princesses “play hut,” an educational talking dog doll, jammies, and a birthday charm from mommy and daddy for her charm bracelet. I also received a few gifts — three to be exact. 🙂 My grandma made little matching white bonnets for the girls’ baptism. They are so special.
The cake smash was pretty fun — I had no doubts that Hannah would dive right in and she did. I think the weekend put her on quite a sugar high though — she was a little cranky the next day. 😦 We actually had Hannah’s 12-month appointment today with our new pediatrician here in Greenwood. I highly recommend Pediatric Associates of Greenwood if you’re looking for a doctor on the southside!! They have a beautiful and inviting office with doctors who have an excellent bedside manor. Unfortunately, Hannah had to get FIVE shots today. 😦 Needless to say, she wasn’t a happy camper, but she took it like a champ.
Welp, that’s it for me! Hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ll leave you with a quick update on the pregnancy:
Weight Gained: 42 lbs.
Feeling: Everything!! These babies are quite active.
Outlook: A little nervous — the big day is getting close!