Wednesday, January 28, 2009

16 weeks. And a contest!

Yesterday marked 16 weeks. It was a fairly exciting day.... first, the babies really like to dance and move around. Wow, I can only imagine what it is going to be like as they get bigger! I believe that one of them is going to become either a tap dancer or a trampoline artist. Wow... the bouncing on my bladder... yikes! Another one of the babies I believe has learned to make tools in utero- the other day it felt like the baby was writing graffiti on my lower rib... "baby was here"! I only hope this isn't showing us a future carreer. While I will love my kids, I am not so sure I want them to be either a tatoo artist or graffiti artist.

Yesterday I called the doctor because I was noticing strange pressure/,ild cramping pain. Actually had felt it a bit the day before, but kept telling myself- it's just stuff growing. Opps. The nurse I spoke to seemed a little concerned, but after going over all the locations of pressure and admitting that I had only been drinking 6-8 glasses of water (I swear... they said drink more than normal... that is much more than normal!), she told me to lie down. Put my feet up. Make my husband get anything I needed. And drink an additional 6 glasses of water before bed. I guess that if you don't get enough water your uterus become "grouchy". Okay. Got that message loud and clear! She also recommended staying home and taking it extra easy today (and yay.... I got a snow day so I get to hold onto that precious sick day). The take-away message: drink 12-14 glasses of water a day if you are having triplets.... and stay off your feet as much as possible (this may be the hardest for me).

Before I close I wanted to invite anyone reading to take part in a contest. It is the "when will Erin's belly button invert".

Chris and I noticed this morning that it is starting to change from an "innie" to an "outie". So, take a guess on what day it will "pop" and leave it in the comments. Don't forget to leave a name so I can get in touch with you if you win. The winner (the person who either guesses the correct day or the closest day) will win a small prize (chosen by me). To help you along today I am 16 weeks 1 day.

Well, I think I am going to take my "grouchy uterous" back to the couch to lie down some more.

No doctor's appointment today. Canceled due to the weather. Will go next week.


  1. I have no clue, so I'm going to pick a random date of Feb. 18th.


  2. Hmmm, how about 20 weeks. Can I place a bet on that entire week?

    - Heather

  3. Week 18, can have the whole like Heather.

  4. Did I or Did I not tell you to DRINK DRINK AND THEN DRINK AGAIN!!!! And Did I or Did I Not tell you to get REST REST AND MORE REST. And your friends are cheating by taking the whole week. I'm going with Feb 14th. love aunt wendy