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.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Week 15

It is amazing at how quickly Erin's belly grows!

People finally think Erin looks pregnant!

We are almost done with week 15. Slowly getting closer to our goal of at least making it to 32 week. This week Erin started to feel "something" going on in her abdomen... it felt like she swallowed a butterfly. One of the triplets has also taken to bouncing like a trampoline on her bladder (or at least that is how it feels!).

We will be 16 weeks on Tuesday and then have another perinatal appointment in Boston on Wednesday. We'll update again after that!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The beginning!

The Friday after New Year's Chris and I went to the OB's office for a routine ultrasound. It was at the end of 12 weeks. The week before during our OB appointment they were unsure if they could hear two heartbeats, so they wanted us to get it checked. Well, at the ultrasound appointment we quickly discovered that we are not destined to be the parents of twins... but instead Triplets!

It was a long weekend filled with panic and uncertainty. We went back to the OB's and were promptly given a referral to see a Perinatologist with Beth Israel hospital in Boston. Since we have met with him, Dr. Hamar, and he gave us a lot of really good information. All three babies look good. Currently they are all measuing within a day of each other, and are measuring right on target. They also all have nice strong heartbeats! Yay! We are now in week 14.

So, feel free to tag along on this crazy ride to Triplet happiness (or at least contentment we hope!).