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Week 32…..

I’m still in the hospital and am on week 32 and 3 days!  Yeah!!!!!  I have developed extreme edema in my feet, legs, thighs and back.  Wow, it hurts to move.  I am definitely at the point of uncomfortableness!  I am waiting for the results on a 24 hour urine test.  Depending on how that comes back will depend on how soon I deliver.  They are looking for high amounts of protein in the urine.  My doctor would love if I could hold out until I hit 33 weeks.  He then laughed and said after we hit that, we’ll talk about the next week.  I never know what is going to happen on a day to day basis.  Between  the contractions (a good 6 every hour), the itching, swelling, headaches, so on and so forth…….it’s not a wonder, that what you go through while carrying multiple babies, isn’t common knowledge.  I’ll keep you all posted!  Again, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.  It’s truly amazing that I have made it this far!

Water retention, acid reflux, shortness of breath…..

Well you name it, I have it!  I woke up on Wed. and I couldn’t find my ankles.  I have legs that look like tree trunks!  It doesn’t stop there either.  The water retention goes into what was once a cute butt and into my back.  I feel like a camel carrying water on my  back.  I have bathroom and shower privileges, however it’s not much of a privilege when you literally can’t catch your breath after you finally get back into bed.  That’s not the worst of it though.  The heart burn and acid reflux is enough to kill you.  Just yesterday I had some acid reflux (for those of you who don’t know what this is, it is like puking in your mouth with out any warning what so ever)! After wards there was something left in my mouth.  It was a piece of corn…….it had been 2 days since I had corn!!!!  My husband, you know the comedian, asked me if I ate it afterwards.  Gag, gag, gag!!!!!  Now, I don’t want to sound like such a complainer.  I know this will all be worth it in the end,  I really do.  But for now, it feels good to get some of this off of my chest.

By the way…..I reached 30 weeks yesterday!!!!!Yeah!!!!!I seem to be keeping all the doctors and nurses on their toes with contractions.  But the babies are doing well and are still cooking away.  Every day is another day and I am thankful for that.  I’ll keep you posted, until then keep up with those prayers and good thoughts.  It’s really helping me.  Love you all-

Bed rest blows…..

I admit that I am very, very tired.  Not a lot of energy, however, being confined to one place without much movement can get to you.  Thank god for Internet and modern technology.  Otherwise I would be bored out of my mind.  My son is also quite entertaining.  Because he is still recovering, he is still on the other end of the couch (well, most of the time).  He draws me a lot of pictures and tells me how much he loves me.  He also tells me that he does not want me to go back to the hospital.  That alone will keep me on this couch!!!!  Too bad he doesn’t know how to give a pedicure, or I’d really be in business.  Anyway, all is well.  Contractions are under control and all 3 babies are doing well.  Thank you to all of you who have been praying and offering love and support.  It is really appreciated!  If it wouldn’t be for all of you who have been helping, I don’t know if I would be able to do this….so thank you…

My husband the comedian……

Just a quick note for all of you who are having a heart attack about me being on the StairMaster…….I did not, I repeat DID NOT go on the StairMaster.  My husband really thinks that he is funny.  He is the only one half the time unfortunately.  I am on the couch doing just what the doctor ordered.  Thanks Lloyd, my phone won’t stop ringing…..men…

Home from the hospital…..

I got released yesterday from the hospital.  I am now on a week bed rest.  After that the doctor will decide what condition I am in in terms of the rest of the pregnancy.  Most likely modified bed rest.   Avery also had surgury this Sunday morning to remove his tonsils and adenoids.  He is doing fine, just a lot of sleeping today.  He is on one end of the couch, and I am on the other……pretty funny.  Anyway, I should be fine as long as I stay put.  Which is not easy with a 4 year old.  The babies are all fine, and I will be getting monitored daily to make sure the contractions do not exceed a certain amount an hour.  We thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers for both Avery and I, and the triplets.  love you all…….

Super sperm???really??…..

Yesterday I was at the grocery store.  For those of you who have been pregnant, or are pregnant, a lot of attention is drawn to you.  Everyone wants to know how far along you are, what are you having, is this your first? so on and so on… anyway, typical day at the store with question after question.  I personally really like it.  You are only pregnant so many times (in my case hopefully the last).  But it is a fun time, everyone wants to know about the little one growing inside of you (or again in my case, the 3 little ones).  But this visit was a little different.  As I was checking out, the clerk started asking me about the baby.  He said “so you must be having a boy”. I said well one boy, and two girls (it is very fun to see people react to this).  But this time the reaction was different.  Most of the time people are like, omg are you scared?  Or, you must be so excited, congratulations!!  You know, something along those lines.  His reaction was this “I don’t mean to sound rude or out of line, but man, your husband must have SUPER SPERM”!!!!!  I didn’t want to tell the clerk that my husband is actually two for two.  You see, we got pregnant with Avery on our wedding night.  First time we ever “tried”.  Now the second time, triplets!

I do know that my husband Lloyd DOES believe he has super sperm, however, I do not want too many people reassuring him….I don’t want his head TOO big.  I do have to live with the man…..

Do your ears hang low…or in my case, my stomach…

Today I am wondering if my stomach will indeed hang down to my knees after I give birth to these beautiful 3 children.  I personally do not know anyone who has had triplets.  I have spoken via email, but never personally met anyone.  I do know however, that anyone I have met or spoken to about your aftermath body says that they had to have a tummy tuck.  So the big question for me is, “is there anyone out there who has had triplets and then got their nice tight tummy back”???  I would love to hear from someone who has fallen into this category.  Otherwise I might as well start singing, does your stomach hang low does it wobble to and fro, can you tie it in a knot, can you tie it in a bow, can you swing it over your shoulder like a continental soldier, does your stomach hang low??…..Anyone please give me some hope…..

Babies are a kickin……

Yeah!!!!!!  I have felt all three babies kick!!!!!  It  is really crazy how I can tell which one is kicking.  But I actually can. I have been waiting for baby boy b to kick.  He is in between the two girls.  He seems to be very chill whenever we do ultrasounds.  So I have just been waiting patiently.  It was definately worth the wait.  What a pleasure to feel.  I have been smiling all day!!  It is such a nice reminder that they are there and with me 24/7.

Latest update on babies…

Just wanted everyone to know that I had a doctors visit on tues.  Everything is going really, really well.  All three babies are striving and growing rapidly.  They are all right on mark as far as how far along I am.  The doctor is very pleased with how I am doing as far as blood pressure, weight, and over all health.  The babies did give me quite a show though.  Both of the girls were gaining up on baby b, the boy.  Baby c was literally sitting on baby b’s head.  The two girls wouldn’t sit still.  They were both moving all over the place while baby b just sat back and chilled.  It is really cool to see the start of their personalities.  Although, I hope this isn’t a pre-cursor of girls attack the boys.  Oh well, Avery should even it out.

It’s sucking us in………

When my sisters and I were younger, we LOVED McDonald’s!!  Now, we rarely ever got McDonald’s.  I am very serious about this, by rarely I mean I can’t remember 5 times.  However, we still LOVED it, the smell, the taste, just the look of those golden arches.  It was magical…..  Now there was a couple reasons why we didn’t get McDonald’s.  This is highly due to the fact that as many of you know I grew up in a very clean house.  No sugar, salt, processed food, mainly just NO junk.  But the BIGGEST reason why is because my Mother was convinced that it made us giddy and unruly.  Every time that she did get it for us, we became very giggly and silly.  I believe that we were just so cotton pick-en happy to eat something with taste.  Along with the fact that we felt like a normal child who gets McyD’s every once in a while.  Who wouldn’t be ecstatic?!?!  Thinking back, I am getting a little excited right now.  Anyway, we would beg and plead to go to McDonald’s anytime we were out and about.  When we would drive by one, we would act like our car was getting “sucked in” by the golden arches.  Hence  the phrase, “help it is sucking us in”!!!!!!  The phrase worked only a few times, but it did work.  My little sister and I became SO attached to our love for McDonald’s that are dream was to live together and work at one.  That way we could have endless happy meals.  What an aspiring goal.  If any of you are curious, I never did work at a McDonald’s.  But every once in a while, the golden arches can still suck me in…….