Saturday, January 28, 2012

23 weeks

Okay so I'm 23 weeks tomorrow but close enough.  I just have some super exciting news to share with all of you.  Baby B was moving around a lot so I gently laid my hand on my stomach and I felt 3 good solid kicks.  I was sooooo happy I can not wait for DH to feel it.  Hopefully the babies will continue moving when he places his hand on my stomach because I have tried to catch it for days and I do not know if I was putting to much pressure or moving to fast but they would stop every time.

On another note, I can not buy Lucky Charms cereal anymore, get this I ate almost the entire box today (there is probably only one bowl left).  All I have to say is I probably gained weight so the doctor should be happy.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Name Game

Since we are not finding out what the genders of that babies are we are going to come up with 3 boy names and 3 girls names.  Since I figured it would be easier to come up with girls names we started with boys.  Well I was very wrong, we have all 3 boy names (and an extra one just in case) and only 1 girl name.  So we decided that if we have more than one girl we will come up with the name when they are here and we can see them, maybe we will be inspired by the way they look.

Boy Names:
Wyatt Michael (Michael is my husband's middle name and FIL first name)
Layne Joseph (Joseph is my father's first name)
Matthew Adam (My husband's little brothers name was Adam Matthew)
Jake Joseph (One of my favorite movies is Sweet Home Alabama and the characters name on it is Jake Perry, so I couldn't help myself) If you put two and two together I'm sure you have figured out that I will have a Matthew Perry also but that is okay.

Girls Name:
Haylee Jo (The name started out as Baylee Jo but do not want some mean people making fun of her initials so it turned into Haylee)

We got a lot accomplished over the weekend, the nursery is empty and the paint color is picked out.  I feel so good that stuff is actually getting done now, so I do not cry from being overwhelmed every time I think about the nursery.  Now I have to figure out how to get 3 cribs to fit into that room but it can be done so I'm not going to stress.  Thank you Sis and Court for all your help.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The promise

6 week ultrasound (3 little peas)

8 week ultrasound (little peanuts)

10 week belly pic

10 week ultrasound Baby A

10 week ultrasound Baby B

10 week ultrasound Baby C
12 week ultrasound pic (We used this for our Christmas card)

13 week belly pic
15 week ultrasound Baby A front view

15 week ultrasound Baby B

15 week ultrasound Baby C

16 week belly pic
19 week ultrasound Baby A

19 week ultra sound Baby A feet & butt

19 week ultrasound Baby B

19 week ultrasound Baby C feet only (would not show its face)

20 week belly pic

My doctor appointment on Wednesday went very well.  I gained 4 pounds so I did not get into trouble this time around. DH and I picked out a class to take at the end of February and I'm super excited about that.  Had the same doctor (for the first time) that I actually had at my first appointment and I really like him, he is down to earth and even asked me what baby names we had picked out.  Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

RANT & the weekend

This post was going to just tell you about a dream that I had and how my weekend went but I have to blow off some steam first.

First off, I am so sick of people being rude to me then saying I am taking it the wrong way because I am pregnant/hormonal.  No, because I would have been pissed off about this before I was pregnant.

Secondly, the whole belly issue, yes I am getting bigger but I hate that I am on display all the time (do not get me wrong I am proud of my babies) but I do not want to be touched until I tell you that you can.  Then when I finally take my coat off so you can see it (yes I am cold but I am showing you anyway) I get the comment oh your not that big for having triplets.  I am a bigger person so I am not going to show like someone that is the size of a twig would.

I know this is going to offend people and I am sorry for that, but this is how I feel.

So on to my nice weekend that I had.  We went to Iowa to DH's grandparent's farm, while we were there Grandma and I went to visit the American Pickers little shed (and when I say little I mean little) and I met Danielle (the secretary). 

While there I had a dream (in color) about one of the babies, it was so wonderful I was talking to them and they were cooing and holding my fingers.  I wish that DH could have experienced it.

Monday DH & I were both off of work so we went to register on the way to the stores I told DH that it felt like a dream that it was actually my time to do this.  Once we got there it was so overwhelming I just hope that I asked for things that I need and enough of everything.  I went to bed at 7 last night because I was so tired and could not think anymore.  Oh also we stopped at a hardware store and got paint samples (picking out paint is hard), I do not even have the room empty yet and I'm already looking at paint, goodness.

I hope by the end of this week to post pics (belly and ultrasound) that I have been procrastinating.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Half way there.

How Far Along: 20 weeks 3 days

How Big is Baby? between 10-12 oz each
Total Weight Gain/Loss:  up 7 lbs (which I'm in trouble for)
Maternity Clothes: yes
Gender: ??? (not going  to find out)
Movement: Yesterday was the first day that I felt them a lot (it was the best thing in the world)
Sleep: I sleep really well during naps (probably because I'm so wore out) but at night I toss and turn a lot and my hips still go numb
Belly button in or out? In but it is getting very shallow
What I miss:  Food, I loved food before being pregnant but now I have so many things that I avoid.
Milestones: Feeling the babies move
Food Cravings:  Nothing in particular but when I crave something I eat it for sure
Aversions: Almost everything
Symptoms: nausea and tired and expanding waist line
Best Moment this week: Well it wasn't this week but on Friday going to the ultrasound and seeing all of their toes (Also to see they were growing also).  This weeks moment was feeling them move around.
What I'm looking forward to: A massage tomorrow it is much needed.

The biggest town that I live near (which is where I work) population is about 9,000 we have two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.  I'm just setting the scene so you know that it is not a huge city, I found out that there are 26 girls at the high school and one girl at the middle school that are pregnant.  How is this happening (well I know how it happens) but I do not understand where the parents are?  I know that people say that it is because we have nothing for teens to do in this town but I managed to find something to do when I was younger.  I'm mad and sick to my stomach knowing that I tried so hard to have a baby and I am in debt up to my ears from trying to conceive (it is completely worth the money) and these girls accidentally (if that is the case they may have wanted to be pregnant) got pregnant.

I'm just so full of stories today, I work for the county and yesterday I was in the office that has the death certificates.  A lady called asking for a stillborn babies certificate, she said that she was 23 weeks pregnant and started cramping went to the bathroom and had the baby in the toilet.  I cried for this lady and said a prayer, then I said a prayer for my babies.  

I just do not understand what God's plan is for these women.

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6th appointment

19 weeks 5 days

Had a full anatomy scan today it took 3 hours (some of which I made her stop so that I could stand in the bathroom because I felt sick all morning) and everything looked good, they were having a hard time with each baby but Baby C was the problem child and they have to get a couple more measurements at my next ultrasound.  All the babies are measuring ahead (the ultrasound tech said the goal is for that babies to be above the tenth percentile because triplets are normally not far from it) in the sixtieth to seventieth percentile which is really great.  Baby A weighs 12 oz, Baby B weighs 10 oz & Baby C weighs 12 oz.

Then on to the OB appointment (this was another great doctor) they talked to me again about my weight, I need to gain more.  I told them to tell me what to eat and I will do it because I really do not know what else to do, they said to wait until my next appointment and they may make me drink shakes with my meals.  At this point they are not super concerned because the babies are growing.  They measured my belly and she said that I am measuring at 25 1/2 weeks and that is good also.  The doc asked if I was cramping or had really mucousy discharge, I said I cramp everyday.  So she wanted to check my cervix and it was high and closed.

I'm really exhausted from the appointment so I think I'm going to take a nap. Have a nice weekend everyone.