Thursday, December 23, 2010

24 weeks

VIABILITY!!!  We have made it to a major milestone today!!! I'm 24 weeks, which means if these little babies decide to come super early they still have 70% chance of survival outside the womb!!  Just 4 more weeks to make it to my BIG goal of 28 weeks.
I'm officially off work now. Trying to take it easy but the Dr. says I am NOT on bed rest. Which means he still wants me to stay mobile and do what I feel like I am able to do.  He said if I go on bed rest too soon, I might gain too much weight and my sugars could go out of wack.  I have my glucose test next week so we'll see if I pass.  My weight gain is 19 pounds so far. I weigh in again in 2 weeks.
This week has been pretty eventful. I came down with the flu on monday.  The flu is such a horrible thing to have and being this pregnant made it even worse!  It felt like I was going to have these babies every time I threw up! But thankfully it was short lived and I was feeling much better by wednesday.  Poor Ryan, he was such a great husband taking care of me, and as a thank you I guess I gave it to him. He came down with the flu just as I started feeling better.  Since the the flu put me in bed for a couple days, my ankle and my back have gotten much needed rest.  I haven't had to put ice on my ankle for 4 days now!! I hoping my "episodes" of pain are gone for good (keeping my fingers crossed)  I'm still going to the chiropractor weekly to make sure I stay in-line and my muscles stay relaxed.
The babies are moving like crazy! I can feel baby C's head rolling against my ribcage.  I'm sure that will eventually get painful. Every morning around 4:30 ALL 3 are moving, never fails. So I guess we know they will be early morning risers :)
Not big on the whole taking pictures of the baby bump thing but I figure I'll post some bare bellies this week because I'm sure the stretch marks are on their way! So here's my proof that there was a time my belly was free of stretch marks.
This is me at 24 weeks (keep in mind there are THREE in there, that's why I'm ginormous! Dr. says I'm measuring at 36 weeks if I were pregnant with a singleton)

The latest baby thing we've bought is our stroller. Ready for this? It's crazy long! The triple snap-n-go:
Can't wait to see the looks on peoples faces as I walk by with this thing full of babies :)

Here are some more Frequently asked Questions:
Q: Will you deliver naturally or have a c-section:  
         A: I will for sure be having a c-section. It's too hard to monitor all three babies during a natural birth
Q: So when is your scheduled c-section: 
         A: I won't get the luxury of scheduling a c-section and picking the birth date.  The c-section will be a last minute decision based on what is going on with my body.  If I go into labor super early they will try to stop it, if they can't then they will take me in for surgery.  I think the only time they will schedule a c-section in advance is if I go too long, which I believe is 36 weeks for triplets.
Q: Do you have names picked out: 
          A: Yes, we have the names picked out but we are keeping them a secret until the babies arrive.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas this weekend, spending time with family and friends and remembering Jesus' birth.  He is the reason for the season and we have so many blessings to be thankful for!!

1 comment:

  1. you look great Heidi! Congrats on getting to this amazing milestone! praying for you.