Lesson learned and point taken. When pregnant with triplets, DO NOT think you can go to Walmart, go to Winco, take kids to Dr's appointments, take kids to dental appointments, take child to get permit, go to the library, go to your own Dr's appointments, clean your house and sew 2 stuffed animals and a skirt. All in 2 days. Can't happen. Well, I guess it can, but not with positive results (See posts below for verification) In addition to not drinking enough water (because when you are running around all day, it's very inconvenient to stop to pee) and not eating enough protein. Your uterus will get irritable, and I must admit, with good reason. So, instead of bedrest, I just have to "rest", off my feet 2-3 times a day for an hour each time. MUCH more do-able for me. MUCH. :)
Oh, and one more thing. (Thank you Raven, for emailing me about the Mag) I ran out of my Magnesium/Calcium/Zinc tabs on Thursday night. I never went to get more. Mistake number, Oh, I don't know, 15? Magnesium helps keep the uterus calm. So, not only did I buy more Mag/Calc/Zinc, I bought extra Magnesium. I am not taking any chances! I also bought some dried apricots. For the potassium.
Dr.'s appointment today went AWESOME. Beyond awesome. Babies are all perfect. Fluid is perfect. They are growing and kicking away. My cervix is measuring it's usual 4.5 and still 4.5 under pressure with no funneling! YAY! The Dr. quoted alot of stats since I told him my biggest fear was to come this far and to lose these little girls just before they are ready. This is what I was told (by my favorite Dr.) Quoted. :)
"Statistics have shown that if a cervical measurement is 3.5 or greater at 20 weeks, the chance of preterm delivery is about 1%" -Mine measures 4.5-4.6
"The chances of me delivering before 30 weeks is very. very. very. very. very. very. very. very. very. very. very. very, very, very, very, very, very, very,very, very LOW" (He seriously said very like 15 times) -I have zero history of an incompatible uterus. All the other kids were born at 39+4 to 40+2 weeks. Remember Miss Delilah? She hung out in there with a cervical dilation of 6 for 2 weeks. I'm pretty sure if I can hold a baby in, dilated to a 6, then I can hold these guys in for at least 30 weeks. At least.
"I'm positive that you will make it to 26 weeks, hell, I'll even say 30 weeks, with no problems"
I also asked him about a test, called an fNF test. I'm borrowing Carrie's link here:
(I've no idea how to make the link into the word, sorry) but it tells all about it. Basically, the test will measure whether or not you may go into labor within a 2 weeks period. It measures the hormones in the membranes. They secrete a hormone when they start to release from the uterine wall which could signify the start of labor. I'll start getting those at 22 weeks. That will be reassuring.
So, yup, I would say that it was a GOOD Dr. appointment.
I'll leave you with my LARGE 20 week belly shot. :) I notice, that although my pants still fit, the strings are getting shorter and shorter. lol.