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Thursday, November 5, 2009

32 Weeks/3 Days

Sorry for the delay in posting. I've been exhausted lately, and swollen. The joints in my fingers are swollen so it's hard to do much. I can't even make a fist very well. And mornings suck. The Dr. says it's not concerning. As a matter of fact, He said "Welcome to a real pregnancy". lol. He's very impressed that I've come so far with zero problems. I did decline the H1N1 vax and I didn't get too much crap for it, thankfully. I'm just not sold on it. At all. I need to have faith in my body. And I do! But, today's appointment went very well. On the BPP all 3 babies scored an 8/8 again. They are all breathing regularly inside and all the fluid levels were good. Even Baby C was at a 3x3 pocket still. Yay! I had my steroid shot today and go in again for the 2nd dose tomorrow. This will just ensure that IF they come in the next 2-3 weeks, their lungs will be even stronger. But they won't. We are going all the way to "Eviction Day" which is December 1st. 2009 at high noon. It's Aaron's birthday so they are going to have to share, not only with each other, but also with Daddy. Aaron is ok with it, but I'm sure spending your birthday watching your wife get cut open to deliver 3 babies isn't the dream day he had in mind. lol. Oh well. It's the day I turn 36 weeks so that's the day we will have them, provided one of them doesn't try to break out sooner.

Next week is another BPP and a growth scan. I'm excited for this, we will get to get some approximate weights! I'm praying for over 3#8oz each. 4# would be ideal, but I'm sure that's reaching a tad high for 33 weekers.

We are on "OFFICIAL COUNTDOWN" now. Just 26 more days until we are holding our babies. Twenty-six days!! That seems so close, yet so far away. I feel like we have so much to do yet we don't. Car is clean (thanks Joey!) little girls carseats are in, (thanks Miranda!) babies carseats have been measured and DO FIT 3 across in the middle row!, (thanks again, Miranda!) clothes are all washed and folded, diaper stash is ready and clean and our hospital bag is packed. The only thing I still need is some bottles. (just in case my "One baby will have to be patient and wait for a boob " plan, doesn't work. ) I think I will order them tonight, but for the most part....

WE ARE READY FOR BABIES! Excited, nervous, happy yet anxious. 3 BABIES. All at once. My dream of multiples is finally coming true (although I will admit, it was more of a dream at my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies and I was thinking more along the lines of twins, but hey, beggars can't be choosers, right?) Just goes to show you that "good things come to those who wait". I've waited a long time and 3 beautiful newborn baby girls are a very good thing. I can't wait to meet them, see who they look like, kiss them, hold them, nurse them and inhale their intoxicating newborn smell.

OH! I forgot to mention, on the US today, Baby C, Emilia, has SO MUCH hair, that the tech could see it on the US. There was a halo of hair around her head. How cool is that? Thank you so much Daddy genes! (For those who don't know, all my babies are born with lots of black hair, no thanks to my genetics!)

And I'm working on that baby placement pic. I'll get it up tomorrow. They still haven't changed positions so it's pretty unlikely that they will at this point. They are pretty squished in there.


  1. I am so happy to hear your update. So sorry about the swelling :-(. Sometimes more salt, watermelon and cucumber can help. Your babies are probably just cutting off your circulation though, youch! As always, please email me if you need any help :-). Best, Raven

  2. you can definitely have four pound babies at 33w! mine were born at 33w2d and were 4'3, 4'10 and 4'10. :D

  3. Thanks Raven. I'll let ya know! Your awesome advice has gotten me this far. :)

    And Pam, WOW! Amazing weights! I'm praying for the same! How long were they in the NICU?

  4. No, Amber. Its so hard to see them anymore. They are too scrunched up. :(

  5. Yay! Congrats on 32+ weeks! This is so fantastic. What a blessing. My fingers are crossed for 18 more days for you. Amazing!!