Friday, August 28, 2009
Yesterday, I was feeling so good that I decided I could probably clean the bathrooms, vacuum and put away laundry. Yeah. Not so much. By Noon I was on the couch after cleaning only two bathrooms and by 8pm sobbing into my pillow while holding myself. Seriously. Aaron asked me numerous times if I needed to go in (ok, he wasnt asking, he was begging me to go). IN means to L&D. That is the last place I wanted to go. (Last time I was there, they put me in a room that was "triplet ready", even after I, as calmly as I could, explained to them that I didn't need a "triplet ready" room since they were no where near ready to come out!) I decided to wait it out and it did get better. By about 11pm. Until I walked up the stairs. Then I spent another hour holding myself trying to fall asleep while dreaming that the girls might just climb out of me. Not fun. Again, I say, lesson learned. For real this time. Triple pinky swear. One pinky for each of the girls.
This morning I went into the Dr. just to be sure that the pressure wasn't changing my cervix or causing any funneling. (Funneling means that the cervical opening is pushing downward and outward, not something we want to see alot of!)) and while my cervix didn't change in length (still 4.4) , it did have some minor funneling. That was probably the pressure I felt last night, but the Dr. did say it wasn't unusual for this amount of funneling at this gestation in a triplet pregnancy. He also said that given my stats, body build and history, my chances of delivering before 34 weeks was only about 5%. IF I behave. He also said no more vacuuming! Oh, that is going to SUCK. I love to vacuum. I tried to explain to him how we have a dog and a tile floor and he told me, in no uncertain terms, that he could easily arrange it so I didn't have to look at the dog or the tile, that a hospital bed was just waiting for me if I wanted. Um. No. I'm good, thanks. (How I will function without vacuuming, I do not know, but I'll figure it out. Swiffer, here I come! I can push a freaking Swiffer Sweeper right?)
So after that appointment, I went into Punky Doodlebugs and got a Maternity Support Belt. Its supposed to help lift the pressure off the vaginal/cervical area. (Lil' Miss Rosalie got a lift today!) and OMG, does it ever work! I almost kissed the girl when she put it on me. It was exactly how I imagine heaven would feel like! Its AWESOME! (ok, a bit of drama here but it really, really felt good!) I'll spare ya'll the pics, because it is ever so attractive (just use your imagination on this one) but just know that it feels nice. Really nice. I just have to remind myself that its not my ticket to getting to do more stuff. Darnit.
Looks like I'm going to be getting alot of knitting done. I need to buy LOTS more yarn!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
And I have to share something that Annabel said this weekend. She's such a sweetie. Aaron was leaving with Noah and Juliette (Joey and Mady were already gone) Annabel, Lilah and I were laying in bed. Lilah wanted to go downstairs so Aaron brought her down there while I had some snuggle time with Annie. (She loves snuggle time) After about 10 minutes Aaron yelled up that he had to leave, so I told him I would be right down. Annie turned to me, rubbed my cheek and said "I'll go take care of Lilah Mommy, you stay here and lay down so the babies don't come out!". How sweet is THAT?!?! She is such a great little girl. The best big sister. :)
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Kaitlyn, Dallin, and Braden's Story
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
First I wanted to share this hilarious picture. It's Delilah. She was watching a movie on our bed and must have wanted to get down. It must have been too much work because she fell asleep trying. lol. She stayed like that for an hour and a half! Funny funny girl :)
Secondly...Here's proof that bedrest CAN be semi-productive. I knit these in about 4 days. I'm doing 3 pairs, one for each baby. I did just get around the "finishing" touches last night and I still need to wash and block them. But, for the most part, they are done. I'm pretty proud. I think they turned out well. I love the colors! I even managed a back pocket!
First, this is how they looked before:
And after: :)
And last but not least. Me. 21 weeks. Nekkid Belly Shot. Growing nicely, I would say. :) And yes, that is a naval piercing in my belly. I'm trying ever so hard to not have to take it out. I haven't had to with the last 3 kids, but I'm not sure I'll get so lucky with 3 at one time in there. I really love it and Aaron does too. Then again, not sure it's gonna look so hot after a triplet belly either. We shall see. :) For now, it's staying and it's doing just fine.
I have my 21 week Dr. appointment tomorrow and it's another full growth scan so I'll be back tomorrow with a wonderful update!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Anywhoooo's...I've had alot of people ask me about Emilia's name. Basically how to pronounce it.
It's Emilia. e-Meel-ya or EE-Meel-ya. Like the E sound in excellent or the E sound in evening. (And we are happily using the nicknames Mia or Emmie. Love them both so I'm not going to turn into a witch with a B if you call her either of those. lol. )
It's not to be confused with Amelia. Which is Ah-ME-lee-ya.
Amelia is like Amelia Bedilia. Amelia Earhart. Amelia is also the unfavorable medical term for a congenital absence of one or more limbs. Yuck. (see here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/amelia)
We chose a totally different name, not just a different spelling.
Emilia is like in William Shakespeare's play Othello.
So, I do realize that choosing a name that has minor pronunciation issues is kinda a PITA, but it's not THAT big a deal. I just had alot of people ask so I thought I would put it out there and show everyone where we got the name. (I'm a bit of a Shakespeare fan, in case the name Juliette didn't tip you off. :) ) It's not a popular name, although it is very old, so many don't know how to pronounce it.
Now ya do. :)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Madeline: GOT A JOB! YAY! She's very happy and she's loving it. She spends all her time now working, hanging out at home and with friends. I think she's pretty anxious for school to start. She's got her Running Start stuff all ready and she registers on the 24th. Hopefully she gets all the classes she wants. RS students are the last to register so keep your fingers crossed for her!
Joseph: Soccer. Need I say more? He hangs out with friends occasionally and him and a few friends even went golfing the other day. But for the most part, he's at home, and going to soccer. He's been a HUGE help to me this summer with the little girls and all the resting I've had to do. If I had known that a 15 year old boy would be so awesome, I would've order them all to be boys. lol.
Noah: He's pretty much spent his summer playing video games. He did go to a great camp that taught him how to do rowing on the lake, he loved it. It was good for him to get out and about. Him and Joseph are currently doing a Smallville Marathon. They watch them every night. They are starting Season 2 tonight. He's been a great help taking Delilah for walks when she gets nuts.
Juliette: Soccer. What else? So much like her older brother. Between soccer and just hanging around the house, she's been alot of help too. The little girls idolize her and both run to her with their arms open for a hug whenever she gets home.
Annabel: It's not the terrible 2's, its the terrible 3's. My sweet, quiet, perfect little girl has been taken. And replaced with this 3 year old that I do not know. She is very whiny. O.k, still sweet and kind. You just gotta catch her on the right day. She's very excited about the babies and talks all the time of when they will be here. She's got her helping all planned out. She's growing. Way too fast. Everytime we go out, at least 2-3 people feel the need to stop me to tell me how beautiful she is. Lord, help us now.
Delilah: Growing. Fast. She's a climber. She can climb anything. Her favorite place to climb is to the top of the playset and give her parents heart issues. She's feisty. Reminds us so much of when Joseph was a baby. Although her temper is a bit more controlled (I think it's because she's a girl. lol) She will be so interesting when these babies come. We might have to keep the babies suspended in the air, away from her little reach. She will love them so (too) much.
Aaron and I are good. Well, you know how I am since I'm always writing about me. Aaron is working. Pretty much working and driving kids around. He's taken on more of the household stuff for me which is nice. I can rest more and I don't go too crazy. I just feel a bit guilty that he's doing so much when he already works so hard.
How did we all get so lucky? The most amazing husband and father. God sure must love us. :)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The amazingly talented photographer that did our family pics also is taking "Belly Progression Shots" of me. I was beyond thrilled when she emailed me and asked if I would be a willing participant in her collage of belly shots profiling a triplet pregnancy. HECK YEAH! This is the first one that we did. I was 18weeks 5 days (I think). She's going to come every 3 weeks or so and take one so that we can see the progression. A HUGE improvement over my bathroom belly shots huh?
Check out her site. It's breathtaking. I cannot wait to get the babies pictures done with her. We are already planning some layouts. :)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I'm doing so good. I'm so happy that I've made it this far and everything is so perfect. My cervix is still measuring between 4.4 and 4.8! No funneling. Babies are moving around alot. AND....The BEST news of the day??!?!?! Gwendolen (Baby B) DOES have a 3 vessel cord!!! YAY! YAY! YAY! The tech said that she must have been at a funky angle last week because there was very clearly a 3 vessel cord there today! It was like Christmas in there for me today. I was so happy to hear that. That means that all 3 babies are perfect. fluid, cords, growth, EVERYTHING. Celebration time! :)
I am doing well. Growing but not so tired, which is great news. I get alot of pressure down low but if I lay down, it relieves a ton. Rosalie (Baby A) is laying pretty low down there. I can no longer bend at my waist. My legs are getting quite the workout. All things considered, I don't think I could ask for a better day. :)