All right, I admit it. I have been a bad blogger. Weekly updates are all I am managing right now, and it is usually because whenever my daughter is napping, so am I. Also, my laptop has been heading down hill. Right now, for example, I have to hit the "k" key about 5 times before it will produce a letter. Makes for slow blogging. Today I have some cute pictures to share of my boys, and a quick update from the doctor (the in-a-hurry-substitute doctor since mine is in Europe).
First of all, here is the 18 week belly in all its glory. Today, they measured my uterus and it is measuring at 28 weeks. Holy Hell!
This morning I had a long ultrasound which again showed no signs of TTTS and a long cervix... now let's hope it stays that way for another 18 weeks! The boys are so very active in there, especially Baby B. He head down, along my right side, lowest. Baby A is the long way across my belly button, and Baby C is at the top on the left side, usually taking a big old nap, since no one is kicking him in the head.
I had a scary incident at 5 am on Saturday when I had severe cramps that I would NOT go away. I called the on-call doc who was had me take 600 mg of Advil and call if it had not gone away in an hour. It did go away, and he checked in with me later that morning to tell me to continue the Advil until I saw Dr. K today, and to call if it came back. I was terrified, having visions of my water breaking, of losing the boys, but it really didn't come back at all. When I saw the stand-in doc today, she said it was most likely growing pains (since my cervix remains unchanged) as this is a rapid growth period for the babies, but if it returned, she'd want me back in this week. Stand-in freaked me out a little- she kept saying, "With triplets, the cervix can change rapidly, but I think you;ll be okay..." which I already know, but seriously! Don't remind me of my biggest fear!
She also said that unlike Dr. P, she does not automatically put people on modified bed rest at 20 weeks unless there is a reason. She kept saying, "I am more liberal than her" and we'd wait and see. Honestly, I don't know what to think! I will continue taking it easy, but I guess I might have a few more weeks of freedom before the serious resting starts.
The awesome sonographer asked if I'd like to see my babies in 4-D... UM YES!!! Here are my little boys, looking so beautiful to their mommy. I could not help but cry when I saw their faces.
I know they are a little blob-like but I see their Daddy and their sister already. I cannot wait to meet you, boys, but keep on growing inside for 18 more weeks!