Saturday, September 5, 2009

Reporting live from...

... my living room! I am a very grateful and happy woman, surrounded by gifts from shower number one, watching my daughter run around, with the boys safe and sound.

(Contented Sighhhhh.)

A longer post is forthcoming, but for now, here is the update after my ultrasound.

Cervix: 1.8-2.2. Still almost exactly the same as it was at the last check, and less funneling this time. Keep up the good work, Cervix!

Babies:

Baby A: 2 pounds, 4 ounces (!)
Baby B: 2 pounds, 1 ounce
Baby C: 2 pounds, 1 ounce

Yay babies! Their weights are all in the 30th - 50th percentiles for singletons, which is truly wonderful for triplets. I have not gained any weight in the last couple weeks, so it was very reassuring to see the boys are getting exactly what they need.

Dr. P was thrilled, which is not a word I would use to describe her very often, and said the boys look awesome, no signs of TTTS, and my cervix is stable. "Everything is in the green zone," she said. WOOT WOOT! Words I do not often hear that make me very happy. Dr. P is presenting at a Fetal Therapy conference out of the country next week, so I will be seeing two of her partners, Dr. W and Dr. K, both of whom I adore. Dr. K is quite the hugger/hand-holder which is obviously good for me. I told Dr. P I will not be in the hospital when she gets back and she said, "Maybe you'll walk right into your scheduled C-section." A girl can dream!

All of us know how quickly things can change, but for today, everything is good. I am at home, the boys are big and healthy, my contractions are not too intense and tomorrow marks 27 weeks, one week shy of our most important goal. Then onto 30 weeks (I still have a hard time imagining the "thirties") and then our scheduled C-section date of October 27th. Sounds like a great day to be born.

Your suggestions for stress-relief were all awesome! Thanks for the continued support and good thoughts. At the risk of tempting fate, I think they might be working. :)

32 comments:

  1. Yahoo!!!! Great great great. You are doing awesome!

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  2. Yaay! Great going Carrie! :)

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  3. So happy to here you are still at home and that the boys are doing well!
    We might be having c-sections on the same date - October 27th is within my 36th week and if my previa doesn't correct itself, that's when I'll have mine as well!

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  4. Wonderful news!

    I am SO happy to hear your happiness!

    You're doing a GREAT job!

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  5. Carrie, YAY! That's wonderful news! I've been checking your blog religiously, waiting for updated news.. whew! Seems as if things are progressing as they should be and hopefully you'll be walking into your c-section on October 27th. That IS a great day to be born, I would think. My mom's husband was born that day as well as our first grand-daughter. A very good day, if you ask me.

    (Yes, I am a grandmother before I am a mother.. My husband is quite a bit older than i am and I am a grandmother of 3 at 23, LOL)

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  6. Happy almost-27!

    My cervix says: You are making me look bad.

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  7. woot! wonderful news! so glad you got to enjoy your shower from home!!! :) this post makes me very happy!

    btw - october 27th is a wonderful day to be born.... it will be the day that one of the most perfect men on earth was born (my hubs, of course)... let's add 3 more to the mix!! **hugs**

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  8. Awesome news!! So happy for you! :)

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  9. This is such wonderful news! I am just so happy!!! YAY!!!!!!!! I cant wait for you to walk into that C-section in the 30s. I just cant wait! I will be tickled pink (well, blue, I suppose, since those boys probably wont want pink! :) )

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  10. Yay for babies! (and yay for cervix too!) So glad you are home enjoying showers and your daughter! ONLY ONE MORE WEEK until 28 weeks!!!! You are doing so good!

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  11. HOORAY! I am smiling a big ole smile after reading this post. Way to grow those babies, girl! I think Halloween babies would be perfect. :)

    You are so sweet for all the info and help you are giving me, especially while you have so much going on. It makes me feel better to have a guide to having multiples in the Seattle area!!

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  12. Oct 27th is my mum's birthday! A GREAT day to be born. Congrats on week 27 and here's to the 30s. You are going to make it all the way, I just KNOW it!!!

    Hope your shower was wonderful, so happy you are at home to enjoy it all.

    Must return to my regularly scheduled hurling, but wanted to send you many hugs and much love from down I-5. :)

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  13. P.S. - WAY TO GO CERVIX!

    P.P.S. - I feel a song coming on...

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  14. WONDERFUL NEWS! Thanks for all of your updates. Cause now we are all so invested in your family that a few days with no info is torture. Today's info was such an uplifting one! Big hugs from Florida.. Enjoy every day of being pregnant.

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  15. Woo Hoo! I hope your shower was fantabulous! I am so glad that your boys are all doing so incredibly well... and that you are too!

    Hugs and prayers!

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  16. Hey! I just happened to stumble across your blog. I think from Stirrup Queens...anyways, I don't know you, but I see that you are also in the greater Seattle area! Just wanted to say hey! And say yay for your cervix holding up and doing well! Good luck making it to your schedule c-section!!

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  17. Really happy to hear your little ones are doing great, so big already, and the exit ramp is staying closed. Good luck!

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  18. YAY! Thats wonderful news! Good job little (or shall i say long and strong) cervix! Keep up the good work and before you know it that 28 week goal will be long gone and you WILL be walking into your C-section :O)

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  19. YAY!!!!!....Three strong little boys all over 2pounds!Fabulous!And a co-operating cervix,home for your baby shower and precious time with your little girl!God is good!......

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  20. Hi, I found your blog on the Internet. I am an American living in Germany and am going through my first IVF/ICSI treatment. It was not fun, now we just have to wait until 21 Sept. for the results. Wanting some support and know-how in English (rather than German) I found your blog and love it! You make me laugh and worry right along with you! You reassure me that my worries are normal! Congrats on making it so long and I am happy you are able to celebrate your baby showers at home! You are in my thoughts!

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  21. Congratulations for your shower, your lovely boys, another night in your own home with your lovely daughter and getting closer to the big 28!
    And thank you for your positivity under such duress and stress. You are an inspiration.

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  22. Yea!!! So close to 28 weeks now and then on to the thirties!! So glad things went well and seem to be holding well! Everytime you post good things, it helps me along too since I am only a couple days behind! I hope you enjoyed your first shower-and only a week before you start pulling off tags! :)

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  23. Good news! I kept checking my google reader for an update Friday- shame on you for making us wait til' Saturday. :) Can't wait to see pics of all the stuff for the boys.

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  24. My daughter was born on Oct 27th, it is indeed a great day to be born! I am praying you do make it that far....I have been lurking for a while, hope you don't mind me following your amazing journey. Keep resting and incubating!

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  25. Such wonderful news -- congrats!!

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  26. IHi I am new and wanted to say hi and congrats for everything oing so well I am friends with lani who has triplets so I know what a great job you are doing.I will check back often and be routing you on!!
    PLease stop by and say hi!

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  27. Hi that's a great post.Enjoyed reading it. Here's a website which can help you to relief stress the hassle-free way.Thought that i might share it here with you. It's at http://www.howtorelievestress.org

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  28. Carrie, I'm so pleased to see that everything is going well for you and the boys, congrats :)

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  29. I have been following your blog and I am so excited that everything is going great on your end. My daughter's birthday is October 27th; definitely a great day to be born! You will make it... Sending my prayers.

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