Thursday the babies turned 20 weeks!!!! This means I’m OVER half way there! Yay! 20 weeks was a big milestone, as it is ‘easy’ to lose a baby before then. We are so thankful that all three are doing so well.
* April 30 – 24 weeks – Babies have a 50-70% chance to live outside the womb (if born).
* May 28 – 28 weeks – Viability of babies increases to 95%!!
*June 25- Doctor’s goal for us to make it to… we’re going to do it!!!
Here is my 20 week belly pic…
And here is a comparison picture of when I was pregnant with Harper. The closest one I could find was when I was 22 weeks…
I think it is quite funny that almost everyone I see says, “You aren’t that big for carrying triplets.” First of all, I don’t know how to take this… I feel huge, but yet when they say this it boost my self-esteem and makes me feel “little.” But, then I get discouraged, too because I’m working so hard to grow big babies!!! Although, I’ve gained 23 pounds!!! Yay!!!
I started to work on this post this morning, when I started getting more and more contractions. I usually don’t get any contractions until the evening, so I started getting concerned. Last night, I had one whopper contraction and it scared me, but nothing followed it, so I drank lots of a water and went to bed. I called the nurse practitioner, and she wanted me to come in just to make sure. (Which put my mind to ease!)
The good news is I’m fine and so are the babies! I got a very quick ultrasound by Hannah – my very FAVORITE u/s tech- to check the heartbeats, and she just had to know the sex of the babies…hahaha – see why I love her so much?!? Anyway, it was confirmed that there are 3 boys! I also had a ton of tests run, which was good, and I do have an “infection” – I’ll just leave it at that. But, I have antibiotics and will be fine! So, PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am to take it easy this weekend, and be “The Queen” (as my nurse practitioner told Chris and Harper – ha!) So, my feet are up and I’m drinking LOTS of water while Chris and Harper play on the floor.
We go in next Tuesday, the 7th, for our detailed ultrasound. Please pray that all is well with each little boy, and we can continue a smooth pregnancy. Also, pray that I do well during the scan – that I don’t get sick or pass out since I have to lay on my back for about 1 1/2 hours.
Have a great weekend! Thank you for your prayers! We love you!
PS… I will do a post on my AWESOME shower that our church gave us. For now, I have to go lay down.