God is so good!!! These boys are doing wonderful! I’ve been really tired this week – so tired that I thought something might be wrong, but it was just the boys sucking the life out of me! hahah! They have grown a ton this week. All the nurses commented on how much bigger I looked! My belly has gotten really tight and looks like it is stretched to the max with lots of new stretch marks. Even though they aren’t very pretty, I’ll take ’em b/c I know it means the boys are doing what they are supposed to be doing!!!
Also, this morning as I was trying to go back to sleep, all three boys were moving all at once. This is the first time that all 3 have gone crazy together. It felt like I had swallowed a bag of snakes. (creepy, but the best image I’ve got) It was the WEIRDEST feeling ever! I wish I hadn’t been so groggy, or otherwise I would have gotten out the video camera to record it. Hopefully, they will all start moving together & I can capture it on film!
Onto the appointment…We went into the ultrasound room and got started. The tech warned me that it might take awhile to get all these measurements. We started with Baby A. She couldn’t see his head completely b/c it was squished against my right hip bone. Right when she was saying that, he turned his head and cooperated so nicely. Everything else was very easily found and measured! We were all surprised! The other 2 boys are both breech w/ their heads together up under my stomach. She measured their head circumference, abdomen circumference (like a belt), humerus (upper arm bone), and femur (thigh) bone to get their estimated weights.
Baby A : 2 lbs. 15 oz. (57% on singleton chart)
Baby B : 2 lbs. 14 oz. (51 % on singleton chart)
Baby C : 2 lbs. 10 oz. (24 % on singleton chart)
All are almost 3 lbs!!! And it only took 30 minutes to get all of their measurements! She said they all looked like they had long legs and arms! Oh, and don’t be alarmed by Baby C’s weight/ percentile… that is actually more of the normal range for triplets, the other two are big boys! Oh and, while I’m thinking of it, she said she thinks B & C are identical b/c they look so much alike w/ their measurements. It would also make sense if B & C are identical w/ their weight difference b/c usually with id twins, since they have to share nutrients from the placenta, one takes a little more while the other takes a little less.
As I was laying there, I was reminded at how encouraging it is to go every week and see my boys. It really gives me the boost mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually that I need to make it another week. This is the only time in their lives that we are privileged to see what their insides are doing, and how they are working. Each heart was perfectly formed with 4 chambers. I saw their stomachs, their bladders, one babies’ ear, and I kept thinking to myself, God formed that with His own hands!!! We are watching a miracle!!!
We went to see the nurse practitioner next. Both of my NPs, Cindy and Tracie, came in and did their happy dance for me! I loved it! Even though I know the longer i can carry these boys, the better, they said anything over 28 weeks is icing on the cake! Yay! My body is also holding up fine – not dilating and not contracting any more than my norm. All my other vital signs came back normal, too! Praise the Lord!
As I walked out of there, I literally felt that Chris and I were being carried in God’s hands. He provides so much more than we can ask or imagine. As soon as I can get my hands on a scanner, I have a super cool post to share with y’all on the power of prayer. I can’t wait to share how BIG our God is!!!
Keep on praying for us, please. God’s goodness and your prayers are carrying us through – especially on the hard days.
Love you all so much –