Wednesday, March 25, 2009

10 week update

Today we had a doctors appointment for the first time with our new doctor. It was a good appointment. It was really long though. We got a lot of information, a diet plan, and other supplements I need to be taking. It was A LOT! I was exhausted after the appointment.

We also had an ultrasound. Everyone is looking great. They are all measuring around 3.45cm and right on track date wise (10 weeks 2 days.) They were VERY active today too. We saw them move around a bunch. James could have sworn that one of them (baby C-one of the identicals) waved at us! It was soooo cool. We got to actually hear the heartbeats too.

The ultrasound pictures are not as clear as they have been in the past because they did a "regular" ultrasound (through my belly and not internal). So, here are babies pictures with their heartrates. Each heartrate was right around 180. The nurses said that that rate is normal at 10 weeks and the heartrate should drop to around 120-160 here pretty soon.

Here is our singleton. The heartrate here is 182bpm. This baby is on my left side.
The identicals are lettered B and C. This one is Baby B. They are both on my right side. The heartrate for this one is not on the picture but it was 180.
Here is Baby C. It's heartrate was 182 also. They are all doing so well!!!
Here are the measurement pictures of B and C. They forgot to get us one of Baby A.

The first picture here is of Baby C. He/she is just lounging there! Doesn't he/she look comfy?

The is Baby B. He/she is curled up on it's side kind of.

Well, as for momma, I am doing great. They checked my blood pressure and it was great! They told me that I need to gain no more than 45 pounds, but no less than 35 pounds, so I have to eat lots of good-for-me food. I also have to take Fish Oil!! (ewwwwwwwwwww!!!!) I really don't want to, but they say it will help, especially since I don't eat any fish.

Well, I suppose I have talked long enough. Our next appointment is on April 13 at 3:00 (this is more for my memory than for your info!!). That will be our 12 week appointment. How exciting!! Ta-ta for now!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The one question that really bugs me!

Some random person after finding out that I am having triplets and my sister has almost 10 month old triplets... "So, do triplets run in your family?"

Well... my favorite response now is ... "They do now!"

Just thought I would share!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Waiting Game

James and I are waiting as patiently as possible for our next doctors appointment. It is this coming Wednesday with our new doctor, Dr. Porreco. We both hope and pray that this appointment will go well. We were told that if we could make it to around 10 weeks with all 3 we most likely would carry all 3 till birth. I pray that all three are still thriving and healthy.

I have been feeling pretty good. I am still stinking nauseous, but I guess that is better than worshiping the porcelin god all the time. I have yet to do that. I am hoping it stays away. I have been cramping some, but nothing big, nothing long, and I am thinking it is just the stretching of the uterus.

I have a request of you. If you would like this to send you an automatic update when I post a new post, would you leave a comment with your email address. I have changed the comments so they have to be approved by me first before they are seen, so if you just give me your email address, I won't post that comment. If you leave another comment I will post that though. I hope that isn't confusing for you all. (You can also send me an email if you know my email address).

So, I'll update after our doctors appointment. Ta ta for now, and as always, your prayers are appreciated.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Preggie Pop Drops Rock!!!!!!

I have been incredibly nausous for the last 2 or 3 weeks. Finally, last Sunday James took me to the store to get Preggie Pops! They work wonders!!! I highly recommend them if you are carrying triplets!!! :)

I have found that I have to keep some kind of food in my stomach or in my mouth to ward off the queasiness. I have yet to empty the contents of my stomach! I really like that fact. I really would do anything short of cutting off my head before I did it, so I am glad I am keeping that at bay right now.

Now, that doesn't mean it eventually won't happen. Elizabeth (her blog) didn't start that until 9 weeks. Well, today is 8w3d for me (w-weeks & d-days). I hope it stays away.

In other news, I became an aunt again today (ok, honorary, but still...)! Jami, my best friend, had her baby. I'll let her announce everything on her blog, but soon we'll have pictures up on here! :) Congrats Jami and Brandon on your BEAUTIFUL baby!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Rock & Worship Roadshow

This is coming to the Denver Coliseum on April 9. Tickets are $10 at the door and it is open/general seating!!!!! It is featuring MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Tenth Avenue North, and Addison Road!!!!

Get more info at!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

OH BOY!!!! or girl... or....

Today, James and I went to the doctors office for another check up. This is actually our 3rd ultrasound in 4 weeks. We have waited to put this out there cause we wanted to know things were going well and I am healthy!

So, our big news! We are not just going to be parents to one blessing! Not just two either!! WE ARE HAVING TRIPLETS!!!

Yeah, we couldn't really believe it at first either. Our doctor told us that it was less than 1% chance of having triplets with the treatment that we were doing. There was even less than that for quads. Well, technically we had quads, but lost one, and now we are having three!!!!!!! We are 8 weeks along today.

Well, I suppose I will let you see the pictures. I think this is enough babbling.

Our other news though... two of them are identical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In this picture the identicals are on the left. They are numbered 1 (A) & 2 (B).
The "singleton" is on the right and is numbered 3 (or C). This is Baby A. Measuring 8 weeks 1 day. It's heartrate today was 162.
This is Baby B. Measuring 8 weeks 1 day. It's heartrate today was 162.

This is Baby C. Measuring 8 weeks 1 day. It's heartrate today was 167.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's been a while... hasn't it?

So! I haven't written in a while. Why? Well, I am not sure how to put all of this down in words. So, I guess I will just start from the beginning.

Feb. 8, after we returned from our adventure to Bishop's Castle, I took a pregnancy test. It was positive!! We were elated and started calling everyone. I got an official pregnancy test at my doctors office and I indeed was pregnant.

Fast forward to Valentine's Day. James and I spent the day hanging out. He got me a new recliner for V-day. We had a romantic spaghetti dinner at home and watched a movie. It was wonderful. Then, I started to get cramps. Bad cramps. We called the nurse line for my clinic and they said if the cramps don't go away in 20 minutes to call them back. Well, they went away, then came back. They kept getting stronger and stronger, but I just figured it was really bad indigestion.

I tried to sleep that night, but was up in the bathroom the majority of the night. It was painful to move too. If I just stayed in one place I felt ok. By 8:00 in the morning on Feb. 15 I was in so much pain that I had James call the nurse line again. This time they told us to get to the clinic as soon as possible for an ultrasound.

We got there, waited for about 5 minutes, which were the longest and most painful 5 minutes of my life. We were called in and the ultrasound commenced. They spotted what they called a "mass" in my left fallopian tube, and some "free fluid." They wanted me to go get my blood drawn and they called the doctor on call to come in. It took them 3 pokes to get my blood to flow. I must have been extremely dehydrated.

They took me back in to do another ultrasound, this time with the doctor there watching and letting us know what was wrong. He wasn't sure, but he said the "free fluid" was blood that was pooling in my abdomen and the mass was a possible ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. Our elation about being pregnant crashed and turned to fear and disappointment.

They wouldn't let me go home, they had to operate! They took me up to the surgery center and poked me more. 16 times to be exact. They couldn't find a vein for the IV. They almost resorted to putting one in my foot but they found one finally! I was in so much pain it was all I could do to feel all the pokes.

I was given some meds that made me loopy and they wheeled me into the operating room. They did a laproscopy surgery on my. I have 3 tiny incisions on my belly now. I don't remember anything until I came to back outside the operating room.

James was there and I asked him what happened and he told me it was an ectopic pregnancy and they had to take it and the bleeding was stopped. MY HEART BROKE! We had lost a baby.

It took me about an hour to recover enough from the surgery to be able to get up and get dressed. They sent me home and I went straight to our couch where I stayed for the next week. My mom was kind enough to come down and take care of me while James was at work. They doctor told me to stay off of my feet at least until Wednesday of that week, but I was still pretty sore and nauseous from the antibiotic and pain meds that they prescribed to me that I didn't go to work at all that week. Mom left Thursday and I spent Friday on my own. Thank you Mom for all the help and everything you did!!!

We do have good news though. I am still pregnant. It has been confirmed. More information to come on that after we have another doctor appointment. But for now, you can just know that one of our babies is in heaven and we are hoping for the best and praying for God's guidance and blessing with this pregnancy!