Saturday, December 22, 2007

Good Report!

I went to the dr yesterday. My cervix is still closed & was even longer. The dr was really excited. He said he had never seen a triplet cervix that long. He said I could get up & do a little but not to over do it. I don't have to go back until Jan 2! YEAH!!! Yesterday I was 19 weeks & 2 days. The babies weighed 11, 12 & 13 oz. I gained 2.5 lbs for a total of 17 lbs.

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Great News!

I went to the dr today & my cervix was still closed & longer than it was last week. I go back next week & if it still looks good then I get to go 2 weeks without seeing the dr. He was really surprised that it has improved this much. He said he thought I would be in the hospital by now. The dr said if I keep this up he didn't see any reason why I wouldn't make it full term which is 36 weeks for triplets! I also gained 5 lbs for a total of 13 lbs so far. We also got us a Dodge Sprinter van today. So now we have room to haul all those babies around.

Great News!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I felt one of them!

On Sunday I felt one of the babies move. Then last night I was sitting in a chair with my hand on the top of my belly & felt somebodies foot or hand sticking up. I am 18 weeks today. I go back to the dr on Friday to check my cervix.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Racheal's dance recital


Friday night was Racheal's ballet dance recital. She did a great job. They have all gotten better over this past year. She loved the finale. It was to Rockin' around the Christmas tree.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

17 weeks & half way there!!!

I had a dr's appointment today. Thanks Jessica K for taking me! My cervix was closed. Yeah!!! He also said it was at an angle this time. Which is good. Last week it was straight across & the babies were pushing straight down on it. He said continue on bedrest & I go back next Friday & they will check it again.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Survived the 1st week!!!

Well I made it a week on bedrest only 17 more to go! Randall's mom went home yesterday. She was a big help. I am sure she was exhausted. Kaylee started yesterday. Racheal had so much fun playing with her. I go back to the dr tomorrow.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bed rest is not suppose to be stressful

Bed rest is not suppose to be stressful. It is intended to be a time that a person can rest and relax for health reasons. Judging by the number of telephone calls I keep getting every day, either bed rest is extremely stressful, or extremely boring; or maybe it is both. Shelley has called so many times in the past few days, I have had to recharge my cell phone's battery before my 12 hour shift was over.

Help

Randall's mom came Tuesday & is staying until Monday to help us. Also Kaylee Johnson is going to come in the evenings to get Racheal's supper together, get her a bath & entertain her. That will be a big help. Thanks to everyone that has brought food & is helping get Racheal to all of her activities. It is great to have such good friends & family!

Bedrest Begins

I went to the dr Monday, Nov 26. Good news-the babies looked great. They all weigh 6 oz each. Bad news-On the back side of my cervix there is a small cone shaped area (called funelling) that is opening & closing. So I was put on bedrest starting Monday. It has me a little stressed out trying to make sure Racheal is taken care of. The dr said I could only get up to shower, use the bathroom & to eat. I started weekly Progesterone inj that is suppose to help prevent preterm labor. Boy do they hurt. I go back to the dr next Wednesday to get my cervix checked.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The beginning

We decided we were read for baby #2 so we began fertility treatment in Bedford again in August. The first IUI worked. I found out I was pregnant on Labor day. I had a sonogram on September 28th & found out we had 4 babies. Two were small & the dr said we would just have to watch them to see if they would make it or not. I had another sonogram on October 19th & found out I had lost one baby. Two of the babies were measuring right on track & had good heart rates. The third baby was a week behind & had a slower heart rate. Dr. Doody released me. Yeah no more trips to Bedford.

I had my first appointment with Dr. Thigpen in Ft Worth on November 1st. The third baby had caught up. So they were all on track & had good heart rates. He told me our goal was to make it to 34 weeks. I also will begin modified bedrest the day after Christmas. I saw him again on Nov 14 & had a sono to check my cervix. He said I got cervix of the month award. It was better than most singleton pregnancies. So no stitches for now. I go back Nov 26 for the big sonogram.