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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Learning Curves...

It seems like we try a billion different things before we find what will work for our trio, and even then, finding what works for each individual. Some days our routine goes smoothly and some days it crashes all around us. Some days I just want to cry at the end because I am exhausted and a little one is too beyond exhaustion to sleep (fighting it tooth and nail). Most days I just smile at my little bundles of joy, loving them, and every moment I get with them, good or bad.
No one could have ever prepared me for triplets. I don't think you can even truly comprehend the reality of living/ caring/ and raising triplets until you actually do it. I felt fairly prepared going into this. I read everything I could get my hands on, listened to everything on the triplet boards, etc, and I knew it was going to be really hard but I felt ready... Then "ready" went out the window when they came home. It is definitely a completely different life now but it is a wonderful one.
So if you see a mom of higher multiples, give her some props because I am sure she deserves it and doesn't really hear it. Being a HOM (higher order mom) is not easy in the least but the rewards are defiantly plentiful (the children).

Sunday, March 14, 2010

7 week old Routine....

For anyone who is wondering what our 7 week old babies routine is...

(All of these are give or take an hour depending on the day)
5am morning bottle, sleep
8am bottle, up a little (about 30mins), sleep
11 am bottle, afternoon nap (usually about 4 hour)
3pm bottle, up until next bottle
6pm bottle (working on 7pm bedtime...just started last night)
9pm bottle, sleep
12-3am bottle and sleep (after bedtime they only get fed when they wake up which is different for every baby during this stent)

Now let me say that our feed times last about 2 hours from the start of one baby to the finish of another. This is because we feed each baby one at a time (unless their is help available and then somehow it still seems to take that long). With reflux issues, bottle propping is not an option for our trio. There are also days where the babies don't sleep that much and the feeds run back to back, but this gives other new moms or expecting moms an idea as to what it is like. Also for the past two nights the babies have slept for about 5 hours after their bedtime bottle which is awesome!
We are still working on finding a bedtime routine that works for us.
As far as where the babies sleep/ are for that day.... We are working on them only being in their cribs and the nursery for their afternoon nap (11am) and for bedtime. After their 8am bottle they come into our room/ other parts of the house for the day. That seems to work the best right now. Having them in our room at night is more stressful. They don't sleep as long (I think due to the noise of us being up at that time, lights, etc) and we definitely don't sleep (what little we get) well because we are constantly checking them and hearing all their little grunts.
Another thing we are learning is to let them cry a little. I have been so concerned about letting them cry because for one crying can make reflux worse and two, they get each other worked up. I think this has caused issues with them being able to self sooth. Thus requiring someone to pick them up to calm them... and it is hard to put them down without them starting back up. So I let them cry yesterday while going down for their nap. Now it was not really the whole "cry it out" thing. They were all fed, changed, and layed in bed after about 10 mins of rocking. Also I stayed in there the whole time reading books to them. Caitlin started screaming to be held right after we put her down, which got Criton screaming. After about 15 mins though, Criton seemed to tune her out and feel asleep. Caitlin on the other hand went for about 45 mins until she calmed down. Of course Haley is our quiet one and doesn't really seem to be effected by the other two as much, so she slept through all of it. I hated listening to her cry but we can't keep picking her up and holding her constantly, and they all have to learn to sleep through the other one crying. Otherwise you have what we have been dealing with for the last 7 weeks... Caitlin and Criton crying, demanding to be held and Haley our quiet one, having to get put down to deal with the other two, and making it impossible for just one person to manage all three. Thank god Michael works from home, but that also means he is working round the clock inbetween feeds and crying fits, which doesn't work for anyone. So, as hard as it is, as along as all their needs are met (feed, clean diaper, physically ok) the only time they are going to get held for awhile (until they can self sooth and ignore the others cries) is during feeds and playtime. I know this sounds harsh, it breaks my heart, but we don't see any other way. Hopefully it works well and this will resolve quickly.

Baby Update...

It is so hard to find the time to get on here and blog with triplets. All the babies are over 10 1/2 pounds and will probably be over 11 by their appointment next week if they keeps this up. For the past two nights the babies have slept for about 5 hours after being first put down to bed and then they pick back up their every 3 hour or so vigual... but at least we get one stent of five hours which is a godsend... hopefully it keeps up. Everyone is taking on average 4 ounces a feed, and yesterday evening they have been taking 5 ounces. Not sure if this is a fluke or a new trend.
Thurs we were able to get a little play time in the routine. Michael and I sat on the floor with the babies on their play mat and played for almost an hour. We did some tummy time, practice rolling, and just general chatting to them. It was awesome. I know in time there will be a lot more time to play and that right now is just survival mode with the triplets, but it was a good moment.
They are all smiling and I could swear I hear a tiny giggle every now and then (so waiting to hear them laugh). We are working on rolling over at the moment. Their head control is just astounding and Caitlin has got some incredible overall body strength (we think she will be the first to walk). They are very alert and pay attention to everything going on. It is amazing to watch their eyes light up. They seem to be right on target for their age...Yay!
It's funny how much trial and error we have gone through with these three to find what works for them.... Bottles, formula, diapers, soothing techniques, feeding schedules, bath times, etc. Since I had kids before you would think that it would be easy... but every baby is different. Eeven the triplets have their own uniqueness in most areas. It is amazing (and sometimes frustrating) to see just how different they are in their likes and dislikes, what works and what doesn't for each one.
None the less, we are exhausted and completely sleep deprived, but we love every moment we get with our little ones.

For anyone who has a really fussy baby, perhaps colic, or an unconsolable crying...
We have been having some issues with Caitlin screaming for hours on end for no reason except to be picked up and bounced. We had tried everything and nothing worked. Needless to say we felt at our wits end with this. Not only was she screaming but she was also getting the other two going (mostly just Criton but occasionally Haley). As usual we researched it like crazy and found This pediatricians technique is amazing and really works. It shows you how to calm a baby in seconds.... and it calmed Caitlin in seconds. I would not have believed it if I did not experience it. Also White noise (including a hairdryer) works wonders for keeping them soothed. So for anyone who runs into this issue this is a must check out thing. If it worked for us I know it is real and not just another worthless gimmick. You can also find vidoes on it and learn the technique on youtube. It involves swaddling, turning them on their side while holding them, making a shush noise near their ear, lightly shaking (like a shiver), and giving them a pacifier all together. The videos can show/ explain it better, but it does work. Caitlin has been sleeping peacefully and isn't spastic when she went down or woke up for bottles.
Hope this helps some of you.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Formula and bottles.....

I haven't had much time to write lately. Triplets keep you very busy especially when you run into problems. The first problem came when we switched from buying the Parents Choice Gentle formulato the Meijer brand. On parents Choice they has gas and constipation issues but it got 10 times worse on the Meijer brand. Everyone was miserable, crying all the time, straining like crazy to get hard poos out, not sleeping well, etc. Needless to say it was a miserable time for everyone. Very stressful and severe sleep deprivation for everyone. So after a lot of research we switched to the name brand Enfamil Gentle ease formula. After 24 hours we were noticing a difference... the constipation was going away (it is fully resolved now).
Now with that being said things were still not great. Caitlin was extreamly fussy still and the gas was still really bad. Their sleep was also not that restful... constant moving/ grunting and the gas would wake them up and they would start crying. So once again I started to research things and came across a lot of people talking about the Dr Brown's bottles for colic, gas, etc. Tons of people were swearing by this bottle to fix the issues we were having so we decided to try it. Tonight was our first run and we noticed a big difference from the first feeding. These bottles are a godsend thus far. The babies are feeding within 30 mins instead of taking an hour per child. Caitlin was not screaming bloody murder for hours on end as she has been. All the babies are sleeping soundly and taking almost an ounce or more a piece.
So what I have learned.... Their is a difference in the generic formula vs the brand name, and in our case it was a huge difference. Also, bottles do matter. I would highly suggest and recommend anyone to just start out using the Dr Brown;s bottles. If you have any type of colic, gas or stomach issues...get these bottles. Bottles can make all the difference (we were using NUK's prior to this).
That is my experience thus far on this subject and the advice I can give.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

4 Weeks old....

Well the babies are 4 weeks old now... How it just seems like a blur of endless diapers, feedings, and 15 min cat naps that have now replaced any real
Seriously though I would not trade it for anything in the world. Criton is now over 9 lbs! and is just like his daddy... Haley and Caitlin are both about 8lb 9 oz which is awesome... they have all gained over 2lbs in the last 4 weeks which is their goal weight gain (2lb per month).
Their personalities are already starting to show and surprisingly it is close to how they were in the womb.... Criton and Caitlin feed off each other (crying wise) and try to kick at each other when side by side. Haley is so laid back but extremely alert for her age. She also loves to snuggle/ reach out and touch her siblings when they are next to is just so awesome.

Scheduals and nonsense....

The past four weeks have flown by in a blur. We have come across several minor issues thus far such as: Caitlin's reflux (and we think the other two have a mild form of reflux), severe gas issues and constipation from the Neosure formula, the babies aversion to having any type of dirty diaper (they not only get changed before they feed but also in between feedings), and my largest lesson... go with my instincts and what our babies are showing us, not what everyone else (including at times the doctor) says.
Our pregnancy was not typical even for a triplet pregnancy. So, when nothing about the pregnancy was "normal" why would I think that the babies would follow other peoples idea of "normal" once they were out....
Some of you might be thinking at this point "What is she talking about?" Well first off everyone swears by scheduals for their little ones, even the doctors. Prime example: feed every 3-4 hours, get everyone up at the same time to feed. We tried to fit them all into a little schedule... and their response was "no". We would either have one or more babies having a "melt down" moment at the same time or we were trying to force them awake to eat. Any time we try to wake them up and make them eat they get extreamly fussy and don't really eat much at all. Needless to say after almost 2 weeks of this craziness Michael and I sat down and really looked at what was going on with our little brood... that's when we decided to scratch all the craziness of a feeding schedule and do on demand feeding. For us, and for our little ones, this has worked out great. They are all around the same relative time but they are eating better and much happier babies for being allowed to be individuals in this area. Especially Haley because she tends to like to sleep longer then the other two. Does it take up a lot of our time? Yes, but then again, so did force feeding the children at specific times. Now don't get me wrong, routines like bedtime, nap time, etc are great and really help babies learn structure, just be a little flexible too.
When the gas issue came up the doctor said to stay on the Neosure and give them Mylicon drops... the drops made them throw up and didn't help and the Neosure is what was creating the issue in the first place. So we switched to a Gentle ease formula and they did much better.
I have conceded that we are not normal, and we have to go with what works for our little ones and us, despite what others may say. That would be one piece of advice to other new triplet moms in this area. Try things out but listen to your instincts and what your babies are telling you. All babies are different and what works for some won't work for all. Find what works for you. Also Doctors are not all knowing gods... question things if they don't seem right and stand up for what you believe.

Friday, February 5, 2010

2 week Doctor Appointment...

Well the babies are just a little over two weeks old now. Criton is weighing in at 7lb 1 ounce, Haley is 6lb 15 1/2/ ounces, and Caitlin is at 6lb 9 1/2 ounces. The doctor is extremely pleased in their development and weights thus far and said he won't need to see them back until they are two months old due to how well they are doing.... Yay!!
They are growing like little weeds. They are taking between 3-4 ounces of formula/ breastmilk every 3 hours. We have had some issues with gas over the last few days so the doctor told us to try mylicon drops to see if that would help. We are still on the Neosure (22 calorie formula) and will probably continue to be on it until at least their two month check up since they were technically preemies.
It's still a juggle to try and get anything house wise done in between feedings but it is getting easier.
You just have to think in priorities as far as housework and such.
I am enjoying every moment with the little ones though... even the tough ones where they are up and fussy all night due to I had to do some minor running outside the house yesterday and was only gone for about two hours but found myself missing them like crazy. I thought about how their hair smelled as they laid on my chest, their little grunts, they way they wrap their tiny fingers around mine... going back to work when it is time is going to be very hard for me this time. I missed them terribly just for that little bit of time and I do not think that it will go away any time soon.
It is snowing like crazy outside now. Everything is white and beautiful... as long as you don't have to go out in it. Thank goodness we did our running yesterday and stocked up.
Well it is time to be off and get some stuff done. For those who I have not called yet... my apologies. We are just so busy right now that being able to sit and have a five min phone conversation is a little hard at the moment, but we will get their very soon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Are we awake yet?

It has been about 3 days now since everyone has been home together. Last nights dishes are still next to the sink. There are about 15 bottles on the counter waiting to go in the dishwasher (I just made them last night). Clean laundry is still in the laundry baskets and there is more to be washed. The kitchen floor needs to be mopped due to the dogs getting their feet dirty when going outside. And the only thing I know for sure is that every three hours we can be found in the nursery feeding the babies.... Life is truly wonderful and we are blessed.
I will say the first two days was really rough, and trying to get into some sort of routine was harder then I thought. Yesterday it started getting much better though and last night was a breeze compared to the others. Also a little sleep goes a long way. We had both been running on very very little sleep due to all the craziness at the end of the pregnancy, the hospital, and all the running back and forth when Caitlin was still in the hospital. We have both managed to sleep for at least one five hour stretch a piece which has helped.
All the babies are doing great. Criton is getting huge and is taking about 80mL feedings every three hours. Caitlin is taking between 65-80mL every three hours. Haley is eating around 60-70mL every three hours but I think she misses the four hour schedule. Hopefully the other two will be ready to go back to every 4 hours by the end of the week or next week. I feel bad that we keep waking her up because Criton and Caitlin aren't ready to go to the four hour yet but it got too crazy trying to keep up both schedules. She seems to take it all in stride though. Haley is definitely our laid back, go with the flow baby. She hardly fusses and is extremely patient. Criton is our eater and sleeper at the moment. Then there is Miss Caitlin... she I think will be our higher maintenance baby. She is a lot more demanding then the others when it comes to being held longer and eating first. Also when you lay her and Criton next to each other while they are awake, they squirm so they can kick each other and Haley just stays out of it watching... Interesting that that is what it felt like in the womb too...
Well gotta go but will update you all later...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby Update...

Baby Caitlin got to come home yesterday!! She spent a total of 11 days in the Continuing Care nursery (kinda like a NICU step down). She started out there for observation and fluid in the lungs. Then she developed Reflux which was causing issues. Personally I think they pushed upping her feedings too hard which, combined with the respiratory issue caused the reflux. The respiratory issue caused the sphincter at the top of the stomach to stretch ( work of breathing) and the overfeeding her caused it to stretch more, which caused the reflux. It really pissed me off since they ignored me about her throwing up for two days and then she started having the issues. Nothing can be done now, and we are just glad she is home and doing well.
Criton is getting huge. We have to change him every 2 hours otherwise he soaks his clothing. He is our fussy one at the moment but we are working through it. He is also our big eater, usually taking around 70 mL per feed. My biggest issue is that he only breastfeeds for about 10 mins on average and then wants his bottle. I suppose he is getting something which is better then nothing.
Haley is definitely our quieter laid back baby. Nothing seems to really phase her and she is so patient when she has to wait her turn for something. She is also a very aggressive breastfeeder. She does well with the bottle but you can tell she prefers to breastfeed. Caitlin loves the breastmilk in a bottle (haven't tried to let her latch yet due to her previous issues).
Miche has been an awesome help. She absolutely adores the babies and is very good with them.
It is so good to have them all together again. Now I feel like a mom of triplets. It's funny, most people say being pregnant with them is the hardest thing you'll ever do, but for me, the hardest part thus far was having two home while one was still in the hospital. Constantly running back and forth several times a day, never feeling like your giving enough to any of them, constantly worn out, and impossible to get on a schedule. Now that everyone is home everything is starting to fall into place. Micheal and I could not be any happier. We marvel at our little miracles as they lay lined up in a row and a sense of pride and utter joy washes over us. Life will be an adventure and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Baby update...

Caitlin is doing great now. The Prilosec seems to really be helping. No events since Tues night so hopefully we will get to bring her home on Sunday. It has been super crazy trying to split yourself between two places. It will be great to have everyone together in one spot...home.
Criton and Haley are doing wonderful. They had their first doctor visit yesterday and they are very pleased with their growth and overall health.Starting at midnight last night we took them to every 4 hours and upped their formula intake. So far it is working beautifully and the kids seem to be happier. We are not waking them for the feeds, they are actually waking up themselves right before each feed.
So far so good...
We love our little clan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Baby Update...

Here is a quick baby update... We will give more delivery details later, just trying to cover the basics at the moment...
Well, Criton and Haley are at home now and doing great. Everyone is still feeding every 3 hours and we are breast feeding and bottle feeding. They seem to be doing great and average 40-50 ml per feed. They are getting more alert and spending more time awake which is awesome.
Caitlin is still at the hospital. She developed pneumonia from fluid in her lungs which had resolved fairly quickly with antibiotics. Three days ago they told us they upped her fluid intake and her "new minimum" per feed was 42 ML. After the first few feeds she started throwing up and fought taking her bottles. I became very concerned and brought this up to the nurse. I was told it is fine and don't worry about all the spitting up/ throwing up, as long as she hits her mark of 42mL. Needless to say I thought that was wrong but we were suppopsed to leave Wed and see her Pediatrician on Thurs, so I figured I would just bring it up to him and we would resolve the issue. Two days was just too long. She ended up developing Reflux due to this, and devastating (not getting enough O2 at times) for brief periods. So they are starting prilosec today which hopefully will resolve the issue and we can bring her home sometime next week. Other then that she is doing wonderfully. She is bright eyed and ready to take on the world. She is our trooper.
In the meantime I continue to pump breast milk for her and running back and forth between the hospital and home. We are very exhausted but it is worth all the joy and love we feel for our three little ones.
Carrying them was not the hardest part... having them split between two places (hospital and home) is by far harder emotionally and physically then anything else I have ever been through. At times I feel as if I fail all of them because I can not split myself in two and be with them all the time. I hope and pray Caitlin comes home soon.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quick Update... Delivery...

This will be very brief but I will write a detailed version once we are home from the hospital on Thurs or Friday.
We had the babies on Jan 20th (35 weeks and 6 days). Haley Jayne was born at 1:39pm and weighed 6lbs 71/2 ounces... Caitlin Iana Kay was born at 1:40pm and weighed 6 lbs 3 ounces... Criton Michael was born at 1:41pm and weighed 6lbs 6 ounces.
Everyone is doing great. No NICU just Continuing Care for observation and Caitlin needed antibiotics for fluid in her lungs. I still am battling severe edema/ pre e stuff but am very grateful that the babies have done so well and are healthy. That makes up for anything else.
Everyone will be home tomorrow after Caitlin's last dose of antibiotics.
Thank you to everyone for all your support and encouragement.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Quick Update...

Went to the Doc today and got bad news. I gained 31 pounds in the last week (all fluid) and the protien level on dip stick was +3 to +4. Blood pressure is good though and no other signs, and all the babies passed biophysical profiling with flying colors. They are admitting us today though and planning on delivering tomorrow afternoon. So by tomorrow we will have our little ones out and taking on the world! Hopefully everything stays well and no other glitches happen.
We are so excited and will update once they are here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Long Nights...

Well another sleepless night. You would think that after three weeks or so I would be used to it but it almost seems to get worse. It is ok though because I know we are nearing the end! Soon we will get to see and snuggle our little ones.
The swelling in my lower legs/ feet have been getting worse, but my blood pressure are still holding steady. My last 24 hr urine came back in the 300's so it isn't that bad, and they didn't want to do anything. I ache all over, the skin on my belly feels like it is ripping apart, I am exhausted, and I am the happiest person in the world because we have made it this far.
It still seems a little dreamy that we have surpassed the 35 week marker. 5 more days and we will be 36 weeks. That is pretty impressive for triplets, and they have continued to stay above 50% in their weights which is also really good for multiples.
The babies still move like crazy but you can tell they feel really cramped in there. I will post some new belly pics soon so everyone can see just how big the belly has gotten... truly it is it's own
Well off to try and rest a little more...

In the Army Now...

Jasper shipped off to boot camp on Wed. He is in Georgia at Fort Benning. He decided to go into intelligence. We wish him all the best and hope he does well.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Well as of yesterday we have reached one of our large goals... 35 weeks. If we make it to next Thurs we would have reached all our goals for this pregnancy and anything else is gravy. I will say that everyday seems to bring it's own challenges. Everything at this point seems so much harder (walking around, sleeping, taking a shower, etc). I am hoping that means the little ones are packing on some poundage!
Michael tends to worry a lot about the babies and me. Mostly because I groan and moan when moving and such. It's hard not to though. All I can do is keep reassuring him that we are doing ok and that I am just being He has been so wonderful through everything and dotes on us constantly.
I think Miche and him are ready for the babies to come though. Miche comes in, pokes on the belly and tells them to hurry up and get done cooking. She really wanted babies this week. Michael is waiting patiently but the closer it gets, you can see the excitement building. It is so cool to watch the two of them waiting on the babies.
Miche decided to bleach out her hair again (it has been dark auburn for about 6 months now). She wanted to get back to blond so she could do her odd wash out colors (like pink). Right now she is at the orange phase... She plays with her hair color more then anyone I know. She can never make up her mind and stick with it. Hopefully she sticks with wash out colors for awhile. It is less harsh on the hair. I post some pics of her new hair when she finishes this transformation.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Well tomorrow we will be 35 weeks!.....yay....
I am so happy we have made it this far and am really hoping to make it to at least 36 which is next Thurs. I do have to say though, the further we get, the larger the babies get, the worse I feel... I can't sleep very well at all (about 1-2 hours at a time), moving around is just exhausting, laying in bed is really hard but so is sitting in the recliner. I am just conceding that from here on out I will be miserable but if that gets us closer to larger, healthier, and take home babies, I will continue on with a smile (or as much of one as I can muster).
It's funny how Monday I felt horrible, Tues I was feeling really good, and today is another horrible day... I wonder if it will keep
Wow! I sound whinny. I don't mean to, and love the babies, just tired. Also I have some really bad stretch marks in the center bottom of the belly and they have really started to hurt. It feels like the skin is tearing apart but Michael assures me everything is intact. The lotion he gets me (palmer's stretch mark cream) really helps though, but doesn't last as long as I would like.
Well I am going to go lay down again but will write more tomorrow. Perhaps I will have another good day. Switching back and forth wouldn't be too

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

34 weeks and 5 days... Doc Appointment

Well they say everything is looking fine. The babies all passed their biophysical profiles with flying colors as usual (everyone was breathing up a storm). They don't seem too concerned with the swelling in my feet and were happy about Friday's test results. I took in another 24 hr urine today and should have those results tomorrow. My blood pressure was 122/70 something. So we are geared for another week unless something else happens before then.
I am still very cautious and watching my BP and other signs like a hawk. I want to get as far as we can but also do it safely. I don't want push anything if it means possibly hurting the babies or myself. We are keeping our fingers crossed, knocking on wood, and waiting patiently.
I will keep everyone informed about any new developments and will write more later. Must lay down for a bit I think.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Short Update...

Well I finally heard back from the doctors office about our 2nd 24 hr urine. The protein level was down to just a little over 200 which is really good. I am doing another one today and will turn it in tomorrow when I go for my regular appointment. So far so good though. Maybe we will get another week out of these little guys!
I will do an doc appointment update tomorrow when we get back.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Another Day... Another Issue...

Nothing is ever easy with triplets...
Well they got my test results back and the protein in my urine was measuring 500 which is really high. So I am doing another 24 hr urine today and go back tomorrow morning for more blood work.
My blood pressure is still doing ok and no other symptoms.
So we will find out what will go on tomorrow. I would really like to make it to 35 weeks but I will do whatever is safest for the babies.

I will keep everyone informed as to what happens. Keep your fingers crossed that this one turns out better.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another Week Down!!

Well we are 33 weeks and 5 days today! The Peri appointment went well. All the babies passed their biophysical profiles with flying colors and very quickly. Everyone is head up feet down (breech) which is a good thing since we are having a C-section no matter what. Caitlin (Baby A) is weighing in at 4 lb 14 oz.... Haley (Baby B) is weighing in at 5 lb 1 oz... and Criton is weighing in at 5lb 2 oz. Which means everyone is above the 50th percentile, and according to my doctors office that is really really good at this stage. Usually it drops off before now. We were hoping for close to 5 pounders so we were practically jumping for joy.
Still no contractions which is good. My blood pressure wasn't too bad 130's/80's so that was good, but the protein in my urine was up to +1 from trace amounts so I have to do a 24 hr urine today and then go for blood work tomorrow. They don't seem too concerned so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
We still hope for 36 weeks but are taking it one step at a time. Currently my goal is to get through till the next appointment (we will be almost 35 weeks then). Hopefully everything looks good tomorrow and I can make my small goal. I will let everyone know what happens.
On a side note... We feel appendages We are starting to see and make out little elbows/ hands, feet, as they stick out here and there. It is pretty wild and pretty wild to feel. I think I will miss feeling them move around in there, but then again I get to watch them grow and take on their own personalities so it is all good.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

One Thing After Another....

I am feeling slightly discouraged today. I haven't had any contractions for almost a week now....Yay!.... but my blood pressure has started to come up a little. Yesterday it was 130's/70's and this morning it was 142/90. It just seems like I get one thing under control and another pops up. I really want to at least make it to 34 weeks. Just one more week. I am feeling fine the babies are moving great.... just one more week.
Keeping our fingers crossed and resting as much as possible. I suppose that is all I can do at this point.