Friday, February 25, 2011


Today was a fun day. My mom went with me to the doctor and got to see an ultrasound for the first time.  Not only did we see heartbeats today, but we also saw moving, squirming babies!! All 3 were moving!! The nurse said this is a great milestone because it reduces my risk of miscarriage to less than 5%....that brought some much needed peace of mind. 

After my appointment we headed to a local "garage sale" that was sponsored by a local "moms of multiples" organization.  I had joined the group earlier this week so that I could shop first in the sale as a "pregnant member".  When we got there it felt a little like Black Friday.  There were long lines and crazy pregnant women pushing to get to the strollers.  It was a little overwhelming to me.  However, I found a double stroller, some unisex baby clothes, and a few maternity clothes.  The funniest part was that I was so excited about the stroller...pushing it to the car just smiling ear to ear.  I get to the car and open the back hatch and suddenly I am FROZEN.  I had NO CLUE how to fold it up!! First, I looked to make sure no one was watching then I tried really hard to do it myself to no avail.  I called my mom to come out and luck.  Finally, I saw a man loading strollers into his car with his wife so I nabbed him.  He was so nice...he showed me how to do it and explained everything.  Needless to say, I have LOTS to learn.  I am very happy with my purchases and consider our trip a success.  I can't wait to go back when I know how to shop for boy/girl specific clothes.

Enjoy the weekend!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

8 weeks...quick update

We have been going weekly for ultrasounds and everything has been moving right along.  The babies continue to grow and it still amazes me when I gaze at that screen.  We met with our infertility doctor this past week for the first time since getting pregnant.  She said that we are only the 2nd couple in all her years of practice to get pregnant with triplets on the particular combination of treatment we were doing!  She also said that in about 2 weeks she will release me to my regular OB/GYN and/or the high-risk specialist.  She is going to call my OB next week to see if she wants to handle my pregnancy along with the high-risk doctor or turn it over to the high-risk specialist completely.  I am a little anxious to see what happens. 

As for me, I have been nauseous 24/7 and I have tried not to complain....I just keep reminding myself that it could be worse, and it WILL get better.  Norman and I have been talking about all the things we need to do to be ready.  It's a long, overwhelming list.  Since we know that I will more than likely be on bed rest at some point...probably around 28 weeks if not sooner....we are trying to get a head start.  The most important thing is to get a room cleaned out for the babies.  I keep wondering how in the world TWO people can have so much "stuff"!?!?  I see a BIG yard sale in our near future.  Anyway, I don't have any groundbreaking news...just felt like I needed to post an update.  Now I am off to enjoy this beautiful day the Lord has made.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

♥ pitter ♥ patter ♥

We saw three heartbeats today ♥ ♥ ♥. It was such a sweet miracle. Looking back I was so uptight that I didn't soak it in enough....what I would give to see those little pitter patters again.  Good thing we go back next Wednesday...maybe I will do better....and maybe we can hear them!  When we left it had been sleeting and everyone in the ENTIRE city was on the roads.  It took us 4 hours to get home instead of 1 1/2. So, I am in my bed close to comatose....but I had to post a quick update.  I hope everyone has a nice weekend despite the weather! Lots of love!