WOOT! God has blessed us w/ another good report from the peri! First, I had to do the 1 hour glucose test. That orange stuff isn't nearly as bad as everyone claims it to be. I guess that maybe I have a sweet tooth? Now, it did give me heartburn which wasn't any fun & I also got a sugar buzz from it that left me a little shaky but otherwise, I tolerated it well.
Of course, I was worried about the cervix but to our pleasant surprise, it is still holding! There was no funneling when she pushed on it & it is still long like it was the last time, right around the 3cm range. I think that is what scares me the most from the whole visit as I know the babies are fine b/c of their movements.
On to the babies...they are doing marvelous! The peri is very happy w/ their progress & even called Gabi a "chunker" today. What can I say? Laying in bed, eating & not exercising along w/ the daily protein shakes can really help put some weight on the babies. They all gained between 4-5oz in 10 days! I thought it would only be about 3, maybe 4 as they have been gaining about 2oz a week. Here are their stats...
Gabi ~ A whopping 1lb 10oz!
Sofi ~ Coming in 2nd at 1lb 9oz!
Ian ~ Our little caboose is 1lb 8oz!
Since they are all so close in weight, it is a big relief. We hope they continue to share the nutrients & that their placentas continue to keep up the good work! It is most definitely a combined effort at this point! We are happy to report that we do not need to go back for another 2 weeks. That is great!
Besides the appointment today, I wanted to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all the girls at Just Mommies for throwing me a WONDERFUL online baby shower. I never knew the amount of support we were receiving until I opened all the gifts that came to us through the mail from women I have never met in real life. Thank you all for coming in to our lives & loving our babies!
Now, I wanted to answer some of the comments I have received so here goes...
Tami wanted to know where we got the bedding. It took forever to find a place that had cute mini crib bedding but I finally did at a place online called "Dress up the Nursery". The owner was also kind enough to give us a 15% discount for the triplets on everything we purchased! They also have beautiful full size crib bedding. I highly recommend it to ANYONE looking. The prices are also EXTREMELY reasonable!
Susanne wanted to know if Todd went to the University of Texas & the answer is yes...HOOK 'EM HORNS!
Thank you to everyone for the continued prayers. We really appreciate all of you. God bless!