Thursday, January 24, 2008

We passed viabiltiy at 24 weeks!

Can I get an AMEN?!? I think I can safely say that we have finally all sighed a huges sigh of relief! Seriously, 6 weeks ago, it was uncertain whether my uterus would be able to hold these babies & whether we would make it to this crutial point. Somehow, we have managed to pass the 24 week mark which was on Monday/Tuesday depending on which dr's due date you go by.

You can tell that everyone's spirits are higher b/c we have passed this milestone. I finally started purchasing items for the baby. We received our triple decker stroller this past Saturday & you should have seen Todd putting it together. He was adorable! It was his VERY first Daddy Duty! It really made me fall in love w/ him all over again. He was so proud! We are getting the infant car seats today thanks to my in-laws. Here are some pictures.

Besides the stroller, I finally got online & ordered the baby bedding. Nope, we don't have the cribs yet but know where we will be purchasing them from. I am so excited! Here is a picture of the pattern.

I haven't gone crazy buying things though. I have held back which is very hard to do. I guess I still feel that I will "jinx" the pregnancy although we are in a relatively safe place now. Maybe part of it is if I start buying clothing, the reality of the situation will set in...we are having THREE kids. Weird how it is the clothes & other little things that have me feeling that way. The big stuff, not so much. Maybe because I can't see it? Who knows!

Also, I am really looking forward to a string of baby showers that start this weekend. My best friend, Stacey, & another friend, Brittnay, are throwing this first one on Saturday. Then all my girls from Just Mommies have been so kind as to throw me an online shower! The packages are really pouring in. I'm sure my mailman & UPS guy are starting to wonder, lol! After this weekend, my mom is hosting a shower on Feb 2nd & my MIL is hosting one Feb 9th. I am praying that my uterus will cooperate & hold out until at least after the 9th. I have a good feeling though.

The babies have become very active lately. Their kicks are getting stronger & stronger. We bond every day by playing music for them via a CD player & head phones. We also poke at them & they poke back. Our next appointment is this Monday so please pray that my uterus & cervix are still holding strong. It is a wonderful feeling to actually go & get a good report.

Again, Todd & I want to thank all of you for your continued support throughout this adventure. God bless you all!


Norina said...

LOVE the bedding! I hear you on the not purcahsing of items, I too have not bought a thing. You'll get so much from your showers though I bet you won't hardly have to spend a dime! These babies are already sooooooo loved, even by people like me who have never had the pleasure of hugging you irl, but who pray for you each and every day!

Brittanie said...

It took me a long time to start buying things for Erin. Of course, I already HAD all the big things, but I was so scared to buy little stuff. I think before I had her I bought 1 outfit and a pair of shoes and that was it. I was given a lot of things, but as far as buying myself, not much. I didn't buy any diapers or wipes until after she was born.

I'm so excited for your shower though! ((hugs))

Susanne said...

Hi! I read your posts on TC and have 20 mo old triplets. Just wanted to say CONGRATS to you! I have been praying and hoping for you since you started posting desperately a few weeks back. Hey - I noticed your hubby has a UT shirt on. I'm a UT grad - do you live in TX?


rachael said...

Congratulations on making it to 24 weeks! Great job!

ccdean said...

Congratulations on making the 24 week mark. I have been reading your blog for a while now. I had my girls on 10/26/07, get ready you are in for the ride of your life :-) Enjoy this time getting ready for your 3, it will pass by quickly and they will be here before you know it. I will be praying that the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful.

Tami said...

Hey Astrid - just stopping by to see how you were doing. I'm so excited that you made it past 24 weeks - you are doing great!!! I love the bedding and the cribs you have picked out. Where did you find such cute bedding? Take care of yourself and those precious babies of yours. *hugs*