We are officially in our 33rd week of pregnancy! I'm actually going to make it to 34 weeks before this trio is born which is better than the average 32/33 weeks! I think I have been in a bit of shock these past few days about it all. The closer we get to the big day, the more surreal it becomes.
Let's talk medical first...we went for an NST (non-stress test) on Saturday morning. Unfortunately, it was at L&D which of course raised my anxiety level b/c the last time I was in one of their rooms, I was throwing up. There are so many fetal heart monitors & then the TOCO which measures contractions. Wires were everywhere as you can see below.
No, it is not comfortable at all. I actually HATE having NSTs done. When I was in the hospital for the illness, they did an NST every 8 hours. Yes, this meant waking me up in the middle of the night. Thankfully, the NST went well. The babies showed the nurse exactly what she needed to see which is their baseline heart rate & also some accelerations. What they are looking for are decelerations especially if it becomes a pattern or if the heart rate drops very low. Thankfully we had none. Once again, we are proving Dr. Adam wrong!
We also went yesterday for another NST but this time it was at the testing center which is much better in my opinion than having to go to L&D. The kids behaved themselves this time b/c I was monitored on my back rather than on my side. I asked if the contraction monitoring could be done after as I tend to have more contractions on my back than on my side. I don't think it is accurate when they monitor while I'm on my back. Thankfully the nurse agreed & allowed the children to be monitored 1st then the contractions. She said our babies looked "beautiful, absolutely beautiful". Needless to say, I was very happy to hear that. Then while looking for contractions, I only had 1 so I was allowed to go home. Thank God!
Now, getting back to the final countdown...we are less than a week away. I'm not sure how I feel...I know I am excited, anxious, scared, nervous, scared...did I mention scared? I think all new moms to be can vouch for that emotion...scared. What the hell am I going to do w/ 3 kids????? I mean, seriously, I'm freaking out! Don't get me wrong, I do want them & I'm dying to meet them it is just, well...scary. I'm going to be responsible for 3 precious babies sent to me by God. I have to make sure I teach them the difference between right & wrong, give them good character, dress & feed them, provide a good education, etc. Yeah...that's me...a triplet mom to be!
Then there is the whole c-section situation. I'm not terrified about it but I am concerned about healing, walking & being able to care for 3 babies after I get home. I've had some surgery done before but none quite this invasive. I am freaking about a bit about being alert as they cut in to me. I don't know how to explain it. I'm not having anxiety about the whole thing or maybe I am. Either way, I just want to get it done! I want it to be over & I want to meet our trio.
So, other than normal mommy fears, I think we are as prepared as we can be for now. HA! If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE leave a comment for me. We appreciate all the love & support we have been receiving. Thank you, thank you, thank you!