Monday, March 3, 2008

WOOT! 30 weeks & a great peri appt!

Oh man! I am on CLOUD 9! First, we have made it to 30 weeks, incredibly enough. Then, our prayers were answered & the babies have grown & are doing well! I can't get over all the excitement today!

So, let me explain the appt today for you all. We got there & of course I get weighed. I am always worrying that I will gain too much but thanks to the vomiting & not being able to eat much, I only gained 2 1/2 lbs. That was a relief! I'm officially up to 50lbs total. I am fairly happy w/ that b/c I know I won't gain too much more before this trio is born. While she was weighing me, I asked about the protein levels. She said only trace amounts were showing. WOOT! No change from the last 2 visits. Can it get any better? YEP! It was then time to take the BP...I was a bit worried b/c unlike last time, I was sitting up the whole time while we waited & even sat up on the car ride to the peri's office. Well, well, well...to our surprise, it was only 130/70. I'm still holding strong.

We end up having to wait a bit more before going in to the ultrasound room. We finally get in there & the peri comes in. She asks me if I have any complaints & I proudly tell her no. Then I put my hand up to my mouth in a secretive motion & tell her that the only thing is that my reflux is pretty bad. She said, "Well, if that is your only complaint, I'll take it. That isn't a true complaint!" Hehe...I told her from the beginning I wasn't a complainer. I plan on proving it to her. I'm just not much on complaining or sympathy actually. Anyway, she prescribed me something to help w/ the reflux b/c right now, I am eating Tums like they are candy!

From that point, it was belly time! The cervix is still holding beautifully. Everything looks good w/ the babies. Their stats are...

Sofi ~ 2lb 13oz, up 13oz from last visit 10 days ago
Gabi ~ 2lb 14oz, up 10oz
Ian ~ 3lb 1oz, up 10oz

Their weights just proved to us that the last time, they were off. We were right! She said to expect their growth to slow down considerably since they are running out of room. I can understand that b/c they really are running out of room. I'm hoping they all get in the 3 1/2 to 4lb range. That would be fantastic! Honestly, I think Ian won't have a problem getting there. The girls, they will be the smaller ones. We'll see once they come out.

Speaking of coming out...I asked her if we were going to have babies this month & she said YES! WOOT! She said something about right around Easter so I'm thinking we will have them on the 31st if I haven't had them before then. Oddly enough, that is my mom's b-day. You have to understand something, I was born on the 15th so I was a gift to my mommy. Now, I am going to get a gift for my b-day, my 3 precious children AND be able to experience the joy my mom experienced when she had me. I think it is funny how this whole thing is coming full circle. Also, it would be Easter weekend. Could this be a sign from God? I think so!

To everyone reading this, thank you so much for taking the time to do so. It means the world to me that there are so many that care about us. God bless & keep the prayers coming!

11 comments:

Mom of 3 Cute Babies said...

Yeah for 30 weeks!!! I delivered my triplets at 30w1d, I was so happy to get to that 30 week mark. I had gained 50 lbs by that time too.

Shasta said...

Hey Astrid! I'm so glad you made it to 30 weeks!! I can't wait for you to post that you've had those 3 little angels!!

Meluch+3 said...

30 weeks is awesome!!!!! Keep on bakin'.

Mel

Brittanie said...

YAY for 30 weeks! And for March babies!! I was also a birthday gift to my mother. Hers is the 10th, mine is the 21. It's always been fun sharing that with her.

You know, I remember when you were so worried you wouldn't make it to 24 weeks, and here you are 6 weeks later! I'm amazed at you.

As always, the prayers will keep coming!

Natalie said...

Congratulations Astrid on making it this far! You are almost there. I can't believe the babies might come by Easter! That's so soon! I hope these next fews weeks continue going well and those babies gain a bit more weight! I can't wait to see your birth announcement very soon!

jinx said...

Hurrah for making it this far..
But think hold on and you can have April 1st babies.. Think of the fun Birthday parties you can hold then.

jhp1421 said...

Astrid, I'm so thrilled for you! What an accomplishment, 30 weeks! Keep going, your babies are going to do great because of all your hard work. I so enjoy reading your blog, I check in every day to make sure you are doing well. Tell DH to keep us posted when you go into the hospital. Sincerely, Jennifer from TC

the schirano triplets said...

congrats on making it to 30 weeks! way to go!

Norina said...

Awesome report! I am so proud of you and those 3 miracles! Hurray for having March babies!!!! Keeping the prayers coming,
N~

Leslie said...

This is wonderful news! Glad to hear it! Sorry that I never leave any comments...

Helene Eichenwald Slutsky said...

Way to go Astrid...I check in on your blog as a triplet connection momma. Wasn't it just last week that you joined TC and were worried about making it to 24 weeks. GOOD JOB...you can see the light at the end of the tunnel from here! CONGRATS!