Last night I went to our local M.O.M. (Moms of Multiples) meeting & I had the pleasure of meeting a soon-to-be mommy of triplets. She is 18 wks along & in talking to her, many memories came flooding back. I honestly can't believe that the babies are almost 16 wks old! Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday that I had been put on bed rest (18w 4d pregnant) & I thought I was HUGE. Little did I know how big I would get although I don't think I ever got really big.
This was the beginning of our journey when I started injectables for the in-vitro.
Me at 19 wks, right after the cerclage was placed & on bed rest.
This is me the day the babies were born at 33w 6d.
We went through so much to have these babies. I know there were days that I just wanted to be able to go to Target or Babies R Us or help paint the babies' room but couldn't b/c I knew if I was up & about that my body would want to start contracting. It wasn't worth the risk!
Then our babies were born & we got to bring them home. I don't have much recollection of April & May. Sometimes I wonder how we did it. Todd & I were on our own during the night except for a few nights when I was sick w/ mastitis. Why didn't we ask for help? I think I was very concentrated on getting the kids on a good schedule & wanted to make sure that they stayed on it. For those of you thinking about doing it on your own, it is possible. We did have help during the day but being the Type A person that I am, I never napped. Nope, not once. Couldn't do it & still can't! I don't think I would have done anything differently.
Here are some pics of the kids from then & now.
Gabi at 3 wks old & 15w 4d old.
Ian at 3 wks old & 15w 4d old.
Sofi at 3 wks old & 15w 4d old.
Gabi practicing standing. She LOVES to do this!
Sofi blowing bubbles w/ her spit. Really cute, huh?
Ian sleeping in his swing. He LOVES his swing!
BIG DIFFERENCE! I can't believe they are so big! I think I want time to slow down a bit. Chances are these will be our only babies so I want to really enjoy these times b/c once they are gone, I'll never get them back.