Written By: Esther / Category: News / View Comments: 15
A lot of people have been asking about my due date, so I’ll address it. There is no real due date, but if I were having a singleton it would be June 30th. The average length of pregnancy for triplets is 32 weeks, so that puts my “due” date right around the first week of May. If I make it to my 36th week, the babies will be considered full term, and most likely not spend anytime in the NICU. It’s highly unlikely though, due to my size and the fact that it’s my first pregnancy. 90% of triplets do not make it to 36 weeks. So, I’ll probably have them sometime between May 1st and June 1st.
Ah, pain. I saw the doc again this week. I told him about my back and abdominal pain, and he said “already?’ and gave me a look that said I better buck up. Ok, maybe I’m being whiny, but the pain is like a of couple knives twisting in my back and radiating through to my stomach. I can’t help it. I can barely commute at [Continue Reading…]
Written By: Jason / Category: Video / View Comments: 1
Esther and I watched a National Geographic television special yesterday titled In the Womb: Multiples. We already knew most of the information, but it was still definitely worth watching. It’s especially interesting if you’re not familiar with twins, triplets, and quads. Click the image below to watch the YouTube version (720p HD) in a pop-up window.
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Synopsis: National Geographic explores the extraordinary, never-before-seen world of twins, triplets and quadruplets as they develop in utero. Utilizing groundbreaking technology and amazing 4-D ultrasound images, watch quadruplets as they develop in utero and engage in their [Continue Reading…]
Written By: Esther / Category: News / View Comments: 11
I’m pretty sure some good news is in order, so here it is. This week the professor I TA for insisted I stop teaching my sections and coming to lecture. Turns out I had up to 6 weeks paid leave for this quarter, and could have been off weeks ago. One of my peers also insisted on skyping me a seminar I normally go to, so I can watch from bed, which is exactly what I will do. I swear I can hear the collective sigh of relief from everyone who’s been watching me waddle around campus, hauling books and my computer. Now I only have to commute to campus 2, maybe 3 days a week! My general stress level should decrease considerably, and I hope to feel much better, both physically and emotionally.
This week we took a highly recommended class at the UCSD hospital for people who are expecting multiples. $30 bucks +a 2-hour round trip ended in disappointment. I was expecting to meet other mothers and couples of multiples, share stories and questions, but introductions were [Continue Reading…]
Written By: Jason / Category: Baby Registry, News / View Comments: 1
Managing multiple baby registries was a pain. Also, the online registry websites for Target and Babies “R” Us are hard to navigate through and use. The other day a friend informed me about Babyli.st which is a new baby registry website that works with any online retailer. So, we decided to make the switch. Not only are we no longer limited to only a few retailers, it’s also much easier to use.
Written By: Esther / Category: News / View Comments: 0
I’m having a hard time coming up with the positive aspects of being pregnant with three babies. I apologize for having such negative reports. This week my sciatic nerve started bothering me, shooting pain from my right hip to my right calf. Sleep is fleeting because it constantly wakes me up, no matter what position I’m in. One night the frustration carried me from the bed to the couch, and then the guest room, simply because I couldn’t lay there and take it anymore. After a week of no sleep, I decided to buy a new mattress. Probably not necessary, but it gave me back the sense of control I was so used to having before I got pregnant. I bought the hardest mattress I could find, and I think it helps some, especially with the intense back pain.
It’s funny, lying down relieves the back pain, but awakens my sciatic nerve. Standing up helps with both, but I can’t stand for long, and I haven’t figured out how to work on my computer while [Continue Reading…]
Written By: Jason / Category: News, Pictures / View Comments: 2
I’ve finished the photo gallery page and added a few pictures. When we add more in the future I’ll probably end up reorganizing things a bit, but for now it should suffice. Check back for updates to the gallery!