Written By: Jason / Category: News / View Comments: 15
I really enjoy reading Esther’s posts each week. Apparently, so do a lot of other people! The blog has already been visited by well over 1,000 people from all over the world (big-ups to the Google Machine!). It’s been great to receive so much positive feedback and advice from everyone. Thank you and please keep it coming!
Also, I would like to thank all of our friends and family members who have sent us gifts, cards, and their well-wishes over the past few months. They mean a lot to us and we really appreciate it.
Esther, as you’ve probably noticed, is an excellent writer. Sadly, I am not. She’s definitely a tough act to follow here. But, I wanted to update everyone on what’s been going on with me lately. So, here are some random thoughts and updates in no particular order.
Work Life: Before we knew about the pregnancy I was freelancing full-time as a web developer. For the last 2 years I’ve owned and [Continue Reading…]
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The psychology department threw me a baby shower last week. I was very surprised and overwhelmed by the support and thoughtfulness of everyone at school. Between the money and gift certificates, we made some big purchases for the nursery last weekend! Jason was very excited with all the baby stuff (he’s much more into cute baby stuff than I am), and he spent the entire evening oohing and ahhing over everything I brought home. A big thank-you to the psychology department!!
Nothing to report from the doc this week. Except that the babies switched positions, which is unusual. Now they’re all laying sideways. Makes sense because when I’m sitting I usually have my knees up. That position probably squished the ID boys who were originally vertical. Also, I learned that I only gained 1 pound in the last 2 weeks, all of which is probably the babies. I asked the doc if I should consume more calories, and again, the doc said no.”Don’t gain a bunch of [Continue Reading…]
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The doc did a little cheer for me this week. Both hands up, tight little fist shakes in the air. Everything looks great! Cervix is still measuring at 4.5, very excellent. No signs of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Babies are big, especially considering I’ve only gained 20 lbs so far (not much for triplets): 1 lb 7oz., 1 lb 10 oz., and 1 lb 10 oz. I’m relieved because I’m not eating very much, but I am drinking about half a gallon of (organic!) 2% milk everyday. You should see the disbelieving look on Jason’s face when I slam entire pint glasses of milk! To increase calories even more, I mix two pints with carnation instant breakfast; to control sugar, I drink the rest straight from the carton. This adds about 1300 calories a day to my diet. A far cry from the soy milk I solely consumed pre-pregnancy, which contains phytoestrogens that affect male fetuses. You gotta do what you gotta do. I guess these babies love, love, LOVE milk!
Sleeping is [Continue Reading…]
Written By: Jason / Category: Poll / View Comments: 14
We can’t decide if we want to name our fraternal baby girl Emilia Olive or Olive Emilia. So, we thought it would be fun to see what everyone thinks by taking a poll.
Here’s a little info about the names: Olive is my Great Grandma’s name and Emilia is Esther’s Great Grandma’s name. We like how the names sound both ways and we’re leaving it up to the inter-webs to decide.
Cast your vote and help us make our decision! We look forward to [Continue Reading…]
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I don’t want to talk about my misery anymore, suffice it to say that I’m still in a lot of pain, and I’m still vomiting with and without Zofran. I had a busier week at school than I planned, so I told everyone I was done commuting on a regular basis. My husband would chain me to the couch if he could, something after this week I am no longer resisting. My body says, “REST!”, and I’m ready to listen. Being home-bound now, I can function as my body demands. As strange as it sounds, I seem to be doing things a baby would prefer. Sleeping in 2-3 hour shifts, eating lots of sweets and cheerios, and drinking gallons of milk. Yummy…
Strange bumps. My belly has a life of its own. When I touch it, or more commonly, scratch it, it feels numb. The other night I thought I was touching my husband’s back when I was actually touching my own belly. Yep, it’s the opposite of a phantom limb. And it’s very…lumpy. [Continue Reading…]