Week 23

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…

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In the Womb: Multiples

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. This video has been removed by YouTube 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…

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Week 22

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…

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Baby Registry Changes

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.

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Week 21

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,…

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Photo Gallery Launched

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!

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0 to 20 Weeks

Discovering the pregnancy was done the usual way; general suspicions lead to the inevitable home pregnancy test, which lit up like a Christmas tree.  Because we weren’t planning the pregnancy and it was my first, I immediately scheduled an ultrasound. The technician couldn’t tell me the results (although I was in there forever, and she keep saying the strangest things to me), and I had to wait for the doctor to call me with the results. Later that day, my anxious question of, “How far along am I?” was answered with a nonchalant, “You’re having triplets; two sacs, three fetuses.”…

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