Early Mother’s Day Gifts

Last weekend while I was doing a little online shopping I remembered Mother’s Day was coming up. I started thinking about something nice/cute I could get Esther for her first Mother’s Day. Then, for whatever reason, the image of three peas in a pod popped into my head. I did a quick Google search and found some unique items on Etsy that I thought would make nice gifts. For those who aren’t familiar, Etsy is an online market full of stores run by crafty people just like you and me who sell their hand-made creations online. You can find everything…

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Gestational Diabetes Care Update

UPDATE: After posting the blog last night, I intended to call my peri this morning about not getting an appointment with the nutritionist, but instead HE called ME. UCSD medical center really IS up on the bloggers! I felt bad, not wanting to cause a stink about things, and certainly not wanting to make my peri look bad (he’s a wonderful doc), who had nothing to do with my complaint. I was just frustrated with the nutrition department. After 3 messages left over the span of a week, no one returned my calls. Anyway, the doc gave my number to…

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Week 31

I got a call from the medical center about my bill. Deep Breath. So far, I’ve racked up about $17,000 in doc visits, and I owe $190 (that includes a one-time $56 flu shot). Long Sigh. Very happy. Very. Thank God for PPOs. I’m getting used to being so big. I actually feel more comfy in bed now, and I found that a big fluffy feather pillow between my knees helps (a month ago I couldn’t stand it). Maybe it’s time to take back my giant snake pillow from the dog. I’m even sleeping a little on my back; I…

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Week 30

Doc said I had to go on the gestational diabetes diet or prick my finger 4 times a day to test my blood sugar, my choice. Hang on, I thought I didn’t have GD!? Doc said because I’m teetering he’s going to treat me like I have GD anyway. I’m very confused and unhappy about this. First, I’m supposed to eat eggs for breakfast. Ick! I had a bad run-in with a hard-boiled egg last week, and all I can think about is how bad they smell, and puking. What about peanut butter or yogurt? Second, I can’t get an…

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Week 29

Great news! After a week of thinking I had gestational diabetes, 4 blood draws on Friday confirmed that I, in fact, do NOT have GD! WHOO-HOO!! It was close, and the doc said I need to watch my carbs, I’m somewhat “carbohydrate intolerant???” Huh? Never heard of it. Anyway, whatever, I’m just glad I didn’t let Jason throw out my triple chocolate bundt cake. All that sugar monitoring for nothing! Root beer floats, apple pie, whip cream, chocolate pudding, here I come! Make way for the humongous pregnant woman with the giant spoon! The babies are very active, and there’s never…

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New Mobile Site & Sidebar

I’ve been wanting to add a few upgrades to the Spontaneous Triplets Blog for a while now. I’ve finally found the time to get them “wired up”. iPhone 4 Screenshot Mobile Site – I frequently browse this site on my iPhone 4 and thought it would be cool to make it smart phone friendly. So, I created a minified version of the blog and serve it by default to visitors using any modern smart phone. Simply visit the blog using an iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, or Blackberry device to automatically see the mobile friendly version. If you want to switch…

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Week 28

I’m midway through my 28th week of pregnancy. Considered a milestone, if the babies were born now, they’d have a 95% chance of survival and a 10% chance of no lasting physical or mental disabilities. Cervix length is good; shortening every week, but still in the safe zone, 3.5cm. The babies are in the 70% percentile for size (this includes singletons, not just other triplets), so they’re BIG. The doc described the boys as “perfect” weighing exactly the same, 2 lbs 13 oz. The girl weighs 2 lbs. 14 oz. That means I’m carrying almost 9 lbs of baby! I gained…

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