Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pregnancy Update- Almost 30 weeks

Well, I'm almost 30 weeks now, officially on July 16th. I was looking forward to this as I thought that I might be able to go home at 30 weeks on strict bedrest. It all depended on how the ultrasound went today.

Good news: Babies are all doing well and growing quite well. Bad news: My cervix has thinned out to almost nothing, actually to nothing at all I am told. So I have to stay in the hospital. I really was looking forward to going home. I haven't been home since the morning of June 10th. But as I am reminded by many people, I have to do what is best for the babies. I definitely would rather be here than at home if something was to go wrong.

Now back to the good news:
Baby A weighs in at 3 pounds, 1 ounce today.
Here's a 3-D ultrasound of baby A's face. They took this in Minneapolis, but we just now got it scanned in.

Baby B weighs in at 3 pounds exactly.
Here's Baby B's 3-d face picture. There really isn't a hole in his head, it's just the shadows and angle the ultrasound tech had to use to get his picture.

Baby C weighs in at 3 pounds, 2 ounces.
And of course, Baby C's ultrasound picture.

Now onto the "other" pictures. I kept promising more belly pics, so here they are. I haven't been able to see myself in a full length mirror for 2 weeks now. Let me tell you, I am shocked by the pictures. However, many of the nurses comment on how small my belly looks for triplets.

Here's the "naked" belly picture.

I'm laying down on this one. I think my belly looks HUGE!!!

So the plan is that I will remain in the hospital now until I deliver. We hope to make it to at least 32 weeks, but 33 or 34 weeks would be even better for the babies. I might lose my sanity, but I will survive. To be quite honest, it hasn't been so bad. The days go by really slowly, but overall the time has actually gone by fast. Just not the way a had planned on spending my summer. Although, now that I think about it, this pregnancy has been nothing that I planned for. I'm told that this is all getting me ready for what is in store when the babies come.

Feel free to email us: shayna_gibbons@yahoo.com
If you have an email for Scott, I will forward it along to him.

That's all for now.