Wednesday, August 27, 2008

An Update from the Doctor

Today's big news -- in every sense of the word -- is the results of our ultrasound. The babies weighed in at 3 lbs. 1 oz., 3 lbs. 5 oz., and 3 lbs. 6 oz. That's 9.75 pounds of baby! No wonder they are starting to feel pretty heavy. Those are great weights for 30 weeks, and most importantly, all three babies continue to be very close in size.

When you consider that triplets, on average, are born at 32 weeks, and their average weight is 3 lbs. 11 oz., you can see that our little beans are growing quite well. I actually lost a pound in the last week, but clearly the babies are getting everything they need!

In addition to big, healthy babies, everything looks good with mama, too. Blood pressure's still staying nice and low and no other complications have shown up. So we'll keep moving (however slowly!) toward the 32-week mark where the risk of long-term complications is all but gone.

We are thrilled to be here and to have mom and babies all in great shape. Hopefully things will continue to go smoothly and we'll easily clear 32 weeks, giving the babies more time to grow and get ready to brave the outside world. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support.

In other news, my last day at work will be Sept. 5, the end of week 31. After that it will be time to just rest and grow babies, which begs the question: What comes after waddle?

2 comments:

Houghton Crew said...

Fantastic! Glad the whole crew got a good checkup. Those are great weights. The finish line is now in sight.
-Steve & Erin-

Emily & Ed said...

Hi Christy,
Q. When you're at home on rest...would you like a lunch or midday snack delivered? My office isn't too far away and thought you might want a visitor to break up the time at home when you're not sleeping/resting with your feet up watching the babies swim to their next gold medal event...safe healthy delivery.
Emily