Wednesday, September 17, 2008

So Glad to Be Boring

I went to the doctor's office for my weekly appointment yesterday, and I think my doctor is starting to feel a little left out of this pregnancy. The first thing he said (with a laugh) when he came into the room was, "You never even call me!" I asked if he wanted me to call him now and then so he'd feel more useful.

It's not entirely true that I never call. But, I've only had to call three times. Once early on when I had horrible low abdominal pain, which was my C-section scar tearing, rather than stretching as the babies went through their first big growth spurt. The second was around 20 weeks when I had an awful stomachache, which turned out to be viral, as Jeff wound up with the same symptoms. And the last time was at about 30 weeks when I overdid it a bit, wasn't staying hydrated and had a few contractions.

So, my news from the doctor continues to be boring, and boring is good! I did gain 3 lbs. in the last six days (thanks Mom!), making up for the last three weeks where I either lost or didn't gain at all. So my total weight gain is now 39 lbs. I am measuring 46 1/2 inches around, and everything else looks good. We're really hoping to see the babies weigh in at 5 lbs. each during next week's ultrasound.

At this point, they are unlikely to even give me steroid shots to boost the babies' lung development. Most doctors don't bother past 32 weeks, and certainly not once I hit 34 weeks. We're starting to be hopeful that the babies won't need much time in the NICU at all, though they will go there right after delivery for a thorough check.

Let's keep all those prayers for big, healthy babies coming. We can't thank you enough for all your support that has brought us this far!

7 comments:

Karen @ Chez Perky said...

Wow! Way to go with the boring! (I lost 30 pounds during my pregnancy - even Zofran didn't help me keep enough food down to keep up with what my babies were taking from me... ugh... fortunately, I had reserves)

I don't know HOW you're managing to carry around 5 pound babies! You are amazing! You are in my thoughts and prayers for big, healthy, beautiful babies. I know someone who had six pound triplets - admittedly, she was nearly 6 feet tall...

Christy said...

I'm not *quite* 6 feet tall -- more like 5 ft. 2 in.! My greatest fear is that I'll wind up as big around as I am tall!

Karen @ Chez Perky said...

yeah, I'm 5'0" so I was pretty much all belly by the time I was done cooking! (I only got to 33 weeks before the preeclampsia and IUGR put an end to it)

You're doing great!

Aunt Mary said...

GOD IS SO GREAT!! What else can we say!
I think since Grandma is there visiting we should see a blog from her. You know the other mother of multiples in our family. How does it compare now to then... Is seeing you bringing back memories for her? I am sure she'd think of something to say!! Go grammer Alice.

Amy said...

Yay for healthy, fat babies! You are a living testament to God's watchcare over us.

I saw that ankle shot by the way - it's amazing to me that you are carrying triplets better than I carried one!

Christy said...

Amy, you carried Andrew like a champ! Just look at what a big, healthy boy he is. I figure God's giving me a little break on the pregnancy because there will be no breaks for the next 18 years...

Mary, I'll try to get Grandma Alice to post here soon.

Christy

Suzy said...

WOW! Keep up the good work! I am just amazed that your babies are going to be so big ... that's wonderful!!