I am still here! The process to transfer the blog to a new server was quite an ordeal indeed! It will be a bit before I can spruce things up, add photos, and send invites for the private blog, so for now the blog will remain open to all. I will post when invites have been sent so you can let me know if you haven’t received one. In the meantime, how about an update?
I had my 11.5 week check up with the MFM and the babies look terrific! Baby C had caught all the way up to Baby A & B and is now measuring one day behind A&B! The doctor feels like all is well and I do not go in again to se her until after the new year.
I saw my OB on week 12 and got to see the babies once again and they were all squirming and kicking. My OB took me off Zofran since it was not working at all and started me on Phenegran. It makes me sleepy all day long, but it really helps with the nausea. I am still pretty nauseous 24/7, but I am only throwing up once a day or so. She told me that the nausea should start to ease up in a few weeks.
A triplet pregnancy is so different than any of my other pregnancies. I truly look as if I am 5m pregnant! twice this past week I was asked,, “When will you get to hold your baby?” When I say, “May”, the people’s faces flush red with embarrassment until I can tell them that we are expecting triplets.
I will leave you with the latest pics of our little ones.
I had blood work on Tuesday and I am officially OFF Estrace and PIO shots!! I have been released from Dr. K and the NEDC. I am now officially in the care of my new OB and MFM.
I am still taking Zofran like candy and hoping that the nausea will ease up soon. : )
Wow! I have to say that our family was amazed to see so many people who want to follow our triplet journey and beyond. There was a time where we wanted traffic to spread the word of EA, but since announcing our triplet pregnancy, we have over 600 people looking at our posts.
It is hard to talk “freely” about our family and this pregnancy and I truly want this blog to be a journal of sorts of this time in our lives. It will share the ups and downs– the trials and the sanctification!
So out of the over 630 people who viewed our last post there are over 100 of you who have contacted me by email or commented on the post to follow us. Blogger will only take 100. So, my wonderful blog designer is in the process of moving our blog to WordPress. The domain name will remain the same. It will just switch over to a basic WordPress theme and I will post from there. When she is finished moving the blog over to WP, I will have to enter and invite all of you who have requested to continue following us.
So, we will be public a bit longer until all the details are finished. If you haven’t put your email address on the list, comment below or email me.
We had a great ultrasound yesterday and all 3 babies are doing well!
Rhea and I through much consideration will be making our blog private. If you would like to continue following our journey please leave your email in the comments. If you have a gmail or blogger account you will always have access after you accept the invite. If you do not have a gmail or blogger account, you will need a new invitation every 30 days which I do not mind sending. I know that checking private blogs can be a pain, but we need to do this for our family and look forward to continuing to record our personal triplet journey. I will have it set up hopefully sometime this week.
Well, never mind. The Unisom/B6 cure was only temporary…
I started Zofran yesterday. I am waiting for it to work. Dr. K had me start at 1/2 tablet every 8 hours and now that is upped to 1 tablet. We are praying this brings me some kind of relief so I can function even a bit, eat, and sleep. This by far is the worst I have ever been. I have never needed drugs.
I have my next u/s on Tuesday. My blood work is Monday. I am hoping my progesterone is through the roof and I can wean down/off this stuff. I know it is making me feel worse. I will be seeing the MFM for this u/s. I saw here a few times with my pregnancy with Sarah. We have a great relationship and I look forward to seeing her again.
Just wanted to pop in and say that I am still here and praying through this first trimester. Fall is my very favorite season and when people ask what is my favorite color, I like to say “fall”. I love all of the colors of fall. So, the cooler weather, the falling leaves and having days where I can wear sweaters are little blessings I love this time of year! Too bad my tummy couldn’t handle a Pumpkin Spice Latte this season. That’s okay. Peppermint Shake season at Chick Fil A is almost here!!
Happy Fall Y’all!
Things I have learned in the last few days:
- Canada has a prescription med that is specifically formulated for morning sickness. The 2 ingredients are Unisom and Vitamin B6 both in a time release cap. I read up on it and bought Unisom and some B6. I started breaking pills in 1/2s and thirds and started taking it. It has been a life saver. I can function again. I am still nauseous all day, but I can at least eat a little bit here and there and I am not throwing up. The insomnia at night from the 24/7 morning sickness has been relieved with this combo, but I have yet to figure out how to make it “time released” and I tend to be a bit groggy during the day. A key thing I have learned: Both must be taken together and never let a dose wear off—too hard to get back on the other side if you wait until you are at your worst again.
- I have learned that Blue Sky Jamacian Ginger Ale with stevia rocks for me right now. I can’t even get water down. I didn’t want suger or artificial sweeteners and this one settles my tummy a bit. It has real giner root and ginger oil and it has a bit of a spicy kick to it. My tummy likes it. I must have it near by, all the time.
- The maternity clothes I have are not going to get me very far at all. Uh, with triplets, my body is thinking it needs to be on an expansion project rather early. I am eating hardly anything and still the clothes get tighter and tighter as each day passes. I was in maternity clothes at the beginning of 6 weeks. This is serious stuff.
- This house wouldn’t be running at all without sweet Rebecca stepping in. She has done an amazing job helping care for littles and being in the kitchen when I absolutely can’t. I can’t.
- Instead of Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C, we need to name these little ones, Chick, Fil, and A. since I eat something from there every day it seems.
That is the latest from where I sit (okay recline) while I sip my ginger ale.
I just wanted to pop in and let you know that we are very excited, but I have to tell you the all day morning sickness is definitely x3! It is even keeping me up during the night. I have been trying every remedy I can think of and that has been suggested. Just wanted you to know I am still here.
We had a great phone conversation with Dr. K last week. Triplets happen less than 4% of the time at the NEDC. They haven’t had triplets in over a year. This cycle? There are 2 of us! I have already made contact with the other mom and she is super sweet and I look forward to walking through this journey together. Back to Dr. K…He said that he feels that our small embryo did not make it and that one of the other 2 blasts split into identical twins and the other blast implanted. He said we would know come birth day.
My due date is June 7, but from what I have read, triplets normally come between 32-34 weeks. We have another u/s at nine weeks. I turned 7 weeks today. Dr. K wants me to see the perinatologist for that u/s. He also wants me to have my thyroid tested this coming week. I haven’t had any thyroid issues at all since postpartum with Elizabeth, but I am sure it is wise to check my levels.
That is about all I can muster to update for now! We do appreciate all of the congratulations and support. This will be a journey I will love to have you all join us on!
hugs & good night!!!
We had our ultrasound today. Today is 6w4d. I will give many more details later, but for now here are our latest baby pics to share. ENJOY!!
We are pleased to introduce to you:
7mm HB 125
6.5mm HB 127
8mm HB 128
All are measuring on schedule or ahead. All look very strong and have their own placentas. We are in shock, but in awe of our mighty Lord and the amazing gifts he has bestowed upon our family.
symptoms: no change. : )
Nothing new really. Waiting for our little old town pharmacy to find Estrace. It’s not like there is a shortage of it, but they act like it’s a controlled narcotic or something. They can “release” 20 tablets to me today and then I can call in for some more! lol!
2 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE ULTRASOUND!!!!!!!
This has been a lot longer it seems than the 2ww after the transfer? We have been praying that all three little ones have survived, but we know that the probability of that would be slim, BUT we also know our Lord is way beyond and way above statistics. All that said, what is your hunch (for fun of course)?
- FET 1 hatching 6AA blast, 1 hatching 6BA blast, 1 expanding 3BC blast
- 3dp5dt 1st +HPT
- Beta 11dp5dt 829
- Beta 13dp5dt 2,033
So what are y’all thinking? Singleton, Twins, or Triplets?
Wednesday morning is showtime!
Symptoms: The queasiness is here all day long. Smells of any kind can “get” me. It could even be a pleasant smell to most people, but to me these days, uh, no. Clothes aren’t fitting anymore.
I think it is official, last night will be the last time I handle, prep, or cook raw poultry until my second trimester when the morning sickness is gone. I couldn’t even eat the chicken soup that sounded so good before I started to make it. They all loved it and had seconds. Me? I ate cheese nachos.
I am going to try a few different remedies for the morning sickness this time around, but honestly, nothing has worked in the past. It is just part of the territory! : )
I will leave you with Sarah’s idea of a redneck stroller for her stuffed flamingo.
See what happens when I leave the room for a very short time??
symptoms: fatigue & I have a sneaky suspicion morning sickness is right around the corner any day now. Too many hints that it is coming!
I gave Elizabeth 3 sesame seeds yesterday and told her that is how big each of the babies is right now. She asked if I could give her beans when the babies were the size of beans?
Surprisingly, she took the sesame seeds and carried them with her all day in her pocket. When we went to take Dustin to the doctor, she had me wait so she could make them comfortable to take in the car.
She had them all day with her and was excited to tell Daddy all about them when he got home.
So, I wonder if she is going to want to carry around watermelons come May? ; )