Monthly Archives: March 2014
Has a great MFM appt. The babies are all over 3 lbs now and all fluids and placentas are measuring right on track.
I see the OB next week but the MFM said she’d put me on the schedule for 4w from now but said we could have babies by then. She expects them to be 5 lbs each at 34w.
We are getting so close!
I had a great OB appt on Friday. I received my 2nd and final steroid shot to speed up the babies’ lung growth (just in case). My BP and weight was on track. The u/s showed the babies were active and had strong heartbeats. I will get approx weights when I see the MFM next Wednesday.
My OB said that since all looked good for the babies, she would not be transferring me to the medical Center downtown! That means I can deliver when it’s time close to home!
My body is responding to the medication and contractions are very few and infrequent. However, since they increase when I am up and about, I am to stay on strict bed rest at home until delivery day or for Drs appts. only.
I have reactivated my FB page so if you would like to set updates there send me a friend request as I am updating there first and more often because of the ease of it. (Shannon Robison) However, I won’t post pics there but I will here.
We are praising The Lord for his protection over me and these babies. We pray they can continue to grow inside of me for weeks to come!
The medication is helping to keep those contractions away for the most part. As long as I stay horizontal as the doctors told me to, I only have a few contractions here and there. I am obeying and staying horizontal.
Well as I’ve shared before 28 weeks is another milestone marker. Friday afternoon I was having contractions that wouldn’t let up. After calling the doctor and following her instructions, The contractions continued and became a little more intense. So I was told to go to the hospital to labor and delivery. My sister happened to be in town for the weekend was able to stay here with the children. Rhea and I went and though I wasn’t admitted stayed for hours in the triage of labor and delivery. They gave me terbutaline injections a bag of IV fluids. The observe me and make sure the contractions render control before sending me home. We got back home a little after 1 AM on Saturday morning. I am on bedrest for the rest of the weekend and have a medication to take around the clock to keep the contractions at bay. I will talk to the OB in the morning to find out what the next plan is. I already have scheduled appointments for this week and next week with her and the MFM, but we will see if they want to move those up or not. It’s hard to believe we are getting so close and I still have so much to do. I am working on making a list of what is absolutely necessary to do in the next couple of weeks. Rhea is still coordinating and working on and also hiring help to finish closing in our garage to make extra room for our home. So I have been told in the next week or two that there will be contractors coming in and out to help he and the boys finish.
There’s a lot going on around here!
It has definitely been a few weeks since I posted. Soon after I made the last post I ended up going to the hospital just for a few hours. I was having contractions. I couldn’t tell if they were Braxton Hicks or not. According to the monitors they were indeed real contractions two minutes apart so with being only 25 weeks or so I was given medications to stop the contractions. Thankfully after meeting my doctor couple of days later we found that the contractions had been nonprogressive and preterm labor was not even an issue. I had really bad side effect reactions to the drugs they gave me in the hospital and it took me a couple of days to recover. I have a prescription at home for when the contractions start up into a pattern. I have only had to take the medications twice since then.
It’s just one more pill bottle by my bedside table. I think I have four now including enzymes and Rolaids!
The babies had a check up like I mentioned soon after my hospital stay. At that time, they were measuring 2 pounds and above which was very good. They all have strong heartbeats, are very active, and the doctors are very pleased with how they are growing.
Last week I went to my OB. She was very pleased with my weight gain my blood pressure and I took my glucose tolerance test. I received this results they are not at all what I had hoped. There was no need to take the three-hour glucose test because apparently I failed so miserably. I am not on insulin but I am on a gestational diabetes diet and having to prick my finger four times a day to test my blood sugar. My doctor was not at all surprised that I had gestational diabetes. She said in a triplet pregnancy especially one where three placentas are involved hormones become an issue and therefore gestational diabetes can come into play. The good news about gestational diabetes is that it disappears after the babies are born.
The babies are kicking good and strong so strong that it hurts a lot of times! The kids all like to feel the babies kick and there’s so much kicking and moving going on that there’s enough for everybody to feel at the same time!
I definitely have my to do list divided into things that I need to be done, things I’d like to be done, and the things that probably will not get done!
Rhea made the decision to close in our attached garage to make an overflow space for game room and playroom for the older and younger kids. It’s a great idea it’s just a project that does take a long time and I’m hoping that will finish before the babies arrive. Once that project is finished we can then take the upstairs school room and pack and move it so Rebecca can pack and move upstairs to that area and we can use her old room for the nursery. Right now our entire dining room is covered with baby things for the nursery.
I have more to write, but am going to post this as PT 1 and start working on next part…