Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Well I had planned to add a lot of photos today but for some reason I can't get them to upload. So instead I will just update information about our Dr. appt yesterday with the specialist in Sioux Falls. The triplets are all doing very well. They did a long ultrasound where they measured each baby and looked at all of the important organs to make sure they were developing as they should. They each looked great. They didn't tell us the length or weights but I think they are supposed to be 10 1/2 ounces and 6 1/2 inches long from head to butt (they say crown to rump in medical terms). I have been feeling lots of movement now and it was fun to see them kicking and playing with each other. The technition asked if we wanted to know the babies genders but we held to our decision to wait until they are born and be surprised. We think there are at least a boy and a girl but go back and forth deciding what the third is. Only about 12 - 15 weeks to go now. I am 20 weeks now and the Dr. says 32 - 35 weeks will be the delivery if everything continues to go well. We do plan to deliver in Sioux Falls when the time comes. They are used to seeing multiples there and they even have a new NICU with a special triplet room for them to stay in. We will get a tour at our next appt which is August 21. I will be 24 weeks then and supposedly the size of a person full term with one baby. Then I will have 8 - 11 weeks left. Ouch!! I am starting to feel a little uncomfortable especially at night. My belly is measureing 38 1/2 inches (started at 31) and I have gained 13 lbs.

Ashlyn seems to be noticing a change around our house lately. She has started wanting to be picked up just when I am not supposed to pick her up anymore. I try and have lots of snuggle time on the floor or couch. We've been trying to start organizing all of the baby stuff and she loves it all. She tries to carry her baby around in the carrier and likes me to dress her up. She is also trying to lay claim to the baby furniture. It will be hard to convince to her to give them up when the babies come.

Sorry that I couldn't get the pictures to work but I will keep trying. I just wanted to thank everyone for all the prayers and support that have come our way. We appreciate it more than you know. Well my stomach is growling so I better go eat.

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