Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cankles or Kankles?!?!

There seems to be a debate between my husband and I...is it "cankles" or "kankles"? Not that this is important (and yes, they are still there!) but my definition is this:
cankles - calf/ankle blends together...his is kankles - knee/ankle no definition between the two. Now, for the record, I still have ankles...they are just much bigger than my normal shapely little ones...hey, gotta take credit for whatever is still shapely...well, whatever is not the shape "round"! haha! Though, they aren't very shapely anymore, but oh well! The doctor still isn't concerned. I am taking it easy though. Especially after the holidays. Before the holidays I am resting up until we have to go to whichever celebration we are going to and when there, for the most part, I'm sitting down...sometimes with my feet up, depending on where we are!
Thanks, in advance, for your "vote" on this debate (I say this because I think I'm right...and I love being right!) :P

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cankles... :(

I was doing quite a bit of running around yesterday (I thought I was being good...Ugg boots, no hard shoes or anything like that). I went to breakfast, did some light Christmas shopping with my sister, then lunch...home to rest for a couple of hours then off to my first MOMs meeting. When I got home and took my boots off, there they were....little puffy club feet and cankles. I had noticed before I got home that my "fat" ring and my watch were a little uncomfortable, I just figured I was a little warm and so they got snug. So, after a good nights sleep (well, relatively good!) my cankles are still very present. I called my nurse just to be on the safe side and she said to put my feet up for a couple of days (no running around like a crazy lady) and be mindful if I get a headache or heartburn, particularly on the right side. My blood pressure has been low the entire pregnancy so far so they aren't too concerned about preeclampsia...thank goodness! So, I'm downing lots of water today and catching up on TV shows saved on my Tivo. At least until about 4:00...we are having Christmas at my sisters house today because they will be out of town on Christmas. But I will just head over there and do more of the same!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ultrasound and Update

We had another ultrasound today. They also checked their weights today...Dr. Bryant said they are right in line, size wise, as a singleton would be at the same gestation.

Here is Lainey, top of her head and her hand:
Here is Lainey's face:
Here is George's profile with Emery's foot:
Here is George...his arms and hands, like he is clapping:
Here is Emery's face:
And the top of Emery's head...she is playing with her ear and covering her face with the other hand:
Now for the weights...Lainey is currently our big girl, weighing 1 lb. 7 oz. George is our peanut, weighing 1 lb. 4 oz. Emery is right in the middle at 1 lb 5-6 oz. So roughly 4 pounds of babies right now. I go back for my next appointment just before the new year.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Belly Pics

Here are the latest views of my expanding mid section. These are 23 weeks (well, one day shy of 23 weeks if I'm being honest!) I have heard, "you're not that big!" (thank you for that, by the way!) But I have put on about 40 pounds so far! The doctor is very happy with my weight gain and the size of the babies (which they will measure them again at this weeks appointment on Wednesday). To those that have said I'm not that big...keep in mind, I'm not even technically in the third trimester yet! haha! You just wait! But I am loving every single minute of it!

I'm going to try to get a belly picture each week now, I think...

More Ultrasound Pictures

We had our latest ultrasound last Monday (sorry late with the pictures!) So here are our little ones!
Emery, 22w1d:
George, 22w1d:
Elaina, 22w1d:
They were all doing really well. The doctor seemed surprised I was still doing really well getting around, etc. Ryan told him jokingly, "sorry we're not more exciting!" He replied, "boring is good in a triplet pregnancy!"

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My First Shower!

Here are pictures from my first shower, which was November 16 at the Sweet Afton Tea Room:
Mom, Dad and I:
Ryan and I:
Mom, me and Deanna:
Annie, Cindi (Ryan's mom), me, my mom and Deanna:
Cindi, Ryan and I:
Booboo (Isabella) and I:
Annie & I:
Blake getting a smooch:
The shower was beautiful. We had High Tea...everyone had their own pot of tea, then some savories and tea sandwiches followed by scones and dessert. Any time I have High Tea, I am surprised at how full you actually get! My mom and sister really outdid themselves! My mom made the most beautiful baskets which we "raffled off" to guests who brought a package of diapers. They were top of the line...I mean she could start a business with her baskets! It was so wonderful to be surrounded by so much love and support. Ryan and I have waited a long time to have this kind of shower thrown for us and it was made even more special by the attendees and the extremely generous gifts!
We are lucky enough to be looking forward to another shower this Saturday hosted by Ryan's mom and aunts! So, more pictures to come!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hospital/NICU Tour

Last week we went on our hospital tour. I was able to see the amazing LDR (Labor, Delivery, Recovery) rooms. Some of them have Jacuzzi tubs or Jacuzzi showers that have all these different nozzles to massage you everywhere. I know I will not be utilizing one of these rooms, but I told the nurse I'd love to come for a day for a little "vacation"! Then we saw the mother/baby unit. I have seen this before, when my nephew and neice were born years ago and most recently when my almost 2 year old nephew was born. I will be utilizing this room, however it is a bit of a bummer that most likely I won't be able to have my babies "room in" with me. The nurse that gave the Family Birth Center Tour gave us the name of another nurse who could give us a tour of the NICU. I wanted to see it first before our babies are in there...I thought it could make it easier that way. I am glad we did it. I mean, let's face it, these babies will most likely be in the NICU for some period of time. I have seen pictures of friends and their babies that have had to be in the NICU so I felt a little prepared. Ryan, on the other hand, was amazed at the little babies. I was glad he was able to see it. He made a comment that you see babies in the NICU on TV shows but you never really see the whole picture, the nurses, the 2 chairs for you to sit in while visiting, etc. It was good preparation for both of us. We were able to peek in and see a C-Section OR too. We met one of the neonatologists and many of the nurses. Hopefully if these babies do end up in the NICU, it will be for a short period of time, but whatever happens, at least we feel a little more prepared!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

20 Week Belly Pictures

As promised here are the latest belly pictures taken at 20w1d:

Monday, November 17, 2008

20 week ultrasound and update

Today we had our Level II ultrasound. They measured all babies, checked their organs (all looked well), checked for cleft palates (none here) and things like club feet (none of this either). So the doctor was very pleased with everything. Here is a rundown of each baby:

Lainey, Triplet 1 - weighing about 13 ounces
Here's her spine:
another profile:
and her little face:
George, Triplet 2 - also weighing about 13 ounces
Here's his spine:
and face:
Emery, Triplet 3 - weighing about 14 ounces
Her spine:
profile (with someones arm by her head!):
feet (how cute is that?!):
and another profile:
I am gaining weight steadily and the doctor said while it can be shocking to see the number on the scale, I'm just where he'd want me to be. I also asked him to measure me today, to see how many weeks I'd be measuring if I was carrying a singleton...34 weeks!!! Wow!!!
We also had a baby shower yesterday...I will post pics soon...as well as a 20 week belly picture.
Ryan has also been able to feel all of the babies move. I feel them all the time now...boy, are they active!
Our cribs and changing table were delivered on Saturday, thanks to the generousity of both sets of our parents!!! It looks great! On Friday, my brother, dad and Ryan installed a new closet in the nursery too...it looks like if they wanted, they could have a new career! I'll post pics of that later too!
Looks like upcoming posts will include, belly pictures, shower and nursery! Yea! Stay tuned...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Little Behind

I mean that as a time frame because right now, my behind is anything but little!

Here are some belly shots from last week, 18 weeks pregnant (notice my belly button is a thing of the past!):

Getting big! Even bigger now...but I know it is nothing compared to what it will be!

Latest Ultrasound Pictures

Here are a few pics from the most recent ultrasound:

Triplet 3, Emery, 18w5d, face and belly w/her arms up:
Triplet 2, George, 18w5d, profile:

Triplet 1, Lainey, 18w5d, profile:
They also did some measurements and Lainey and George are both about 9 ounces and Emery is leading the pack at 10 ounces! She likes to eat like her mommy! haha!
Next Monday we have our Level II ultrasound, I will be 20 weeks 1 day. They say it takes about 40 minutes per baby...long time on the table with a full bladder!
I am also having the first of 2 baby showers next Sunday! Can't wait...I'll be sure to post pictures!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Ultrasound Pics

Here are the new pics from today! We also confirmed that there is 1 boy and 2 girls...we saw all the "parts" today!

Triplet 1, girl, face:
Triplet 1, profile:

Triplet 2, boy, face:

Triplet 2, profile:

Triplet 3, girl, face:

Triplet 3, profile:
I am 17 weeks and 3 days today. The ultrasound tech said I have very active babies in there! I have been thinking that I have been feeling some "flutters" lately too. Yesterday however, I am pretty sure I felt a distinctive "poke" from someone. Just to my left of my belly button it felt like someone poked me in the stomach...it actually took my breath away for a second, like when something startles you. The doctor today said to expect a lot of that in the coming weeks!
Also, these aren't completely solidified, but the names we have right now are:
Baby 1 - Elaina "Lainey" Miller
Baby 2 - George Dee
Baby 3 - Emery Ruth
Ryan says he's not 100% sure about the middle names, but I am! haha! So, pretty sure this is how it will be...I'll let everyone know when we do know for sure though!

Monday, October 20, 2008

16 weeks down...hopefully 18-20 to go!

Thor being a good boy posing for the bi-weekly picture:
Ok...he's had enough...he wants his dinner scoops!

It is hard to believe that I am 16 weeks pregnant! Well, 16w1d, but who's counting?! haha! It seems like such a short time ago we found out we were having triplets! I'm not complaining about the time going fast...every week gets us closer and closer to meeting our precious little ones...I'm not in too big of a hurry...they need to cook for as long as possible! We want healthy big babies that can come home to us ASAP!

We had a productive Saturday. We did a lot of organizing...R in his "man room" and me in my closet and the kitchen pantry. Doesn't sound like a lot, but it took a good part of the day! Next up, closet organizers in the "man room" and the nursery. Then I can take one or two more good days and feel like I have done what I need to get done. Oh, what a wonderful feeling that will be! My mom and sister have offered to help, thank goodness! Hopefully with their help I will even be able to get the window treatments up in the nursery! It will be so exciting to see that room take shape!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Breaking News!

Here are the latest pictures of the babies! They will get measured at our next appointment, which is in two weeks. According to my calendar, they should be close to 6" now!

Triplet 1 (baby girl):
Triplet 2 (baby boy...yes, he showed us a weiner today!):
Triplet 3 (baby girl), face view, she wouldn't give us a profile...I think she will be the "ham" of the group! haha!: