Friday, November 28, 2008
Today is Black Friday and it is the first year in many that I was not up at 5am ready to shop. Who am I kidding...there was no way I could do that. We are really enjoying our holiday weekend. David has been good about taking the kids out and about. Today they went to the gym and went swimming. Maybe we will do open ice skating tomorrow.
Have I told you how amazing my 3 little ones have been thru this process? Of course I am bias but I have 2 6 year old boys that are carrying up laundry baskets for me and helping me fold laundry, my little mairin is constantly kissing my belly and making sure the babies are warm. Really they have been great. They are learning that mom only has 2 hands and that I am just not as quick as I used to be. They are really my angels.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Oh and did I tell you that I need these bio physical profiles twice a week. I am living at Royal Oak Beaumont
Friday, November 21, 2008
It is becoming difficult to remember what it was like to work outside of the home. It has only been several months but I am having no problem keeping myself busy. I have breakfast at least once a week with Aunt Myrna and other than that my outings are short and usually to and from the doctor. These doctor appointments are really getting ridiculous. Starting the week after Thanksgiving I will be at Beaumont on Tuesday at 8am for the biophysical profile (1.5 hours) followed by an ultrasound (1.5 hour) and then on to my OB for an appointment. I guess at least for that week they are getting me all done in one day.
Once you get this far in a multiple pregnancy you really start to listen to everything your body tells you because lets face it..stuff can happen at any moment. I still cant believe I am not on any bedrest yet. Actually I really am...my own version. The kids get off the bus at 4:30 and after I do dinner I usually retire and listen to the chaos from my bed. David has picked up the slack of homework and reading. It is the neatest thing to listen to dad doing it his way. The way he does homework with the boys is very different than how I do it but very effective. I think he enjoys getting that time with them as well. Mairin is usually hanging out with me as she has a problem being quiet during homework so she isnt allowed in the dining room for that time. She thinks she is so cool that she shares a room with her big brothers.
By this time I think Heidi is just trying to enjoy any ounce of quiet that the Mott house has left. It sure is an eye opener living with a teacher as to how many hours a teacher puts in after they are home. She was grading papers for at least a couple of hours last night. She is at work every Saturday preparing for stuff. Since I am not working I look forward to Heidi coming home and giving me the adult conversation that I have lacked for the day.
Most of my thoughts and dreams and at night are about what life is going to be like. It is going to be such a huge change that I just havent quite put my arms around it.
Thank you to all who are following and who are leaving me comments. I enjoy hearing what you have to say and am flattered to have such loyal followers. Hopefully in several weeks the posts will have lots of new baby pictures and hospital details
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I saw my OB today and things look good. I am now measuring 45 weeks so that is pretty amazing. I am now seeing my OB every week and starting next week I will begin non-stress tests weekly. I guess this is where they hook you up to a monitor and they monitor the movement, activity, heartrate etc for each baby for 30 minutes each.
My OB is leaning towards delivery at 34 weeks. Of course nothing is for sure but I guess that is what we are shooting for at this point.
Oh and I passed my gloucose test again..just barely...thank god. Today my blood pressure was still excellent and so there were no changes.
Monday, November 17, 2008
triplet 1 --3lbs 8oz
triplet 2 --3lbs 10oz
triplet 3 --3lbs 11 oz
These babies are currently in the 50th percentile for a single baby as far as size goes. This is of course great news and I am thrilled. I get caught up in calling them 1 2 and 3 only because the tech always refers to them that way. triplet #1 is the lowest and is head down, triplet #2 is laying across the middle and triplet #3 is very high and butts up to my ribs.
I called David and told him the good news and he was so excited. I just love it when he gets all fired up about this stuff.
My sister, Sally and I had a busy weekend. We moved the bedrooms and beds around to get ready for babies. I needed to move Mairin into the boys room (for now) and her clothes upstairs so that I could put all the infant stuff out downstairs. I really didnt do anything except for give directions on where things went. David was hunting for the weekend so we decided it was a great time to do it "my way". hehehe.
We unpacked boxes of baby clothes and put them all away in drawers. I have so many clothes for these wonderful babies. The donations from neighbors and friends has been wonderful. Thank you everyone for everything you have passed on.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
So lets talk about how wonderful everyone has been up to this point. Lets start with David. He has been nothing but wonderful. He has been understanding of my up and down mood swings and my lack of energy in helping with so many of the household duties. He has not complained at all and keeps telling me that it is my job to relax..well ok then..He follows it up with "you will never be able to rest like this again" ugggg. He asks me for a list of things to be done and goes ahead and completes his tasks. He is so good with the boys and their homework and projects, He takes them to hockey practice and takes Mairin to school in the mornings so that I dont have to leave the house. He really is the best.
Does everyone know that my sister, Heidi lives with us? What a brilliant idea. Heidi moved in in August and has been nothing but a huge help. I call it a win win situation. Heidi gets to save some money and Heather gets a live in sitter and helper. She helps with everything. If I cook she cleans up, if I start laundry she finishes it, she will put the kids to bed, do homework with them, give baths, grocery shop...etc.....At this rate I dont want her to leave.
Thank you also to Dolores, Myrna and Jill for bringing over meals for me to freeze. I am so lucky to have so many people that check up on me and offer so many kinds of help....
Ok so now how do I feel..well this week has been a bit boring again. The morning routine is easy for me so I get the kids out the door and then I often run a simple errand or do some organizing or honestly just jump right back into bed....I make sure and have dinner ready in the evening if I feel good and then wait for everyone to arrive home. Yep I know my life is pretty easy for right now.
I am so new to this blog thing that feel free to tell me what you think. Is it too detailed..boring...whatelse do you want to know about me??? I am being pretty open so take advantage of it.....
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I have the weekend all alone. David is heading to Chicago for a family wedding and my amazing sister Heidi is taking all 3 kids up to grandma and grandpas for the weekend. I will be hanging out and enjoying every minute of my bed.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Halloween has come and gone. The Motts had their 3rd annual Halloween Party and it turned out great. I was able to make it until the end thanks to everyone who insisted that I sit down as much as I could.
The weekend was pretty uneventful. I find myself very happy to be in bed and tolerating only so much moving around. I told my doctor that I didnt understand why this time is so difficult in comparison to my twins. I have gained 27 pounds and it feels like I have added on like 50 pounds. The doctor says all is normal so I guess I will just lay back and enjoy. On Thursday I have another glucose test and a doctor appointment so until then I guess we will wait and see.
I am really done with work now and it is kind of a reality check. They just shut down my work email as of today so it is really real. I am very ok with it for now. I have a job to do right now and I need to focus on that...having 3 babies.