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Sunday, April 12, 2009

22 Week Glamour Shot

I had my 22 week sonogram and OB visit last week. All of the babies love to show off how they are developing their pretty little organs but they were very shy about giving us a good face shot. Their development continues to be ahead of schedule and no matter how many times I tell them that I know we have 2 girls and one boy and no matter how many sonograms I get, they always take a picture of the boy with a big arrow pointing at his anatomy with the words:


Why don’t the girls get the same recognition? I’m sure Freud would have something to say about that.
Anyway, it was my sonogram with my perinatologist where they found the heart defect on Baby C. I didn’t say anything about it this week and they didn’t say anything like they found something concerning so I mentioned it to the sonographer and she said that she couldn’t see it even after I told her about it. But she did say that machines at my perinatologist are more sensitive but it was good news that she didn’t see it because it means that the defect is most likely very small. On the 24th I am going to see a cardiologist who is going to do a heart echocardiogram on each baby. Again, it is something that may correct itself before birth or in childhood but they want to be sure they know what to expect when the babies are born.

They also didn’t say anything like it looked like I was going into early labor and something called “funneling” like they did 2 weeks ago. When I mentioned it to her, she looked again and said she didn’t see it and didn’t see any signs of early labor meaning that I’m free of bed rest at least for another 2 weeks. I see my perinatologist also on the 24th so that is the next big hurdle.

Other than being tired after working and walking the dogs, I’m doing pretty well. I’m just more irritated at not being able to do things such as bend over. I bought a bunch of plants and flowers over the weekend and now they are sitting outside in the containers because I didn’t think through that I can’t really be bending over and crawling around to plant like I normally do. Also, I can’t carry the bags of potting soil. I hope they last to the weekend when Rich is going to get his first gardening lesson.

I know it has been a while since I posted a picture and I was hesitating about posting this because I am out of my normal clothes of yoga pants and scrubs for work. I had gone to the store to buy some real maternity clothes and I was so freaked out about all the elastic waists and weird fabric that I panicked. (a picture of me re-enacting my shopping trip)

I can’t really figure out the sizing either. I don’t know if everyone knows this but you are supposed to buy maternity clothes in the size you normally wear and they just allow extra room in the belly. That doesn’t really work when you are pregnant with triplets. Anyway, here it is:


Next time I’m going back to my yoga pants and tee shirts. Or as I’ve been threatening, I’m just going to live in my bikini and float around in the pool for the rest of the summer. And not a maternity bikini either. I mean, no one can see into our backyard or pool so I think my string bikini from last summer will work just fine so for your own good and well-being, don't drop by unexpectedly when it is above 80 degrees in the next couple of months.

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