Friday, October 20, 2006

32 Weeks

I am now 32 weeks. This is a huge milestone for a triplet pregnancy. From here on out I could give birth at any time. The doctors would still like me to go to 36 weeks but according to the doctor anything beyond 33 weeks is gravy. I guess I can hold out another week :)

Not much has gone on this week. No contractions or pregnancy issues. Just me sitting here, waiting. But I've had a lot of visits so that has made it nice.

This morning was a big morning - I finally had a sonogram to check the weights of the babies - yea!

Baby A (Julianna): 4 pounds 2 ounces
Baby B (Alyssa): 4 pounds 6 ounces
Baby C (Rachel): 3 pounds 9 ounces

They have grown quite a bit from last time which is great. I did see the doctor today and she didn't mention any problem with the weight differential between Baby C and the other girls so hopefully that is the case.

All the girls are quite active but even though Baby C is the smallest she is also the most active. She is constantly pushing her sisters out of the way!

If you're curious how they're lying inside there - Baby A is lying breech across the bottom and she's facing down (I think she's trying to ignore her sisters who are head butting her). Baby B is on my right side with her head down. I can feel her feet kicking me all the way at the top of my uterus. Baby C is straight down the middle - her head is also down. Baby B and Baby C's heads are right next to each other essentially pushing on Baby A's back.

At each sonogram they are checking the babies' movement, how much fluid they have, and their "breathing". The sonographer was waiting for Baby C to show some extra breahing motions and Baby B was kneeing her in the abdomen. It's funny how they interact :)

The good news is that they all seem to be doing very well and should be great when they're born. Looking forward to that day!

2 comments:

HH_HH said...

Congratulations for making it this far. You've done so very well, good for you. Those babies are going to have a flying start. I'm carrying twins and if I get as far as you I'll be extremely happy. Once again, well done!

cheryl said...

Hi Dorinda,
Glad to know that you and babies are doing well. You are in our prayers. We are excited for you.Your Mom and Dad keep us posted as well.
Hi to kirk Caitlyn and Caleb too
Love Cliff and Cher: