Sept 25th 2009 (18weeks)
Well everyone is doing great! All the babies weigh about 8 oz which is right on target. It’s funny in the beginning we judged how they were growing by length, now it is by weight. Everyone is moving around like crazy and they have change positions… They are all head up and feet down and they have lined up across the belly.
Criton is on the right side, Hailey is in the middle, and Caitlin is on the left. Since moving next to Criton, Hailey has started to become a mover and shaker. The girls had a hard time getting her to sit still for measurements…lol Unfortunately Michael still hasn’t felt them move, but I have a feeling (or hope) that it won’t be much longer. The belly is huge (and has become it’s own entity..lol), and they move more and more each day. It is definitely hard to do certain things now and I get worn out very easily. I can say, without any doubt, that everyone is right, this is probably going to be one of the hardest things I ever do but so worth it in the end. We are so excited and can’t wait to hold our little ones. January 14th is our 35 weeks marker. Although triplets tend to come earlier (around 32 weeks) I have talked with several triplet moms who went to 35-36 weeks, so it is possible. Our personal goal is to make it to 35 weeks. I would love 36, but at 35 we have a great chance of no NICU time and bringing the babies straight home with us, which is the goal. For now Michael continues to be the food Nazi (trying to get me to eat everything and anything). I don’t think I’ll ever make it to the 4,000 calorie mark but I get close and everyone is growing well so I feel good about it.