Tuesday, May 25, 2010

16 Weeks 1 Day

I never really thought of 4 months being a specific milestone in this pregnancy, but when yesterday arrived, I felt a real sense of calm and accomplishment. Like we were really getting somewhere. This week has been uneventful. I say that with great relief. There have been no contractions and only one severe bout of nausea that was calmed by a demand dose from the Z0fran pump.

We have FINALLY made it to a point where we only have to go see the peri every 2 weeks instead of 1 or more times a week. I'm glad we're progressing to a more stable pregnancy, but I'm sad we don't get to see the boys this week. I don't know how women with "normal" pregnancies do it. They get what, 2 to 4 ultrasounds total? That seems like such a foreign concept after our experience.

Trina's belly seems to be growing right before my eyes. It's getting bigger and firmer everyday. We decided to start doing weekly measurements to go with the weekly photos. Last week she was 40" around and this week she's 40.5". If she continues to gain a 1/2 inch a week, we may have to widen the doors. :) Poor thing is already growing out of most of the maternity clothes she started with. Luckily, most of them were hand-me-downs. We still have some larger maternity clothes that she fits into and since she only leaves the house once sometimes twice a week, we should be ok for a while yet. This is good, because buying her new clothes every 3 or 4 weeks would be a very expensive endeavor.


16 Week Belly, 40.5"


Trina's Trusty Sidekick
Dragging this thing around 24/7 is super fun...

SQ Catheter Site
This little beauty has to get changed to a different
location every 12 hours. The fun never stops, I tell ya!

11 comments:

laura w said...

YAY for 16 weeks!

bellygirls said...

Congrats on making it to the 2nd trimester! I have heard the 2nd trimester is the easiest of the 3... but Trina doesn't have a normal pregnancy so I guess we'll wait and see. :)

I love seeing the belly pics and thank you for the weekly updates. I look forward to them!

Nicole said...

Oh wow, such great news that things are getting easier, but poor Trina with all the equipment! Glad the boys (and their mama's) are doing so well.

anofferingoflove said...

wow, that pump is intense!

congrats on the 16 week mark - trina looks great!

Malea said...

Wow! modern technology.

Candi said...

i always look forward to your blog posts...

I am so excited for you girls!!

thanks for the updates. it feels like im right there with you.. well, like neighbours or something. lol

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog! It is amazing and I love the belly pics. Trina is doing such a great job. Praying for a healthy and LONG (sorry, Trina!) pregnancy!

Misty said...

i too am a mombian ttc after 3 failed iui's on injectable meds i come to your blog for smiles and hope. thank you so much for sharing you life and the most amazing accomplishment!

mama bea, bao in the oven said...

I'm so glad to hear that the nausea has (mostly) abated, but WOW what a process to get it to stop! Trina looks fantastic, regardless. Congrats on the 16 weeks!

Gust said...

Really enjoying reading your blog, those baby boys have two great mummies :-)
How is the morning sickness now? Still awful? Mine seems to have cleared up almost entirely now (I'm 11 weeks) but I don't think i'm having multiples!
Every week Trina looks so much bigger, bless her!

Mommy with Many Gifts said...

I just read your blog... congrats to you both!! We are only a few weeks apart, both with triplets. Seems you may have had a rough first trimester, but I hope it gets better soon. Your most recent comment on my blog really did make sense and put a lot into perspective for me. I have gotten similar comments from people because there are 3, but apparently that is the plan God wanted for my IP's. I wish you and your family the best and hopefully our blogs will come in handy for both of our journeys ahead!!