Tuesday, August 17, 2010

28 Weeks!!

We have now reached 28 weeks. This is a big milestone due to the babies now producing surfactant. If they were to be born now, they would have much less pulmonary distress than before. 90% of triplets are born on or before 32 weeks, so that is our next milestone.

Last Wed we got to see the boys at our bi-monthly peri appointment. The identicals are still making it nearly impossible to measure them. The tech didn't even pick up the wand. I think she's still scarred from our last visit. Doc adopted a confused and mildly perturbed face from the moment they popped on screen. She just kept mumbling and grumbling under her breath. At different points I heard her say "Who's foot is that?" and "Is that a hand?" It was finally decided that Baby A (who I firmly believe used to be Baby B, but whatever...) is feet down at a diagonal and baby B is hands down and transverse. Baby C behaved like always and stayed out of the wrestling match. The official weights were 2lbs7oz, 2lbs5oz and 2lbs3oz. All measuring ahead for singletons. Somehow our fraternal is our little guy. Just our trio's style to go against the norm. Our tech reminds us that our boys are going to be a handful at every appointment. I believe her whole heartedly.

What's worse than being 27 weeks pregnant with triplets? Being pregnant with triplets...in Texas...in August...with NO a/c! That was us for 2 weeks. Well, some of 2 weeks anyway. It did work sporadically. After 2 weeks, 4 visits, 5 nights in a hotel, 40 million calls from my wife to the a/c repair place and many many tears our a/c is good as new. What a pain. The stress was causing Trina to have a lot of contractions. It was really begining to scare me. She went from having 0-3 contractions an hour to 5-7 contractions an hour. Now that all is well with the homestead, they've calmed back down. Now she's back to only having to deal with constant pain (back, hands, feet, legs, you name it), swelling extremities and acid reflux. Sounds like heaven, right? :)

27 Weeks Belly, 45.5", +40lbs


28 Week Belly, 45.5", +38


The one good shot from this week's appointment. Baby A, or so I've been told. :)

19 comments:

Tui said...

Looking good Baby A (B?)! Glad to hear things are going well and that they've reached this milestone - it is definitely a big one.

N said...

Congrats on making 28 weeks, that's awesome! Go go go boys, make it to 32! And SO glad you got your a/c back. ICK.

bellygirls said...

No a/c? Ack! That's torture! Thankfully you were able to get it back to working condition.

Trina is looking great! I wonder how her frame is holding that belly of hers and all the added weight of the boys. Whew! She is a trooper!

anofferingoflove said...

love the belly & profile pics!!

congrats on hitting the 28 week milestone - trina is a superstar :)

on an unrelated note - im looking for advice on a triplet stroller, which one did ya'll decide on?? some of them are SOOO expensive!! (anofferingoflove@gmail.com)

H2 said...

Yay for the ultrasound pic. I wish you could get one of all three I'm dying to see. So glad to hear Trina has made it to 28 weeks. Hoping she makes it to 32 wks and beyond! I'm so hoping that our 3 follicles take this time. Send us your sticky dust :D Much love and good vibes from the momms at www.twomomsandababybump.blogspot.com

Candi said...

Yay for 28 weeks! Happy you are back in the comfort of your home!

Shely said...

How is her cervix doing? Is it still holding strong? She is doing fantastic and congratulations to you guys for making it to 28 weeks. A great statistic is babies born at 28 weeks have the same chance as a newborn as far as survival goes, which is over 95%! Rock on Trina!

K J and the kids said...

She is just doing SO DAMN AWESOME !!! I mean. SO GREAT !

I'm so sorry about the A/C. That sucks. I'm glad that it's working and things have settled down.

Thanks for the update. I've been wondering how those babies have been doing.

thencamebaby said...

Wow! Trina is doing sooooo good. She looks awesome. I cannot imagine no AC. Seriously?!?!? I would have freaked. The babies have made it so far... waiting for the next milestone.

The pictures that you had from the post prior are so cute! I love the one where you are kissing Trina. So precious and timeless.

Movie Gyrl said...

Congrats on making it to 28 weeks!!!! Rooting you both on for 32 weeks. U/S pick is awesome! Trina is holding up really well with all of the obstacles (no A/C, and pains). I'm sure she more than appreciates your love and support :)

Carrie said...

Yay for 28 weeks! You are 4 weeks away from a possible delivery. (of course, we hope the boys will bake as long as possible) :)

So awesome that they are measuring ahead of singletons. Trina is doing a great job mothering them already, as are you with how you're taking care of your wifey.

Yay for you guys!!!!

2 Chicks 1 Hatchling said...

Congrats on 28! Bring on 32!!
Sorry about the a/c, that sounds horrible in any condition - I can't imagine 28 weeks pregnant with triplets. Wow!

definingfamily said...

28 weeks is crazy impressive and a glorious milestone to reach. Oh and glad to hear the AC situation has been rectified… I can’t imagine how miserable that would have been. Trina is looking wonderful! Hoping 32 weeks comes quickly.

txmoms2b said...

we recently did a week in the houston area with no a/c. thank goodness for an $100 window unit! i'm not nearly as preggo as trina, but i understand that pregnant+hot=unhappy momma's. glad everything is looking good, and congrats on ur milestone!

leikay2 said...

I don't post often, but I have been reading the whole time and I just wanted to shout YAY 28 WEEKS!!! This is such a wonderful time, the babies are viable!! You all will be in my thought that you make it to at least 32 weeks! Your wife is a ROCK STAR!!!! Plus the babies weights are fab as well! Keep up the great work.

Little monkey said...

Ya!!!! What another big milestone! That's so awesome! Keep cool ladies!

Carrie said...

youve now just hit 29 weeks. that's another huge milestone! they say babies born at 29 weeks have a much much better chance for survival..i think the % goes WAY up. I am so happy for you and congrats to Trina for making it this far already. She is such a trooper. We cant wait to meet the 3 cuties. :)

poppycat said...

Congrats on making it to 28 weeks!!! Good job moms! Hang in there Trina.

Susan said...

Hi! I found your blog from TC. I'm in the Houston area too and delivered my triplets at Women's in Nov '08. You will be in great hands at Women's.

Congrats on 28 weeks! I remember counting down the weeks and then days at this point. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. Hang in there!