Friday, June 28, 2013

2 Months Pregnant--TRIPLETS!!!

How Far Along: 8 Weeks
Symptoms:  I feel like a walking Pepto-Bismal commercial (nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea).  My nightly routine includes prenatal vitamin, DHA, Pepcid AC, Unisom, and B6.  I convinced my kids that my SeaBands are pressure points for relaxation.  I still have lots of cramping and round ligament pain.

Energy: Exhaustion is an understatement.  Thankfully, Christmas break just began so I can nap everyday these next two weeks.  I have a general dizzy, weak feeling, especially in the mornings.

Mood: My mood is unpredictable.  It's hard to process having triplets.  I'm irritable, ungrateful, fearful, anxious, elated, shocked, confused, blessed, and relieved all at the same time.  I cry, laugh, talk nonstop, then don't say a word all within the same day.  I think I'm happy but I'm not 100% sure yet.

Cravings: no appetite, but I make sure to eat every few hours.  I have a supply of graham crackers and crunchy peanut butter everywhere (nightstand, pantry, desk at work).  It's the only thing I can seem to tolerate and that little bit of protein keeps me stable.

Movement:  Still too early to feel the baby, but I continue to have lots of pulling and tugging sensations.
Sleep: I started waking up with nasty heartburn and nausea, but the Unisom and B6 combo took care of that.  I'm still having crazy vivid dreams, too!

Maternity Clothes I am already starting to develop a bump.  Since I have a full wardrobe in sizes 8-14, I'm just wearing larger sized dress pants and elastic skirts at the moment.

What I miss:  alcohol!  I sure could have used a margarita (or 3) after our first ultrasound!

Concerns: After the speech about being high-risk, I'm nervous that we will lose one or more of the babies.  It's hard to process because I really don't want triplets and never expected to have triplets.  At the same time, I can't comprehend one of them not surviving.  I'm also worried about all the complications that could arise and having to go on bed rest.
OB notes:  Jesse and I went to our ultrasound on Monday, Dec. 10.  At only 6 weeks, I was just hoping to see a heartbeat.  We got the shock of a lifetime when the ultrasound technician said, "You've got a lot of bang for your buck".  I was relieved to see the first heartbeat, really excited and surprised to see the second, and nauseous/dizzy after seeing the third.  All of the color drained from Jesse's face and he was completely silent, while I yelled and laughed hysterically.  The babies had a heartbeat ranging from 111-113 bpm and were measuring between 4-5 mm.
My OB sat us down and went over all of the scary statistics of viability, complications, bed rest, etc.  He brought up selective reduction as an option and told us that I would need to see a maternal fetal medicine specialist throughout the pregnancy.  Finally, he announced that he was leaving the practice and I would need to see another doctor within the office.
Best Moment this Month:  It has been so much fun announcing our news to family and friends.  Everyone has the same shock, but some are loud and expressive while others are completely speechless.  I told my sisters the day we found out, Jesse's parents that weekend, my principal within a week, the entire staff at our holiday staff meeting.  We told our nieces and nephews at the beach this week.

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