Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Week 12: Face Profile Pics

Babies are the size of Large Plums ( 2 1/2 inches long).

Went in for a Nuchal Translucency ultrasound today in SF. All the babies are looking good and have low chances of having down syndrome. Their heart rates were A-172, B-153 and C-161, all healthy. They were moving around a bunch during the ultrasound.

This time we were able to see clear profiles and counted that all have their proper arms, legs, stomachs, bladders... pretty neat. They could tell which babies had peed recently. Yep, I have three people peeing inside me.

 A's Profile
 B's Profile
 C's Profile
 Back View C
 Foot & Leg C
C's Thumb. Kind of hard to tell what it is, but the sonographer was VERY proud 
of himself for being able to get a shot like this at 12 1/2 weeks.

I'll be seeing my Petaluma doc on Friday. Then the next big deal appointment will be in 6-8 weeks for a sonogram where we might be able to tell their genders. :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Week 11

This week the Babies are over 2 inches long. No doctor's appointment this week. I'm still not really showing too much.

Next week it is back to the specialist to have the kiddos checked for any signs of down syndrome.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Week 10: The Babies are on the Move

Babies are each the size of a Prune (1 1/2 in long).

Had my Formal Ultrasound today in Santa Rosa. The babies are MOVING! On the Ultrasound I could see Little arms and legs going all over the place and they look more like people and less like little blobs. (They're all still about half head)

Growth and heart rates (166, 168, 172) are all looking good and are all progressing right at the same rate. Doctors assign a Letter for the babies based on their position in the uterus, so they know they are looking at the same one over time.

 All 3 Together

 Triplet A

 Triplet B

Triplet C

I also met with a Nutritionist today. She said I should aim to gain 50-60 pounds during pregnancy with 36 pounds gained by week 24. This means eating 500 extra calories daily. 

Next appointment will be during Week 12 with the Parinatologist, where he will measure their necks to check for signs of down syndrome. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Week 9

Babies have graduated from an embryo to a fetus and are the size of Medium Green Olives ( 1 in long). No medical appointments this week.

Cravings have been watermelon, tacos, hummus & naan. Still tired and nauseous.

Next week I have a formal ultrasound and a dietician appointment.