Sunday, October 31, 2010

Newton's Law of Motion

"To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". I've done a very scientific test of Newton's law and it seems that, yup, he's right.

This past week my lower belly felt weird and I took my took hands and pushed slightly upward on it. A strange and immediate quick poke of pain where "Baby A" is located made me jerk. Low and behold, one of these little boys gave me a swift kick back in response as if saying "hey, hands off lady". It was strange --- and amazing.

Cry Baby

I've always been a pretty emotional person ... well, at least I cry easily when something moves me. I've cried at a "Cotton" commerical, cried while hiking and overlooking a breath-taking view, or even cried when driving alone thinking about random "things". Well, that's been happening more and more these days. Thankfully not really in front of anyone.

Yesterday I was checking out at the grocery store and my standard check-out lady asked when I was due. I gave her my standard response of "March 11th, but we're expecting triplets so it will be earlier". The nice lady who I see every Saturday morning at 6:30 got excited and replied that soon she'll "see me come through with three little ones!". When I walked away I started to cry to myself as I pushed my cart to my car. That's not the first time I've found myself wiping away tears this past week. Get a grip woman!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Major Cribbage

I came home from work the other day to three huge boxes in front of our house. It took me a moment to realize that they were three cribs. If cribs don't bring you a step closer to reality then I don't know what does. Thanks to my dear girlfriends and their moms. Amazing. Everyone is just so generous.... it's all so overwhelming.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Early Story Time

I received our first books for the nursery library and read to my belly once in a while. Studies show reading out loud when pregnant can be beneficial to the baby(ies)...even if it's just because it relaxes mom a bit. I personally like Ferdinand - a classic.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

20 Weeks Belly

Yeah! We've reached 20 weeks. Yesterday was our 2nd level ultrasound which took quite a long time since they had to thoroughly measure all 3 babies. Grandmom Lita joined us and she got to see everyone and how amazing today's technology is.

I actually had a tough run at it since it's difficult to lay on may back for any extended period of time. We had to take breaks where I would roll to my left side and Lita would rest a cold washcloth on my neck or head. Jeesh!

SO - all of the babies are doing great and look "perfect". They are measuring 20 weeks & 2 days which is great and I think she said they're all about 10oz each (actually, baby boy A is 1 oz smaller than the other two, which is normal). Heartbeats are great and all measurements good!! It's all just so amazing. Pictures to come very shortly.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oh my aching back!

I opted out of my prenatal yoga class last night since my back is still giving me problems. I will do small stretches on my own this morning. When coworkers come into my office they see me sitting in my chair with a heating pad and back pillow. A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.

If back pain turns out to be the only part of this triplet pregnancy that I battle - I'll take it!


Yesterday I was surprised by a large room filled with coworkers (men and women) to celebrate the three babies on their way into our lives. I actually teared up, but pulled myself together as I promised myself a long time ago never to cry in the work place :).

My work friends did a such a nice job and gave me a laundry basket filled with onesies, blankets, birp clothes, "boo boo bunnies", and more. I also have a few new books to begin a collection and a smart "silence machine" for the nursery. We had cake and refreshments ... and they really made me feel special. I was floored by it all.

Thank you Lutron friends!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Smuggler

When I put my jacket on Kreg told me I looked like I was smuggling a watermelon. Maybe more like a pumpkin considering the season!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Prenatal Yoga

Last night I took my first prenatal yoga class and really enjoyed it. In the beginning the instructor asked the large circle of pregnant women to introduce themselves, tell how far along they were, and explain why they're taking the class. In my intro I said I was expecting triplets and was hoping that the class might help me get through the growing aches and pains. When I said "triplets" they room gasped in unison ... it was an awkward moment for me, but I sat proudly and embraced my "unique pregnancy".

The stretching and poses were great for my back and joints and I loved the quiet time lying on our left sides. I was nearly asleep when the instructor read some metaphysical poem about connecting to your body and your babies ... I'll have to get it from her. The moment was a bit out there and heady, but I was feelin' it man. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fresh Paint (0VOC of course)

Okay - no one said I was one for bold moves, but I think the fresh coat of paint makes a difference. Now bring on the new carpeting so we can get back to normal before I'm out of commission.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Painters Relax

Today was painting day and we finished both the nursery and the office!! Our friend Mike is a serious painting machine; he and Kreg knocked out those rooms in no time. My professional organizer/friend Vanessa and I spent time going through drawers and sorting through unnecessary items while tidying up the "keeps". Thank heavens for close friends who are willing to spend their Sunday helping. AMAZING! Thanks Mike & Vanessa. Nice job to you too Kreg! :) I hope those babies appreciate their new room; not to mention the drawer filled with candles that's impeccably organized.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Nursery Preparation

This weekend is painting weekend! After fresh paint, new carpet and getting rid of more "stuff", please tell me the nursery will look better than this.

18 Weeks Belly

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If I were a bettin' man...

... I'd put some money down on those Jones babies! My fun work friends set-up a baby pool to guess genders. Here's a picture of the sign-up sheet titled "Keeping Up with the Joneses". Turns out the proceeds are going towards a Babies R Us gift card for diapers. So nice!

Thanks Doc

Dr. Robert Edwards won the Nobel Prize this year for pioneering the practice of IVF and giving hope to many families since 1978. A thank you to Dr. Edwards and our own Dr. Freedman for changing our lives.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ode to LazyBoy

As of last week, some back pain has been haunting me. My parents brought over their LazyBoy recliner to help me relax and distribute the weight more evenly. She may not be a fashionista, but she's amazing and I may never live without a LazyBoy recliner again.