October 23, 2006

20 Weeks

So it has taken a little too long for me to get this post up. These are from our appointment on October 23rd, which was actually a big milestone. At this appointment they look thoroughly for signs of a number of abnormalities and diseases. The look at the major organs, heartbeat, blood supply, signs improper lip development and thickening of the skin on the back of the neck. This is the point where people with a singleton pregnancy get their ultrasound to make sure everything is ok and find out the sex of the baby. I am getting pretty used to having all of these pictures taken every other week, but needless to say, I held my breath through this appointment. I gradualy felt better and better as we got the "all-clear" every step of the way. So, just past the halfway point in the pregnancy, everybody is looking very healthy. They are almost 1 pound each and are becoming very active. There is hardly a moment that goes by where one of them isn't moving, kicking, or punching. We also got video of the ultra sound at this appointment as well. The doctor found out about the blog and gave me a couple of clips to post immediately. This clip is very short, but I plan on transferring the rest of the video sometime soon. You are looking at the heartbeat of triplet 1.

October 6, 2006

18 Weeks

Well it's taken a little while for me to get caught up on this. The images below are from Greta's appointment on 10-06, which I was unable to attend. The doctors were able to confirm that we are having 2 boys and 1 girl, so we really have produced an instant family. We also had our first mini-scare on the 10th. Greta started having an uncomfortable tightness in her stomach, so our specialist recommended that we head over to St. Joseph's just to make sure everyting was OK. Everything turned out fine, but it is apparently normal for a uterus with 3 babies in it to experience irritation and tiny contractions. Greta will probably have to start spending more time resting from here on out. Our next appointment is on the 23rd of October.