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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lookin' like little people! 23W 4D old!

Brian and me (and our sonographer) at UMC....Pretty certain this is the most UN-flattering picture I've posted of myself on this blog yet. Oh well...it is what it is, right??
So at this point, I am still not on official bed rest of any kind. I have put myself on "limited feet rest." (Which to me means, I try to limit the time I spend on my feet each day. )And wow, does it help! I go see my doctor at UMC every 2 weeks for a basic check-up...blood pressure, I pee on a stick to check my glucose level and go through the battery of basic questions..."Any contractions yet?" No... "Any pains?" No....etc. Then we do an ultrasound to make sure all hearts are beating and babies are moving!

Then once a month, we do what is called a formal ultrasound. These appointments generally take a little longer, as we basically move from baby to baby to baby measuring head circumference, belly circumference, femur measurements, arm bone (shoulder to elbow) , look at heart chambers, check blood flow around each cord, look to make sure they are still boys (or girls!) :) etc. From there, they are able to give us a fairly accurate picture of how big each baby is.

So last Friday, we had a formal ultrasound, and it was wonderful! All three babies look great! Colton's cleft palate was a little easier to see, but we are no longer stressed about that. Everything else looks just fine and that is most important! They are MOVERS! It's such fun to watch them turn and somersault, etc. This time, our sonographer was able to capture some really GREAT profile pictures! Which of course, I am going to share with you all! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


COLTON SAMUEL
1 lb. 9 oz.
152 heartbeats per minute!

ETHAN BRADLEY
1 lb. 7 oz.
149 heartbeats per minute


HUNTER OLIVIA
1 lb. 5 oz.
147 heartbeats per minute
(While we watched, Hunter literally folded herself in half! That is her knee joint in front of her nose! )

1 comment:

Denise said...

My oldest son Jacob has been following along with me through your journey and is completely amazed that you have 3 babies in your belly. I will be out in Arizona in March so maybe you will officially be "mommy" when I am there.

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