And by paradise I mean the inside of the hospital for the 43rd consecutive day, ya not at all stir crazy. It is a blessing to be here though it means our babies are safe and are growing so we gladly spend as much time here as we can, but it does stink just a little. Speaking of growing babies (how about that lead in) we had our sono today. They FINALLY measured the babies again, its been three weeks since our last "true" sono so we were more then ready to get an update. So here is the tale of the tape:
Logan: 2 pounds 1 ounce (and by FAR the most difficult to measure, he has nestled himself right up against mommies cervix)
Elizabeth: 2 pounds 3 ounces - The heaviest, though as to not give her a complex we will call her the "most healthy"
Madison - 2 pounds 2 ounces - She kinda hangs out in the penthouse suite enjoying all her extra space and checking out the view
Along with three good looking babies the cervix also looked pretty good. Measuring around 2 cm its been around the same since we checked in for the second stay so all in all it looks pretty good. It has been such a crazy ride but honestly I think AJ may try to set a record for length of carrying triplets. We may need to start looking into colleges by the time they get out of there! I guess that may be a little long, but we are very excited to be where we are today given the fact 6 weeks ago we were told we wouldn't make it through the week. Its amazing what a little prayer and determination can do!
A little update from the weight gaining department. AJ has still only gained 26 pounds, not even close to our 70 pound goal. This really isn't too big of a deal at this point, as long as the babies are growing they are not too concerned about the mothers weight. And a big reason for the lack of weight gain is the early bed rest, she is basically losing all her muscle at this point and the babies are eating up the few calories she is able to consume during the day. I think she may end up weighing less after the babies are born then she did before she got pregnant. Of course she won't be able to walk up a flight of stairs due to muscle loss, but hey you can't have it all.
A friend of ours has a friend that likes to take pictures and she offered to come up and take some belly shots of AJ this last week. Thanks so much Sarah! AJ really loves how the pictures turned out and she really enjoyed getting out of bed for more than 3 minutes. Here are a just a couple of the pictures:
Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, please keep it up. Hopefully won't be much to report for the next week so I will send out another update after next weeks sono.
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