Blessed with a Miracle

Abigail, Wyatt and Jessy Grace

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Baby Pics

Sorry it took a while to post the new sono pics, but here they are. Babies are much bigger than the 1st picture and I know this week have been growing! I really felt like I was a bad mom becuase I actually misplaced the pictures from Sunday until now. Ahh....the crazy brain has begun.

I am 10 1/2 weeks and doing good. When it gets dark I get sick, but that is ok....for the most part during the day I am good.

I am starting to get a belly, which is fun, but at the same time sad. I like my clothes and finding new ones is never fun. I did find a great pair of jeans, now I just need a great black skirt. I have heard Old Navy and Target have reasonable maternity clothes so I think I will for sure try there first.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Worrying is forgetting about who is really in charge!!

I can't believe it has been 2 weeks already since we found out the Self triplets are on their way. Other than being the lady in town having triplets I think I have come to terms with the fact that my life is about to totally be different in less than 7 months. Over the past 2 weeks I have practically driven my husband to insanity and have probably cried for no reason on average 3 times a day....BUT I will say all in all, the feelings I know are normal and they are getting better and a little less overwhelming. My wonderful s-mom, Denise, called me this week with an awesome quote that I am really trying to hard NOT forget and that is "worry is forgetting about who is really in charge!" WOW, that will make you step back. I know God is in charge and He knew this adventure was going to happen even before Jack called me from is pretty amazing how smart He is :;)

Our 2nd doctors appointment went great yesterday. All of our appointments will be now at big Baylor in Dallas. They have a ultrasound machine that can see triplets best. Our sonographer is awesome! She not only let us see lots of great pictures of the babies, but was able to record on a VHS the entire session. So, we will have each appointment recorded, which is pretty cool. The babies look great! Baby B was super active which was absolutely amazing!!! I am just at 10 weeks and while I can't feel it, their little arms and legs were just movin' and groovin', it was awesome. We saw Baby A and C move as well, but not near as much as Baby B. All three heart rates were different, but all strong. They each measured about the same, Baby A was a little smaller than the other 2, but by about 2 mm.

My doctor was satisfied with how I was progressing so far and really just answered a ton of questions Jack and I had. She is planning for me to see a high risk specialist after 12 weeks and they will run a few tests. Unless anything major changes or happens, I won't have to see the high risk specialist on a regular basis, it will just depend on how the pregnancy progresses. She did inform me that I could be on bed rest as early at January. This is worst case scenario, but I will tell you when she said that I looked at Jack and said "we have to get to work!!!" There is SO much still to do. It is hard though, becuase I really want to find out the sex of the babies before I start planning the nursery! If they are all of one sex, it will be totally different than if there is a mixture. So, we...or really I, am focusing on 1. getting a different car 2. buying a small storage building 3. getting a day bed 4. consolidating my office. If I can check those things off my list, I would be feeling good!!!

Here are some great things though: We are almost through the 1st tri-mester and the babies are GOOD, 3 baby beds will fit in the room we have for the nursery, I found these amazing things called preggo-pops that help with nausea and I have amazing friends and family who are praying for me!!

My scanner is acting up so I will have to add the new sono pictures this weekend, but I will tell you the babies have doubled almost in size, it is amazing!! I can't wait to go back in 3 weeks.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blessings x 3!

Well as many have heard the Self family is growing from 2 to 5 in less than 7 months!!! We feel totally blessed and at the same time totally overwhelmed with the love, support, joy and all the changes headed our way. We see Dr. Romberg at Baylor Dallas again on Wednesday and will see pictures of the babies again, as well as talk more about "next steps" with the high risk specialist. At our appointment last Thursday, 10/9, the babies were strong and heartbeats racing. Baby A and B had heart rates of 153 and Baby C had a heart rate of 155. All 3 babies measured the same length and overall right now all looks good.

I am feeling pretty good. Other than fatigue and constant nausea, the good Lord has blessed me with a husband who runs to store several times a day and each time I start to get sick asks "Can I get you anything?" I wish I could tell him he could, but nothing helps the tummy.

I have been in touch with 4 families now who are parents of triplets, which is a HUGE blessing. Today I am also reading many posts on Triplet Connection and looking at ways we can organize the nursery. Oh, a several blogs from triplet moms, which is quite entertaining.

A new car model is also in order. I am in the process of earning the Chevy Malibu with Mary Kay, however the sedan will not hold 3 car seats! I am going to take the cash option, THANK YOU MARY KAY, and will use that toward our new family vehicle. I have 6 choices ready for Jack when he gets home today...and hoping we will make a decision in the next couples of weeks.

Here is the first sonogram picture from last week.