Blessed with a Miracle

Abigail, Wyatt and Jessy Grace

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 Iraq....it 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.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

We can't wait till you find out the sexes also! I am READY to start buying stuff!!! I guess Tyler is calling them "The Boys". How are you feeling? Better I hope. We are praying for y'all.

Family of 5! said...

I know I can hardly wait!! Jack thinks it is 2 boys and a girl. I am going for a "healthy mixture!" :) I am feeling ok....just so nausious all the time and exhausted. I slept 12 hours last night! How are you!?!? Yes, keep me babies in your prayers. We are getting a day bed so there will be room for ya'll!!!

Bethany Pirttima said...

Adam and I got the build your own wood shed from Tuff Shed at Home Depot and he knocked it out in a day. It was very sturdy and we saved a lot on putting it together ourselves. Just trying to help you knock things off the list.

Shayla said...

I'm pulling for a healthy mixture too! What on earth are "Preggo-Pops"? Those are two words that should not be used in combination!

kathy said...

too much fun!! i love the blog!! i'm glad to hear the tri-selfs are doing good. i can't wait to see you start to show. you are going to be gorgeous!!!!(even more so than you already are) i think 2 boys and a girl too. it's going to be so much fun watching your family grow. i love you guys!!!

Family of 5! said...

Preggo pop are the craziest candy-like sucker I have ever eaten. They have B6 in them which is supposed to help with the nausea and it totally does! Sounds crazy, but whatever works :)

christinaself said...

Hey girl! I am so excited for this new post. I have been checking your blog regularly to see how you have been. It's hard not to email you every day and ask you :) For some reason I also thought two boys and a girl but I will be excited regardless!

April said...

It is so funny to hear you call them A, B, C what if their names started with those letters when they were born.. Too funny. love you and praying blessings over your , yours and yours to be :) God Bless