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.