It is always good when Fridays roll around!! It is a new week in the triplet pregnancy and it is amazing to see how the babies are growing and how each week they progress in preparation for the outside! Here is what baby.com says about week 27:
"This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds, like a head of cauliflower, and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle."
And here is my 27 week babies belly.
No hiccups yet, but lots of stretching and leg extensions! I feel like all three of them are testing their space and have not problem stretching as far to the left or right as they need to. It is an entertaining thing to watch as your stomach becomes an odd shape. It is awesome though, and I love when I feel them moving around. I think they are going to be strong little guys!
So Friday morning, after breakfast and getting me situated for the day, Jack asked if I was ready to go for a run and what I was going to wear when we head to Six Flags....totally sarcastic of course. I laughed like I had just heard the funniest joke in the world, I am glad he makes me laugh. So after that I settled for a date night when he got home from work. He made our favorite chip and dip combo and then ordered pizza. We watched 2 movies and were both ready for bed at 10 pm. Actually I think we were ready to go to bed at 8:45, but made ourselves stay awake until at least 10.
Saturday was a blast! Our friends Katie, Keres and their beautiful babies Ava and George came to visit from Mt. Pleasant. It was so fun seeing the kids and visiting.
Katie is about as OCD as I am so it was great to have a like minded woman in the house! I went and laid in the nursery and she opened diaper boxes and stored things under the beds, organized the closet and opened both of the Pack 'n Plays we received. After I got back into my bedroom she and Keres both buzzed around the house. I am SO thankful for you all coming and hanging out and it was so wonderful to see you both!!!! Katie and I tried to get a good picture before she left, but after about 6 attempts this is the best we could get!
That afternoon my cousin Matt and his wife, Courtney, came over to hang out. We had a blast! Those 2 together are great and totally compliment one another. They are fun, funny and just have great personalities. They brought BBQ and we all a piled in my king size bed for a picnic. We visited and listened to Matt tell us all about his new addiction, Farmville. I shared my big Mary Kay sales goal and they went to shopping; Matt even posted on his Facebook his sales goal and is working hard. We watched a movie and had a great time!
My other cousin Shelly came over around 4. Now the party was really on, ha, our parents would have laughed. At one point we had 3 laptops, 2 blackberry phones, 2 IPhones and were facebooking, texting, farming, word scrabbling and more. Of course we still had conversation, but we all laughed at our technology addictions! Here are some pictures for proof!!
I have more pictures coming from Matt & Court!!
Shelly also brought books for the babies, I can't wait to read to the babies!
Later that night, Lisa and David from church brought dinner. And when I say the best homemade lasagna, I mean it!!!! They also made stuffed mushrooms and a fabulous salad. Thank you Lisa and David!!!! Lezlee and Maddie also came over and ate with us, and visited for a while. Lezlee also brought me a set of books from the Love & Respect conference several couples went to this weekend.
Saturday was fun, me and the babies were ready for bed!
Sunday rolled around, and normally I cry when Jack leaves for church...but I did good today. I watched the service on DVD and totally enjoyed every ounce of it. This afternoon was my shower my Mary Kay girlfriends threw for me. It was SO great to see all the ladies and we were SO blessed with SO many diapers, wipes, and other necessary items for the babies. If you remember from previous posts, on average 24,060 diapers!! Craziness is what that is all about! Sonya and Chrystel you outdid yourself making everything look and taste wonderful. Thank you Paty for making the beautiful cake, and to all my friends for the wonderful gifts. Then to make it even better they stayed, I laid in the nursery while they unpacked and organized diaper sizes and wipes to fit in the nursery!! It is getting TIGHT! And a great surprise was that Donna and Tony, family friends came over and brought dinner, cookies and fruits and veggies. It was so great to see them as well and I can't wait to eat Donna's chicken spaghetti she was voted best on Food Network!!! Here are a few pictures from the shower.
The the girls got crazy and started putting bears strapped in car seats, adding bows to the girl bears and a hat to the boy bear. Quite hilarious at the time.
Tonight is loooooooooow key. I am going to crash early, I'm excited for another week of baby baking. Temperature 62 degrees, that is what I keep my house on these days. Jack is now cold and I am hot!! Who would have ever thought!?!!?