Monday, October 20, 2008

28 Weeks

I'm still here. I just don't feel like typing much on the computer, so I haven't replied to many emails or updated my blog. It just hurts way too much to sit up and my belly is getting in the way of my short arms reaching the computer to type while lying down.

The girls are still growing and doing well. Last time they were measured they were all around 2.5 lbs each. That was a little over a week ago. I'm hoping they are around 3lbs at my next scan later this week.

I'm growing more and more uncomfortable. Over the past 3 or 4 days, baby B has moved further toward my back and into my right side. Everything on my right side now aches all day and night. Baby A has moved really far down into my far down that measuring her is difficult and she is lying right on top of my bladder. It's so uncomfortable that I feel like I need to pee all the time...think bladder infection urgency. Right after I go, I feel like I need to go again. Baby C is still in the same place and although I get slightly irritated by her position, it's not nearly as bad as the other two. Everything is so squished that when my stomach growls, I can feel it growling right underneath my left breast. Kind of odd. My doctor mentioned last night that he thinks it may be about two more weeks or so until I get to the point that breathing is difficult...and at that point, we will be delivering. Otherwise, if I can still breathe, then we'll just wait for something else to happen. It's all very unpredictable, really, but my body is definitely feeling the pain.

For those of you interested in my weight gain, I'm up 15lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. I had lost 15lbs in the first trimester, so technically I have gained 30lbs from my lowest weight. Not bad, though, considering I have 3 in there. I literally eat whatever and whenever I want, so I'm amazed that I'm doing so well. I'm very curious to see how much I lose after the c-section.

Here's my 27 week belly



Kara said...

You should make Paul start writing the blog! Cute pic! I can't believe the belly! Hang in there!

The Russell Trio said...

You look so great, it is nice to be able to eat whatever when you are pregnant now all I think about is losing weight and getting my old stomach back which will probably never happen without surgery! :) Enjoy it while you can! I'm getting so excited to finally see what these babies look like!

Sandi and the Triplets said...

Crystal! You look amazing and happy! Much better than me! And why don't you have ANY stretch marks? I am so jealous. I am with you on the constant pain and I've hit the "I can't breathe" time already, it's not fun!

Seriously though, you look amazing! Hang in there, you are doing GREAT!

The Mersmans said...

You look amazing even though I am sure you don't feel that way with all your discomfort.
Don't worry about not getting back to me when I write, it is more so you know we are thinking about you.
Where are you registered?
love ya!!!

April said...

Little sister you look beautiful. No stretch marks runs in the family. I didn't have any either. Court keeps asking if Aunt Crystal has had the triplets yet. He can't wait for three new cousins and I can't wait to be an aunt of three beautiful nieces. I love you.

Scarlett said...

You look fabulous!! So glad you updated the blog, i have been checking every day to make sure all is well with you and the girls. Make Paul start updating the blog:) I am so sorry you are so uncomfortable. Just try to focus on the fact that it is temporary (I know, easier said than done). I promise you will look back and think it was all worth it when you have those three little girls in your arms:)