Thursday, June 4, 2009

Some good news (and big fat babies!)

Today we had our first post-cerclage doctor's appointment and it actually went well. Finally! I had a cervical check and so far the cerclage is doing its job. Everything is where it should be, above the stitch, and I actually gained some cervical length since before the procedure. Right before the cerclage I was measuring 1.1 - 1.3 cm and today I measured 1.7 cm. So that's good news. The other piece of good news was our babies. They are rock stars!! They all looked absolutely perfect and were super active during the ultrasound. Plus they are big and fat!! Each baby weighed in at 1 lb 2 oz even. The tech said she'd never had three babies all weigh the same at the same time. She also said that they were a great size for their gestation. I'm so proud of them! They are doing a good job (although I like to think I'm helping by giving them lots of ice cream to grow on). Of course, the ice cream is making ME grow too - I've gained 55 lbs so far - but it's totally worth it if it helps the babies. So after being out of the house for 7 hours (big day!) I'm back on the couch. Joe and I are happy right now - I hope this trend continues. We go back in a another 2 weeks to check the cervix again. Fingers crossed!

12 comments:

Lauren said...

YAY! I'm so proud of your little rock stars. :)
(Your appointment took 7 hours?!)

shawna said...

That is all such great news! I am a lurker, but you are in my prayers.

Brooke said...

Yup, 7 hours total. 40 - 60 minute drive each way (rush hour in the morning, then a regular OB appointment then the ultrasounds. It takes a LONG time to do anatomy scans on triplets!

Claire said...

Yay!!! That's awesome. I'm so glad to hear how big they are. The bigger the better right now. Keep up the good work, mom! :-)

Anonymous said...

One pound two ounces. Yes... Chubby little angels. Keep feeding them ice cream. It makes everyone happy and gives the babies their calcium. Stay happy.
Happy talk, keep talkin happy talk,
Talk about things you'd like to do.You got to have a dream, If you don't have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true. "South Pacific" Let's teach these babies some culture. That was Pop Pop's favorite musical.
xoxoxo Auntie :)

Amanda said...

I'm so happy to hear this good news! YAY for chubby little babies!!!

Erin said...

So good to hear everything seems to be going smoothly! I've been praying for ya for a long time. (I'm from the WC board). If you ever get bored while on bed rest, I just wanted to share with you a baby name website: http://www.babynamewizard.com Have you seen this site?? It has lots to explore. Be sure to check out the Name Voyager and the Blog. When I get bored this can be a fun site to spend time on. Hope everything continues to go safe and smooth!

♥Tabitha said...

YAY! I'm so glad to hear everything is going so well!

Laura P. said...

Brooke:
I'm so happy that things are going better for you! Yay for more cervix length! Yay for big babies! Keep up the great work! You and your babies will make it, just hang in there! : )

Tiffany said...

I just found your blog. I am pregnant with twins and we too had to have a cerclage. Mine was done at 20 weeks on 5/20. I will be routing for you and your triplets.

Sparkly*Bride said...

Great news! I'm so glad everything is going well for you and the babies! My DH and I miss your cooking blog!

The Home Cook said...

Yay for rockstar babies! I'm so glad everything looks good. ")