Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day 14w5d

We finally met Dr. M on Thursday and he was everything I thought he would be!  I was warned that he throws F bombs and teases the heck out of you but he is an excellent doctor and that is why I wanted to go to him. I knew I needed someone who wasn’t gloomy and someone who can get me through this pregnancy light heartedly. He also mentioned God a few times which I like and he does not agree with reduction with triplets and he said it’s a baby we are talking about. I knew other doctors would discuss the pros of reduction and that is why I skipped the interviewing process and went straight to him. He also said there isn’t much difference in outcome between triplets and twins. He spent about 45 minutes with us which is amazing because Dr. G is in and out in under 5 minutes usually. He told me it wasn’t going to be easy and that this is going to literally kick my butt but he wants to get me to at least 28 weeks given my size (30, he said
He’ll will be really smiling and 32+ he will be over the moon). He said I have to go into this with the mentality that I’m going to win, not lose. This is something I struggle with because, and even he pointed it out, the first things out of the medical professional who realized I was carrying triplets was how scary it was and how he wasn’t going to “let me carry triplets.” Of course, I trust the doctor who told me this so he instilled a fear in me that will never go away until the babies are here safe and sound. But, in the meantime, I need to try my best to not go there and rejoice in the fact that I am going to be a mommy of four! He also said what I am going through is like running a marathon in 2 hours instead of the average 6 hours. He was also very impressed that I carried Noah (an almost 8lbs baby) to 38 weeks and I was even induced. He said “you can do it sweetie- you are having three babies.” He took a peak at the babies and all three were moving around like crazy! He said the fluid around them looks great and their cords look great! Phew! He was teasing Tim because he didn’t see boy parts on any of the babies, but he really only got a pretty good glimpse of Baby B :) I’m happy as long as they are healthy. He said the placenta seems to be on the move so that is good! If the placenta is out of the way and Baby A is in position then we will go ahead and try a vaginal birth. How amazing is that?

Today is Mother’s Day and boy am I happy to be a mommy! It’s the best job I have ever had. Today, I pray for the couples who are still struggling to conceive. I pray that the Lord blesses them beyond comprehension. About a year before Noah was conceived, a woman who possessed the spiritual gift of prophesy prayed with me. She closed her eyes and she just kept saying “Children. I see a lot of children.” I, of course, as infertile as can be, thought she was loony tunes, but now I think back I’m asking myself “were these the children that Elizabeth was talking about? I think so. I always said I wanted two kids. Tim wanted three, being the third child in his family. There was one day where I entertained the thought of having four and it was after celebrating a birthday at one of my student’s house that had three siblings. I thought “it would be nice to have a big family.” The thought left my mind as soon as I knew how hard it would be to even have one! I can’t believe I am going to have four kids!

Isaiah 40:31

31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.
                                                                            Noah sporting his new"I'm going to be a big brother to triplets" shirt!

Our family sporting our new shorts. Mommy's says "There are 3 peas in my pod."
Daddy sporting his new "Got Triplets" shirt.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures, Alexis! We can't wait to meet our Trips soon! Love-Grandma and both Grandpas