Wednesday, June 8, 2011

31 Weeks 5 Days- Growth Ultrasound

Growth ultrasound today!
Day 54 in the hospital...19 more days until delivery!!!
Babies weights are estimated to be:
A- 3 lbs 10 oz
B- 3 lbs 10 oz
C- 3 lbs 12 oz
D- 3 lbs 7 oz
Awesome weights and measurements. The doctor said how amazing it was and how nicely by body is tolerating growing that many babies, so many things could go wrong. So, that's the last scan before delivery.
I'm still feeling good, going outside most days. Started watching tv series on Netflix with my Paid, watching 30 Rock right now for something funny to lighten each day. Then maybe onto a drama series.
My IM is feeling the pressures realizing it won't be much longer now! :)
She is frantically spending her days shopping and organizing in preparation for the babies. She has a nanny on board to look after her older children while she visits the NICU. Along with my breast milk, she has secured another person to donate for the babies and has a freezer all set up for the supply. I think she's nearly ready, I know I am! :)
Things are still looking a lot better for me, I feel great even with the strains of a big belly. I am trying to stay positive and just find ways to distract myself to get through each day. I look forward to visitors and doing my cross stitching for the babies. I try not to think about being bored or what I'd rather be doing, those are the harder days and I've made myself suffer through enough of those.
I'm finding it a lot harder to eat. My mom has been cooking and bringing me meals so I don't always have to eat the horrible hospital food. My stomach space is definitely limited so it takes me a long time to eat a whole meal. I have been doing quick shots of protein powder in water every morning and night so I can at least keep up on that. I take my prenatal, calcium, iron, potassium, omega fish oil and asprin each day. I don't feel like I can do anymore and although my weight gain has been minimal, the babies are growing fine. I think once this is all over I will have a lot of rebuilding to do but I'm ready! We're looking at nice treadmills for the house so I can use it while the kids are outside playing and I don't have an excuse to not go to the gym. I know what I need to do to get my body back and I'm looking forward to it! One day I might be able to have a nice little tummy tuck or laser surgery to fix all the marks but we'll see how much I can fix on my own.
I miss my hubby and kiddos but they should be coming back up to visit this weekend. My hubby commented that the last few weeks had flown by since he's been working and driving the kids around and such. Then I think he realized time doesn't just fly by for me, it drags, so he apologized :) It makes me so happy to know that my family is enjoying themselves and not upset that I'm not there.
19 more days...woohooooooooooo!!!!
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My countdown sheets my mom made for my room
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3 comments:

  1. You are amazing! What great weights! Wow! May I ask about your IM? How many other children does she have? Is she a single mom? Sorry if I missed a previous post! 19 days!!! EEP! Wow you are such a trooper! I had 2 tummy tucks and have blogged pics (before and after). You could look into the Tupler technique to help rebuild any separation in your abdominals that may have occurred with the pregnancy! :)

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  2. I agree, you're amazing! 31 weeks with quads is awesome!!! I have been following your blog for a couple months and am excited for you. The babies weights look great so far! Good luck over the next 19 days to both you and your IM!

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  3. Um.....that is over 14 pounds of baby (not that you needed me to tell you that.)

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