Tuesday, August 04, 2009

21w0d - Peri visit update

The sonographer did a quick heartbeat check and all three of our baby girls are doing great. We have to wait another two weeks to see them again in detail and for the next set of measurements to be taken.

My cervix is still holding at a short but stable 2.6 cm - it's even 0.1 cm longer than the previous measurement two weeks ago. That's not much, but I'll take it. At least it's not shortening, funneling or dilating!

I've finally started to gain weight. For the first time ever gaining 24 lbs by 24 weeks seems doable. Hooray for the food aversions and nausea starting to let up. The heartburn is pretty intense, but papaya enzyme chew tablets have helped.

My blood pressure is beautifully low, but my heart rate is constantly elevated and there may be some irregularity so an echo.cardiogram will be performed to check for issues. It may be something, or it may be just the normal additional blood volume and stress on my heart of carrying triplets. Either way, I'd rather be proactive and know what's going on.

I've also been diagnosed with hypo.thyroidism and will be taking Syn.throid, so we'll see how that goes. For now, everything is still good, I'm still working full time, and although I'm physically more exhausted, I'm still feeling strong.


Mrs. Gamgee said...

I'm so glad that you are doing well! And who knew the day would come that you would be celebrating gaining weight?

Thanks for keeping us posted. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

The Patterson's said...

This is great! I can't believe you are still working full-time. Can't wait to hear how things continue for you!

Mo and Will said...

Great to read your update and so glad everything continues to go well. hopefully the synthroid will help with the fatigue. Sending so many positive thoughts your way!


Chelle said...

Good for you! I am so glad to hear that you and the babies are doing so good!!

Tam said...

I'm so happy that everything is still goin well, it sounds like your body is handling this pregnancy quite well!!

I don't suppose there's any chance of a belly pic??

Anonymous said...

Glad things are going well overall. I too am surprised how hard it is to gain weight when all my life it has been so easy! Of course, I've always tried to lose not gain and I wasn't battling morning sickness at the same time!

Lorza said...

YEAH! I am glas that all is going good. That is crazy how far along you are and still working! That i awesome!