Sunday, August 16, 2009

22w4d - Triplet measurement scan & updates

Our baby girls are all doing well and already weighing in at more than a pound each! The great news is that they're on target in terms of length and weight. This is even more terrific given that they are triplets. The average for singletons at 22 weeks is 15.17 ounces and at 23 weeks is 1.10 pounds.

Baby A: 1 lb 4 oz
Baby B: 1 lb 5 oz
Baby C: 1 lb 4 oz

For those of you not interested in doing the math, that's 3 lb 13 oz of baby!

The mothership is doing well too, despite a few issues. I've been diagnosed with ta.chycardia, which is a rapid heart rate. Mine is often above 120, and it obviously makes me feel even more short of breath and exhausted (if that's possible.) When the heart palpitations start, I feel wired and out of it. It's awful, and often wakes me up in the middle of the night, but it's not uncommon in pregnancy. Just another joy of having triplets, I guess. Everything is in overdrive.

My thyroid also can't make up its mind on whether it's hyper- or hypo-. I'm taking Syn.throid at the moment and given the see saw thyroid hormone levels, it's probably no wonder that I'm feeling hyper one second and sleepy the next. Going with the flow is my motto right now. At the moment, I can still tolerate it and work full time, but who knows for how long. I'm thankful for every day that I'm pregnant, every day that I'm not on bed rest, and every day that I'm able to keep them safely inside.

My cervix is still at 2.5 cm which is alarmingly short, but fortunately stable. (Trying hard not to freak out about it, can you tell?)

In terms of the bump: my fundal height is 29 cm! Yikes. At five and a half months, I'm measuring at the equivalent of 7 months. That's a point of pride, actually. ;-) So far I've gained 22 lbs and the belly circumference is a whopping 43 inches. Go belly go.


The Patterson's said...

Glad to hear that things are still going well! I'm pretty impressed that you are still working!

Carrie said...

Woo hoo! So glad the girls are growing nice and big inside! I am so sorry about the rapid heartbeat. I get that from being on the Terbutaline and it makes me feel awful! I wish you didn't have that all the time.

Your cervix is so stable! Mine changes constantly, always keeping us guessing so I am very glad yours is solid. Congrats on a big fundal measurement too. You are doing so well! :)

mekate said...

holy triplets batman! your girls sound great.

happy about the mothership except the heart racing, that sounds like it sucks rocks.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for a well behaved cervix. And we'd love a belly picture out here, we really would.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to here that the girls are doing so well!!

Lorza said...

First off- I am so impressed you are still working!! WOW!! You go girl!!! I am glad everything is pretty much going fine. Tachycardia is nothing to sneeze at! That thyroid is definately not being a good organ. :)


Anonymous said...

Keep those positive thoughts going....all sounds good so far! Saying them prayers!

Chelle said...

YAY!! The girls are doing really good!

You are doing great yourself! I can't believe you are still working!!

My Endo Journey said...

Go belly go! :) So glad to hear things are going fairly well. Hope the complications stay minimal and you continue to have a good road ahead!!!

Michele said...

Great news!