33 week belly update

Posted by Jaclyn on May 11th, 2011 filed in Home, Pregnancy

Twins 33 weeks

Triplets 33 weeks

So after a SCARY weekend, we made it to 33 weeks!  I had really hoped that things would continue to go smoothly a little further into my pregnancy, but I’ve decided to just be grateful that I am still pregnant and I will continue to be grateful each day that I am.  Besides, I was able to make it almost 9 weeks further than with my triplet pregnancy without any major complications, interventions or significant bedrest so we have that to be thankful for as well.

This week my platelet levels have risen above the 100,000 mark and my doctor is continuing to watch closely for changes in that as well as several other factors involved in pre-eclampsia.  I am technically on bedrest, but have been allowed to continue to take care of my kids…as long as my blood pressure doesn’t start to rise.  Thankfully, the White Bear Eye Clinic has been overwhelmingly supportive as I had to stop working ~3 weeks sooner than planned.  Not having to worry about what is going on at work has been such a blessing, considering there are plenty of other things on my mind at this point.

I’ll go back to the doctor for a blood draw tomorrow and an office visit on Friday.  If things continue to improve or stay stable, hopefully I’ll be able to cut back to weekly visits for the remainder of my pregnancy…assuming we don’t have any more scares like last weekend.  The longest I have to go is less than 5 weeks.  We do have a c-section scheduled for mid-June, but my goal all along has been to make it to June 1st, at which point I will be over 36 weeks and the chances of getting to take the twins home from the hospital with me when I am discharged is pretty good.  That sounds AMAZING to me, considering my past experience with the triplets and not being about to hold them or barely even see them for the first day and not having Sophie and Tyler come home for 18 days and Grace for 2.5 months.  Although I know having twins isn’t as “normal” as life comes, I was hoping for a fairly normal birth experience this time.  Ultimately, I would really like to meet our new niece before our twins.  She is due on May 31st. 

We’ve kicked it into high gear when it comes to getting ready for the arrival of the twins.  Tony ran several errands today to get things we’ll need when they arrive.  We had a visit from my Uncle Jeff, Aunt Pam and my grandparents tonight as well and they were very helpful with getting the nursery organized and getting some other furniture moved and baby supplies out of the attic.  Hopefully we’ll be ready by the time the twins are ready to arrive!  Now we just have to figure out what we’re going to name them! 🙂

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