Wednesday, August 22, 2007
32 weeks 4 days
I've been meaning to update, but it's hard for me to sit up for more than a couple of minutes. Anytime I am up, my belly is tight and I start to get out of breath, so this'll be short.

I'm doing well for how far along I am - just not being in the hospital is good. At my 31 week appointment everything checked out great as usual except that when they monitored me for contractions I had seven in 40 minutes. They like to see less than six an hour so now I'm on medication to keep that under control. I had only been paying attention to the painful contractions - now that I know what the painless contractions are all about, I'm having A LOT more contractions than I thought I was.

I'm now going into the doctor's once a week (the only place I ever go and while I get bored it's enough for me). My 32 week appointment was uneventful, which is fabulous. The national average for delivering triplets is 32.1 weeks and our clinic's average is 33 weeks. At this point the babies' are (statistically) beyond the danger zone as far as survival and long term complications, so that feels really good.

At our 33 week appointment they will do another growth exam, so I will try to post the babies' estimated weights then. The doctor said that if nothing comes up (and I know that things can change at any time), they will deliver the babies between 36 and 37 weeks, so sometime in the next four weeks, there will be new little humans in the world.
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