Week 29 – Triplet Pregnancy Journal

The week started by waving the three male members of our household goodbye as they began their journey to celebrate a family birthday in Cairns.
Meanwhile back at home. I had a lovely four days on my own. I miss my boys when they are away, and I often wonder what they were doing and phoned in for regular checkups, but I’m not the type of mother/wife that pines away when left on my own. I quite like the “Me Time”.
There were a few things that I wanted to get done around the house. Unfortunately those were not done. When I was at home, I mostly stayed in bed and did some serious snoozing as well as read a book. “The Help”- I know it’s all the buzz at the moment with the movie release, and there’s a reason why, it’s particularly brilliant. Can’t wait to see the movie, don’t know when I’ll get a chance though, since I’ll be having to wait until it’s out on DVD.
Also had a nice social time with friends coming around to visit on Thursday, had lunch with another girlfriend on Friday, dinner with my Dad and sister Saturday night and lunch with the family on Sunday for Father’s Day. Possibly the reason why I lacked the motivation to do anything but stay in bed while I was at home. And for those who get concerned about over activity, all social events were within a fairly confined time frame, so I didn’t overdo it.
It was lovely to welcome the boys’ home and hear all their stories. Toddler T was super clingy and wouldn’t do anything else but sit on my lap, or very close to me (when he was getting too heavy), for almost three hours. I just enjoyed the cuddles.
I’m certainly getting used to the whole concept of having other people cooking and cleaning for me! It can still feel awkward, but I start feeling very tired and my stomach starts getting tight if I do too much, so it makes me back off. The place is looking so clean though. It could be a little tidier – but that’s no one’s fault but my own. Whenever I’m up, I’m constantly trying to remove my piles of junk. It’s a time consuming process at the best of times, but it’s ridiculously slow now. Hopefully I can tidy up the last of the hot spots before the triplets arrive. I’ve given up on tidying out the office and laundry cupboard, however. That will have to go on the agenda in about a year’s time!
Another appointment with the doctor towards the end of the week. Heartbeats all present and accounted for! We have set the date for an elective Caesar. It will be at 37 weeks on October 28. It seems so far away! I know it’s best for the babies to keep them in as long as possible, it’s just that 7 more weeks seems like a long time to remain pregnant. I’m already over the size when most pregnant women are moaning (including myself the previous two times) that they just want the baby to be here and their old bodies back!!! It’s like being told you have to go two months overdue!
Having said that, I should pause and be grateful, because my stomach has stopped growing as quickly as it had been. The babies are still growing at a good pace, so I’m glad that I’m not!
Anyway, we’ll see whether I’ll hit the target date or how close I’ll get to it…

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  1. I agree with you about the me time. When my kids started going to their dads on the weekends didn’t know what to do with myself lol! Now I look forward to being alone for a couple days 🙂

  2. I have been reading The Help too! I started reading it a few days before I went into labor with the boys and haven’t finished it yet. I read it at night when the boys and my Hubby are asleep and the house is quiet. It really is relaxing and such a fantastic book! I am glad you were able to get some time to relax!

  3. You are doing great! Honestly, not to scare you – but you probably will not last 7 more weeks.It’s pretty rare to make it to 37 weeks with triplets. (not that it can’t happen) Just try to keep them baking for 3 to 5 more weeks. I had mine at 34 weeks and they were only in NICU 2 1/2 weeks to feed and grow. You have made it to the good stages now – healthy babies!

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