My typical day starts with rolling out of bed with a grunt and help from the wall. I get dressed and waddle myself to my car. Jaden and I drive to daycare either listening/watching Alvin and the Chipmunks or Over the Hedge. I get a good hug and kiss from Jaden and I’m off to work. I’m a little out of breath by the time I get to the elevator from my front handicap parking spot. Then I usually get a few “what are you still doing here” where I respond with something like “yea, I guess I’m just the energizer preggo” or someone asks “how are you feeling” in which I respond with “big”. I get to my desk and boot up my computer.
I get a little work in and drink at least two fills of my water (50 oz). By lunch, I’m sort of hungry and I eat with either my girls or my team. After lunch I’m really ready for a nap. Kohl’s had a nursing room for new moms, I think they should have a nap room for pregnant mothers. Drink another two fills (total of 100 oz of water). By the time 5 rolls around, I’m SO ready to go home. Get my little man and roll into the house. We eat dinner, Doug makes Jaden dinner and does bath. Then I get the best job … crawling into bed with Jaden and reading stories before bed. Then I usually lay and cuddle with him, itching his feet until he falls asleep. I know that he should be able to put himself to bed by now, but can’t help but think that one day he won’t want or need me to put him to bed. So for now, I treasure our cuddle time.
Overall health, I’m feeling ok. Just really tired, and big. I know, I’ve got three babies and I should feel big, but my shirts do this weird tent thing on the bottom of my belly and it drives me nuts haha. I feel like the bottom of my belly and all my stretch marks are being displayed for the world. I can tell that the end is nearing and I won’t be able to work for much longer. I get tired faster and sometimes I get a cramp when I over do it. Don’t yell … I know I need to take it easy. I’m trying, it’s just hard to limit yourself when you want to be able to care for your family or do something for yourself.
I have moments of disbelief. I think … this is impossible, there can’t possibly be three lives growing inside of me. There must only be one in there! Or have thoughts that I can’t do it. But I can and I will! Looking forward to my doc appointment on Friday. Hoping for another good report.
Here are some belly shots. From what I’m told, the best view is when I’m laying on my back. These don’t really show how big I’m really getting. My belly measures 44 cm now … 6 cm larger than full term with Jaden. And 5-7 weeks left!
Here is an excerpt from thebump.com on how the babies are growing this week!
Baby’s now the size of an eggplant!
Baby’s lungs are going through some major developments these days, which (combined with the opening of previously plugged nostrils) means he’s now able to practice inhaling and exhaling. The lack of air in your womb means every “breath” is filled with amniotic fluid, but hey — it’s progress.
Wow Mel! Well, you look lovely! 🙂 Hang in there!
Awesome pics. What a amazing thing and such a blessing. I don’t think it could of happenned to any other amazing person. Your postive attitude and outlook on all of it is great.
I do miss that laugh and smile that I used to beable to hear almost every day!
Thought of you on my late night drive home from work when I was listening to Klove.
Talk to you soon.
Great blog Melissa! I’m really enjoying reading it, and can’t wait to see photos of the babies!
Oh man, Melissa. If you’re this positive and good natured about three babies then none of us will have any excuse to complain about pregnancies with just one baby!
You look fantastic, by the way. Really. And I love reading your blog. Can’t wait to welcome your new family members soon. 🙂