Yippee – we have made it to 27 weeks! Who would have thunk it :)
When my doctor came in this morning he told me that he would have never bet that I would have made it this long. He also commented that I must have a lot of people praying for me (us) – Thank you to all of you who have helped me get to 27 weeks through prayer!
Earlier in the week, I was given a booster shot of steroids to help the babies’ lungs. It is believed that the initial shots start to wear off after a period of 3-4 weeks, so the booster helps to continue their lung development.
Up until this week, the babies’ heartbeats were checked twice a day through the Doppler, and I was monitored for contractions over a twenty minute time period using a Toco monitor. Now that the babies have grown, they have started to monitor all three babies and my contractions, at the same time, for twenty minutes. Sounds easy, right?!? Baby A is so stuck down into my pelvis, she is pretty easy. Babies B and C like to play hide and seek, so it takes a little bit longer to find and hook them up. I have four separate ‘paddles’ hooked up to my belly all at the same time (one for each baby and one for the contractions). It is quite a sight to see! I feel like one of those potato electricity experiments that are done in elementary school. It is neat to hear all of their heartbeats at the same time, and definitely worth all of the effort. The farther I get, the more monitoring they will do. This helps to make sure that none of the babies are in distress.
Other than that, things are the same. No news is good news. Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers!