Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm 24 weeks now and my bed rest has officially started. Today was my last day of work. It was heartbreaking. I know I'm not "leaving" for good.....but this is all I've known for 12 years. I had a wonderful boss and became close to my office manager who I call my second mom. It was much more than a career or place to work. It was family. If you think about it, you spend a third of your life at work. That's a huge chunk of your life! I have been extremely blessed to have worked at Highlander Financial. For the most part, I was able to call the shots on what I did on a daily basis. I always had a boss that would support my decisions and Judy (Office Manager) who would help me see the big picture of any situation. I'm really going to miss it.

Now, I'm starting down a new journey of my life. I'm excited and a little apprehensive. But I have a lot of support from family and friends and know Bronson and I will do just fine as parents. This has been a long awaited experience. I'm glad it's happened the way it has with us. It allows us to appreciate the joys of being parents.

From this point forward, 80% of my day needs to be either on the couch or in bed. A little rough, but I know with a good attitude and a positive spirit, I'll make the best of it. For anyone that wants to know what to pray for us......pray that we make it to February 3, 2009. That is the day I would like to have the babies. I will be 38 weeks and to carry triplets that long would be a miracle. And since these are miracle would only be appropriate.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

This week I'm 23 weeks. Now I know why the doctor wants me on bed rest. I'm starting to really slow down at work. I try to spend most of my day sitting at my desk. My last day is a week from tomorrow. I still have mixed feelings. I really like my job, but I'm ready to be a mom.

The babies are incredible! I can't believe how much they move!! Bronson and I just lay back on the couch and watch them. I still think Bronson's a little creeped out by it. It does look like aliens are in there. Pretty cool. I haven't felt hiccups or anything from them. Just kicks and turns. Our cribs came in this week. And the downstairs is still overflowing with all the gifts from this past shower. I am so overwhelmed with gratefulness and appreciation from all my family and friends. They really pulled through for us.
That's it for now.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

22 Weeks

I've just about completed my 22 weeks of pregnancy. Going into the 6th month beginning next week. I had an appointment with Dr. Rowe (high risk) on Thursday. He was extremely pleased with me and the babies. I'm doing well (as are the babies). All of the little ones are over 1 lb!!! That is a huge milestone for me. Their hearts are all in working order and they are developing beautifully. Bronson and I are truly blessed!! He did say I need to stop work as of October 31st. So, on Friday, I gave my two weeks notice. I would have to say that it was one of the hardest thing I ever had to do. I have worked for my boss well over 11 years (12 years with the company). It was an emotional experience. But I know God has a plan and will work everything together for good.

This past Saturday was my first baby shower. Wow!! What an overwhelming day!! Bronson and I received an outpouring of love from family and friends. I was really touched to see everyone come together to celebrate this special occasion with us. It means a lot to both of us. The gifts were unbelievable! Bronson even said if we were having only one child, we would be set!

For those of you who don't read blogs because they're too long, I will begin to write short entries from this point forward. So, with that "said", I'm closing down for the night. Thank you again for your continued prayers.

Monday, October 6, 2008

21 Weeks

Here I am at 21 weeks. As you can see, I had to change outfits. I can no longer wear the blue top or other black pants. I figured it's to be expected. I feel great! Tonight was my first meeting with the WMOM (The Woodlands Mother of Multiples). Had a great time!! Met several women who have had triplets and received a lot of advice. I can't wait till the next meeting!! Well...I'm not going to write too much tonight. I'm tired and need to get some sleep. Oh yeah, the babies are kicking every day now. They respond to Bronson's voice (which I think is very cool!). Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Moving Along....

Just thought I would let everyone know that we have finally felt and seen movement!! It's amazing! You can literally see them kicking. It's as if we bypassed the fluttering feeling, butterflies, etc. and went straight to full fledged karate. And as if they were showing off, two kicked at the same time on either end of my stomach. Pretty cool! Once again.....this is just the beginning! Bronson is loving it!