Thursday, February 10, 2011

i am blessed :)

I cannot believe how I have absolutely NO energy. I'm telling you... it's all I can do to make it through eight hours of work, and make it home in one piece. :) Seriously exhausted. By the time I hit the door and eat dinner, I am passed out on the couch for the rest of the night.
I have literally been asleep by eight o'clock every night for like the last two or three weeks. It's kind of ridiculous. But I'd say it's fairly normal. I remember being tired during my first trimester with Lilly... but this is a whole new world of tired.
Please continue to pray for us, as the news of TRIPLETS is still sinking in. It's actually a LOT to swallow, which I'm sure that you can understand. I'm not scared. And I'm not even really super nervous. Just...excited? I don't know how to express the emotions that I've been feeling. I am a little anxious about the months to come.
Will I be able to keep them inside my womb long enough for them to be born healthy? How long will I be able to work? Will I be able to keep my job, despite being out on leave for (more than likely) MONTHS on end? What about insurance?
But ya know what? For once in my life... I'm not stressing about this stuff. That's right... me not stressing. Which is hard for ME to even believe.
I really believe that God has this whole situation in His hands... and that everything will go according to His perfect plan.
I don't know what this pregnancy will bring. I don't know what twists and turns our lives may take over these next few months. But (again), for once, I'm not worried about it. I'm trying with everything that I am to TRUST Him with everything concerning this pregnancy.
Speaking of... please pray for me, physically. Not only being pregnant with triplets... but having the PCOS and symptoms that come along with the territory.
What exactly am I talking about? My blood pressure. It hasn't been super high, and it's been "within normal limits" BUT it's still higher than I would like. :) But I'm not the one that controls that, huh? It actually spiked over last weekend. My bp normally runs 120s over 70s-80s. Well, over the weekend it went up to mid-high 130s over mid-high 80s. I called Dr G's office on Monday (for the second time in less that two weeks!!) and talked to the nurse about my bp. I have my parents bp machine - so I have been able to keep a close watch on it. I told her what it had been reading, and she said that since it's "within normal limits" that they weren't going to do anything at that point and time. Dr G was on vacation this week, so she consulted with the nurse Practitioner, and they decided that I will be fine until my appointment on Monday. Yup, that's right... I have an appointment on Valentine's day :) Aw.
Nurse Jill also  told me that depending on what my blood pressure is when I go in on Monday - he might put me on medication for it. Or he might want to hold off for a little while. :) I'm really hoping that he will just put me on a low dosage (as long as it's safe), just for peace of mind.
I haven't done much walking around for a week now. Mostly sitting, people doing things for me. :) Clif and I DID manage to cook dinner, a team effort, the night before last. It was the first time my kitchen has been cooked in for almost three weeks. The smell of food just makes me want to throw my guts up. Ha!
As for the morning sickness, or I guess I should say evening sickness, it's gotten a lot better. I still have my nauseous moments... but for the most part, it's gone. Last week was a really bad week though - and I ended up calling Dr G's office to express some concerns. One being the morning sickness, and another being really bad lower back pain. The back pain, I was told, is because my uterus is expanding at a crazy rate. Hm. I guess I really hadn't thought about that. Nurse Jill was like, well... you have to think. With one baby, your uterus is the size of a grapefruit at this point. And you have THREE babies in there! Made me feel better. Dr G said to take tylenol and use a heating pad when I needed. As for the morning sickness, they called me in Zofran, aka, the miracle drug.
I also expressed my concerns to Jill... just about BEING pregnant. I told her that my last pregnancy resulted in a still birth at almost 41 weeks... and that every little symptom, every little ache or pain... anything that I notice that's different... it worries me. She told me that she wished that she could tell me that I wouldn't worry, and that it would get better - but she couldn't. She said that she has been through a very similar situation, and that she was on edge her whole pregnancy with her (live, healthy) son.
I try and take comfort in knowing that I grow babies well. They like to stay inside me, and they stay fairly healthy. Oh, and Clif and I make pretty babies... if I do say so myself. :) I'm really just trying to keep my chin up, and my heart in sync with His. I know and believe that He will take care of us. And any time I start to doubt those words... Clif is right there reminding me.
I am so thankful to have such a wonderful husband, a wonderful family, three beautiful babies growing inside me, and most importantly... a loving God.
I am blessed.


Jessica said...

SO happy got you!! Praying for you daily!

TanaLee Davis said...

This post is so wonderful. I am happy that you are getting ready for three.
Your husband sounds like a great support for you, He must really calm you through all the stress that comes with having more children after a loss. Looking forward to your next post.

Mrs*Popcorn said...

As always you know i'm keeping you in my prayers. I don't know a lot about PCOS (just what you have blogged about actually), but i know the blood pressure thing could be serious if it's not "kept under control". So that's definately going on my prayer list for ya!

I can NOT wait to see pics of you around say...20 weeks. This whole pregnancy is going to be an amazing thing to witness (i've never known anyone who had triplets YAY!!) ! I'm so excited for you!

God is such an amazing God, and i LOVE hearing about your trust in Him through everything. You're a great witness!!!

That corgi :) said...

so glad to read an update about you and your precious babies. you and Clif and the babies are in my prayers. We will trust in God and know he is in control of it; this didn't catch him by surprise that you would be pregnant with triplets and I believe when his word says that he will meet our needs that he will meet your needs in the days/months/years ahead. I would imagine it would be hard not to worry but I think your heart and head and soul is in the right place with trusting God, he really does know what is best for us :)


elena said...

Congratulations on TRIPLETS!!! Wow! I am exhausted and I am not pregnant, so I can't even imagine how tired you are. I will keep you all in my prayers. :)

Sarah said...

You are blessed! So glad to read your words and your trust and strength in Christ. You are so strong, and brave and your unwavering faith is beautiful. Praying for you, Clif and the three peas in your Pod!

Betty said...

If it were me in your shoes with triplets...I would be scared silly...but it really sounds like you have truly turned it all over to God. I'm so glad to hear that! I think you have enough on your plate without having to worry about money, work, and all of that. I understand about your blood pressure, that stuff can be scary. I'm thankful that your doctor is taking you seriously and that they are all doing what they can to reassure and help you.

Caroline said...

Praying for you !! {{HUGS}}

Holly said...

Im just so extremely thrilled for you guys. 3 precious blessings! I keep you in my prayers

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