Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Good Baby Update 30+ Weeks

Good baby update today.

All babies are looking great. Good news is that they are all close in size, which means that we don't have to worry about anyone's growth rate. I was hoping they would be over 3 lbs by now, but they are close and the nurse said that they were in the top 5% weight for the triplets they see.

Sweet Pea 2 lb 14 oz
Bruiser 2 lb 12 oz
Stretch 2 lb 14 oz

Almost 9 lbs of baby!

My blood pressure was low (108/70) and no signs of preterm labor. Doctor thought we were doing great and that we would likely go another month before delivery. I go to the doctor once or twice a week now. If I start to show any PTL signs they will go ahead and give me steriod shots to help the babies lungs mature. He prefers to give the steroids it as close to delivery date as possible. He also mentioned that it is typical to be hospitalized by weeks 30 or 32 w/ triplets.

So, we will have our bags packed and be ready.

Both Drs are very happy that we have made it past the 28 week milestone. Each additional week past 30 is another big achievement to reduce NICU time. Think September!

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