Saturday, April 5, 2008

What a Beautiful Day!

28 weeks 3 days - April 5, 2008

WOW! Aidan, Brooke and Calahan are kicking all around this evening. It is an incredible feeling...they are definitely growing.

Nothing much to report today except...I GOT TO GO OUTSIDE!! Noelle asked the doctors if it would be alright for me to be wheeled outside to get some fresh air. The doctors all agreed that it would be good for my mental health to see the outside world. When Noelle wheeled me into the hall, the nurses at the station and the doctors in the office were cheering for me. We were only outside for about 8 minutes, but it was a wonderful 8 minutes. The sun came in and out and there was a nice breeze. I will never take the weather or outdoors for granted again. It was fabulous! Surprisingly, it took a lot out of me and I had a difficult time catching my breath when we returned. Paul and I both took a nap when we got back to our room (I guess pushing me and the three babies around is a bit tiring).

Our ultrasounds have been going well. The babies are getting too big to see their whole bodies on the screen. Everyone is moving around and hearts are beating. Sometimes there is practice breathing or hiccups, but not always. At night I think that my skin may split wide open because there is so much stretching. Doctor Nugent said I need to stop watching alien movies and that the only splitting of my stomach would be when they cut it open. I try not to think too much about that part.

Yesterday my Aunt Clara passed away. She was an incredible lady; so strong and happy. The last few times I went to visit her she was sad and cried a lot. She thought that God had forgotten about her. Now she is with Him...I am so happy for her, but I just wish I could have seen her one more time. The last time I saw her I was able to tell her about the triplets and she was overjoyed. I was halfway down the hall to go home that day, when I heard someone crying. I went back to her door and it was her and she praying for the babies. I always imagined taking them to visit her one day. The babies will never get to know her or Uncle Cliff, but they will definitely learn about them and what wonderful people they were.

We are looking forward to our PAC appointment on Monday. We will find out how much the babies weigh, but more importantly, how many weeks they are measuring. We are praying for big numbers!! We will also get a chance to see our friends, Rena and Lori. When we first scheduled this appointment, Paul and I thought there was no way that we would actually still be pregnant when the appointment rolled around. Thank God we were wrong. These babies are strong and we won't underestimate them again.

I hope this post finds you and your family healthy and happy!

3 comments:

bormdi said...

You are like my new reality show. I check every day. Even though your tummy doesn't seem as though it will stretch anymore I pray that it does and that those babies stay put. Thanks for the constant updates. I think about you a lot. Great job and hang in there.
Diane

Karen said...

Hi Uncle Paul and Aunt Kristin,
Mommy just read the blog to me and I loved the Maddie mini movie. I can't believe you got to go outside. That is great! I went to my T-Ball meeting tonight and daddy is going to be my coach! We got a T-ball bag that has a bunch of equipment in it.
Knock, knock? Who's there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you too!!!!! I miss you and look forward to our next hospital dinner.:)
Hugs and kisses. Love, Jacob

Karen said...

Hey guys,
The boys and I are faithful blog watchers. Thanks for the time you spend on it, we feel like we are right there with you each night:) I was thrilled to see your smiling face outside. Hopefully the sunshine was a wonderful reminder to you of the days in the summer you will have with your three little ones. I love you both so much and am SO proud of all the accomplishments you've gone through and how God is so evident in your lives. "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good! His faithful love endures forever". Sleep tight! XOXO and much love! Karen and Jason