Saturday, April 23, 2011

Triple Loop Part 2

Fast forward three weeks. I had my first appointment with my local OB, Dr. N.  All was looking good.  A few days later, her nurse calls me and says that Dr. N received the records from Dr. S and she was not happy with the lack of information she received.  She ordered a full ultrasound to be done ASAP.
So I went and got the ultrasound a few days later.  I knew almost immediately I was about to be thrown for another loop.  I was looking at the screen and thinking there must be something wrong my eyes.  I was seeing three heads.  The techs jaw dropped and I watched her move her wand around looking for heartbeats.  By this time I was getting the shakes and holding my breath.  The tech put her hand on my shoulder and said, "Sweetie, you are not carrying twins.  You are carrying triplets.  Just breathe." 
I asked her if she was sure because I had had two in office ultrasounds from two different doctors saying otherwise.  She was very sure.  She had even checked the heartbeats before she told me.  When she placed the camera on Baby C, it was waving at the camera.  Almost as if saying "Hi!".  Once again all my mind could say was WOW!!! 
I was there for about two hours while she did all of her measurements just trying to make sense of all of this.  I was such a mix of emotions.  I would go into shock and forget to breathe for a bit, then I would stare in amazement at what I was seeing on the screen and then I would start to worry about all of the "what ifs" that go along with a high risk pregnancy.
I thought I was in shock the first time I was told I was carrying triplets, but this was unbelievable.  Here I was at 15 and a half weeks just finding this news out.  I just kept thinking, "I can't believe I have to tell my IP's this news again."  I was so nervous to tell them.  I don't quite know why I felt so nervous or what I expected them to say.  Regardless, I knew that we were in this together and that I was about to rock their world's even more so than mine had just been rocked.
I called them that evening after I had talked with my husband and we had our little freak out session.  The response was quite similar to my own.  Speechless.  We talked for quite a while and when we were getting off the phone I told A how nervous I was to tell them they were expecting triplets {again}.  As we were getting off the phone A said I am hanging up with a smile on my face.  I knew that things would be OK and everything would work out.  It may not be exactly how we planned, but the babies are healthy, I feel pretty good at the moment, my IP's are excited and looking forward to meeting their babies.

I told you this one would be long...but I do have one more little snippet of news for you.  The tech said with about 90% certainty...Baby A is a girl, Baby B is a boy and Baby C {AKA Houdini} is another girl.   
My IP's are supper exited.
So that's all for now folks.  Let's all hope it's smooth sailing from here on out. 
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend.  :)

11 comments:

Jesse said...

Oh my goodness!! Congrats (I think...lol). I wish you a very smooth rest of your pregnancy with 3 :)

Jeni said...

Wow! You're right! That is a triple loop roller coaster! I think that your (and your IP's) positive attitude is awesome! Here's to 3 healthy babies and 1 healthy surrogate! Congrats! You're amazing!!

braejuma said...

Wow! Thats crazy!!!! Congrats anyway!!! Whats meant to be is meant to be!!! Your doing a great job!!!

Jeff and Kevin said...

Holy crap! What a shocker. So happy everyone is excited. Will totally be thinking of you hoping for smooth smooth smooth and boring boring boring.
K

Ashley said...

WOW!!! I feel your pain =( I am emailing you back right now, but after reading this, all I can say is WOW!!!

Surrogate, Single Parent and Dating... said...

I'm on the "other" site so knew this, but reading it again I'm still in shock for you!!!! I will pray that this pregancy will be as smooth as possible for you and pray that all is ok with the babies!!!! Keep your head up - that is A LOT to go thru!

Krystal said...

O.M.G.!!! Wow...I'm almost speechless too! What a rollercoaster, indeed. I'm praying everything else goes well for you and your IP's!

Allyson said...

A and S could not ask for a better person to carry those precious little ones! You are amazing!

Andrea said...

What an amazing story that you will always carry with you in your heart. And, the best part is that it will just get better and better.

I am so excited to follow your journey, Heidi!

TXSurromom said...

Holy crap! :) I came here to check in on you and you've gone and grown another baby in there!! :D I wish you a smooth, easy (as it can be) pregnancy and a safe delivery of those 3 precious little ones!!!!!

Kara said...

oh my gosh heidi! triplets, again?! how crazy & a miracle! they sure are lucky to have you carrying them :) you're doing a great job!

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