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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Week 25 Pictures

Heidi @ 25 Weeks... Looking Great and Happy !
Hi Everyone!!  Thanks for coming back and checking out the blog.   Isn't Heidi looking great in the picture above?   I just can't imagine what any woman goes through during pregnancy, let alone a Triplet Pregnancy!  Everytime we call and hear her cheery voice on the phone, we are continually remided how lucky we were to have her and her husband choose us to work with through our journey together.  We couldn't ask for any better people to share this experience with!  I hope these kiddo's are patient with us after the great care they are getting in California... Sid and I will need to learn as we go!

So there have been some notable milestones in the past few weeks.  Firstly, the week of 6/20/2011 was the "Golden Week" - Week #24, widely considered to be the "week of viability" should the child(ren) be born that week; although not without danger, after week #24, chances for survival are much better.  Luckily we are now past that point (currently in week #26 as of today 7/7/2011), and looking toward the next milestone at 32 weeks.

Also, another round of doctor appointments and Level 2 ultrasound were done a few weeks ago.  Overall, all signs are positive.  However, Heidi has developed a case of Gestational Diabetes.  The O/B Doctor was "expecting" that (she could have told us!), as a multiple pregnancy increases the risk.  Luckily, with monitoring and diet changes, it can be kept under control.    Heidi's diet had nothing to do with this happening, but since it did happen, she has to limit some foods - some of her favorites unfortunately!  Like the trooper she is, she took the news hard at first, but has adjusted well.  The worst part about it is that she had to go to a class, and is monitoring blood sugar levels, so lots of extra work for her unfortunately.

Some pictures from the latest Ultrasound appointment are below.  Babies A & B are showing off profile shots (with some extra hands & feet in Baby B's shot... its getting cramped in there!).   Our Baby C was apparently bored, as she was caught "yawning".   We keep saying, she is going to be the feisty one!

Thank you, one and all - friends and family, as well as strangers that happen by the blog - for all of the comments, love, and support - they mean more than we can express.  It is humbling to know how many people (around the world) are cheering us on, praying, and wishing us well.  We are blessed to have received lots of great generous gifts to welcome our bundles to the world.   Those that know me, know that I'm a little OCD, so its not surprising that I've tallied the diaper and wipe count (just over 2,000 diapers, and almost 1,400 wipes)!   Sid and I are both excited, and a little anxious, but overall we can't wait to begin this new chapter of our lives !

Baby A Profile... She is at the bottom of the pile!

Baby B - He is living large... has the most fluid in the sack, and the most room...

Baby C - This is a "Vogue" face shot ! :-)

Lorelie the U/S Tech wrote us a "note" and listed the estimated weights


  1. She looks awesome! Are you going to find out the gender? (Or did you and I missed that post?!)

  2. Hi! I just ran across your blog, and when I heard "Arms Wide Open", I had to stop and read. That was the theme song for my pregnancy with our son, who we lost when he was 9 1/2 months old. That loss led us to surrogacy, and we now have beautiful twin boys. I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! And, offer the advice to start baby-proofing now. Once the babies get here, it's hard to keep up with their amazing brains. Together, our boys have defied (or decimated) just about every method of baby lock, with the exception of the magnetic ones. I can only imagine how resourceful three babies together will be! :) :) :)
    Your surrogate looks great, and obviously has a beautiful and generous heart. I will keep everything crossed that she continues to have a healthy pregnancy. Keep hitting those milestones!


  3. Not long now guys. Hold're in for the ride of your life.

  4. Breathtaking, all of them. We are SO there with you...anything at all, do not hesitate to call on us.