Monday, December 7, 2009

Babies arrival at home

Just a quick blog update on the girls. Everyone is doing well - of course lacking some sleep. Girls and boys getting along great too. Here are some pix of the girls.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

So close...

Well, today I had my last two doctor appointments. One with Suburban Maternal Fetal Medicine with Doctor Moran and the other with Terrace OB/GYNE and Doctor Chen. The girls are doing well and everything is on track to deliver this Thursday morning. When I went for my final weigh in (I sound like a wrestler) I actually had to stand backwards on the scale because my belly was too big and was pushing me off. It was actually pretty funny to see.

I tried to spend a lot of time with the boys when I got home, as I will not be able to see them for a few days while I am in the hospital. (No one under 18 for visitors due to flu) It is hard for me to think about not being able to see them; but I know we all get through it. I am excited about the arrival of the girls though and am sure my time will be taken up over the few days in the hospital with visitors and baby feedings.

I am also very tired due to final preparations for the girls. I can actually tell I am tired by the lack of consistent sentences and a bunch of run on phrases. Oh well though, I know you all understand.

We will take pictures on the day of and I will (I promise) update the blog.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Help Wanted Ad

The last few weeks seem to be a never ending 'Help Wanted Ad'.
  • Seeking: anyone able to cut my toe nails because I can't bend over to cut them, let alone see them.
  • Looking for: capable person to put plates away on top shelf as I can't stretch high enough anymore.
  • Wanted: agile and quick person to run back up the stairs because I forgot the socks for my boys.

Oh, how funny it is that things that were so easy are now so hard. Of course, I am only familiar with the last few weeks of pregnancy with multiples. But, I assume every pregnant woman reaches this point at some time.

Anyone else with funny stories about things you used to be able to do and now can't do? Post your comments so we can all have a laugh.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Real Stars

Many of you saw the clip of the family on ABC 7 News last night. For those of you who may have missed it, you can go to the ABC website and watch the clip on HealthBeat. I know the clip was supposed to be about the triplet girls, but I couldn't help but rewind the clip to watch Alexander and Nathan. Obviously I am biased, but they are so cute! They took the show.

After the news we received a number of calls, texts and emails related to the clip. I realized how fortunate we are to have such wonderful family, friends, co-workers and many others we don't even know supporting us. You all are the real stars!

With this much love surrounding us, nothing can go wrong.
Thanks again to all of you!

Just think.... 3 more weeks to go.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A day to remember

Yesterday's post included an important announcement - the newly scheduled date of the girls' c-section - December 3rd. We all have important dates to remember in our lives. Today is another important day, Veteran's Day. We honor our men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting ours. Because of these men and women we enjoy the freedoms that we have. I feel good knowing that my girls will be born into a great country.

Yesterday my mom and I went to the Healing Field of Honor at Rotary Hill in Naperville. We got a flag to pay tribute to my dad, Bob Mikols, for fighting for his country; we are so proud of him. We are also proud of my uncle, Armando Venegas, for he too was enlisted. They are just two examples of veteran's of this great country. The Healing Field is an amazing sight. Check out the link for more information. Attached is a picture of a section of the Field. This does not do it justice, so please stop by to see this amazing tribute.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The home stretch....

Today I had my 32 week doctor visit. Everything is going well with all three babies and mommy. This week was just a general check-up; no weights of the babies were given this time around.

However, we did schedule a c-section date for December 3rd. Almost appropriate since there are three little monkeys in there. Now all I have to do is make it three more weeks. But, if I keep resting it should not be a problem.

It is amazing how scheduling the date makes it all the more real. You would think that big belly alone would be enough, but sometimes the little things make the biggest impact.

Now that we feel we're in the home stretch, all of us (family, friends, Dave and I) are busier than ever getting last-minute details completed around the house. As you can imagine, I have a list of things that in my mind need to get done. For everyone else, it is a "sure, when we get to it" list. As us moms start nesting everything seems so important.

All in all though, this is just so fun - getting down to the wire. We can't wait for our little ones to arrive. Even though Alexander and Nathan do not quite understand it all yet, I know they will be excited when the girls arrive too.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Doctors' Visit - 31 weeks

Today I went to both of my doctor visits. The first was through Suburban Maternal Fetal Medicine and the second was with my OB at Terrace OB/GYN. I found out at SMFM (the specialty doctor) that all three girls are doing fine and are well over 3 pounds. We are doing well to make our goal of 34 - 36 weeks. I found out at the OB that even though I am only 31 weeks along, I am measuring at 50 weeks. This means that I am big - I mean really big. Thankfully it's mostly belly.

The picture of the baby (Samantha) and the picture of me having my ultrasound are from my doctor's visit at SMFM. The other picture above is of Joanne and Melissa from Terrace OB/GYN.