Hope everybody had a great Memorial Day. Thank you so much for all the name ideas, we need all the help we can get.
On babycenter it says from here on out the babies start growing at a rapid rate. They are all the size of a banana right now. I AM HUGE. As of a few days ago I started getting really uncomfortable...can't get comfortable. And I can't breathe. I didn't expect to feel this way for another month. I started getting scared that maybe it was from all the webs of scar tissue that probably decorate my insides. Thank god for the support groups, atlas this is normal.
There are 2 types of women in this world, those that just carry it in the belly and those that just aren't that cute pregnant. I'm the latter. I turn into a linebacker...a very short one. I just get a big belly along with getting big everywhere else. I know my body will be distorted after this pregnancy but I don't care. I've got several feet of scars covering my entire body and a huge chunk is missing out of my top left thigh. I had a compound femur fracture and I'm guessing the missing piece is where the bone was sticking out?
I scar keloid most of the time. The plastic surgeon who fixed my hand did some seriously shitty work. I've got a 3 inch keloid scar on top of my right hand. But the worst part is they took 2.5 weeks to take the suchers/stitches out, actually an attending resident in rehab took them out after I freaked out one morning in the hospital. Normally those were taken out within 1 week of surgery. This is so your skin doesn't grow & attach itself to them, so as you can imagine it hurt like hell when he took them out! So all along the outside of the scar are tiny keloid scars from the stitches. Kinda like Frankenstein. I also have another huge Frankenstein-keloid scar on my left shoulder.
These don't really bother me. I don't really care. People ask me if I'll ever get the one on my hand removed and I really doubt it. I'm secretly planning a 3D centipede tattoo when I'm about 80. So the thought of more stretch marks doesn't really phase me. I've got a huge keloid scar going from my breast bone all the way down to my C-section scar, so I think bikinis are not in my future. I think more stretch marks will just add to this little art piece that's still in progress I like to call SURVIVOR.
Now what about the extra skin? Aw, the extra skin, now that bothers me. I figure I should start saving now for my tummy tuck. I saw a woman on one of my triplet support groups name off all of the children she'd given birth to. Several followed her triplets, and she ended with so this Mother's Day I'm getting my breasts lifted and a tummy tuck. There was an outpour of congratulations and 'wish it were me's.
Been crying a lot lately. It feels like more often. I miss him so much. He'll be 3 in one month. We went swimming over the weekend. I've never swam pregnant before, I've never dared get into a swim suit pregnant before. You know those cute pregnant ladies in bikinis? Well now that's not me. I cried while sitting in the kiddie pool watching all the other kids play. He would've been so fun this summer. Ryan and I joke that Colum would be going down all the slides and Finn still wouldn't. They would've had so much fun playing together, no one would mess with them. It still stings.
I got a P.O. Box and I registered at Amazon.
To go to my registry click here.
P.O. Box #71690
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Thank you so much!
|This is what 20.5 weeks with triplets looks like. Growing larger everyday.|
|Memorial Day. It was tough this year again. Miss you Baby!|
|Swimming. The boy and his goggles.|
|Finn graduated preschool last week. I can't believe how big he's getting!|