(This is what Hope will look like again December 2008!)
Today was a great day! My high risk doctor ordered an ultrasound to determine the boys weights this afternoon and all went well. I know you are all anxious to know how the boys are growing, so I won't keep you in suspense.
Baby A: 2lb 9oz
Baby B: 2lb 7oz
Baby C: 2lb 10oz
Can you believe how much they have grown in 3 short weeks? Shane and I are just thrilled with their progress. I was not expecting that much growth in such a short amount of time! That's almost 1lb for each baby.
They also did a "biophysical profile" on each of the boys today. This is when they check to make sure that they have plenty of fluid around each of them. Also that their little hearts, stomachs, and bladders are working good. Lastly, they look to make sure that they are all moving around, turning, and practicing breathing. The profile is done on a point scale, with the highest point of 8 being achievable. All of our boys got an 8 out of 8! Again, Shane and I as well as our doctors are just so thrilled with how they are doing!
I also got to see something really neat when they switched to the 4D ultrasound. All of the boys were moving around, Babies A & C had the hiccups! They all had their backs to us until the very end when Baby A turned around. I was able to see him open his eyes. It was SO cool! :)
I am hoping that they will give me permission to go out in a wheel chair tomorrow. My high risk doctor said that he needed to think about it. They did take me about 3 halls over today in a wheel chair to have the ultrasound done. Let me tell you, it was a real thrill to actually leave my room after 6 days! Then to see how well my boys were doing, it was truly a good day all around!