On Monday of this week (July 13th) I had my 8 week check up and ultrasound. I was really nervous to see how the babies were doing. At 6 weeks their heartbeats were 109, 117, and 120 which sounded low to me compared to my first pregnancy. The doctor said they like to see over 100 so they were all within a normal range but the one baby was on the lower end of normal. But today my 3 little overachievers had blossomed nicely into the 160's. Baby A measured 1.27cm (my middle weight child) and has a heart rate of 160 bpm. Baby B measured 1.18cm (the shrimp of the bunch) and has a heart rate of 164 bpm. Baby C measured 1.37 cm (the big bruiser) and has a heart rate of 167 bpm. The doctor said everything is right on track and released me from the fertility office to my new permanent OBGYN. I will start seeing Dr. Wooten of OBGYN of Atlanta next Wednesday and he will care for me throughout the pregnancy. I will also be seen by another "high risk" doctor known as a perinatologist soon too. Unfortunately since the triplets put me in the high risk category I can no longer see my regular OBGYN (the one that delivered me before) or deliver at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital as I had planned. I will be delivering at Northside Hospital in Atlanta (where I was also born!) and will likely be under the care of the best L&D nurse in town (love ya Meredith :) which is exciting although I am dreading the drive back and forth to the doctor and/or hospital. But if I have a high risk pregnancy and/or a high risk delivery I want to be at Northside for sure! Only a few more days until my next appointment. The top picture is from my appointment and you can clearly see all 3 sacs but can only see babies A & C (they are labeled C, B, and A from left to right). Baby B was determined to hide so the ultrasound tech took another picture of Baby B along with Baby C and that is the second picture (C is on the left and B on the right). But the way the sacs are this time baby A is completely hidden! I can already tell these 3 are going to be a handful!
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