Gray - welcome to the board and congratulations on your triplets!!! I'm also pregnant with triplets and had (and continue to have) the same exact emotions and feelings you describe. Between transferring 3 embryos and U/S we also did a lot of joking about triplets - but then it became much less 'funny' when it came to be true. We are extremely excited and feel very blessed but we are also overwhelmed with all that needs to be done to prepare for them and what lies ahead of us with trying to adjust to 3 new babies at once (this is also our first pregnancy)! Although they do give you lots of warnings about it being a high risk pregnancy - try not to let it stress you out too much. I'm almost 20 weeks along and so far everything has gone fairly smoothly and all 4 of us are growing just fine! I did have a little spotting early on - which they said was normal b/c your uterus has to stretch so much, but besides those few minor spotting episodes, we really haven't had any complications yet. That could all change very quickly but I think it is better to try to stay calm and optimistic and not let all of the "high risk" stuff worry you too much!
We - glad to hear you had a nice vacation! I would love one of those right about now
Sorry to hear you are on bedrest again - has the bleeding stopped for a few days yet? I hope you are doing better and able to resume semi-normal activity soon
I also looked at the mini-cribs a little when trying to decide what to get. I was a little nervous that our kids would outgrow the length of them as cribs/toddler beds long before we would be ready to put them into a twin bed. My husband was a big baby (~13 lbs when he was born) and has been taller than average his whole life - I think he is ~6'4" now. Maybe if you are expecting smaller/shorter babies, the mini crib would work ok for you. We ended up getting Ikea cribs - the Sundvik style. They were more compact than most cribs we saw in other stores but still full size crib mattresses and later you can remove the one size to make it like a toddler bed/day bed - so we expect we will be able to use these for a few years at least. Initially we will probably put all 3 in one so they are close, but by a few months I expect they will each be in their own crib.
fvrogers - I plan to keep working until they put me on bedrest. I'd love a little extra time at the end to do final prep for the babies but ultimately I would rather use any of my vacation time for after the babies are born.
JenMink - how are you doing? That is awesome that you get 90% of your pay during maternity leave and tax free! Is there a limit for how long you can be out on maternity?
Tuffy4u - we are starting to look for a nanny - I think with 3 it is going to be a necessity. I'm just hoping we can find someone who will fit well with our family and schedule.
DragonDad - congrats on your boy and girl - it is exciting to have a mix when you are having multiples! Thanks for the info on the Chinese animal year - not sure if I'm ready for 3 dragons! My induction date will be right around yours - if I make it that far...
Moorebaby - I'm glad to hear it sounds like you are doing well! April 5th is just a little over a week a way - you are almost there! Very exciting that you bought a house!! When do you plan to close and move? Will be a very busy, eventful and special spring for your family! They said if all goes well they will let me get to 37 weeks - I would be thrilled if we made it that far but am personally hoping to get to 35 weeks. The 32-33 weeks that they say is normal for triplets scares me a bit - I would prefer they don't have to be in the NICU for too long.
AFM - Everything has been going well but we are all getting SO big so quickly! Up until about 3 weeks ago I felt like I could still disguise my pregnancy if I wanted to - these days I don't think that would be possible at all! I've still only gained ~10 pounds and I'll be 20 weeks tomorrow. Do you think that is ok or should I be trying to squeeze in some more mini-meals? I already feel like I am eating constantly! Last appointment all 3 babies were still at or above the typical size for how far along they are. When I go next week, I am going to ask the dr about my weight gain to see if they are at all concerned. We've been driving the minivan for a week now - I am still adjusting but do love it! We got a used 2012 Toyota Sienna with leather seats so we plan on driving it for a LONG time! Worked out perfectly that someone had just traded it in after only driving it for a month or two so there was only 2500 miles on it - no accidents, or anything - they just changed their mind. We are happy with it so far - and glad to have one more thing checked off our to do lists! I've been working on my registries - my first shower is in a few weeks - can't believe how fast this is all happening! We did pick a color for our nursery so we've been working to empty that room and my husband starts painting it this weekend. Before we know it, we will be filling it up!!!