Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Look Back to Three Weeks Ago: 24 Week Recap

Greetings from Aunt Kristin.

I am quite new to blogging so apologies if the site isn't pretty or fully functioning for a few days (ok, weeks!). Though I'm pretty sure the title of the blog already tipped you off, my sister is pregnant with identical triplets (Yes! Naturally!). I want to share her amazing story with our friends and family and thought a blog would be a good place to start. Be on the lookout for many improvements in future days. In the meantime - here is an update from 24 weeks into her pregnancy, which was about 3 weeks ago (or what feels like 3 years ago if you are in fact the mom to be of the Lyons Triplets!). Stay tuned!

Hello there,

Just thought I'd share the latest update from "the Lyons Den" with you...

Against all odds, it appears that "the trips" are doing as well as they could possibly be at 24 weeks! Yesterday's sonogram revealed that "Baby A" is weighing in at an impressive 1 lb, 8 oz and that Babies B and C are tied at 1 lb, 7 oz. each. This is truly remarkable on a number of fronts... first, it's great news that all three babies are so close in weight and second, well, it's actually quite shocking to find out that all three of them are ABOVE AVERAGE weight for their gestational age... needless to say, my own personal weight is also far above average at this stage of the game but, it's for a good cause and, it seems to be working!!

Speaking of working, I still am -- although, I'm no longer traveling and will be working from home more and more with each passing week. Truth be told, I'm grateful to not be on bedrest but I know that I could end up there any day now.

So, it appears that Des and I are finally out of the "denial" phase and firmly launched into my so-called "acceptance and preparation" phase... as you might imagine, there's a lot of work involved in preparing our very cozy "my first house" for the arrival of three newborns in addition to the relocation of two feisty toddlers! Liam has finally gotten used to the idea of sharing a room with Ciara and they are looking forward to their first "slumber party" in the next few weeks. I spent more hours than I care to admit at Buy Buy Baby today, finally resigned to the fact that we're going to need a ton of bottles, onesies, diapers and wipes... not to mention a few extra cribs!

Speaking of which, I will likely reach out to some of you to borrow some baby items that only get used for a few months... like infant car seats, bouncy seats, swings, bumbos, etc. While it was kind of fun to browse all these shiny new items in the store today, the pragmatist in me can't quite justify buying 2 more of each of these things when I suspect many of you may have them neatly tucked away in your garage, basement or attic... I promise to return any loans as unscathed as possible but, again, I suppose that is a topic for another note!

I hope this finds you all well and look forward to keeping in touch as the chaos in our lives increases by three in the next few months!

Kerry :)