Well I am officially more pregnant than I was with the triplets. Well I guess more pregnant isn't the right choice of words, because I was really pregnant with them. I guess I should say this is now the longest I have been pregnant. And so far, way easier than the first time around, still hard, but easier than the first time! My doctor's appointment went well yesterday. I still haven't gained any weight but she says Charlie is growing just fine. So he's growing and I'm shrinking, same as last time. Still feeling well and everything seems to be going just as it should be. I was thinking last night about how different this time around is than the first and I compiled a little mental list:
Triplets: They were now about ten hours old
Charlie: No indication of him making an appearance anytime soon
Triplets: Carrying about 13 pounds of baby plus all their stuff
Charlie: Carrying about 4 pounds of baby plus his stuff
Triplets: Had been laying horizontal for almost 900 hours on bedrest
Charlie: Can't wait to fall into bed at night for my precious 8 hours!
Triplets: About a million sonograms
Charlie: TWO!! Seriously, how do they know everything is OK?
Triplets: Stopped feeling them really flop around way early
Charlie: He literally looks as though he could bust out of my belly-button at all times
Triplets: A trip to the bathrooom or rolling over, was like running a marathon
Charlie: Just go, go, go all the time and don't really notice a difference
Triplets: My limbs looked like they belonged to a poor starving African child
Charlie: Still stick like, but not unhealthy looking
Triplets: Just go with the flow knowing everyday could be the day
Charlie: November 20, 2008 @ 7:30am. We've known for months now
So there are a few differences I have discovered so far! It is so different, but I am enjoying it knowing that this will be the last pregnancy for me! Here's a pic of me and little Charlie's baby bump at 32 weeks. He is obviously getting bigger, I'm just not.
The kids are doing great. They have impressed me beyond belief with the transition to their big kid beds. We have not had one problem with them trying to escape or misbehaving. Hopefully it will continue to go well!