We were just put in touch with another triplet family who is going through what we went through only seven short weeks ago. This family is also battling TTTS and their doctor made them feel hopeless about their chances of a successful pregnancy. Through a friend, this family found out about our triplet group on facebook and, because I had shared my story there, one of the moms of the group who was familiar with our journey suggested that I reach out to her to see if I could help. We're not doctors and I have no idea how their pregnancy will turn out, but we were able to provide some temporary support to a mother who had none and point them in a couple of other directions that gave them hope and new possibilities.
Just hearing about their experience brought back all of the sadness, anger, and frustration we felt in June. It also made me realize what an amazing miracle it is that we're sitting here at 25 weeks and 3 days with no signs of stopping. Meg just had her appointment this week and everything still looks great. Meg is gaining weight a little more steadily now and so are the girls, though there is still a decent discrepancy between Isabelle and her sisters.
Sophia is the biggest, weighing in at 1 lb 12 oz, Madelyn is 1 lb 9 oz, and Isabelle is 1 lb 1 oz. As I've mentioned before, developmentally speaking, they are all at the same stage. The effects of TTTS have all but vanished and our girls are thriving. Meghan still needs constant monitoring and sees both the OB and the MFM each, once a week, which I gather is getting a little tiring. She knows it could always be worse--she could be on bedrest!
For now, she's still walking around the house but taking it easy when she needs to.
I have to say that I'm getting pretty disappointed with some of the ultrasound captures of our girls. I realize that most moms get two to three ultrasounds during their entire pregnancy, so I should probably be a little more grateful that I have as many images as I do, but besides the random good profile shot, most of the images make them look like aliens. Don't get me wrong, I do realize that they're stuck in there like sardines, which makes it hard to get a clear shot of anyone. I just want to see their beautiful little faces.
Here's Sophia (A)
and Madelyn (C)
Some stats for this week.
Meg's due for another fetal echo next week, so we'll be sure to share if there's anything noteworthy.