Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Vehicle!

No more than 8 weeks to go!  I am just going to say it…I am scared!  I read an email the other day from someone that said she had her triplets at 30 weeks.  That is only 4 weeks away (well more like 3 and a half now).  I think that is the moment that it really hit me what we are in for.  I am very nervous.  I will refer to my roller coaster comparison now…up until now it has been like looking at the roller coaster from a distance thinking to myself, “that doesn’t look too bad!” Well, now I feel like I am next in line, and you start to think that maybe it does look a little scarier now that I am right here.  It won’t be much longer until I am actually getting in the little car.  All I can say is that the first thing I do when I sit in that cart is to put on the seatbelt, very tightly! 

Oh, the butterflies that I am starting to feel, they may be small now, but they are definitely getting bigger and starting to fly faster! 

The fact that we are getting a new vehicle hasn’t helped much either!  Yes, we are that family, the one that no longer fits in a minivan!  Who doesn’t fit in a minivan?  Crazy families that’s who!  Now, preparing to make its official debut in the Hutchings Family, straight from the great state of New York, our “new” family vehicle, due to make its New Mexico appearance in a couple of weeks, a 2001 GMC Yukon XL Denali (hopefully): 

White Beauty! This is the actual vehicle

Emily just informed me that she is feeling 100% opposite of me (thank goodness).  My guess is that she is saying that because she just wants to get those 3 little monkeys that are having a "sock hop" in her belly out!  I honestly can't blame her, those little tikes are getting bigger and bigger, and deciding to use her rib cage as a foot rest.  We are guessing that they are all over 2 pounds each now, but we will know for sure on Monday since that is her next ultrasound.  It is so nice to know that when one of us is feeling scared and stressed, the other one feels cool, calm, and collected!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

25 Weeks

Here are the profile pictures of 20, 22, and 25 weeks:

Gotta love Cooper's faces in these pics!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Stork is Getting Closer!

It has been fairly eventful over the last few weeks since I have updated.  Emily has been non-stop moving it seems like, from walks with her friends to evenings doing crafts with the ladies in the ward, to soccer games with Cooper Man, walking around the Balloon Fiesta, to hosting Cooper's 6th birthday party, to having my family in town, to having her family in town, taking Luke and Ethan to the pumpkin patch.  It is no wonder that she is finally starting to feel a little tired and weak, anyone would!
The Death Star Pinata!

Lego Star Wars Party!

Everything Star Wars!

Balloon Fiesta Glowdeo!

Lots of hot air

Lots of balloons

Coop and Grampa with the New Mexico balloon

The Stork is coming!



The Family gathering for Cooper's Special Day
Even though we have had all of these things going on, she has been awesome!  She went in for her 24 week ultrasound on Monday (10/8/12), which happened to be Coop's birthday.  Normally she is the only one present at these ultrasounds (sometimes I will accompany her), but this time it was a room full of family, all wanting for the chance to see the triplets (probably because it's hard to believe there are 3 in there unless you actually see for yourself!  That's when I started to believe it anyway).  In attendance was my mom, Emily's mom, Emily's sister Julie, Julie's son Ezra, Emily's Dad, Emily's sister Jennefer, Jennefer's daughter Mamie Jane, and of course the ultrasound tech and the doctor.  What a blessing it was for everyone to be there and see first hand that we indeed are having triplets.  Now, if you don't believe us, maybe you can ask one of them to verify the veracity of our claim that we are having triplets!  "By the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses you will know the truth"


Bennett (maybe)

Davis (maybe)
At the ultrasound the doctor said that everything is looking great!  The babies weights are 1.8, 1.6, and 1.6 pounds--that's 5 pounds of baby at 24 weeks, that's a lot of baby!  All 3 of the babies are above or around the 50th percentile for weight (on a singleton scale so the doctors are thrilled!).  They are getting so big now that it is almost impossible to tell what is what on the babies, there is just a lot going on in there now, and it will continue to get more and more crowded.

Can you imagine being in the womb with 2 other fetuses that are kicking you in the head and butt all the time, what would you do?  Sit there and take it or would you fight back and kick them too?  Whatever your decision may be, all 3 of these kids are taking the latter approach--kicking back.  Needless to say it is a party in Emily's tummy, and will continue to be so.  I wouldn't be surprise if they all come out with black eyes!
Taya and Bennett (?) head butting each other!
I have been able to feel all 3 of them, it is so neat to feel the little pounding from the inside of her tummy on the palm of my hand, such a miracle!  Ethan loves to put his head on her tummy and talk to the babies, it is really cute (I just said "cute", is that legal for a man to say?  I don't think so, I just lost my man card!).  Take a look for yourself:

Feeling the babies!