Friday, July 8, 2011

24 weeks & still going strong!

Today, I had a quick ultrasound and appointment with my specialist in Nashville.  The ultrasound went exceptionally well.  All were measuring within range, and their measurements/weights are all comparable to singletons.  Just for good measure, the ultrasound technician confirmed that we are still having 2 boys and 1 girl.  On another note, my abdomen is expanding by leaps and bounds....this week I measured at 32 weeks, compared to 29 weeks at my last appointment (only 2 weeks ago)!

Here are their weights:
Baby A: 1lb 7oz
Baby B: 1lb 5oz
Baby C: 1lb 8oz

Jaxon is enjoying his summer vacation.  Today, he began his second set of swimming lessons.  Hopefully, by the end of this set of lessons, he will have earned the much coveted green necklace.  (You must be able to swim from one end of the pool to the other in order to receive this.  After earning the necklace, you no longer have to wear a life jacket in the pool.) 

Please keep up the prayers; they are greatly appreciated!

The Turners

Friday, June 10, 2011

20 Week Update

Today, I had an appointment with my maternal fetal medicine nurse practitioner, as well as "THE BIG ULTRASOUND." 

First, I had the ultrasound, which lasted nearly 2 hours.  The technician looked at each babies organs, bones, blood-flow, etc.  She was able to get all of the views that she needed, except baby "A's" facial structure...he was being shy.  All of the babies looked handsome/beautiful and no abnormalaties were detected at this time. 

Weights & Percentiles
A: 12 oz., 55%
B: 11 oz., 26%
C: 13 oz., 73%

*I know the percentages widely vary, but each baby measured between 19 weeks, 5 days and 20 weeks, 4 days.  I was 20 weeks exactly today, and the doctors aren't concerned unless the babies are measuring more than 10-14 days off schedule.*

I had to drink the "wonderful," sugary, orange drink today and will have results from that test on Monday.  (For those of you that have never had the pleasure of drinking this, it is NASTY and the point is to test for gestational diabetes.)  The nurse practitioner measured my abdomen and said that I was measuring at 25 weeks.  At this point, she expected that I would be measuring around 30 weeks, but there is no need to worry at this point because the babies are growing as expected.

On another note, Jaxon has been sick (off and on) for nearly a week with a stomach issues.  Long story short, he had a CT today to rule out appendicitis and thank goodness it came back negative!  He has been feeling better today, I just hope he continues to stay that way.

I am still praying for this to be an uneventful pregnancy, and an easy adjustment for Jaxon.  Thanks again for all of your prayers and words of encouragement!

The Turners

Monday, May 23, 2011

17 weeks and counting...

On Friday (5/20/11), I had a routine visit with my maternal fetal medicine specialist. 

During my ultrasound, the technician quickly confirmed that A & C were boys, but B was being modest and making it difficult to tell his/her gender.  After thoroughly checking out each baby, the technician decided to take another look at B.  At this time, both my nurse practitioner and physician came in to see the babies.  After a few minutes, it was confirmed that B is a girl!  Most importantly, each of the babies are measuring on target for gestational age.

My doctor and nurse practitioner were both very happy with my progress and said that I didn't have to come back until 20 weeks.  At that time, I will have the anatomy scan (a detailed ultrasound of each baby), and the scan alone will take about 90 minutes.  Thus far, I have had a pretty uneventful pregnancy and hope to keep it that way. 

Now the fun part...we have finally decided on names.  They even passed the "Jaxon Test."

Kate Alice
Knox Emory
Nash Ellis

After they are born, Jaxon will name the boys.  (Basically, he will choose which baby gets Nash and which baby gets Knox.)  He is very excited about this part!

This past weekend, we also started our registries at Target and Wal-Mart.  The next few weeks are going to be busy for us, and we figured that we should get started before walking becomes a daunting task for me!

Jaxon turns 6 on Saturday, May 28 and school will be out the following week.  We are also planning a small trip to Gatlinburg in the coming weeks since our beach vacation was cancelled.  Hopefully, we will all have a relaxing summer.

Thank you to everyone that has been praying for our family and the babies.  Your prayers are truly appreciated.  Please keep sending them up!

And finally, the belly picture that you've been waiting for... 17 weeks and 2 days.

I know this is what you really wanted to see.

Have a great week!
Noah, Allison, Jaxon, Kate, Knox & Nash

Friday, April 29, 2011


Today, I had an appointment with the perinatalogist and had an ultrasound as well.  Firstly, (and most importantly) each baby is measuring right on track.  Baby A is measuring 14w0d, Baby B is measuring 14w1d, and Baby C is measuring 14w2d.  The ultrasonographer said it was quite normal for them to measure a few days differently, as long as they are growing at the expected rate this is normal.  Baby A is camera shy and really only gave us one good picture.  Baby B was rubbing his/her belly, he/she must've really enjoyed lunch.  Baby C was just hanging out sucking on his/her thumb.

The doctor said that everything is looking great, and said that I had a great chance of carrying the babies over 32 weeks.  She said that I need to take very good care of myself in order to accomplish that goal.   Overall, today was a great visit.

It is very early to be sure, but the ultrasonographer said that she believed that we MOST likely are going to have 2 boys and 1 girl.  The boys were a little more obvious, but Baby B was a harder to see, so B may be a boy too.  I will have another appointment and ultrasound in 3 weeks.  Hopefully we will get gender confirmation at that time.

Jaxon is being quite the trooper.  He is too wrapped up in school, t-ball and soccer to be concerned with the upcoming change.  However, he is taking the news well and is excited about the probability of brothers.

Thank you to everyone that is praying for our family.  We really appreciate your prayers and support. 

Noah, Allison, Jaxon, Baby A, Baby B & Baby C

Friday, April 8, 2011


Today, I had an appointment with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (Dr. Scott).  The babies all look great! --I am exactly 11 weeks today. We had an ultrasound that lasted about 30 minutes and got some pretty good pictures.  It is really hard to explain just how amazing it was to see them all wiggle around on the screen, Baby B even danced a little jig for us.  Both the ultrasonographer and the physician said that I would have an ultrasound at almost every appointment because this is the only way to monitor each of thier heart rates. 

My physician is ultra conservative, thus she told me that vacationing at 21 weeks was "not a good idea."  Noah and I were kind of bummed about this, but we ultimately want to do what is best for the babies.  Now, instead of doing one big vacation, we will probably do a few weekend trips in the next two months. (Trip suggestions are welcome!)  Dr. Scott is hoping that I can make it to 34 weeks, but premature delivery is one of the most common problems in a mutiple gestation pregnancy.  In a few months, I will be seeing her more often in order to monitor this possible complication.
Jaxon was not feeling well when Aunt Christi picked him up today.  We hope that he is feeling better in the morning.  That little guy always has something funny to say, and it just isn't the same when he is under the weather.

And what you'll all been waiting for...sorry about the photo quality, I will scan them next time.

                                                                         Baby A

                                                                        Baby B

Baby C

All Three...

As they get larger, it is going to be very hard to get all three in the same picture.  Each baby has plenty of room, they just look squished because of the way the ultrasonographer had to angle the doppler.

My next appointment is in 3 weeks. I will let you all know if anything happens between now and then.  However, I am hoping that this will be an uneventful pregnancy!

Goodnight all!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I am obviously new at this...

Good afternoon everyone!

From now on, I am going to make my best effort to keep you all informed about our family and of on the triplets. (The only baby news for now is that I have an appointment with a perinatalogist- high risk OB tomorrow. I will keep you all updated.)

As you will soon figure out, I am not (nor claim to be) the best writer in the world.  However, that is not the intent of this blog.  As for the name of the blog, we must first honor our first child, Jaxon.  For those of you that know him, you understand just how much he LOVES sports! Thus, the "triple threat" refers to very different things/actions in basketball, football and wrestling. (I'm positive that he'd participate in the later if there was such a organization crazy enough to let 5 year-old boys do so.)  "Triple Threat" also obviously refers to our triplets that are expected to arrive in September...for those of you that have stumbled upon this blog by chance.

I will update you all after the appointment tomorrow.