Thursday, September 25, 2008

27 Weeks



Hello everyone. It has been a very exciting couple of weeks. Last Wednesday, Sonya with the help of my K team threw me a wonderful shower at work and I received so many wonderful gifts. The outfits are adorable and the diapers are definitely needed! I'm so lucky to work with such giving, wonderful people. I had a beautiful cake which was hand made and one of my students parents paid for it! I also had an appointment with my doctor on Thursday. It was a short visit. He just listened to the babies heartbeats and checked my blood pressure and weight. Everything looked fine. I've gained 7 more lbs. in a month which isn't too bad, but God help me when it's time to lose it all. I'm sure the babies will keep me busy in that department. I've had this sinus infection which I'm having a hard time getting rid of because I can't really take anything. The most annoying thing right now is the itching. Not just on my stomach where I have horrendou s stretch marks, but everywhere...on my legs, arms, feet, back....everywhere. I was told it's just the influx of hormones. I was told to bathe with Aveeno, lotion with Aveeno, and use Benadryl cream if it gets real bad. It all helps a little, but not too much. I guess I can deal with it, as long as I have 4 healthy babies!
This week took a little bit of a turn. I had an appointment on Wednesday for an ultrasound and to check my cervix. First the good news...the babies are all doing great. They are all healthy and gaining good amounts of weight. Baby Girl A weighs 2lbs. 1 oz (gained 7 oz. in 2 wks.), Baby Boy B weighs 2lbs. 5oz. (gained 8 oz. in 2 wks.), Baby Girl C weighs 2lbs. 1 oz. (gained 7 oz. in 2 wks.), and Baby Girl D, the runt nomore weighs 2lbs. 3 oz. (gained a whopping 10 oz. oz in 2 wks.). We have some great 3D pictures of Baby Girl C, who seems to be the ham. She takes great pictures. We have have half of Baby Girl D playing Peek A Boo trying to see past Baby C's sack. Baby Girl A is impossible to get a picture of. She is always facing the wrong way and she is very low. Baby Boy B gave us a a quick face pic, but we couldn't get him on 3 D. He is just showing us his skeleton face. Nick and I were also told that Baby Boy B has a l ot of hair, so did Nick when he was born. I guess he is already taking after his daddy. Now for the semi-bad news???...This Sinus infection I've had is finally starting to go away, but it turning into coughing and sneezing. I thought it was great, but turns out, not so great. When they went to check my cervix on ultrasound, it looked pretty good until I happened to cough while they were measuring. Then it shrunk down to under a centimeter, which is not good. They are worried that the coughing and sneezing is going to blow out my cervix and cause me to go into labor. SOOOOOOO, I am officially on real bed rest, only to get up to go to the bathroom and shower as quickly as I can. I also went right to the Labor and Delivery Triage after my appt. courtesy of Nick's wheelchair driving skills (that was funny, not!) for a steroid shot. The doctor told me it is to speed up the babies lung development, just in case something happens. I also had to go back today for another one . Now I'm done with that. My doctor told me that I need to rest because he is going on vacation. He also told the doctor that's on call that if something does happen over the weekend to give me all the drugs possible to stop contractions because I AM NOT to have these babies without him! He had a meeting with all of the doctors, nurses, and staff about me and they all know I'm coming at some point, which is reassuring I guess. Another good thing is that I'm not really having contractions! So we'll have to wait and see. Hopefully they'll stay in there another 3-4 weeks and everything will be fine! Please keep us in your prayers. I'll update again soon! Enjoy the pictures!
Kelly

6 comments:

Mamamull said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I will pray for you, the babies and your son and husband and...

May God bless all of you - be sure to accept help when offered. It will make your friends so happy to do something useful for you. Let them do it.

Take care, I will check back to how things are going. I am so happy for you.

Denise

Laly said...

congratulations i have quadruplets the 15 months! im speaking spanish(Uruguay).

jag said...

What great pictures! It looks like you had a beautiful shower! Looks like some beautiful babies too! You have just done fantastic. I am so happy for you. Now, relax and keep cooking those buns in the oven.

P.S. You know, I happen to be a Kindergarten teacher as well.

Misty said...

The pics are fabulous! I love the 3-d's. Sorry to hear about your cold. I know the bed rest isn't the funnies thing in the world, but I know you can do it! Stay positive, drink your water & keep getting in all of those calories!
Take care,
Misty
MOM to gggg quads 22 months

Misty said...

The pics are fabulous! I love the 3-d's. Sorry to hear about your cold. I know the bed rest isn't the funnies thing in the world, but I know you can do it! Stay positive, drink your water & keep getting in all of those calories!
Take care,
Misty
MOM to gggg quads 22 months

jag said...

Hi there! I think your babies are in the same hospital as my quads... So, I'm thinking congratulations are in order. I was with my 3 boys last night (my little girl is home now) and they said that a set of quads were there or on the way. I just checked out your profile and you live near us... I'm sure you're very busy. Keep us posted when you can. I hope to see you around:)

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