Friday, September 18, 2009

Big Update

Hi All! Sorry to keep you all in suspense an extra day! Well...we've got good news and bad news.

Good news first!
All the babies are growing great! Baby A, B & D are all 1lb 3oz and Baby C is 1lb 2oz. This puts the babies all between 60-75%. The kiddos are a couple grams different, which puts them in the same pound and ounce, but a different percentile. Average is close to 1lb, so hooray for big babies! They didn't see the systs on Baby B, so they are all very healthy! Here's some pics - even got a couple in 3D!



Here's a group shot with 3D, except Baby A. He was way too far down to get a good view.



Baby A



Baby B (and Baby A on the top left side)



Baby C



Baby D

Ok, now for the not so good news...

After the wonderful news about the babies on the ultrasound, they measured my cervix and it fluctuated between 1cm and 1.4cm. That's really short, especially considering it was 4.5cm 2 weeks ago. So, they immediately admitted me to Labor and Delivery to get a handle on the contractions. I haven't even felt most of them! They hooked me up to an iv & 2 antibiotics to prepare for a cerclage. I was also given Indomethacin pills to relax the uterus and stop contractions. Yesterday I didn't even realize, but they were 2 minutes apart! No worry though, these doctors know what they are doing. Today they doubled my dose in hopes of stoping the contractions to do the cerclage tomorrow (they can't do it if I'm contracting). Today I've only had a handful this morning and none since so everything is looking great! Keep us in your prayers, we need to last at least a couple more weeks! They will check me again tomorrow to evaluate whether or not I'm getting a cerclage to hold everything in place. For now, it looks like this wonderful room will be my home for the next several weeks. They have a great staff who are really taking care of me! In Christ, ALL things are possible!

8 comments:

Amanda Lang said...

Praying for you and your whole family Jennie! God will take care of you and those babies!

Rebecca said...

we are praying for you and your family. and for the doctors and nurses who are caring for you. so glad all the babies are doing well. thinking of you!

patrick and mandi said...

Continuing to pray for you guys! I'm so glad you have some healthy, strong, very loved babies in there!

jag said...

Would ya look at those big, beautiful babies! I am so happy for you. Um, I had the cervix issues too (got as low as just below 1). Cerclage at 23 weeks. If you ever want to talk, drop me an email. I'm prayin' for ya girl!

Bridget said...

I'm keeping you in my thoughts, Jennie. I hope you have internet access there at the hospital. What a drag if you don't! It must be tough to be stuck there, even if it is what's best for you and the babies. Keep us all posted...

Cousin Bridget

Angie B said...

PRAYING!!! :)

Cochran Quads said...

Praying!!! Keep us posted!

Britt said...

They're beautiful Jennie!!! I can't wait to hold them!!