Thursday, September 24, 2009

Welcome Pollak Quads!

I write this post with disappointment and hope. This morning I went into labor and they couldn't stop it. Everything moved so quickly and within 5 minutes are precious miracles were born. They did an ultrasound yesterday to check a blood vessle in their heart that may close early due to the indomethacin. They found signs of it closing in 2 of the babies so immediately took me off the medicine. I then received 1 dose of cortisone shot to mature the babies lungs. It seemed that was what was holding off my contractions. After I had gotten to the point of being late for that med, my contractions started a little more frequently and I began to feel pressure. They checked me at about 12:30am and I was 1cm dialted. They hadn't checked me before so wasn't sure if that was new or not. Moved me back over to high risk labor and delivery just in case. I woke up at 3 with more pressure and irregular contractions. After that check I was still at 1cm so Nich left for his training in the morning and we were relieved. They also started me on Magnesium Sulfate to try to decrease the likelihood of cerebral palsy and gave the babies brain a boost to develop. Around 10 my contractions were every minute or 2 and getting stronger. They checked me again and I measured 4cm dialeted. I was officially in labor and they needed to do an emergency c-section. I immediately called Nich to come back to the hospital as they were prepping for surgery. It all happed so quickly! Nich got in back just in time to scrub in and watched 3 babies be born! I am so proud of him! We both did a great job (he even better since he wasn't on meds!).

Brennan Nicholas was born at 10:57 weighing in at 1lb 6oz
Landon James was born at 10:58 weighing in at 1lb 7oz
Katelyn Marie was born at 10:59 weighing in at 1lb 3.5oz
Brooklyn Danielle was born at 11:01 weighing in at 1lb 3oz.

This was bittersweet, they all cried and sounded like little kittens and were moving when they were born, but we knew the odds and what a long journey they have ahead. They are all pretty good size for their age (at least 26 week size) and the NICU staff were all very pleased at how the were progressing. They've had some bumps, but are stable. The two boys are together in one room and the two girls in another. Once there is room they will move them closer together. Their skin looks great (like 24 week babies) and they are all in their isolettes without plastic bags. The bags helped keep their skin moist, now they are able to stand the isolette temps. Tonight I got to hold Brennan's hand and it hardly wrapped around my finger! They are our little miracles. Everyday is a milestone for them. God is in control, the Lord is our strength! Please keep them in your prayers. Pictures to come!

25 comments:

Britt said...

I'm praying for them like crazy!! Hailey is a big sister!!!! Love you guys lots and lots!!

Feris said...

Congratulations for your babies! I am going to start praying from this day on until you take your 4 beautiful miracles home :)

jag said...

I join you in praying. You have been and will remain in my thoughts daily. I will add them to my prayer list if that's okay.

Hugs,
Jenna

The Carlsons said...

Congrats and praying for your babies!!
-fellow quad mom of 18mo GGGG and a 5yo boy

Cali Quad Squad said...

Hi Jennie,one of the other quad moms shared your story and as heartbreaking as this must be,your strength is amazing. I am a 21 week mom to be of quads,and don't know if I could show the strength you are showing. I want you to know you,your family and your miracles will be in my thoughts and prayers,daily. Good luck to all of you,and we will wait for updates from Jenna.

Praying hard,
~Stephanie Bales.

Buggles said...

Congratulations. You will be in my thoughts.

Moni Graf said...

Jennie, Nich and Hailey....congrats on the newest additions to your family! Albeit, they came sooner than anyone wanted, but you are SO right about God being in control!

The Graf Quads will be praying for the newest members of "The Club" and hope and pray for all the best. Pollak sounds like a name for fighters and I bet your four little fighters will make you proud!

Love and Prayers from KS,
Moni

Jac Tubre said...

You and your sweet tiny miracles will be in our prayers. The babies weights are great!

Keep the faith.

Prayers and hope from a fellow quad mom - Jac

Andy and Lisa said...

Congrats on the birth of your quads! Saying lots of prayers for your family.

Angie B said...

God has a plan! I have been praying! Jer. 29:11~

Charity Donovan said...

You and your sweet miracles are in my prayers. The NICU can be a tough ride & all of us "quad moms" are here to support you! God bless you & your family at this time.

Tiffany said...

Congrats and you ALL are in our thoughts in prayers. Stay strong and keep the faith. Preemie babies have amazing strength. My daughter was born @ 25 weeks weighing 1lb 15oz and just celebrated her 1st birthday! The NICU will be a rockyroad but you and the babies can get throught it! God Bless!

Rebecca said...

congratulations! we are praying for all of you!

Jenny said...

we are Definitely praying for you and your sweet babies:) There are MANY of us quad moms out here that are praying for you and cheering you on. :)
if you ever need to talk/vent please feel free to email me:)jennyhasquads (at) yahoo

Jenny B
mom to 2 yr old BGGB quads
thequadsquad.blogspot.com

King Quads said...

Praying for you sweetie. God is in control. It's been fun following you and I know that your trust in the Lord will get you through what you need to get through right now. Miracles, just miracles. I can't wait to see pictures of those beautiful babies.

Kimberly & Alex said...

Congratulations on your precious babies!
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
-fellow quad mom with 6 week old GBBG, 1 year old girl and 8 year old twin boys

ktulu458 said...

The NICU is a scary time but it can be okay. My quads were born at 26 weeks and will be turning 2 in December. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Feel free to email me ktulu458@aol.com if you ever need support or have questions!
::big hugs:: to you and your little ones.

-Nicole Golden

Josh and Teri Duggan said...

Congratulations to you anf your 4 little precious miracles. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve & Paula said...

I'm praying for all of you!

Noll said...

I came across your blog about a month ago and have quietly been following. Just want to say Congratulations on your babies! I also want you to know your babies and family will be in our nightly family prayer. While I was pregnant with my son who was a high risk pregnancy I used to sing to him "Jesus Loves Me" and the verse that says "they are weak but He is strong" got to me everytime. Your babies may be small and weak right now but He is strong. We will continue to pray and cant wait to see pictures of your new precious babes.

McCann's said...

You might not remember me!! I know Hannah Kotsko, went to SAU and played basketball there!! My name is Ashley, I have following your blog through Shelby's blog! I have been telling people about you and your family!!! You definately have more people praying for you than you even know!!! I will continue to pray for your family!! I hope all goes well!

Liz said...

Congrats on your four little bundles, wow! We are praying for you guys. :)

The Gerwer Babies said...

Congratulations!
I am praying for your family, espeically those four little miracles. Dont lose your faith and hope. We are all hear for you!
Be strong Pollak Quads!!!!
Love, Casey
MOM to BGGB quads born 1/16/08

damien said...

ive been followiung your blog for a while now , your quads are in my prays .

Cary said...

Jenny, this is Cary from MSU I was supposed to be riding with you and stasia this year for the MSW program. I want you to know that you, Nick, and those precious babies are in my prayers every second. They are wonderful gifts from God, He is great and always with you.