If you're wondering why I always put how far along I am in the title, it's for future quad moms who want to browse by how far along they are. I find myself on my friends blogs counting on my fingers and toes trying to figure out how far along they were at that point. Plus, I'm just proud of myself!!
I'm still home!! Yay, yay, yay, yay!! It's been great getting to spend direct time with my family without nurses, the ice lady (anybody that came to visit knows how often she came in, especially at 4 a.m.), students, etc. coming in! Hannah Noelle has done really well adjusting to the disciplinarian being back home too, she's had more time outs in the last 4 days than the whole time I was in the hospital. She has slept on the floor in our room every night though because I just want her close!!
Here's how today's doctor's appointment went. The initial visit with the nurse was all normal, blood pressure good, weight excellent! Then we had the ultrasound for growth and cervical length. This was Hannah Noelle's first time to see them on ultrasound. We wanted to wait until they didn't look like aliens so it wouldn't scare her and we also wanted to just bring her with us to my regular OB instead of specialist so it wouldn't be such a long visit. Well, before we knew it, we weren't going to my regular OB anymore. She did so well at the hospital when doctors came in we decided to give it a try. She was on her "Best Bemaviour." She did so well she got ice cream when we left! The babies looked awesome!!! They are getting so big! They did 3D on them just for Hannah Noelle and she was amazed! She actually knew what she was looking at sometimes before I did because she would say, oh, there is Avery's hand and her fingers! We got good looks at Cannon and Lauren's face and a good shot of Avery's arm and hand. Gunner is too squished to even get a shot of anything!! Their estimated weights are as follows:
Cannon Gregory - 1 pound, 10 ounces
Gunner Cole - 1 pound, 13 ounces
Lauren Kathryn - 1 pound, 11 ounces
Avery Caroline - 1 pound, 12 ounces
They are all in the 50th percentile which Dr. Hole said is absolutely amazing for four babies!! He said he has never had a quad mom at 25 weeks have all three issues under control, preeclampsia, cervical length and baby growth. He said there is normally always one that is lacking, but I am standing strong. HN asked him when he was going to cut the babies out (yes, she knows WAY too much) and he said 8 weeks! I almost fell off the table. I said, I can't do 8 weeks! He said, everything can change on a dime, but I see it happening! I personally, for my sanity have to take it in smaller chunks than that. I have to say, okay, 28 weeks is good, which is 3 weeks away, then I'll shoot for 30, then 32. Right now saying 8 weeks wants me to just throw my hands up and say, I surrender, I'm done! My back is killing me, my belly is huge, my face is now full, my hips hurt when I sleep and when I walk and I could go on for days and days! Despite all that, I wouldn't change it for the world, I'm here, right where I'm supposed to be for some strange reason and God will one day show that reason to me. Even if he doesn't, I know there is a plan, much bigger than I could ever imagine!!
My cervical length is still holding strong!!! It was so good I felt confident in asking Dr. Hole if I could go out to eat, not take out, out to eat on the way home. He said, yes, only because next week you may not be able to and then it'll be a long time before you'll get to go again once you have 4 babies and a 3 year old!
All in all the visit was great! I go back next Wednesday and have to do the Glucose screening test. I continue to be on Strict Bed Rest and monitor twice daily. The monitoring sessions I have had have been great! I've had no more than 2 contractions in an hour. If they were to increase above four or five I will be back in the hospital on different meds so let's pray they stay low!!
Now, I have a favor from you! I post as often as I can and then I see only 3 or 4 comments and it makes me wonder if anyone really reads this! Could you please, even if you do it as anonymous, leave me a message? I need things to do during the day and reading your encouraging words would mean the world to me!! Bye for now... Love To You All!!!
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