My Daughter Gave Birth to Quadruplets!

Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Psalms 112:1-2

Friday, July 9, 2010

As you can see, Callie is enjoying spending time with her daddy and Papaw and Uncle Eric. She loves ice cream! We make sure that she spends a lot of time with Sarah. Callie knows the directions to the room better than I do at this point. It breaks my heart every time we leave. She begs to stay with Mommy. The halls are filled with cries of kids who want to stay with their moms once visiting hours are over. Life can be so hard sometimes.

Baby C is still decelerating once or twice a day. The protocol is to monitor an additional hour when she does "decel." As a result, Sarah is sometimes on the monitor until the wee hours of the morning. Those days wear her out! The number and length of those decels are figured in with the biophysical scores to determine how the babies are doing. The bio scores were good today. Everyone scored an 8. We haven't heard if and how Baby C's score will be affected by the decels. The nurse said that the older Baby C gets, the less the doctors will tolerate the decelerations.

Sarah had a moment of confusion during the sonogram today. When Baby C was being checked, boy parts were discovered! Sarah said, "Are you telling me that I have three boys?!" After some quick detective work, the technician discovered that B and C have switched places.
Boy B doesn't like to be monitored, so he hides behind C anyway. I guess she decided to take his space.

It is fun when nurses come in who have never seen quads. They are fascinated by the babies and enjoy trying to find them all with the Dopler. One of the doctors in the practice has dealt with quads before. She said that these are the best quads she has ever seen! Sarah's primary doctor is now hoping that he can get her to 35 weeks. We were surprised, since Sarah is already measuring 45 weeks or better. However, it would be fantastic if she could carry them that long.

My son is on a mission's trip this week. Please pray for all of the people involved, that they will experience God in a new and powerful fashion. I feel so complete when my family is serving God in a special way. Thanks for praying!

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