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

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Baby C Scare/

Baby C's heart rate took a dive last night during monitoring. About ten doctors and nurses poured into the room and went to work. Sarah was repositioned, hooked up to an IV, and put on oxygen. Two hours later, everyone calmed down. Baby C was back within her safety zone for stress.

The medicine to stop contractions that Sarah is taking can cause the fluid around the babies to shrink. While all of the babies have acceptable fluid amounts, Baby C has the least amount. The nurses are wondering if there is a kink in her cord that could be causing the heart rate deceleration. On Wednesday, Sarah will have biophysicals and full sonograms ( at least 40 minutes per quad) for all four babies. It will be exhausting and hard on Sarah. Please pray that all will be normal.

I lay down and slept,
Yet I woke up in safety,
For the Lord was watching over me.
Psalm 3:5


sylvia said...

your story has been such a blessing to me. Me and my husband having been trying to have a baby for more than 10 years. I know now that God can work thru reproductve med. This is a topic you don't hear too many churches talk about. so many couples are facing infertility and don't know what to do. I'am praying for those babies and God's blessing and his grace on you. God is going to use those babies as a testimony of his love in the face of infertility.

Sondra said...

Sylvia, I know what you mean about the quiet issue of infertility. So many people suffer in silence. Then there is the guilt that people often feel for "taking matters into their own hands." This issue emphasizes the importance of praying about everything! I used to confuse giving in with giving up. God doesn't want us to just be willing to do or not do something. He wants us to want whatever He wants. His will is what we would choose if we knew all the facts. Sarah and Tony had fertility issues. They prayed, sought counsel, and waited on God's direction. Now they have the peace that comes from being in the center of God's will. These quads are NO ACCIDENT. They are sent by God. Whatever we face, we need that direction from God. Only then will we have the courage to face whatever He asks us to go through as part of His plan, laid out before time began. Thanks for your prayers. I'll be praying for you!