Today, we had 2 doctor's appointments: our regularly scheduled ultrasound to get the babies vitals, and a consultation in the NICU with a Neonatoligists and Social Worker who will work with us when the babies arrive at the hospital. Both appointments went excellent!
When we went to our regular ultrasound, we were happy to see that all the babies continue to have good heartbeats, and my cervix and the amniotic fluid levels in each sac are good. Andy even sweet-talked the ultrasound tech to peek and "guestimate" how big "baby c" is right now- answered prayers, he has grown very well!! We get measurements for all the babies again in 2 weeks, but it looks like he now is 1 lb, 4 oz!!! Way up from 14 oz... PRAISE THE LORD!! All 4 babies were wiggling around in my belly, so the best shot I got was of our little mover and shaker "B"... so precious!
|Our "baby B" girl--- I love her profile, she is so beautiful!|
Once in the NICU, we met with one of the doctors and the social worker who will be assigned to us. We toured the whole floor, and were very impressed with how well laid out and planned it is. I am also so glad we now know more of what to expect; the doctor went over potential problems that might arise with the babies born premature, and thankfully nothing was shocking to me. I have been trying to do my research and plan accordingly for what to generally expect and potential issues (if any at all), and so now I also have a visual for what our surroundings will look like.
I am so glad we were able to do the tour today. Overall, I feel an overwhelming sense of relief and gratitude that we are privileged to KNOW and plan on having this be a part of our story, versus many of the parents who might be shocked, saddened and/or grieved when the NICU becomes a part of their child's story. (I like to know what to expect, even when we know we can't know what to expect... does that make sense??)
I am growing by the hour, moving less by the minute, and welcome my 25th week with wide belly! We have been so blessed with people bringing meals... God has truly provided, and it is neat to see that every week a few people will call or contact us and ask to bring a meal. I had intended on putting out our care calendar with meals and house cleaning by now, but God has been orchestrating it just fine so far that we get the help when we need it! We will need to officially do that at some point, but right now what a blessing to trust that He is providing for our needs day to day!
|Becky at 25 weeks|