|Taken today, the day before delivery|
Well, God has a different timing than I do. As often He does...
We had our doppler u/s this morning at the doctor. First, I need to say that we have truly been SO BLESSED by all the prayers and kind words and supports we have out there. We certainly are riding on those prayers right now, and we feel OK with the uncertainty of everything. I was hoping Tyler's blood flow pattern would resolve itself, but this morning when we went in it looks to be getting worse. He does still have a good heartbeat and the fluid levels are still good, but the doctor told us this pattern is not good and 50% of the time it does result in death within a few days.
Since we are past 28 weeks and viability is really good (around 98%) for the babies, he gave us some options. However, after consulting with him, each other, and a neonatologist (the NICU doctor), both Andy and I were in solid agreement that it will be best to have the c-section tomorrow and give all of them the supports they need (we prayed that we would be wise and have a solid agreement whatever we found, so answered prayer for that!). I feel good that I did everything right I possibly could have, but I still wish I could have safely carried them longer! Again, not my plans, but His...
So tomorrow, on 7-17-12, at 1:30 pm, we will have the c-section welcomeing our quadruplets into the world. I have been so use to them bumping inside my tummy that I know I will miss that, but OH, I can't wait to see them! We just pray that all babies will be OK and will be able to breathe on their own with as little support as needed. Today I got my second administration of a steroid shot, which helps in their lung development. This is not what we would have chosen, but then again, everything about this Journey has been unexpected and yet full of wonderful blessings amongst a myriad of emotions.
The emotional roller coaster will continue, I'm sure... I will do my best to keep this updated, but please pray that the c-section tomorrow will go well and that all babies will be strong fighters and will thrive. Wow. I am still a little in shock that tomorrow is the day. Ready or not, here they come!!!
On a good note, we had a birthday party yesterday for our beautiful daughter. I can't believe she is 4. In hindsight, I am so glad she could be surrounded by family that loves her and she could have a day where it was all about her! The funny thing is that Jenna's birthday is July 18, so now we will always have a crazy summer birthday week!
I will close with some pics of our big girl's day yesterday. Probably her last birthday ever where it will be all about her!!! LOL!
|Jenna and some of the family|
|Singing Happy Birthday to Jenna|
|Feeling the babies bumping around in there|
|Jenna & her daddy|
|I can't believe she is a big 4-year-old already!|
|Some of the goods from the BD party|
|My sister & sister-in-law with me. And the belly.|
|Jenna with Grandpa & Grandma|
|The family-- soon to be added to!|