|Becky's quad belly at 28 weeks!|
|When I went out to take the picture tonight, there were a few deer grazing in our backyard. I LOVE living out in such a peaceful, country setting!|
Today we had an ultrasound doppler monitor which check's the babies blood flow from placenta to each baby. It is more useful than just getting the heart rate, which we also got, along with each amniotic fluid level. Good news is that all babies have great fluid levels, and the doppler feedback for our babies Lauren (A), Hannah (B) and Tanner (D) were good.
However, for our boy Tyler (C), who is also our little peanut, the doppler showed reduced blood flow patterns and also a couple intermittent reversed flow patterns. He drew us a picture that really helped us visualize it, but very very basically you want these consistent peak. Tyler has peaks with small spaces in between (reduced blood flow), and a few intermittent upside down peaks (reversed flow patterns). They were not consistent and so although they are "abnormal", they do not mean we need to get a c-section tomorrow. We will go back Monday (in 4 days) and get another doppler to see how it looks.
What does this mean? Well, our doctor (who is awesome) first said it usually will go one way or the other, that this trend does not typically continue. If it becomes more irregular, we may be having to do a c-section next week. If the down peaks disappear, we will just continue to doppler check the babies more regularly and pray they can go as long as they can in my belly.
What can we do? Pray! Specifically for Tyler's blood flow to normalize and show no more doppler abnormalities. And also pray that all babies continue to pack on the pounds and develop well. Although I am at 28 weeks, developmentally I really would prefer to deliver closer to 32 weeks (that is, if they stay healthy in there!)
I am not freaking out, but I am concerned tonight. I am trying not to panic and I have been getting lots of support not only from my friends & family, but also from my quad mom's group. I simply LOVE all the quad mommas out there and would be going batty right now without their encouragement, tips & support! This is such a wacky thing to go through, and sometimes it just really helps knowing other people out there are going through or went through exactly the same thing!
Thank you so much for all your support, thoughts and prayers! Hoping my next post on Monday is a good one!