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Monday, July 16, 2012

Babies are a'comin!

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!


  1. Sending up big prayers for you and your precious little ones! You did such a great job making it to 28 weeks! So proud of you! (((HUGS)))

  2. Just read the news!!! You are so strong so I know that you can do this! We will be thinking about all of you and praying like crazy!

  3. I am so relieved you are past 28 weeks. You have done an amazing job and honor His plan. Prayers for a smooth delivery tomorrow.

    By the look amazing. I am so happy you got to enjoy Jenna's birthday yesterday.

  4. You did great carrying them this long and you look AMAZING! Prayers will be with you guys tomorrow!

  5. When I walked into the hospital each morning, I said a prayer asking for strength for the babies and children, wisdom for the doctors and nurses and peace for the parents. We will be praying for you all tomorrow!

  6. I have been reading your blog for a while and you have a greatoutlook and my family and are praying footer you today!

  7. Greetings from Orlando fl . I've been reading your blog for a long time now . My prays will be with your family this afternoon , hoping for 4 healthy babies .

  8. It's just about time! Praying for ALL of you :)