Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Doc & Family Update

We had our ultrasound and appointment with the perinatologist today. It was such a relief to find out that the babies were both doing great.
  • Both babies measured at exactly 4 lbs each - both measured tall (surprise!) with smaller abdomens, but that's not really a concern.
  • The amniotic fluids measured good for both babies.
  • Definitely one boy & one girl. (I still get nervous about that from time to time so I'm glad to have it confirmed!)
  • Had the Fetal Fibronectin Test done - gives an indication of whether labor is likely to occur in the next 2 weeks. Should have the results some time this morning.
  • We got to see both of the babies faces on a 3-d ultrasound at the end of our visit. Unfortunately, they are so smooshed in there and cords were everywhere that you couldn't see much.
  • I'm a good candidate to deliver both without a c-section as both babies are head down and ready to go. Boy will be born first and the girl second.
  • Have to stay on bed rest until at least 34 weeks and then after that point I can get up a little more b/c the risks for the babies born after 34 weeks are so much less.
  • 34 weeks is only 10 days away!
Thanks to those who are checking in on us and have been praying for these babies to be born healthy. I saw a family at Chick-fil-a the other day with teeny-tiny newborn twins. It got me really excited to think that we're going to have two tiny ones ourselves.

Ways you can pray for our family:
  • Drew is taking on so much of the burden with our kids and the house. He is an incredible father & husband. Please join us in praying that God would continue to give him strength and patience in all that he has had to take on.
  • Jed & Riley are both really excited to have new babies in the family as well. Please pray that the birth of the twins brings out their desire to be helpful and obedient.
  • Story, of course, is oblivious to the fact that her world is about to be rocked! She is such a little mommy's girl. Please pray for her as she will have to share mom a LOT more now. Hopefully, my bed rest will help prepare her for a little less mom.
  • I struggle to do nothing. Bed rest is both welcomed and crazy hard. Normally I get on to myself when I sit and do nothing. Now that's what I'm supposed to be doing. Pray that I can see the long-term benefits of staying off my feet over the short-term needs I struggle to 'ignore'.
  • Please be praying that the twins are happy, content, healthy babies.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jessica said...

Glad to hear the babies are doing good. We'll be praying for ya'll and looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

6/26/2008 8:35 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Great to hear everything is going great! Will be praying for you guys...can't wait to see pics and hear names!

6/26/2008 9:23 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh! And Happy Birthday to Riley! :)

6/26/2008 9:59 AM  
Blogger Scatterd said...

Thanks for the update, you all remain in my prayers! Will also pray that babies allow you a normal delivery, so that your recovery is as easy as possible!

6/26/2008 2:22 PM  

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