Sunday, May 3, 2009
April 17, 2009 I was scheduled for a c-section at 1300, and things were right on time--much to my delight! I delivered four healthy, crying babies at 1309 for A, B, C, and 1310 for D. Three girls and one boy!! I was right after all with my gut feeling. Baby A-- Adeline Vera 4 lb 15 oz 18 inches long Baby B-- Margaret Lindsay 3 lb 10 oz 17 inches long Baby C-- Richard James 4 lb 14 oz 17.5 inches long Baby D-- Samantha Elise 4 lb 5 oz 17 inches long God is sooooo Good!!! I can not believe how wonderfully they are all doing. Richard required a little c-pap overnight just to help him breathe but was off by Sat morning. Adeline and Samantha both had an iv and some nasal cannula o2 but were both off by Sat morning. Our little one, Margaret--did not require an iv or oxygen!!! She is a fighter, just little!! They are so beautiful. Mom had a rough go of it after the c-section and hemorrhaged required lots of meds and some blood---but things got back on track for me by Saturday evening/Sunday morning. Thank you everyone for the prayers!!!!! God is GOOD!!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
April 11, 2009 Adam brought Torrie up to visit her mommy today. It was so good to be able to see her. She curled up in a little ball at the foot of my bed and just hung out with me. One of the nice housekeepers, Nipa, had brought some kitty treats for her; so she enjoyed them. I am still very sore today, but trying to keep my outlook positive so I can have a good day. Adam stayed with me until lunchtime and then he went back to get some things done at the house. My mother and father in law were back there working while he was visiting. Many thanks to them. Tomorrow is Easter. I wish I could go to church, but this year it isn't possible. Adam has been reading me the Easter story, though--which has been nice to get to share it with him. Only a few more days now. We're in the home stretch.
April 12, 2009
Happy Easter!!! I woke up early today and was determined to have a good day. I spoke to Adam before he went into church and then got a shower, dressed in a bright color and even put make up on. I haven't put make up on for over 6 wks--since I was admitted. So, I'm going to make the best of the day. It looks wonderful outside, bright and sunny.
Adam and his parents got here around noon. I gave Adam his little "hospital gift shop Easter basket" I made for him--I think he was surprised. Then, we ate a great meal. It was nice to get to spend the day with family and Adam, of course. Jim and Debbie took off after lunch, but Adam stayed with me and we took a cat nap. Then, this afternoon, he took me upstairs for another soak in the bathtubs on labor and delivery. My back is really acting up and causing me a lot of pain. This is one of the few reliefs I get. My determination from the first part of the day had waned a little by the end of the day, but overall--it was a great day.
Tomorrow my doctor will be back and I will only have 4 more days to go. YEAH!!!! Can't wait to meet these babies.
Friday, April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009 One week to go!!!! I can't believe it. It was another hard day. That "wall" that I hit yesterday is still there. I am so happy to be this far along, but my body is throwing in the towel. My mother and father in law came up today. They will be staying for the Easter weekend. It was great to see them. Plus, I will get some homemade food and they will take good care of Adam. At this point, it is going to be sheer determination that gets me through this next week. If I've made it this far, surely I can go one more week. Everyone's prayers would be much appreciated as my last two days have been filled with lots of tears and pain. One more week---we can do it!!
April 9, 2009 I know that all of my pregnant friends have told me that at the end of their pregnancy they just hit a "wall" where they just feel like they are "done" being pregnant. I have hit that point today. I feel like I have had some up and down days the last few weeks, but today was an especially hard day. Besides my back being quite sore, now my belly is even sore. Every movement from the babies is painful. I am so happy at how far we have made it, and feel selfish complaining. However, I truly am questioning my sanity and bodily ability to make it 8 more days. Adam came up before work and took me up to the bathtub to soak. It is the only thing these days that is giving me any relief. I feel weightless in the tub and can get some of the pressure off of my back. I just love these babies so much and am so ready to meet them. I would welcome you anytime before the 17th. If not, April 17th it will be.
April 6, 2009 Well, I've made it to 33 wk by our dating. I can't believe it. I guess the babies won't be wearing the little outfits I had picked out for them to wear on Easter unless they surprise me and come this week before the weekend. It was a hard weekend for me. Adam was working the entire weekend and I missed him terribly. I keep telling myself that it is getting close now, but 11 days still seems like forever to go. The babies have been looking good. Today we had an ultrasound to look at fetal movement, cardiac motion and check fluid levels. They didn't measure them to give growth estimates, but they all looked good and were moving. So, my doctor is happy with me making it through the week without delivering. I think I can, I think I can.......pray that I will have some peace about making it 11 more days.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
32 wks--scary big
April 2, 2009
My final goal was making it into April, but not having the babies on April Fools Day. So, April 2nd was the day. I made it!!! I am very anxious to meet the babies. I'm happy that things are going so well. My blood pressure has been slightly higher, but not enough to cause concern. The babies all seem to be active. Fetal heart rates have been good. I'm just a gestating machine. We have chosen a c-section date. April 17th. According to my doctor's dates; I will be one day shy of 35 wks. According to Adam's dates and our original dating, I will be 3 days shy of 35 wks. Either way.........surely they will come before then.