1.06.2009

It never gets old!

Getting good news on our babies...that is! Heartrates, fluid, and cords all look great. In the beginning, the doctors made it very clear to us that in such a high risk pregnancy like ours, something bad could happen at any moment of any day. We do not dwell on this and let fear and doubt consume our thoughts. Instead, that statement serves as reminder for us to celebrate and praise the Lord in all the good news we receive. So we are celebrating again today!

My contractions have been picking up over the last few days so Dr. Elliott put me on Motrin to hopefully slow them down. A potential side effect of Motrin is that it will decrease the amniotic fluid. We will be monitoring the fluid twice a week now so they will be keeping a close eye on that and can take me off the Motrin if needed. Please pray that I can stay on the Motrin to slow the contractions and that the amniotic fluid of all babies stays at an adequate level. Also today, I had the fetal fibronectin test. If the test comes back positive, it will mean that I have an increased risk of going into preterm labor within the next 2 weeks. Please pray for a negative result! We will find out tomorrow.

Nick and I were able to visit a quad family here this past weekend. I want to thank the Carlson's for opening their home and showing us the ropes of their quad "operation." The Carlson's (they are on my blog roll to the right) have a 4 year old little boy, Jared, and have 10 month old girls, Suzan, Anna, Bethany and Brielle. Wow! It was so awesome to see them in action and talk with Paul and Maria. It is so comforting to have so much support from all these amazing women (and their families) who have been through this before. Thanks to all you HOM moms...you have been great!

24 weeker:

Love,
Kami

9 comments:

jag said...

First of all, praise God! Second, you look GREAT girl! Keep up the good work. You're right, the good news NEVER gets old.

Misty said...

I agree with Jag, you look awesome! I'm so glad you met the Carlsons. She is so kind!
Keep up the good work & tell Dr. E & Dr. Strong hello for me!

The Carlsons said...

you are very welcome. and please, call or visit us again any time! you are my twin quad mom! (if that makes any sense ;) )

so happy to hear that your appt went well. praying all goes well with the motrin and the FFN test. and you look great at 24w!

continuing to pray for you, nick and the babes! let us know if you need anything!
-fellow quad mom of GGGG and a 4yo boy

Tubre Quads said...

Woohoo! Geaux little Lambes! You look great girly!

Let us know about the FFN and your appointment on Friday.

Loe ya,
Jac

Tracy said...

You look great! Praying for you!

Suzanne said...

hey you!!! i am SO glad that you are surrounded by such an amazing group of quad mamas!--so comforting--and that Dr. Elliot is a magic-worker! My Ob here in Forth Worth, TX actually is one of his associates! Good things all around! You are definitely in my prayers! especially those mono-mono babies! (we had mono-di twins in our quad sacs) surround yourself with positive thoughts and positive people!!! congrats on hitting viability! HUUUUUGE!

eternalneophyte said...

Hi Kami, Claudia sent me a link to your blog. Congratulations on your 4 little Lambes! I'll be following along to watch as things progress and sending you good thoughts from Dallas. This is Lisa from D&B. If you want to get in touch, my email is glitterbomb@rocketmail.com. My husband b and I are expecting our own little one (though only one) and I'm praying that we both have great pregnanies through to the end.

Tubre Quads said...

Just thinking about yall...hope the appointment went great today. I just got home from taking my foursome to the doctor...15 months...12 shots (3 for each)...loads of fun. See what you have to look forward to? :)

Have a great day,
Jac

Ian and Katie B said...

Yeah babies! Loving all of the good reports...we are still praying for you.

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