Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Our Little Apartment Complex

Today was our first visit with the perinatologist. They did another sonogram and we actually got to SEE the babies hearts beating and saw a couple of them wiggle around a bit.  We could also see their defined heads and rumps. It was really amazing! The midwife told us they had high-tech machines at this level, but we didn't know we would be able to see so much. I know a lot of moms talk about the first time they hear their baby's heart beat and how incredible that is for them. We heard one at our very first appointment, but for me, it was mostly overshadowed by the "you are having triplets or quadruplets" news that prefaced it. The wiggling is what really did it for me! We saw them move! I just can't get over it!

The doctor came in and looked at the babies after most of the sonogram was finished. She said everything looked great, and that I had a nice little apartment complex going on inside. :)

I really liked our doctor a lot! After the sonogram, we had a consultation with her about the pregnancy. I really appreciated that the first thing she did when we sat down was work on a game plan for getting my morning sickness and other pregnancy side effects under control. She spent at least 20 minutes going through things with me to create a game plan. I have high hopes that some of her new recommendations will work! Then we went over possible complications, but she stayed highly positive the whole time. The goal is to get to 30 weeks (or longer!), and she is going to do everything she can to get us there. She also said that even though she has delivered a set of quadruplets and quintuplets, she is going to consult with a perinatologist that works in Phoenix, Arizona at a hospital that has delivered the most quads in the United States. Apparently his nickname among doctors is "The Quad God." She wants to have the most up-to-date information to provide the best care possible for us and our babies. At our next appointment, she should have a better idea of when I will go on bed rest, but did say she would try to get us past December 1st.

At this point, we have also officially been offered the option of fetal reduction, and have turned it down. Yeah, four babies was definitely not in the original plan, but abortion is not an option. It wasn't ever an option, but especially after seeing them wiggle around, we could never do anything like that! Looks like we are in this for the long haul!


  1. Yay!!! I am so glad you have such an awesome doctor!!
    See you all soon!

  2. Wait until you can see tiny little feet kicking!! I'm keeping that image in my heart FOREVER. Precious. :)

    Love the blog idea! Thanks for keeping us all updated.

  3. Thanks so much for the details. I pray for all 6 of you every time I think of you ... in other words, often!

  4. I'm so glad you started a blog! Now I can stay in the loop without bothering you. :) I pray for you guys & the babies regularly. Thanks for letting us share in your joy!

  5. I'm glad you set up a blog. I am also praying for you like crazy! We can't wait for the giant increase to the family!

  6. Saying lots of prayers for a healthy little ones as well as strength for both of you!!


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