Monday, March 5, 2012

Finally some good news!

Today has been a good day! My spirit is up today, we got some good news this morning! Last night they did a test called a fetal fibronectin test. A negative result is much more accurate than a positive result, and if the result is negative, it's about a 99 percent chance that you will not go into labor in the next 2 weeks. Thankfully this morning they came in to tell me that the results were negative! If I wasn't so out of it and exhausted this morning I would have cried! Also, my doctor came in around 9 this morning and did an ultrasound to check my cervix, and my cervix has not gotten any shorter, woohoo! A couple measurements were less than 2cm, and a couple were a little over 2cm. I was so extremely relieved today, I feel much less anxious and I am starting to feel more positive again. Abby's head is right in the funnel in my cervix, I wish she would turn transverse or something because it freaks me out every time I see that on ultrasound! But the poor baby is probably there to stay, all the other babies are dog piled on top of her and she doesn't have much room!!

I am doing pretty good, everyone here is so great, and there have been a couple volunteers in and out that come just to chit chat, and that has been nice. I miss Ella so much, that is definitely the hardest part of all of this. She is adjusting pretty well, she talks about Mommy being in the hospital for the babies, and she knows she gets to come and see me everyday. I usually get to spend about 4 hours each day with her. To me it's really hard and doesn't seem near enough, but that is our new reality and hopefully I will get used to it! My mother in law is awesome and brought me up some real food and cheesecake today, and she also bought me
a cute comforter for my bed to make it more homey here! I am so thankful for her, my Dad, and Delia for helping out so much with Ella while Larry works, I do not know what I would do without them, or the rest of our awesome family and friends who have helped with other things and offered a lot of help. And of course Larry for taking on basically being a single dad without complaining a bit, I definitely picked the right husband for a quadruplet pregnancy! ;)

So for now we are just taking it one day at a time. My short term goal is to make it to March 26th, which is when the new Texas Children's Pavilion for Women opens, and I will be 25 weeks. I'm excited to stay in a brand new hospital where no one else has stayed in my room before! It will still be the same awesome staff that is here at St. Luke's, they are actually Texas Children's employees. Thanks again for all of the thoughts and prayers, they are working! The doctors do not think I will see 28 weeks, but God is good, and I have seen many things that made absolutely no sense medically, and could only be described as a miracle. Plus although doctors are amazingly smart, it is in Gods hands and only he knows. And it may help a little that I am about as stubborn and determined as they come, and proving people wrong when they tell me I can't/won't do something is kinda fun, too. ;) So let's hope that helps!

Friday, March 2, 2012

I spoke too soon...

I guess I shouldn't have said my cervix is a champ on a previous post! At our second anatomy scan last week (in which all babies were healthy, and no apparent heart defect for Allie!!!) my cervix measured 4.5 cm, and at a growth ultrasound yesterday it measured a little less than 2 cm, and it was funneling (opening at the top but not the bottom). So that equaled an automatic hospital admission for the rest of the pregnancy. I am terrified and so nervous, but I know I am in great hands here. All of the doctors, nurses, and staff have all been absolutely amazing. The plan is just hospital bed rest, progesterone, and a possible cerclage. The doctors are on the fence with the cerclage, some think it's beneficial and some do not. The decision will be up to me whether to get one or not, we will be going over all the facts and data soon. They will be checking my cervix by ultrasound every 2-3 days, or sooner if there appears to be an issue. Ella did not want to leave me last night and it was heartbreaking to say the least. She kept saying she wanted "mommy cuddles" and kept trying to get back in the bed with me. Larry just had to leave quick because I started bawling and I didn't want her to see me upset. I know I need to be here and I am glad I am here for the safety of these babies, but I am going to miss my big girl so much, it's going to be a huge adjustment for us all.

The babies were great yesterday on the ultrasound. Allie is 15 ounces and Abby, Carson, and Corbin all weigh a pound. They were all extremely active and looking great! We would appreciate any prayers, positive vibes, well wishes, or whatever it is that you believe in! I am so thankful that we are surrounded by wonderful, supportive people!