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!


  1. I'm glad things are settled down- I had many ups and downs- take each day...and hour as they come. My big kids came to visit me every day (I was in and out 3 different times) and about a week each stay- but...I asked them to bring me one of their stuffed animals each day- they LOVED doing that- I slept with it and then they traded each time they came. :) It was so hard- I cried all the time - missing them. I was so magged out though- some days were hard.
    Sending you lots of quad mom love! Kami

  2. Girl, you sound so good! I love that you are feeling more positive, hopefully your body will feed off that as well. And I'm glad you're getting a few perks here and there, great call on the comforter! I'll have to keep that in mind! I know I'll be starting my extended hospital stay within the next month. You keep doing what you're doing - this will all come to an end and you'll be able to look back on this one day and be glad it's over! I have to keep reminding myself the situation isn't permanent! :)

  3. YOUR SO STRONG praying for you and the babies

  4. You don't know me, but I am friends with Quad Mom Allison Flynn in the Atlanta area. She asked her facebook friends to pray for you and I can honestly say I have. God has put you on my heart each night, each morning and even during the night when I awaken. I am asking God to sustain these precious babies and keep them safe in your womb until His appointed time. Many prayers, Kaye

  5. It definitely sounds like you're feeling better. Being positive will only help not just the babies but you and your stay. Take care of yourself.

  6. Hi! I'm following you from our July 12' birth board. I'm glad things are looking up for you and the babies are still healthy & strong. This is my 4th pregnancy dealing with an incompetent cervix, and I too have a cerclage. With my 2nd pregnancy, I endured 7 weeks of strict hospital bedrest and a magnesium IV. Like you, at the time I also had a 15 month old daughter at home. I remember how hard it was! Stay positive!!! Developing a daily routine and frequent visitors really is what got me through my hospital stay. Good luck to you!!!! :o)

  7. Hey girl!

    I happened on your blog through Nicole's. I have 5.5 month old GBG triplets. They are our first so we have had quite the baptism by fire. =) I'm so glad to hear your excitement and love for these babies! I know initially it was quite a shock (not sure the shock will ever totally wear off, though =), but it's awesome to hear such love in your posts.

    Look me up on Fb if you ever have any questions for a little ol' triplet mom. =) I'll be staying in touch with your blog and will pray for the seven of you.


    Jennifer F.