Wednesday, July 30, 2008

18 w 5 d Doctor's Visit

So much to update! Where do I start? How about I get to what everyone has been waiting for...genders!

Baby A - Girl - Makaila Rae
Baby B -Girl - Hannah Lee
Baby C - Girl - Samantha Marie
and last but definately not least............

Baby D - Girl - Sandra Mae

I was literly shaking on the table when it was confirmed that we were having 4 GIRLS!!!! I am still in shock! As is Josh! We already have a bunch of boys clothes. I guess I will have to add lace to them. ha ha I was is such shock and exhausted that I forgot the DVD and pictures of the ultrasound. Sorry, we'll have to wait until Monday so Josh can pick them up and post them for all to see the precious divas!

They all are growing, very active and have very strong heart beats! However, Sandra Mae still needs the extra prayers as she is smaller than her sisters. The doctor thinks she will just be a petite baby but needs extra attention right now. I am having to increase my water (a gallon a day is not enough! ugh!), my fried foods (bring on the grease) and calories (is that possible?). I have been having a horrible time with acid reflux! I finally get over morning sickness and now this! Believe it or not, I think the morning sickness was easier to handle. The doctor has ordered me a hospital bed and special matress for home. I hope that helps! I also need to test my blood sugars 4 times a day for 4 days a week since I am further along and have potential to have higher levels now. I now will be checking blood presure and pulse twice a day instead of once. I will wear stockings to help blood circulation also. I now will be seeing the doctor every 1 1/2 weeks. I will be having to use a wheelchair from now on since the walk is too much for me and raised my blood pressure out of the roof. The doctor was pleased with how I am obeying her and is happy with how I am doing. She wants to keep me home as much as possilbe and out of the hospital. Good thing we are on the same page. She did say that it would be probably due to Samantha Mae that would get me in the hospital and probably even deliver early. So get those prayers going!

It was a long day! Karianne came over and broght Maxine home and then dove us to the appointment. Thanks Karianne! After the 3 1/2 hour appointment the camera crew followed us home and videod me telling Josh over Skype about the 4 princesses! One comment he made was "that is a lot of Easy Bake Ovens!"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!! FOUR LITTLE ANGELS!! CANT WAIT FOR JOSH TO GET HOME. I WANT TO SEE OUR GIRLS! I BET THIS U/S WILL SHOW THEM OFF GREAT. I KNOW THE FARTHER YOU GET ALONG THE HAPPIER WE ARE BUT THE MORE MISSERABLE YOU ARE. I AM GLAD TO HEAR YOU TAKE IT ALL IN STRIDE AND FOLLOW THE DOC'S ADVISE. IT CANT BE EASY FOR YOU, BUT WHAT A BLESSING AWAITS YOU FOR ALL YOUR FAITH AND PATIENCE AND PRAYERS FROM ALL THOSE WHO LOVE YOU AND YOUR GROWING FAMILY, STAY STRONG, LOVE DEB

Stanford and Sara Longan said...

Ah, our sis is so sweet. My sentiments, exactly! Tell Josh the 4 easy-bake ovens you can take in stride, but what about the proms, weddings, etc.? What a true blessing to have 4 little girls at once, and I cannot wait to meet them! I hope you have a great weekend.
Love, sis