Monday, August 24, 2009

The week ahead

I need to finish laundry so we can finish packing for our home away from home. We are very fortunate to have family to stay with instead of finding a place close to the hospital for awhile. There is so much to remember to bring I am sure we will forget some essentials. I almost forgot to pack their baby books and I would have been so upset not to have their foot and hand prints on their page!

Wednesday is a big day for appointments. At the u/s we will FINALLY get weight checks done on the babies. We are hoping for them to be close to 3 lbs each now but the cruitial thing is hitting 2 lbs each. I will be getting the shot to finish developing the lungs, this gives them a better chance of being able to breathe when born prematurely.

Ben and I will be touring the NICU as well. I am a little nervous to see such small babies struggling but want to prepare myself for what is to come for us. I know it will be 10x harder to see our own babies in there but I have a lot of questions I want to get answers to as well.

Finally I have my cardiologist appointment, kind of late for this one! It was supposed to be months ago but got rescheduled. They are looking to see if my heart can withstand carrying quads. I think I have shown them the answer is YES!

Ben will be staying with me at my aunt and uncle's until Sunday when he will come home to have his chemo on Monday then he will be headed back down towards the end of next week. Hopefully the babies do not decide they want out while Ben is home but with our luck that is exactly what will happen!

3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, it's getting so close!!! I'm praying the babies make the weight check! I'm so excited for you guys!

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  2. Oh girl...you are defying the odds at every point!!!! Those babies sound fantastic! Warning, the steriod shot does surpisingly burn. I'm so glad they're giving it to you this early. I just am soooooo thrilled that you have come this far. 31 weeks is such a HUGE milestone, so praying you make it!

    Take care!

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  3. I'm so glad things are going well and you have the family support. Those babies are getting bigger and bigger every day. Keep up the good work!!!

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