It is such a great relief having my own doctor back. He is confident that the babies will hold on for at least a week until Ben is back here from his latest round of chemo and recovery. He said the only thing that would change that is something drastic happening to the babies or my water breaking. He also said that I have the right to say enough is enough and be done with this. As much as I want it to be done and have them here I want to give them the best start at life more so I am going to hold on the best I can.
The ultrasound today showed the babies all gaining weight but that they aren't in as high of a percentile as they were 2 weeks ago. He assured me this is normal and that they are all doing fabulous weight wise.
Baby A was unable to get all the measurements due to him being so far down in my pelvis already but by the measurements they did get it is showing him to be the largest one we have(2 weeks ago he was 3lbs 4oz).
Baby B is measuring in at 3 lbs 7 oz (up 6 oz from 2 weeks ago).
Baby C is 2 lbs 15oz (up 7oz).
Baby D is 3lbs 1oz (up 5 oz).
My blood pressure has it's high moments so they are going to start me on some meds for that today and try to keep it leveled off and buy more baking time. The ultrasound did show a diminished diastolic flow through Aubrey's placenta so they will be keeping a close eye on that and making sure she is getting enough supply to her. As long as that doesn't get any worse she will be fine in utero for awhile longer. The nurses check the babies heart rates 8 times a day so they monitor for any variation in the heart rate that would indicate that an extra ultrasound would be in need but as of right now I am getting them every other day anyways.
The nurses around here are picking their favorite babies already. One of them even calls herself Aunt Joan and decided that Matthew MUST be baby A because he is so naughty and moves as far away from the Doppler as possible each time. Another nurse named baby D Cameron because he is the most active and that is her favorite boy name. So if all else fails and they don't look like a certain name then we can go with the nurses! LOL!
Ben is so impressed with himself for "hitting the jackpot" as he calls it. He went out for a short walk today and found a food court with a ton of fast food places in it. I am NEVER going to see him! He will be down there eating all the time. At least he is feeling well and getting out some. I think it helps him to move around, he feels better when he does. I would love to be out of this bed walking around with him! Bed rest is not a fun thing to do when you have a hard time sitting still normally.
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