Friday, August 24, 2012

22 Week Growth Scan

Well, yesterday was our 22 week growth scan and everyone is doing well and growing fast...including Mama! For me the most nerve wracking part of the appointment in the cervix check. I'm always worried that it will start shortening, opening, or softening. If any of those things happen I go on bedrest. So far so good, though.

Of course the next mini concern is that they are all still alive. LOL! They are very much alive in there and getting so big! They are weighing in as follows:

Baby A (Lexie): 1lb 1oz
Baby B (Allison): 1lb 3oz
Baby C (Will): 1lb 9oz!
Baby D (Daniel): 1lb 3oz

I have 5 pounds of baby now, and they are supposed to grow several ounces a week at this point! I feel a lot better about things now that they are all over a pound. Hopefully they can get up to 3+ pounds before they are born...which is not far away at all! From my experience in the Quad group on Facebook, most of the quads are born between 28 and 31 weeks. That is only 5-8 weeks left! Hopefully we can go a little further than that, but that is still not a lot of time!

It is so confusing looking at all those babies on the ultrasound screen. Yesterday, Allison and Lexie were foot to foot, Will's feet were in Daniel's face, Will and Lexie are head to head, and Daniel and Allison were kinda spooning. It is getting cramped in there! We had a good laugh when during the 4d portion of the u/s Will was opening and closing his mouth. I can't wait to meet my sweet little babies! :P

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

21 Weeks and a Little Drama

Well, I am 21 weeks now...woohoo! We saw the specialist on last Thursday and everything checked out just fine. They didn't do any growth measurements on the babies so it was kinda uneventful. Oh, and the babies have moved around positions a little. I guess they are getting a little cramped at this point. The take away from that appointment was that my babies are good and my cervix is a rock star.

Fast forward to yesterday at my OB appointment. First off, I am now measuring 37 weeks!! Dr. M said I don't have any more room to grow up or down so from here on I will be growing OUT! Here comes Ol' Torpedo Belly! After all the measuring tape fun, the jelly came out and he proceeded to check out the babies and my cervix. Babies are still fine. But he didn't/couldn't see what he needed to check my cervix and brought out Alejandro! Apparently that didn't cut it either so I also got a physical check...and while all of this is going on my 3 year old is being a BRAT! Never taking him to the dr again!

So anyways, while I was dressing Dr. M went and called the specialist and told him what he saw and then came back and told me that he thought my cervix was opening/softening...WHAT! Following that, he instructed me to go immediately go to the specialist's office in Annapolis and to be prepared to be admitted to the hospital. My mom and I started to freak out!

We dropped Tyler off at a friends and headed out. We got there and waited in the waiting room for an hour...longest hour ever! Finally we got back to a room and Alejandro was brought forth again...yay!

Doctor came in, looked, said everything is fine. Go home and take it easy. Keep up the good work...blah, blah, blah. Apparently what Dr. M was seeing on his ancient ultrasound machine was a harmless cyst on my cervix. Phew! What a relief that was!

So basically everyone is fine, I need to rest more, and keep up the good work. So, I am cutting unnecessary trips out of my life and unfortunately that includes going to church. :( Between a 45 minute ride each way and the 3 hour block that is too much pressure on my cervix.

On other news, I am feeling and seeing the babies move from the outside more and more. My mom is here and taking good care of me and Tyler and I'm eating better than I have probably this whole pregnancy because she is cooking! Let me tell you...I DO NOT miss McDonald's one bit!

That's about it for now. :P