Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's Thursday!

Yippee – we have made it to 27 weeks! Who would have thunk it :)

When my doctor came in this morning he told me that he would have never bet that I would have made it this long. He also commented that I must have a lot of people praying for me (us) – Thank you to all of you who have helped me get to 27 weeks through prayer!

Earlier in the week, I was given a booster shot of steroids to help the babies’ lungs. It is believed that the initial shots start to wear off after a period of 3-4 weeks, so the booster helps to continue their lung development.

Up until this week, the babies’ heartbeats were checked twice a day through the Doppler, and I was monitored for contractions over a twenty minute time period using a Toco monitor. Now that the babies have grown, they have started to monitor all three babies and my contractions, at the same time, for twenty minutes. Sounds easy, right?!? Baby A is so stuck down into my pelvis, she is pretty easy. Babies B and C like to play hide and seek, so it takes a little bit longer to find and hook them up. I have four separate ‘paddles’ hooked up to my belly all at the same time (one for each baby and one for the contractions). It is quite a sight to see! I feel like one of those potato electricity experiments that are done in elementary school. It is neat to hear all of their heartbeats at the same time, and definitely worth all of the effort. The farther I get, the more monitoring they will do. This helps to make sure that none of the babies are in distress.

Other than that, things are the same. No news is good news. Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers!
Joelee

12 comments:

leah said...

Yeah! I'm so happy for you and the babies. You are doing great to make it this far already. Keep up the great work. :)

TheGeerlings said...

Great news Joelee! Also, love the visual of the potato science experiment. :) Grow babies grow!!!

Kelly said...

So cool! I checked your blog daily down in Florida! You are like a celebrity to me now! I check out Us Weekly, People and then the Sizemores! Thanks for keeping us posted! Does Jason need any Alicat meals??I have plenty!

Meagon said...

yipeee!!!

ab said...

27 weeks?! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! YAY!!

beautifulsue said...

YEA!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND THE BABIES! WE WILL KEEP PRAYING FOR YOU, JASON, QUIN AND THE BABIES!!! it must be amazing to hear all 3 heartbeats!

Kay said...

Hi Joelee! I got your blog address from Jason today. We're glad to hear you're all doing well. We think of you every time we go to the grocery store, now we can keep up on your progress. Take care!

Grandma Barb said...

I'm praying every day for all of you, so is every one in Millington .Love to you all Grandma Barb.

Amber said...

Hi Joelee! Tonya G. just told me about your blog. I can't believe you've been at Spectrum for three weeks. God bless you girl. I miss you but I'm so glad that the babies have made it this far. Keep up the great work!

Broncos3 said...

We too, have been tuned in on a regular basis to see what is new! We think about you all daily. We were hoping to make it over to see Jason and Quin over the holidays but got stuck with some kitchen upgrades...I know Jason can relate! Quin is adorable and....tough to say, but the relationship between Quin and Lauren might be a rivlary from the get go! Hang in there...you are doing awesome. Thinking of you all....Matt, Julie and Lauren.

Broncos3 said...

I should clarify that post....Lauren is the BIGGEST WMU fan that exists (as demonstrated by her focus in our blog photo at a WMU football game)!

rhonda said...

Hi Jolee, my name is Rhonda and I got your info from Becky Rivas the president of Hollland Area Mother of Multiples, I just wanted to say hi and introduce my self, I have a 7 yr old son named Tyler and 5yr old b/g twins,named Jordan and Jillian (Jill or Jilly for short) I remember my 27th week very well---because I didn't find out untill 28 weeks that I was having twins!!It was a complete surprise!! Keep up the great work (it is work!!!)We are all cheering you on, I don't know if you are on facebook but if you are and ever feel like talking just instant mess me, I'm usually on @ nite after the kiddos are in bed