Sorry for how slow I have been at updating the blog. I haven't gotten into a good routine yet and my Internet surfing and updating has suffered. I am doing GREAT. I am still off of all drugs except vitamins. I keep telling the nurses that I am at "Boring" status. I really like being at boring status and they like me being there too.
Today a team of perinatologists came in to meet me. I thought they were just curious to see the new quad mom but they were actually working. Within an hour they had placed orders for me to be monitored for contractions one hour a day (TOCO), have PIH screening (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension), and some sort of blood screening panel. The PIH and blood screening panels are to get a baseline of my normal levels because hypertension rarely occurs before 28 weeks. The blood draw will also let them know if my liver is functioning properly. To do the PIH screening I/they have to collect my urine for 24 hours- gross I know!
Sadly, my mom and Rori went home on Saturday. It was a very sad day. The nurses here all know Rori and ask where she is. They looked forward to see her more than me I think. Mike and I wish that they would both just move in with us permanently. It was very comforting to have my mom near.
My friends, Michelle and Jen, flew in from Salt Lake to visit this weekend. They were so fun to have visit. They spoiled me with Olive Gardens Torta di Chocolate, a warm double chocolate cake served with vanilla cream sauce and fresh strawberries. I don't think that I will ever eat hospital dessert again.
I now have wheelchair ride privileges. I can go on a ride for 30 minutes a day. Hooray! I really look forward to those. On Saturday Michelle and Jen brought down Wrigley and Maddox (our puppies) to visit. Mike had stayed at the hospital over night so when the 30 minutes was up he took them home. He had to go home to pick up Rori and my mom so that they could come visit one last time before their plane departed.
I promise to update better and Rori has promised to submit another story. I think it is going to have something to do with painting Mikes toe nails. Thank you again to all that are praying, emailing, calling, texting, visiting, etc. We appreciate it so much. The prayers are keeping our buns in the oven!
Rori and I the first night that I was admitted. I have the lovely blue robe on.
I don't think that Mike will be able to squeeze into my new twin bed much longer. I am expecting my belly to get a lot larger.
Multi-tasking- monitoring fetal heart tones and contractions while talking on the phone and posing for a picture. This is only done by the over-the-top nurses because it requires a lot of patience! It is not in my orders yet- they told me to expect it soon though. It is very uncomfortable to lay there with 5 monitors strapped to your belly for an hour. Especially when you have to use the restroom every 30 minutes.
Mark made by the monitoring.
I "heart" my babies. 26 week belly shot.
Michelle and Jen surprised me with a Audrey Hepburn shirt. I am a big fan of Audrey! One of my doctors asked if I was trying to make a fashion statement in the hospital?!? I told him "Of Course, didn't all pregnant women?" I especially like my new jewelry- the id bands and the IV.
Michelle and I
Rachel and Haley turned 8 years old!!!
2 days ago