Yesterday was our first day without our mamas. What did the quads do to celebrate? Danna got an 8 out of 8 on her sono. The doctors also decided to up her cord sono to every three days, mainly for the nurses' ordering ease. Cherise has been our nurse the last two days, and has taken Tallie and Porsche's place in spoiling us.
Moni's gallstone has come back with a vengeance. It seems to get a little better with Tylenol, and then worse with 4500 more calories. She also has been getting spontaneous nose bleeds, and her gums bleed whenever she brushes her teeth. The medical student tried to blame the bleeding on Arizona's lack of humidity, but Monica outsmarted him and asked about her platelets. Turns out, once again, that Monica was right. They were a little low, but nothing to worry about. They are going to monitor her blood and urine on a regular basis.
This morning marked 29 weeks and 1 day. It was my day off, and I thought I would sleep in. I thought wrong. I woke up early, and didn't want to call and wake Moni. She texted me early, because she didn't want to call and wake me. I called her, and she told me about her visit with Dr. Clewell (another of the Phoenix Perinatal Associates). He told us about the blood and pee monitoring. He said that they would start monitoring on a regular basis because of the slightly low platelets, and also because it is not a matter of if, but when, a multiple mother develops toxemia.
I came up to the hospital and Monica hammered me in Gin. I finally won a game (like the first one I have won in three years), and then she beat me by 134. With all of the losing I have been doing between my teams and cards I have decided that maybe I am a loser. Either that, or everybody cheats.
We let the babies listen to some Baby Beethoven (courtesy of cousin Maria) today. Monica thinks that they are going to come out of the womb talking. After the music we settled in for an afternoon nap. Moni enjoyed her nap so well that she had a puddle of drool that she quickly slurped up when the snack lady came in.
Our sono tonight we only scored a 6 out of 8. We aren't too worried as the sonotech was obviously new, hadn't done multiples before, and Monica had to point things out to her. After the sono, we went up to Moni's dinner. She ate, and afterwards I read the babies their first book. We started them out with Dr. Seuss (courtesy of Dave and Deb). We are going to work up to The Giving Tree, and follow with The Count of Monte Cristo (my choice), or Les Miserables (Moni's choice).
Moni received another fun package in the mail yesterday. HUGE thank you to Gary & Terri Peterson for the Arbonne products, Orly nail goodies, hair stuff, and everything else that a pampered mom should have. She has used everything, and her room smells good. Monica was able to kill a couple hours doing her nails yesterday, and they look beautiful if I do say so myself. Look at the picture. For me, they included some American Crew stuff to smell good, and some play-doh to behave good since Moni won't let me touch her ankles (they have gone down quite a bit).
Talk to you all later...
P.S. Don't think we didn't notice the cowardly anonymous post whining about needing new updates after a day and a half. Man up and sign your name...Delane...or whoever it was.
Cubs Vs Pirates
3 weeks ago