Day 30-0 began with a little tinge of pride and accomplishment. We were so excited to have passed this giant milestone. I woke up and went to work. Moni's friend Deb White, and her grandmother from Phoenix, came to visit Monica again. Deb got Moni caught up on the latest happenings around the ER back home. Moni was so excited she got to make it back up one more time before she had to return home to "the Dub." I was happy when they let me off work an hour and half early because we were supposed to have the big growth sono. I got up here around 12:30, and our wait began.
We had time to play some gin and I hammered Moni four times in a row. She was just like Snook and Donna and kept coming back for more. I was so proud because Moni has had the upper-hand for the past couple of years but I am making a comeback. I am only down by about 200 games overall now.
We continued to wait for the ultrasound and Becky came up after a class around 6:30. We were visiting when we had another couple of visitors. Jaclyn Tubre and her mother DeeDee came bearing gifts. They brought us four of the neatest monogrammed playblankets to put over the babies' incubators when they are born. They are nice and big and will serve their purpose well. We will add pictures of these and Deb's visit tomorrow.
DeeDee also brought her computer that has internet capabilities (which is what we are using to post with right now) up for Moni last night. I was pumped because now I don't have to call her and read all the comments (not that there were that many to read). Plus, now Moni can pay the bills and balance the checkbook and I won't screw it up and send Moni into labor. Now just looking at the finances might send her there.
Our visitors left around 9, and we continued to wait for the ultrasound. While we were waiting with the Tubre ladies, Moni and Jackie made bets on what the babies would now weigh in at. Our nurse called ultrasound every hour to bug them about getting us in. I guess Veterans' Day had flooded the ER and in turn, tied up the sono tech. They were able to finally squeeze us in for Danna's BPP at around 1 a.m. this morning, but as the growth sono takes about two hours we had to wait until today for it. She got a 6 of 8, but it was basically a 7 1/2 because she lost her two points on her fluid pocket by a mere 0.14 cm (they want them to have at least a 2 cm pocket).
This morning, we were awakened by THE Dr. Elliott. He was very encouraged by the babies and the mama's progress. He said that if everything continues to go well, we might be able to make it to our original goal of 34 weeks. Monica wanted to punch him....Just kidding...kind of. Everything continuing to go well is a big if, but only positive thoughts come out of Good Sam Room 511.
We finally got our growth sono this morning at 9:00. When we got down to sono, we were very glad that we had had to wait because we got our favorite sonotech, Olava. We started with heart rates (all of which looked good), and did an "unofficial" BPP on all of the babies. They all scored an 8 of 8. Then we moved on to the measurement portion of the sono. The results are in:
Pius James: At 28 weeks, he weighed 2 lbs., 11 oz. He now tips the scales at 3 lbs., 7 oz. That is a weight gain of 12 ounces. What a fatty!
Forrest Michael: At 28 weeks, he weighed 2 lbs., 10 oz. He now weighs a svelte 3 lbs., 5 oz. That is a weight gain of 11 ounces. He would probably weigh more, but he is really exercising and trying hard to get in shape for Frosh Football tryouts at BC in 2021.
Danna "The Little Brat" Lynn: At 28 weeks, she weighed 1 lb., 7 oz. She now weighs an even 2 pounds. She gained 9 ounces! You go girl.
Laine Ryan: At 28 weeks, he weighed in at 2 lbs., 1 oz. He now weighs 2 lbs., 8 oz. He gained 7 ounces. He obviously will be the point guard of our little troop.
Not all the news was great. Danna's doppler showed us the reverse flow that we have been hoping to avoid for the past couple months. Dr. Clewell told us that they would keep an eye on it, but as long as she keeps scoring well on the BPPs, we are going to be full steam ahead. We really think that we owe all of our progress to everyone's prayers and God's grace. Please keep them coming.
Until next time...
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