Hello everyone. As most of you know, the babies have arrived. The day started off like any other. I woke up to go to work at the QT. Kissed Moni goodbye, and went off. Got off around 2, and went home to get geared up for the big game against the Titans. Right when I arrived at the hospital, we went down for Danna's BPP. Everything was going normally. Danna's fluid sac was over 3 cm, and we thought alright we are off. The trouble was, she wasn't moving, and she wasn't doing her fetal breathing. We watched for a good half hour. We never got anything. We even allowed them to use the buzzer, which got the boys fired up, but nothing out of Danna. Her heart rate was good, but her BPP score was only 2 out of 8.
Dr. Edwards was here, and he came down to the sono room. He knew exactly what she had scored, and how she earned the points. He said that when a baby is in Danna's condition, they usually reverse in a particular order. He asked us again if we wanted to deliver all four, for the health of one? We replied that there was no doubt. He said it was time to go.
We didn't have time to even talk. The Labor and Delivery nurses came and took her straight from sono to the delivery room where they started Moni's IV, and gave her a spinal. Forty-five minutes later we were a family.
At 4:38, Pius James Graf was born at 3 pounds, 14 ounces.
At 4:39, Forrest Michael Graf was born at 3 pounds, 9 ounces.
At 4:40, Danna Lynn Graf was born at 1 pound, 10 ounces.
At 4:41, Laine Ryan Graf was born at 2 pounds, 4 ounces.
We heard a few cries before they were taken to the NICU. It was definitely organized chaos in the delivery room. After delivery, Moni went to OR recovery, and I went with Laine to the NICU. Moni had the post-ops shakes and shivers. I had the post-you are a daddy head in the clouds deer in the headlight silly grin, which I am still wearing. I can tell you all, what an amazing, life-altering, unbelievable miracle that we were able to be a part of. Thank you all so much for the unending prayers and support that played a HUGE hand in getting us to where we are now.
The journey has begun, keep the prayers coming...
We will post again tonight or tomorrow morning with pictures, and individual updates.
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