Sunday, September 30, 2007
Monica thought she was having contractions. She noticed her belly tightening and loosening every 4-5 minutes. (This was about 15 minutes before kickoff, we were getting ready to leave. She still wanted to go to the game, but I told her to quit being ridiculous.) So...we went to the hospital and checked, and once again she had proved her brilliance to me. She was, in fact, having contractions. They hooked her to a fetal monitor to measure the contractions, and she was given a shot of Terbutaline in the muscle to calm the contractions. They gave her two doses, but the contractions didn't quite go away.
Dr. Elliott had her admitted so that she could receive IV magnesium sulfate. All of the medical personnel said that the medication may make her feel more uncomfortable, but it didn't. The only symptom that she felt was that she felt extremely hot. I concurred. She does look hot, but she didn't need the medication to make her look that way. She tested negative for fibrenectin, which is GREAT news. While she is there, they are going to do additional blood work, just to stay on top of everything.
They checked the babies heartrates, and they all looked good. It looked like they were having quite the party in there with all the dancing they were doing. (Another reason why they are grounded...they need to learn when we are upset with how our teams did). I asked about all the babies, and he said they are all looking good. I asked about our little Danna, and he said, "I would say that we are a little concerned about her weight, we are NOT nervous at all yet." That made Moni and me feel a ton better.
That is our newest update. It is hot off the presses. There is no need to worry right now. Moni and babies are all doing well. The contractions this early are completely normal in a multiple pregnancy. We will probably be going back and forth to the hospital throughout the rest of the pregnancy, so we will keep you all updated as soon as we are done there. We love you all, and can't wait to see everyone who is coming to visit.
Billy and Moni
Friday, September 28, 2007
Just wanted to let you all know that I changed the settings on our blog to make it so that you don't have to sign in to post. There is an 'anonymous' option you can choose if you're having problems leaving comments (which many people have relayed to us). Please remember that if you use this option, don't forget to sign your name at the bottom of the comment so we know who left it - no mystery writers!!! Hope that helps. Oh, I also added a counter so we have a vague idea of how many people have checked out our website. Just know that if it says 10,000 hits, Billy and I are probably responsible for about 8,000 of them because of how often we check it! I really did just sit on my butt all day today. It's amazing how much you can figure out on your own in a day, even when you feel totally computer illiterate. Until next time.....
Anyways, last night Monica was experiencing some abdominal discomfort. Billy was tempted to take her in, or call Dr. Elliott personally, but Monica was a trooper. She told him, "No way are we going to miss the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy because I am having a little pain. We will just ground the little sh*ts when they are born." Billy was all for grounding them. We are already working together well in the discipline department.
We found another set of quads here in Phoenix on a website like ours. They were born last week at (from what we can tell) about 27 1/2 weeks. The babies are all doing okay, and the mom was discharged from the hospital on Sunday. That couple is from Louisiana. We are sure they could use some prayers right now too. Their website is: www.tubrequads.blogspot.com.
That's about all we have right now. The kids and mom will probably be doing better this week if BC, Bama, and the Broncos pull their heads out. Keep the prayers and comments coming.
Billy and Monica
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Q.U.A.D.S. update-3-1 this week. CHAMPIONSHIP.
Also I would like it stated for the record that Moni is in charge of the pictures for the website. She decides which pictures to take and decides which pictures to post, so you people talking about me not posting pictures BACK OFF! You want belly pictures? Here you go.
Love you all and miss you all,
Billy and Moni
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Now for the devastatingly horrible news. I've discovered I'm not immune to any of the downsides of pregnancy when I found the first traces of stretch marks to my right lower belly. Despite faithful application of Palmers stretch mark cream morning and night, it seems the dreaded marks will be inevitable. Oh well. It's a small price to pay.
Other than all that, things are going pretty smoothly still. The homesickness is starting to set in for both of us, so I hope we don't irritate everyone back home with our frequent calls! Even Billy is starting to get tired of watching sports and playing video games at the apartment. We really look forward to checking this blog site several times a day and reading all the posts from family and friends. We're dorks about it, in fact, checking it more like every hour!
We heard the garage sale when exceedingly well thanks to friends and family who hosted it, worked it, donated to it, bought from it and made baked goods to sell at it. Thanks again for everything!
We're still looking forward to our next appointment and sono with Dr Elliott on Monday, Sept 24th. I'm sure we'll post several more times before that. Until next time...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine
P.S. The "Operation Quad" garage sale is scheduled to occur Friday and Saturday at Ed and Nancy Graf's house. If there is anything that anyone is wanting to donate to the sale, or if you would like to help please contact Kelly Graf 648-4610 or Nancy Graf 729-8438. Again thank you to everyone for relieving us of that burden.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
P.S. A huge thanks to Ed, Nancy, Kelly, Steph, Mike, Vicki, Ryno Graf, Sergio, Jennea and anyone else who helped move all the garage sale stuff from our garage to Ed and Nancy's today. You don't know how awesome it is to have you all taking care of that for us!
P.S. #2 - The babies are still doing great as far as I can tell. They're definitely moving around more! Sometimes when I first wake up, I forget that I'm pregnant until I try to get up and can't.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Well I just picked Moni up at the airport here in Phoenix. Her ankles are the size of a small child's head. It is pretty funny. We are hanging out in the apartment trying to get up the energy to go explore Phoenix. Moni found out that the pain in her right ribs was not a baby foot, but a healthy, bouncy baby gallstone. Doc says there is not much you can do for gallstones when you are pregnant except for a few shots of tequila. Just kidding, she just has to be a big girl about it. Her labs look good, but she is a little anemic, which we will ask Dr. Elliot about at our first appointment with him on Tuesday. We just want to thank everyone again for your support and generosity throughout this exciting adventure. Katie...so you know the next update may be after our appointment on September 11, but that doesn't mean we don't check it everyday. PLEASE....give us something to do for twenty minutes each day. We love all and miss all.
Billy & Moni