The Real 20 Weeks!

I'm sorry it's been a while since I've posted, but it's been kind of a busy few weeks for us. We celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 24. While originally we have envisioned something big to celebrate, in the end, we decided that the best way to spend the day was focusing on us and reconnecting as all of the pressure and stress we've been dealing with lately, was starting to take a toll on us. We slept in, I made breakfast, and we slowly started moving. We made the short drive to Austin to eat at the yummy Melting Pot! I had been begging Adam to take me for months so I was thrilled when he told me that was where we were going. We also started a tradition. Every year, from now on, on our anniversary, we will purchase a Christmas Ornament that is commemorative of the year of our marriage. We are also going to take a picture of the two of us which we will frame and hopefully, eventually have a collection of photos spanning the years of our marriage.

That said, I hit the 20 week mark on Monday. You might be confused because I posted a 20 week update last week. I blame the pregnancy brain. I thought something was off for a minute, but somehow, all my days seemed to lead up to it being 21 weeks. Fortunately, when I went to the doctor on Tuesday, they confirmed that I was 20 weeks, 1 day! So I'm back on schedule now! :)

The visit went well but it was REALLY long. We started off with an appointment with our maternal fetal specialist in the morning. It was a pretty quick but short visit. She just checked me over, said overall, I am doing fantastic. She said she sees a lot of multiples mommies that are coming in to see her in a wheelchair by where I am at so she was super pleased with how well I am doing. She said my swelling, while definitely there, is okay because at this point, I can still get my feet in regular shoes and am not confined to flip flops only. We talked about some questions we have for her, specifically, regarding delivery and I did end up signing my release for the delivery (talk about some scary language, sheesh). She said that she expects me to be admitted to the hospital somewhere between 24-28 weeks and that the babies should be here no later than 32 weeks. We will see. Of course, I'm naturally pushing to make it longer.

(my biggest cheerleader and amazing husband being silly)

After that, we had lunch in the hospital cafeteria (if you can call it that). I was super impressed with the food options. We both had rotisserie chicken, sugar snap peas, and a rice blend with nuts in it. It came with a role and a drink! Overall, pretty tasty for hospital food.

We had some downtime so we both took a semi-nap in the waiting room until our 1:00 appointment for the longest ultrasound in history. I'm not kidding, they had us down for four hours. Four hours!!! I had to lay there while they pushed on my belly (and my full bladder) for what seemed like an eternity. Overall, all of the quads look good. Evelyn (baby A) weighs 14 oz and is in the 89th percentile size wise, Daniel (baby B) weights 14 oz and is in the 83rd percentile, Waylon (baby C) is also 14 oz and is in the 84th percentile, and rounding them out is Ellie (baby D) weighing 13 oz and in the 66th percentile. So all good size, even though Ellie is a little behind him.  The ultrasound doctor did identify two areas he wants to watch on the girls but overall, they said everyone is doing well. We will continue to do what we are doing and continue to pray for the safe delivery of four beautiful, healthy babies. And as always, we are forever grateful for all of your continued thoughts and prayers. 

Wishing you safe travels for this Thanksgiving season!


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