Thursday, January 30, 2014

Quints Pregnancy- 22 wks

Bed rest is starting to get a little old. I miss seeing people, going to church, and playing around with Brady. Just walking to the kitchen is a treat these days. I know that this will only last for a little while and it's all worth it because there's nothing I want more than to give birth to 5 healthy babies. So, I'm going to stop complaining.
At my appointment last Friday the babies still looked good. Everything from my procedure looked good. My cervix was okay and they let me come back home for 1 more week. They told me to not get out of bed for anything but use the restroom. They even went so far as to tell me not to take a shower every day. I had gained 4lbs, so I'm now up to 135lbs.
Since my appointment last week I've been experiencing a lot of contractions (off & on--- nothing regular). They told me if I have 4 contractions in an hour to come to the hospital, and thankfully I haven't had that many that close together but I'm worried about it. I honestly don't think I'll be coming back to Maud after tomorrow.
On a sweet note, the babies kick all the time. They are so active. The only way I can describe what it feels like to feel 5 babies kick inside you, is that it feels like popcorn popping, or, sometimes, it makes me think of a lightening storm happening in my tummy.
You'd think the long drive to Dallas would be brutal, and it would be if it weren't for my wonderful hubby. He laid the seats down and put an air mattress in the back so I can lay down the whole way. We joke it's the red neck way of traveling in luxury.  I don't care though, it's comfortable and I'm able to lay flat for the 6 hours it takes to travel to and from Dallas.
22 wks

My doctor told me to tell everyone that's praying for me to pray that I make it to 28 weeks. She said it's critical for the babies' brain please, please pray I can hang on to these babies for at least 5+ more weeks. I know God hears all our prayers and I know He's in control of what happens with my pregnancy.


  1. praying to SAINT GERARD . Check out texas tales . she lives in dallas now and with her quads .

  2. Michelle & Steven, AJ told me about your news and the blog. I'm so excited for y'all! I am certainly praying for 5 big, healthy babies. Nothing is too hard for God. Tell Steven that I have the Seals family tree traced back to when they came to America in the 1600's, 1700's, I'll be glad to share if he is interested. God bless you all! Your Pine Bluff cousin, Teresa

  3. Hoping all is going well for you and your family .

  4. Giving birth to five is indeed risky, but with the proper care, everything is really possible. And thankfully, you received all that from your doctors, and you were able to reach your 28th without contraction of more than 4. Congratulations!

    Cathy Stewart @ The Good Health Practice