Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quint Pregnancy - 26 wks

What a week this has been. I'm so proud I'm still pregnant. Both my doctors came in this morning and were so excited that I've made it so far. My specialist commented on how big of a deal it is that I have made it to 26 weeks. But hopefully this journey is going to continue for a few more weeks. Here's how things are going:

*My back is starting to hurt a lot more lately. I know its because the babies are growing and I'm stretching and I'm laying in bed all the time. Thankfully the heating pad does help.
*I had my glucose test Monday and failed it by one point!!! So tomorrow I have to do the three hour glucose test. I am hoping and praying I pass.
*I had my weekly sonogram today and all the babies look good. Their fluid levels are good. Baby E's heart rate was a little slow but it came back up when I turned to the other side. Of course that worried me, but my sonographer assured me that it was normal.
*I have stretch marks! Yikes!! At the beginning of this pregnancy I worried about stretch marks but now, I've realized there are worst things that can happen and the stretch marks mean the babies are growing and that's the most important thing to me.
*I'm finding that it's getting harder for me to say good-bye to my loved ones. I cried when Jessica left last week, and it was so hard to say good-bye to Brady and Steven this weekend. I'm so blessed that so many people are thinking and praying for me, and I'm especially thankful for all the visitors I've had these past 3 weeks. Visitors make me so happy and they help the days pass quicker.
*Hospital food is getting old! Thankfully my dietician is wonderful and is working with the kitchen staff to get me a variety of foods I'll eat. (Anyone who knows me well, knows what kind of task that is.)
*I love my occupational therapist and her assistant. They bring me fun things to do to keep me busy, showed me how to do some exercises in the bed to help with my strength, and yesterday they massaged my back, hands, and feet and taught me a new relaxation technique.

Overall, I'd say I'm doing very well at this point in my pregnancy. I know that God is in control and the only reason I've made it this far is because God can make anything happen. God is SO good!

26 weeks

I have to apologize for how big my picture was in my last post. I don't know why that happen. Hopefully this pic will look normal on the page.

Thank you again for everyone who's praying for us. Thank you for reading about our story and sharing our story. I hear from strangers every day who tell me they are praying for us and that's the most wonderful feeling in the world!


  1. Michelle you do not know me but you know my family. My son's are Monte and Matt Simpson. I have met Brady a few times at Courtney and Monte's and he is a doll. Wanted to let you know people in Clarksville are praying for you and those babies. Hope to meet you some day

  2. We are praying for your sweet family all the time. I share your weekly blog post with my co-workers and they are praying for you as well. They are so happy that you have made it this far and that all 6 of you are healthy as that is the most important part at this point. Soon enough you will be home with your family and never have a chance to be bored again taking care of all those sweet babies and your husband.


  4. started following via a friend and am so excited to check in and see how far you have come. God bless you and those sweet babies. I can not imagine how hard it is being away from your son and husband but all your hard work will pay off.

  5. I work with Paula, I was so excited when Paula told me you were having 5 beautiful babies! I have been following your story and I am thrilled for you all! God bless you and those sweet babies! Your going to do amazing, and it will be so worth it!

  6. Continued prayers from the Roark family! You're doing so fabulously!!