Sunday, February 9, 2014

Quints Pregnancy- 23 & 24 wks

I'm 6 months pregnant with the quints!!! Woohoo!!! I'm so proud of myself. These past 6 months have, at times, seemed to take forever to go by, but we've made it through and I pray that it's God's plan that we'll continue to go farther along in this pregnancy.

Last Friday, January 31st, I was put in the hospital for the remainder of my pregnancy. We knew this would eventually happen, so thankfully, we came packed and prepared to stay in Dallas. During my last week at home (I was 22 wks) I started having several contractions. My doctors told me if I had 4 contractions within an hour to come to the hospital. I never had that many within an hour but I was having several a day and it really concerned me. At my appointment last Friday I told my doc about the contractions and she decided it was time to be monitored on a daily basis. Once they admitted me, they started giving me medicine to stop my contractions. So far, the medicine has worked. I still have a few contractions here and there, but nothing on a regular basis. The staff here at Baylor is absolutely wonderful. All the nurses have been so sweet and kind and go out of their way to make me comfortable. They are taking such good care of me and for that I'll always be grateful.

I have been so blessed to have several friends and even strangers stop by to visit me this past week. Many of my friends from home text or call on a regular basis. I am so blessed and humbled by everyone's love and support.

I don't know what I'd do without my family. They help take care of Brady for me, which helps Steven out. I miss Steven & Brady so bad it hurts. That's the worse part about being in the hospital. Yes, it's boring, and I'd much rather be home but I know this is where I need to be, however, being 3 hours away from Brady and only seeing him on the weekends is breaking my heart. I'm so thankful Steven brought him up this weekend to see me. They came up on Friday and left today (Sun).

Here's a little recap of the past 2 weeks:
*I now weigh 138lbs.
*I had a sono Tue and all the babies still look good. Their fluid looks good and heart rates look good.
*They babies have become very active over this past week. It's so crazy to feel movement in five different parts of my stomach.
*My acid reflux has been awful! The nurses give me medicine on a regular basis to help me cope, and it helps a little. The fact of the matter is that it's going to be rough until the babies arrive. I'm running out of room!
*I am actually sleeping quiet well to be in the hospital. They gave me a egg crate mattress for my bed and it really helps. I get woke up at midnight and 6am to take my contraction medicine but overall, I really can't complain about sleep.
*My contraction medicine is actually a blood pressure medicine that relaxes my uterus, which in turn, lowers my blood pressure. In order to take the medicine my bp has to be at least 90/50 and I'm always right on the verge of being too low. Sometimes they have to retake my bp a couple of times until it comes up to the cutoff.
*I'm becoming so weak from not using my muscles. I'm sure low blood pressure contributes to that as well. I've talked to my nurses and they are going to send a physical therapist to help me with my strength. I've been on bed rest since Dec. 20 so my muscles haven't been used much in a month and half.
*We are still working on names for 2 of the babies. I don't know what we'll do if they come sooner than we'd like. I have a book of 60,000 baby names so I'm going to look through that again this week and see if something jumps out at me.

24 wks
The wreath behind me was a gift from a sweet lady I go to church with, it's so beautiful and really brightens my room.

Brady loved to get in my bed when I'd get up. He also liked to push the buttons that lifted the head and legs. He did very well to be so young and be cooped up in a hospital all weekend. I can't wait for him to come visit again!


  1. Greetings from Orlando FL . Keep up the good work . Saint Gerard is watching over you .

  2. Bless you dear girl, I got misty reading your story. I will be praying for you and will look forward to status reports. Take it easy, enjoy the pampering, and get ready to hit the ground running one day soon!

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  4. we miss you at school,you and those sweet babies are in our thoughts and prayers :)

  5. Oh Michelle! We are praying for you and your amazing family! God has a purpose for each of your little blessings... I just pray a special protection over each of them and that God just wrap his hands around them all! Keep up the good work momma! You are doing an amazing job!

  6. Your the prettiest and luckiest girl to have so much love around you and growing inside of you. Keep up the good work we're all praying for you and your family. All of Maud is praying for you including people that don't even know you. You and your family are going to be just fine. God's in control and Dr. Jesus is there every second. No worries.

  7. I pray for you everytime I am in my car for some reason. I guess because that is when I actually can get a breather. I was able to accomplish getting ALL three kids dressed, in the car, and not killing each other, and then I think of you. God bless you, I am around the corner in case of emergency. Stay strong and take care of Michelle.

  8. Steven, Michelle, & Brady,
    Thinking about all of you! Hang in there! I am so excited for you!
    Love, DeeDee

  9. We prayed for you this morning at our Prayer Breakfast and will continue to pray for you! May God give you comfort, peace, and courage today and in the days to come.
    Rev. Doug Wintermute, Pastor
    DeKalb First United Methodist Church

  10. Hey girl! I am continuing to pray for you, Steven, Brady, the Fab 5 and the medical personnel who seem to be taking great care of you. I'm excited each time I get a report on your progress. Since it may not be in your book of 60,000 names -- SHEDERA is a great name! I enjoyed reading your blog. Keep us posted!

  11. Thinking and Praying for you daily, I am excited that things are going well and that you and all the babies are doing well. Love you Debbie Darr