The end of this week has been an amazing week of ups and downs, all at the same time. We went for our appointment on Thursday anxious to find how our little ones were growing. The great news is, they are all very healthy size and appear to be doing very well. They are all about 6cm, or 2.25 inches long.
We had the wonderful opportunity to get a new kind of sonogram this week, 4d sonography. This is a somewhat new technology in which they are able to produce 3D images of the babies. This enabled us to get our first good look at our kiddos. We are in love with them already! Although very small (and resemble aliens, perhaps on Brad’s side of the family, just kidding), they are already very recognizable as babies. We have been reassured through reading that they will only get cuter from here. 🙂
Baby “B” got the prize this week for sitting still long enough to get a clear picture. Although we don’t know what gender the babies are yet, I am guessing this one to be a girl since she likes the camera so well! We did get shots of all of them, but they were moving around and doing gymnastics so much, it was impossible to get a great one.
The second portion of our appointment was much more difficult. After much consideration, our doctors, with us, have made the decision to give Jen a Transabdominal Cerclage. This is a “major” surgery that will keep Jen in the hospital for at least 2 nights, then home to recover for a few weeks. This surgery should give us the best chance at carrying our babies past that vital 28 week mark, and hopefully beyond. If you would like further details on this surgery, see the link below. This surgery will likely be this coming week, we are still working on getting it scheduled. We will let you know when we know when it is.
-Please be praying the Jen and I can leave every fear and anxiety at the Lord’s feet.
-Pray that Jen and the babies are safe during the TAC surgery.
-Praise God with us that He has been so faithful to us all the way through this.
-Prayer for sleep (specifically Jen) she hasn’t slept much the last 2 nights
-Pray that Jesus Christ would be glorified by every action and decision that we make. That God would use our situation to show others the hope we have for salvation and eternal life with Him. We would not be able to withstand these difficult decisions without His constant hand of assurance.
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