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Monday, July 16, 2012

24 Week- Milestone #1 down!

     We made it to 24 weeks yesterday!  A huge milestone for anyone expecting quads.  Our next big milestone is at 28 Weeks, just four weeks away.  The babies are all still looking great and my OB says I am doing better than expected at this point.  She said usually there is one who is not a big as the others and is markedly smaller, but all of ours are about the same size and all over one pound as of our last growth scan!  Last week I was basically stuck on house arrest for the duration or until I am admitted to the hospital.  It might sound like a picnic, but if you ask any quad mama or anyone else who has been put on real bedrest, it isn't as fun as it sounds.  On the way to my appointment today I could tell a definite difference.  It is not all peachy keen anymore.  The aches and pains are coming more and more and every time I get up out of a chair I seem to have a contraction, albeit a Braxton-Hix contraction, but still get the tightening and it is uncomfortable.  Today when they checked my cervix it seemed like it might have gotten shorter, so they had to check by ultrasound.  Apparently it is still 4cm and the doctors think this is still a really good sign.  My preterm nurse wasn't sure if they were gonna stick me in the hospital for the duration today or not, because one of the doctors over there will put you in at 24 weeks but the one who was there today was like nah we will just see how she does.  On the glucose front...I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes again this pregnancy, though not much of a  shocker, since my body could not produce enough insulin with one baby and the likelihood is much higher for gestational when you have HOM. They keep having to up my dosage of medication and would not be surprised if this time I end up on insulin.  They say it can happen.  As of today I am taking 2 Glyburide pills in the morning before breakfast, and 3 in the evening before dinner.  They say they can up it to like 4 pills in the morning and 4 at night, but anything past that would have to be switched to insulin, so we will see in the coming weeks.
     On the naming front, we have our boys names definitely picked out, but our girls are still up in the air a bit.  I think one will be Brooklynn Elaine and the other we really cannot come to a decision is frustrating lol...Our boys are definitely going to be Kyle Bryan-as any good Aggie name should be ;) and our other will be Kade Barron.  Barron was their granddad's middle name, and unfortunately we lost him in 2010.  Sher had such a strong relationship with her Daddy that we want to honor him by naming one of our boys partly after him.  Kyle Bryan has no family significance, except that this mommy is an Aggie and I always said that if I ever had a boy I would name him Kyle Bryan.  Kyle after Kyle Field-Home of Fighting Texas Aggie Football, and Bryan as in Bryan-College Station home of Texas A&M University!  I feel sure our baby girls' names will come together soon though.  At any rate, for now things are still looking good.  I will try to update next week after our next growth scan to let everyone know how big they are.  As for me, this week I measured 53cm which is like being 13 weeks overdue with a single baby...and the growth continues...not sure how much further I can poke out without starting to go, but stay tuned...Sher is gonna take some pics of my belly and post them so you can all see what I am talking about...Have a good one...


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Unofficial Genders

So Sandy had her first Preterm appt this past Monday.  She will no longer be working after this coming Friday.  She can work 2 weeks for only 4hrs then she is out of work until after that babies arrive. She was not ready for the first cervix check then... But its all still going good!  Her uterus high cervix is long and closed!  All Good!  Sounds odd but all good in the quad land!  To our surprise we get an ultrasound after each appointment and we will have these weekly!  Fluid levels are good! YAY!  

The tech then says do we know "genders" yet and we said no the little ones kept their legs closed the entire gender scan.  So she said this is unofficial because we have a gender scan on the 11th.  So from what she told us were having...
Baby A: Girl
Baby B: Boy... She was only 85% sure of this she said she seen boy parts but the little guy kept playing with the cord so she couldn't tell 95% sure which she likes to be about 95% sure.
Baby C: Girl
Baby D: Boy

We cant tell you how excited we are to have two little girls and two little boys!  
Our boys names will be Kade Barron and Kyle Bryan!  The girls we are up in the air... We like Allyson Nadine and I like Hope and Faith, Marina and Marah.... The list goes on and on and on... 

Lizzy is excited about being a big sister!  We often think what will go through her mind when she sees them for the first time.. She kisses Sandy belly 4 times daily saying I am your big sister and I love you babies!  We know time will tell and when she has them at home it will be an adjustment period for her and everyone!  I do believe that she will be an amazing big sister!  I am making shirts for the little ones and some overalls for her! 

Ill post again after our appointment on Monday!  With official genders!  And how our appointment went!

Until next time bloggers!  =)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Great Nephew

So my niece who had a few miscarriages in the past few years finally did it!  She delivered a Happy and Healthy Baby Boy!  What makes a 26yr old girl grow up a baby does!  I am so proud of her she has grown up so much these last few months!  We are just in love with this little guy!  In a few short months he will have 4 brand new cousins to grow up with! Our family has truly been blessed this year! 

He arrived on:
Thursday, May 24th, 2009

At Approx 5:15 PM
He weighted 7lb 11oz
He was 21 inches long


He was perfect!  Welcome to our family DeVontae Tyrell Davis!  We all love you more than you know! 

My niece was always more like the little sister I never had.  I was 9 when she was born and we basically just grew up together.  I have wanted to smack her a few times for some bad choices she made but always supported her...

Now to just wait for our Quad squad to arrive! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

16 weeks and counting

Its hard to believe that Sandy is already 16 weeks along...  Alot of things are changing quickly!  Hopefully on May 22nd we find out the genders of our pumpkins... Then we can label them by name instead of A,B,C,D!  Elizabeth has said she wants 3 little sisters and 1 little brother.  We shall see if she is right or not.  Sandy is almost as big as she was when she had Lizzy...  Poor thing is so uncomfy!  The only other change is we broke down and got Lizzy the dog she wanted. We will see how long this last! 
This is a picture of Sandy a week ago! Its crazy that our little ones could be here between 12-16 weeks from now....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

You want me to eat what!!???

You want me to eat WHAT?!?!  These were the thoughts that ran through my head last Tuesday when I had my appointment with the Nutritionist over at the Perinatologist's office when she told me in no uncertain terms that she wants me to be eating 2800-3000 calories a day and gaining at least 50lbs!  I knew I would need to put on weight with the quads, but I was NOT expecting to hear a dietician tell my overweight self that she wants me to eat 3000 calories a day!  Along with the 3000 calories, it must be broken into 20 OUNCES of protein a day...that is so much protein that I feel sick...this is so many calories that I get tired of looking at food.  I mean I know I was not a skinny girl before this pregnancy, but I know I never ate this much food.  Let's talk about the water I have to drink least 128ounces of water a day!  So I am going to float away haha...It is amazing the things we do for our children.  I feel like I am having to eat us out of house and home...and I don't think I will EVER look at food the same way again...I just look at the protein content first and see if it is high in protein I will eat it...calcium is needed as well, and so are veggies and fruits, and whole grains and cereal...I swear it is like I have to eat a meal every couple of hours to get all of this in for the day...I just keep telling myself it is not forever and it is for the babies...but it sure is a lot...I hope one day my kiddos look back on this and realize what mom went through to make sure we were healthy and I hope they appreciate it!  All I know is after they get here, mom is going on a serious diet and exercise program to get this excess weight off...I think it may only include a couple of protein shakes and one meal a day...because right now I am eating enough meals to not even want any for a long long time! =)  Hope everyone else is doing well!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sandy's 2 cents!

So, as Sher has already told you all, it is Quads! I can imagine how big I am gonna be through all of this. I already look like I did when I was about 5 months pregnant with Lizzy and I am only 8 weeks! This is one huge blessing, and I know that for me it is going to cause me to find patience where I have not had it for a long time. I am going to have to relinquish a lot of control over things that I normally take care of, because these things 1. stress me out, and 2. I really can't carry and do the things I am used to doing. Like right now, I can pack a box, but when it is done and the tape has been sealed, I have to rely on someone else to actually move the box for me. This is hard because I have never been a weakling, and as long as Sher has been hurt, I have been the one having to do all of the heavy lifting in our household...for my straight friends, it is almost like if your husband were the one pregnant and wasn't able to do anything. Do not get me wrong I am not saying I am the "husband" in our relationship, but I am not a weak woman either, so with the odds being that I will have to go on bed rest in a few months, this leaves me somewhat at a loss of what to do. We are finally closing on our own home and I had hoped to be able to do some projects on the house, but now it appears I may not even be able to go shopping for the nursery stuff, unless we are ordering it online...I have to depend on other people to help me, and I am totally blessed that we have some friends and family who are embracing this change we are going through and who are willing to literally do the heavy lifting of our furniture and other things to help us move into our new home. I have to pray a lot about finances because when I have to go out on bed rest I won't be getting all of my pay, and that is really hard, especially with 4 new babies on the way and a 2 year old depending on our income. I have never really been one to have to ask for assistance, but I have been paying taxes all of these years, so I guess I will finally have to be one of those people who have to ask for help, at least until I can get back to work. That in and of itself is really humbling to me. I don't see that we would be in this situation if it were just a single baby on the way, and even with twins, but with four, this is so life changing. At the same time, our doc had to tell us about the option of selective reduction, and I just could not do that. I can not see myself having a doctor go in and cut off the blood flow to one of my babies. If this means that I have to struggle, then so be it, because I will not, not, not voluntarily reduce my babies. I feel truly that if the Lord has brought us to this, then we have to trust that HE will also see us through this. It is meant to be this way, and now once we get moved, we are on to trying to figure out the nursery, names and trying to do what I can until they stick me on bed rest. I am just going to take the best care of myself and these babies as I can, to keep them in as long as I can, and enjoy these last few months with Lizzy all on her own. She may be in the terrible two's and be as frustrating as possible at times, but she is getting so big so fast, and soon she is going to have to adapt to so many changes, that I want to be able to cherish these days before the new babies get here. Until next time...have a great one...


Did we mention how much we hate moving... I am so glad this is our last move for years and I mean years! We already know at some point we will need to upgrade our home!

We are packing and packing and trashing stuff and packing some more. We sign on our first home on 3/29/12 (Elizabeth and Quads Aunt Loni birthday)! We will be moving that weekend...

Then the fun really starts and that is making one huge nursery and organizing a house to make it child proof for 5 kiddos!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Adventure of Quads

So were having Quadruplets... Really Quads... Were going to two moms of 5 children. This is something we have never even though. But here we are about to make this huge exciting and scary journey. My biggest thoughts is what is Elizabeth going to think when we have 4 new babies at home! We thought she was our wildest adventure now we know she just broke us in for 4 more lol! So as I am reading blogs of other quad moms its making me feel a little better! We know its going to be a long road and we know the babies are going to come early! Now its just the preparing a nursery for four! If we have at least one girl half of Lizzy room will be half of her little sister(s) room too! I cant hardly wait till we find out the gender so we can start more planning! Now in the mean while we will go through lots of ultrasounds and lots of doctor appointments. However we have an awesome doc so us going in seeing her and the girls in the office will be great! I just want to make sure were prepared as much as possible so Elizabeth transits to these changes well! I am going to go back to work part time to help supplement our income until Sandy has the babies then maybe again when the babies come home it will just depend on how much we save between now and then! Because God knows daycare for 5 kiddos would be expensive because here for one its 800 a month.

Sandy is getting bigger by the day and at night you can deff see what looks like two bulges and her tummy poking out and its hard... I will start posting pictures weekly of the progress. I will also be posting pictures of the ultrasounds as we get them... I love seeing our little pumpkin seeds =)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Holy Babies!

So today we went in for a better ultrasound! We are having QUADS yes you seen it correctly QUADS! All four seem to be growing correctly and has a heartbeat! Now the crazy part to plan for QUADS! Here are the ultrasound pics...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


So on 3/20/12 we had our first doc appt and ultrasound. We were totally shocked to find out that we are having triplets oh and maybe quads. We had 4 sacs and 3 growing babies with 3 heartbeats... Every emotion you can think of we have had! We already love our babies though! Ill add pics of the new little ones.. However we only have pics of Baby A and B we will get the other soon! So.... We are having another ultrasound done on 3/22/12 and hopefully know more and will have more pics... Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Now 2yrs later....

So I logged in and just seen we have not blogged since we posted pictures of Elizabeth baby room!

A lot of changes has happened since then... Lizzy is now 2! Yes 2! She is getting to be such a big girl singing her ABC's and counting to 10 all of the time. In the mist of these two years Lizzy has cam through a lot of milestones and she is such a smart and sweet little girl! In those two years I lost my father! We have been to Disney World! Life has overall been pretty good!

Now to some more news... Elizabeth will be a BIG SISTER! Yes, a big sister! We found out on 2/24/2012 officially that Sandy is pregnant with baby no.2 and we could not be any happier... She actually got a BFP on 5DPO it was very faint and we had blood work that could have went either way... Now we had it checked at 11DPO and our doc office said "Your deff very pregnant and there is no need to repeat blood work." We do have our first ultrasound on March 20th so look for peanut pictures then!