Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our MOMO Baby Update

We had another ultrasound today and fetal
assessment. All went well today, and I will tell
you I had little tears on my cheeks when I was able
to see both beautiful little heart beats going strongly.
I know that things are out of our hands, but it sure
does not take away the fear and worry that something
might just happen to one of our little girls.
They are growing quite well. One is 2pounds 4 ounces
the other is only 1 pound 12 ounces so it will be something
the Specialist will keep an eye on to make sure one of
them is not getting too much bigger, thus meaning they
are taking most of the nutrients.
I am not going to be inpatient just yet. We have two
more weeks of every other day fetal assessment and
stress tests and then at 28 weeks it looks as though I
will spend the last four weeks inpatient. We are a bit
nervous about this, as in waiting that long, but in Canada
the more I read about other women with these MOMO
babies, they were inpatient at 28 weeks unless something
came up as an immediate risk. In the US they take them
inpatient at 24 weeks but who knows the reason behind
it.
We had a great tour of the NICU today as well. Something
they advise as we know our little girls will be spending a
better part of two months in there. The staff was as great
as we thought they would be in talking to us and answering
any and all questions no matter how silly they might
have sounded. It was great to have the tour, and we even
were able to see little ones which would be about the size
of our babies. Adam had never seen a premature baby
before in real life so it was really helpful for him to see.
There was a little boy who was born just a week ago at
26 weeks who was 2 pounds. He was just as precious as
anything I've seen. Totally alert and in a way it was a
nice confirmation of what our babies are approximately
for size right now.

SO.. the stress and worry continues, but for now they are
doing well. One is totally still down right on my cervix
which in a way protects her head from the other cord
(she has been in that position the whole time) and the
other just likes to move around everywhere.

Everyone keeps asking if we have names picked ..
We have not totally settled on them but right now
we are going with Charlotte Elizabeth and
Ruby Jane. I do realize three of the four names are
from Pride and Prejudice (my favourite) but it really
was not intentional.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying and
thinking of us. We will keep you posted as to how
things progress.

Tomorrow I get some maternity photos taken...
Should be fun.

6 comments:

Alex and Kellie Lambert said...

I continue to hope & pray that all goes well for you & your little family. Take care of yourself & your little ones.

For that thing I'm going to make for you, Do you have colors picked out for their room yet? Also, I need your snail mail address.

Thanks & good luck with everything!

Chantelle and Oscar Abarca said...

Goog to know all is still good. Those precious little girls will still be in our prayers.

Claudine said...

I'm so glad to hear that the babies are doing well considering. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Can't wait to see the maternity photos!

Mel said...

I'm really glad to hear all is going well. I hope you are able to continue to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy, nerve racking as it may be. Have fun with your pregnancy pictures! I can't wait to see them!

Drennans said...

It's good to hear an update. Sounds like those little girls are gearing up to be heartbreakers! Make sure to pamper yourself! You deserve it!

Deborah said...

I'm glad to hear that things are going well. We continue to pray and hope for those little girls!!