Sunday, December 7, 2008

One Day at a Time

Okay so I will start this off and let everyone know we are still in the hospital and still pregnant. It was a very emotional week, but we made it and are cautiously optimistic. To use the old cliche, one day at a time. We do not want to think to far ahead, we just want each day to be slow and boring, as no news is good news. So we are hoping for more boring weeks in our future.

Basically here what is happening. Amy-Jo is having contractions, pretty mild and random. She is the size of a normal pregnancy at 36 or 37 weeks, so the doctors say that contractions are not that uncommon. The fear is that the contractions will worsen and lead to preterm labor. The first real goal is to get to viability. Basically this is the age the babies have a chance at survival. This happens at 24 weeks, not to say we are content with 24 weeks, but one step at a time. For now the doctors feel like we are stable but, as we have found out a few times already, with a multiple pregnancy things can change in a moments notice. This is the reason we try not to get too high or too low. We beat the doctors predictions for this last week and we intend on doing it again next week.

As for Logan. As of last Monday he still had a normal heartbeat and was still alive. The doctors are seeing some abnormalities with his heart that could lead to some serious complications. He is a fighter and I truly believe he will make it. The odds are stacked against him, but I am pretty sure someone forgot to tell him that!

We go in sometime Monday or Tuesday for our next sonogram. This past week we lost one of our perinatologists to a tragic choking accident. Dr. Patton was in a coma most of the week and passed Friday when he was taken off life support. So please this week keep his family in your prayers.

We want to also thank everyone who has been keeping us in their thoughts and prayers these past weeks. It's with your support Amy-Jo has been able to stay positive and fight to keep our babies safe. So please keep up those prayers! I will try to update a little more often as I know many of you check in a few times a week. And with hopefully another boring week ahead of me I have no excuses!


Jessica Marlow said...

So glad to hear that everything is as good as it can be at this point! I will continue to pray for boring days! Tell Amy-Jo that I love her bunches and if anyone has the strength to hold out for these babies, it is her! All of you are in my thoughts and prayers daily!


jag said...

Thank you, thank you for the update! I have been so worried about you guys, but I understand that blogging is far from a priority. Keep "beating the odds" and I'll keep praying. You just send me an email if you need anything. So sorry to hear about your physician. Praying for him as well.
Jenna and Fam.

Misty said...

It was so good to talk to you tonight. Keeping you in my prayers,

Stephanie said...

You are all in my toughts and prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear about your tragic.
Keep 2 seem to be doing an amazing job!!

Anonymous said...

Prayers are headed your way from a stranger in West Texas. I was pregnant with twins, lost 1, and now have a healthy baby girl who is 9 weeks old. I pray that your remaining 3 are healthy, strong, and resilient as well! I am also sorry for the loss of your doctor. I know how close you can get to them. I pray for his family. God Bless.

Lindsay said...

I am so glad to see a GOOD update! I've been checking in everyday and worrying, praying, and hoping... just like everyone else. I hear HOPE in your voice. It makes me jump with excitement! Tell Amy-Jo to keep up with the positive thoughts. I'd wrap my arms around you both if I could... love and hugs from Michigan,
Lindsay Francuck

Anonymous said...

Oh so glad to see your update. This is the Phoenix Kami's Mom. We check everyday to see how you are all doing. So happy to hear all is at least stable for now. Amy your wonderful positive outlook will help so much. Kami is 29wks tomorrow with ggbg quads. We so truly do feel every week you go thru and our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you guys as always. THanks for keeping me posted!! Means so much. I am going to be up at the hospital on thursday evening for Patton's memorial service, i will stop by and say hi.
I am so proud of you guys. You can make it, i know it!! Keep doing what you are doing. Drink lots of water, stay calm and hang in there.

Suzanne said...

you don't know me...i'm a fellow quad mom and friend of casey's...i just wanted you to know that you guys have been in my thoughts and prayers CONSTANTLY! we love you. if you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask--

Christine and Joanne said...

Thanks you two for the update. So many prayers are coming to you from California. You are always on our minds and in our hearts. God's arms are wrapped around all of you holding you up. Keep the faith. So sad about the doctor. His family will be in our prayers.
Love and prayers,
Christine and Joanne
Christine is at work and had read the blog yesterday. Don't worry Amy I'm not going to call her at the restaurant today!! God bless.

Heidi said...

We are all praying really hard up here in Michigan for you guys . Amy Jo stay strong!!! Brandon continue to the WONDERFUL job you are doing supporting My little cousin and keeping us all informed.
Love you guys

Claire said...

Thinking of you in Auckland, New Zealand.