Monday, January 26, 2009

Big Babies

Okay today is sono day so time for a quick update. First, the babies and the mommy all look great. They measured the babies today and we have some big babies, okay so big is a bit of an overstatement but they are a little above "normal". I am just take this time to call my girls "big" without it being a bad thing.

Logan - 2 lbs 9 oz
Lizy - 2lbs 10 oz
Madi - 2lbs 12 oz

There has been a little more action around here the last week or so. AJ's contractions have increased and she is having at least one, sometimes two Terb Shots a day. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but its not a good thing either. Its more of an expected complication of being very, very pregnant. The terb is not all that fun, it usually causes her heart to race for about 2 hours and she gets a little shaky. This has become her new worst part of the day. Even with the increased contractions the doctors are still confident we can go at least a couple more weeks, which is great new for the babies, bad news for AJ. Ultimately though she wants whats best for the babies so a few more weeks of misery here we come...side note mean old nurse just came in for yet another Terb shot, that's two today.

Well that's all for now, but I will leave you with this. I have a very funny story from the last week that neither Amy-Jo or myself would like to tell. I can be bought though so the first person to send some Bud Light my way gets to here the goods. Take care and thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

16 comments:

Misty said...

THose are awesome weights! You are doing so amazing! Yahooooo!!!!!!
Brandon, I'll work on the beer!
Talk to ya soon,
Misty

jag said...

Hooray for BIG babies!

Moni Graf said...

Sounds like you all are doing great! Keep up the good work, Amy-Jo!
Have they entertained the possibility of using a Terbutaline pump that delivers a basal rate of the med and gives boluses at scheduled times? That might be better than getting the shots a couple times of day. The effects (heart beating out of your chest, hands shaking like a leaf on a tree, etc) might not be so noticeable with the pump. Just a thought.
Thanks for the update!

Love from KS,
Moni and the Graf Quads

Four babies 4 us said...

Where do I send the Bud Light?
Maybe if you drink enough of them you'll spill your guts and tell all!

AJ~You're doing GREAT!!!!

Joanne said...

Thank you so much for the update. I love it when I have "fresh" news for the Bible study group on Tuesday nights. Yeah for the babies. They are getting so big. Praying so hard for you, Amy to be as comfortable as you can while they are in there pushing and stretching and growing. Did you hear about the octuplets born here in CA! Ranged from 1 lb 8oz to 3lbs 4oz. 6 boys, 2 girls. Baby #8 was a surprise-doctors thought there were only(??) 7 babies! Whew!!God bless them.
And God bless all of you. Brandon, if we were closer Christine and I would bring you and Amy anything you needed-so spill-what's the story!
Blessings to you all,
Joanne

Joshua Green said...

We'll be praying for several more weeks!

JanetGephart said...

YAY!!! Big babies are always a good thing! Well, maybe not for AJ ;) but that is great news to hear. I am so glad that you all are hanging in there and letting those little ones cook. Brandon, I wish I could fullfil your request but I have a feeling that the post office would frown upon me sending beer through the mail. HAHA Continued thoughts and prayers heading your way from Virginia

Janet

Anonymous said...

28 weeks and big babies! I remember when I was there on your 24 week mark and 28 was the new goal! I am so glad you are all doing so well! Keeping baking those babies!

Aaron Anderson

The Gerwer Babies said...

Does beers with Robbie count? I must know? Was that mean nurse April :)
Great job woman! Keep me posted!I do so look forward to our visit. It was so great to see you yesterday!! LOVE YOU

Jenna said...

Great job Amy! Those weights are great! I miss my pregnancy very much, although I remember how hard and uncomfortable it was. I really am so proud of you!!!! Call me anytime!

Ticey said...

That's great news!!! We had a sono today and that's the part I look forward to the most...finding out how much they weigh! Keeping your family in my prayers. Also, I love that your blogging...I could NEVER get my husband to do that for me! ;-)

Anonymous said...

My mother is right, we would buy or bring you anything you wanted, so spill....I am glad to hear everything is going well. I am so excited that they are getting so big. I wish I could be there with you, I have 2 months of vacation, you think my boss would mind if I leave for awhile & Patrick & I come to TX? I need pictures of you Amy-Jo, Brandon send me some pics via your phone, please....Talk to you later.

Love you all & miss you,
Christine

aretheytwins said...

Wow those are big babes!! I'm sorry you have to go through all that Terb. I had two shots of it when I was pregnant with my twins and it is such a strange, kinda scary feeling. Unfortunately it made me contract more. They ended up using the mag. on me and that calmed things down. After that they tried Procardia (a pill) and it really helped. Good luck. You're doing a great job "cooking" those babies.

Cousin Heidi said...

How about a six pack of bud light???? Tell Amy Jo to hang in there . I know how uncomfortable I was with 1 baby i can't imagine having all those babies in there.

Jessica Marlow said...

Congratulations! I am happy to hear that things are going so well!! Keep us posted!!!

Lauren said...

Hang in there Amy Jo! You are almost there!! I'm sorry to hear that the terb shots are such a pain. My doc just advised me that I will be starting those in a few weeks...

Take Care,
Lauren