Hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful winter weather. Tiff & I are enjoying the snow from the 10th floor of Carle Hospital. Great day to be indoors and covered up with blankets! This fits right into Tiff's day:)
Everything here is going wonderful. Tiff has been feeling great and (knock on wood) has had minimal complications over the last week. Yesterday Tiff had a sonogram and the babies are already working on their breathing, which is great news! On a scale from 1-8, 8 being the healthiest, all babies are measuring an "8" in terms of practicing breathing, sac fluid, heartbeats, and movement. We are both anxious for tomorrow to see how Tiff's cervix looks. Last cervix sono, on Monday, showed the cervix had actually grown 1cm in length. Any growth in length is a blessing! Thank you for your prayers for Tiff's cervix. Brad Boll, a friend of mine at work, cracked me up when he said he was having a difficult time explaining to his wife that he was praying for another womans cervix:) Needless to say, those prayers are being answered!
Next Monday (2/4) brings our growth sonogram. This sono only comes every other Monday. We are praying our little peanut (baby D) has continued to grow with her siblings. We are confident she is just going to be a little smaller than the rest and have to remember that each baby will have it's own unique characteristics. These are not identical quads so could be quite different in their appearance.
Next Tuesday we will celebrate the babies 26th week birthday!! Lori, one of our nurses, brought in a cake for the 24th week b-day and 4 baby bottles (3 pink caps and 1 blue cap) filled with candy for the 25th week b-day. We can't say enough about the support the staff has given us since we've been here.
Here's a picture of me putting together our last crib. About two hours later Tiff went into preterm labor. Just in the knick of time;)
Oh, as for the pole to the left, those who voted "Tiff didn't let Jon finish" were correct. A special "thanks" to those who voted I was able to finish in two minutes!
Thanks to everyone who has visited, been praying, sending cards, texting, calling and sending e-mails. They mean the world to Tiff and I!! We'll continue to keep you posted!