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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tiffany's contractions increased today so nurses gave her a few shots of terb, which didn't solve the problem. At about 6 p.m. this evening Dr. Kehl decided to put Tiff back on magnesium. I'm looking at Tiff's charts as I type and everything looks really good. If everything goes as planned Dr. Kehl would like to have the magnesium weened off by Friday morning. He really believes that Tiff has just been going through a big growth spurt the last few days. Even more importantly, Dr. Kehl feels she could go at least another week or two before delivering. We don't have a "due date", but as long as the babies aren't in distress and Tiff is doing fine we'll keep moving forward.

We did have a sonogram today and all babies are doing great. They all scored 8 out of 8 for breathing, sac fluid, movement, and heartbeats! Very Cool!

Thanks everyone for your prayers! Hope everyone has a Happy Valentines day tomorrow!

15 comments:

Christina said...

Hi you guys!

What a busy few days you've had. I keep praying for those contractions to S-L-O-W way down or stop altogether. Tiffany, you continue to amaze me. I'm so in awe of your determination that keeps these babies growing everyday. Your bedrest is so much work!!

I'm thrilled that the babies all looked great in the ultrasound today. We're praying for each of them and for you both everyday. We love you! Happy Valentine's Day!
Love,
Christina, Patrick, Henry and William

The Crowe Family said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jon and Tiff... what a way to spend it - a cozy day together at Hotel Carle. Just think how it will be different next year. We are praying for you both and the 4 little miracles!

Love, Anneke

Traci said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! Tiff and Jon - you two are an inspiration to everyone! What an amazing journey you are on - thanks for sharing it with us! I will say it again - these precious babies are so lucky to have such wonderful parents! We continue to keep you all in our prayers. Jake has a special blessing for Mrs. Michaels and her 4 babies every night during his prayers. Enjoy Valentine's Day!
Love,
Traci, Dan, Jake and Phoebe

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day you guys! Big X's and O's to all of you and especially those 4 special babies! I'm so glad that prayers are being answered and the babies are doing so great! Although I also know that Tiff's spirit and positive attitude at all times is also a big testament to continued success.
I also know Jon that your support makes things that much more positive too. What a great team you two make!
Love, The Busings

Anonymous said...

Hi Tiff and Jon,
Happy Valentine's Day! Tiff- you are such an inspiration and so strong. We are thinking about you each and everyday.
xoxo,
Maureen:)

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, guys!! What excitement you must have knowing that the babies are healthy and you've remained pregnant this long. God is at work! Hope the mag is done soon, I know that makes Tiffany feel crummy. I went shopping for you yesterday, as I felt a tug on my heart that these babies are coming pretty soon. I'll pray for at least a couple more weeks, but every day is a blessing. I can only imagine how hard it's been to be in the hospital and on bed rest for so long, but look at the fruits of your "LABOR"!!! Blessings to you and your precious babes, I'll keep watching for updates. SO wish I could be their doc :)

Deanna K

Heather and Ron said...

Jon,
I am so proud of how supportive you have been to Tiffany. I know you are tired, don't get a lot of sleep and the commute can be brutal at times but I never here you complain. Your love for those babies and Tiffany is such an awesome thing to see.

One day soon you will be coming home from work and see their faces light up because their daddy is home and you'll know everything you went thru was so worth it.

Love,
Heather

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day Michaels family! Those little ones have lots of love surrounding them! Tim, Joanna and I pray for you guys continuously. Keep up the good work.

Love,
Kristy

Vicki said...

Happy Valentine's Day to the entire Michael's clan! The love you two have for each other and those little miracles is what keeps them thriving. Keep up your faith as we all continue to pray for you. God's love will keep your babies safe and healthy!
Love you guys,
Vicki Boles

Anonymous said...

Heys Guys! First time blogger, long time supporter! I love to get the updates & hear that all the prayers continue to be answered. Tiff & Jon you guys are doing great.
We love you & will continue to pray that the babies keep on cookin'-
Josh, Jenni, Gibson & Maddie Hunt

Amber said...

Have Valentines Day, Tiff and Jon! Thanks for keeping us up to date. We'll continue to pray for all six of you and hope those babies stay put and keep on growing...each day is another victory!
Amber & Jason

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day to all 6 of you! I continue to be amazed by your positive attitudes and determination to keep those babies growing strong. I love to check in on you and love to see that you are still pregnant, Tiffany! You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Take care, Kristine (Bessette) Hill

Jessica said...

Tiff,
I feel your pain with that darn magnesium. Hope Jon brought some warm clothes to bundle up with :)
You're doing such a great job carrying 4 babies! Keep up the good work, Mama. I hope the yucky mag does it's job.... that will make it worth the nasty side effects. Thinking of you everyday.

Love, Jessica and Benjie

Anonymous said...

Tiffany and Jon,

Tiffany may not remember me, but I am Debbie Wells, Lesley Coalter's (Wells) Mom. When I found out about the pregnancy, and carrying four babies, I have kept all of you in my thoughts and prayers. We no longer live in Charleston, but I keep in touch with many friends there who are close friends with Jan. Just know that everyone is thinking of you!!

Debbie

Dex & Lauri said...

Tiff and Jon,

We are thinking of you and praying for you each and every day. We sure do miss you as well. Keep up the good work. We'll call and check in with you later. We plan to come visit sometime in the next week to check out your NEW room at Hotel Carle. We'll call and check in with you first.

Love,
Dex and Lauri