5.19.2012

{Quad Squad} 28 Weeks!!!!

I couldn't wait to post my 28 week photo, and thanks to my awesome husband I've got some huge balloons to go with it!! We are ecstatic to have reached our big major goal for this pregnancy.


My doctor came to check on me this morning and was very, very pleased with how I'm doing and how the babies' are progressing. Physically, things are getting rough for me. I'm generally in a fair amount of pain, I can no longer stand up straight, I have a lot of difficulty getting in and out of bed and I may have had to put a chair in my shower. But I haven't lost all my pride and I did straighten up long enough to take some photos this morning, slapping a big grin on my face to hide the discomfort. I want to look back on this and think, "Damn, I looked good for 28 weeks with quads!"

Though we're no longer counting down to any particular goal, my doctor seems to think 31 weeks will be my magic number. I'm a pretty small person to be accommodating four babies and he wants them to all reach three pounds and then he'll be satisfied. This is mainly to combat the weight they'll lose after birth while adapting to life outside the womb. Since the smallest baby, our little Logan, was an even two pounds earlier this week I've got some work to do. Bring on the protein shakes!


My doc seems to sense how hard my body is fighting for every 24 hours right now, though I know pain is certainly no indicator that it's time to deliver. I am game to go as long as possible with this pregnancy as safely as I can. These kiddos are definitely vying for space in my stomach as things become a little bit more snug in there each week but that just means they won't mind sharing cribs for their first few months. ;)

As we pass 28 weeks, there's a lot of good news and warm, fuzzy feelings to go with it. Doc says we are getting rid of risks like brain hemorrhaging, hearing and vision loss and complications, etc. He also mentioned that here in this particular hospital, 92% of 28-weekers go home. He has every intention of sending us home with four brand new little babies. 


My husband and I are so grateful that God has blessed us with this adventure and that He's steered us safely this far. We continue to pray for his protection, grace and strength to make it the rest of the way. Until then, we will enjoy every good milestone and every gifted day. My mom and step-dad are coming up to celebrate with the husband and I this afternoon (including cake!) and my dinner tonight is going to be filet mignon from Vic & Anthony's! Yum! I'll be sure to take photos and share the rest of our day in another post. For now, happy 28 weeks Harrison, Logan, Trystan and Kailey! 

24 comments:

  1. congrats!! That is HUGE! Praying for you!

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  2. So So Happy for you!!
    Love the balloons and of course you look amazing for what you have been thru:)
    Continued prayers that everything goes well in the days to come.
    Enjoy the today celebrating,you all deserve it!!

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  3. Congrats! I'm a new reader but I am praying you can bake those sweet baby-buns until they are perfect!
    They probably will sleep best in shared cribs, if my memories of my twin brothers are anything to go by ;)

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  4. Awesome news keeping you all in my prayers

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  5. First time leaving a comment - but I have been following you since the quad squad announcement! So happy for you and I totally cried when I saw this. May God continue to bless you and keep you and those babies in His grace. I look forward to each and every update!

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  6. i am so happy that you made 28 weeks. and you do look beautiful

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  7. woohoo!!! Congrats!!! Prayers continuing to go your way!

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  8. I am tearing up reading your post today. So happy for you today of reaching such a huge milestone and goal. You deserve filet every night this week! You look absolutely amazing and I can't believe you are still doing your hair for even pictures! I'm already having days of lazy hair because I can't find the energy. I pray God gives you a couple more weeks with those beautiful munchkins safe inside your tummy to get them to three pounds.

    Can they get you an overhead trapeze bar to help turn over in bed and get up?

    Krista

    My girls saw your picture and asked who you were and I explained that your name was Amber and you had four babies in your tummy too, they continued to tell me that Amber was a nice name and we could call one of our babies Amber!

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  9. Amber - you made it to 28 weeks! You are doing awesome. I know you are so uncomfortable, and I will be praying for your endurace physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I remember wondering if I could make it another day. Be confident that you and your body can make it, and continue to take care of yourself. I am so excited for you to meet your little ones in due time!

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  10. AnonymousMay 19, 2012

    I've been reading your blog for a few weeks and was hoping to see this post! Congrats on making it to 28 weeks! I hope your little ones can stay in there a few more weeks. You're doing a great job!

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  11. Cathie SeiboldMay 19, 2012

    Congrats for making it to 28 weeks! Amber, you look beautiful and you are an amazing woman! Look out world here comes a VERY STRONG mother and her quads! You and Michael are beautiful examples of Christian love. May God continue to give you strength and endurance. Love, Cathie

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  12. Honey, I am so proud of you and Mike!!! You are amazing and have some pretty amazing 'followers' supporting you along the way!!
    YOU, my dear, are an INSPIRATION!!

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  13. Way to go! You've made it so far!

    Just wanted to suggest some things to add to your protein shakes: coconut oil and flax oil. I did that with my twins and they were both over 7 lbs when they were born at 36 weeks.

    I'm praying that you'll make it longer! You are doing so well! :)

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  14. First time poster, have been following (from Australia!) since 21.5 weeks. Just wanted to pop on and say WOOOOHOOOOOOO,!! So happy to read this post. Well done Mumma!

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  15. AnonymousMay 20, 2012

    Congratulations! Give a video shoutout! <3

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  16. I am so happy you got to this milestone. I always cling to the quad mom stories of those that went 31-34 weeks. It CAN be done =)

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  17. Congrats to making it to 28 weeks. I think you look absolutely amazing. You are just amazing and your smile is beautiful. Sherri

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  18. You DO look really good at 28 weeks! I'm sooooo excited for you guys! I teared up reading this also and I think it's not just relief that you made it to 28 weeks but also because of the amazing strength you have to keep taking care of them so well!

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  19. Praying for a good delivery of four healthy babies, when the time is exactly right, and we KNOW God's timing is perfect. I'm so excited for you and your family!!

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  20. 28 weeks! This is so awesome. You did it. Nice touch with balloons!

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  21. I just ran across ur blog doing research for myself on quadruplets. I will be 28 weeks this tuesday and am pregnant with quadruplets as well. I got pregnant naturally and have seen that you made it past 28 weeks, which Im hoping to do so as well. Im having 4 boys and Im currently admitted to the hospital and they wanted me to go 35 weeks. So I decided to to some research. I would love to know how the babies are doing

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  22. Just reached 28 weeks and reading your posts have given me hope!!

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  23. Your maternity pics are really BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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