Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sonogram 3

I got this picture off of the "babygaga" website. My little ones are now "officially" fetuses...this is a textbook pic of what they look like. The website also stated: "Chances for miscarriage are greatly reduced when the heartbeat can be detected, so take a sigh of relief if you’ve been needing one—it hasn’t been an easy ten weeks!" (smile!!)

All four of my babies are still alive and kickin!!! They were rockin' and rolling in my belly yesterday during their sonogram. My mom was able to go with me to my appt. and was able to see her grandchildren moving for the first time! My aunt, and mom's identical twin sister went with me as well! What a blessing! (I'll write more about that later!)

I am amazed at how much bigger they are now, just within 10 days! They have little arm and leg buds...SO CUTE. This isn't the BEST pic, but it was the first time the sonographer was able to capture all 4 babies and all 3 sacs as one image.







My identical twins are on the left. Their heads are facing each other and their bodies are going in opposite directions (in this pic, you can only see the head of the twin on the left). The other two sacs, on the right and bottom, contain each of my fraternal twins. All babies are the same size and have good, strong heartbeats. (Praise God)

It is STILL crazy to talk about it. It almost feels like a dream. I SEE the sonogram and I see their little hearts beating and bodies moving, but it is still hard to believe that all of this is taking place inside of MY body! It is truly amazing!

Answers to many questions I am receiving:
* I am currently 10 weeks (starting my 11th week)
* I will be on COMPLETE bedrest in exactly 10 weeks or sooner (by my 20th week)
* I am more than likely going to spend the last half of my bedrest in the hospital, being monitered
* I will find out the sex of my babies in about 8-10 weeks (maybe sooner, b/c I will be having sonograms every week it seems)...question: parents of other quads, when were YOU able to find out the sex?
* I have an appt. on Monday the 26th with a maternal-fetal specialist who I hear is INCREDIBLE: Dr. Tabor....very excited!
* I am nervous that I have only gained 3 pounds...I am drinking Ensure everyday to try to pack on pounds.


Thank you again for all of your prayers and comments! You brighten my day! It is so fun to see all the many different people who make their way to my blogsite! Keep on praying and encouraging, as I will keep you all updated every step of the way!

28 comments:

The Free Fam said...

Suz- Wow! What an amazing picture! Awesome that your mom and Aunt could go with you!

cls said...

Suzanne,
I think of you often and stalk your blog for updates! I'm so fascinated by all that is going on! Be sure you let us know about specific things we can pray for! Take care!

Tracy said...

They are so cute! You are so cute! What a cute family!! I'm so so excited for you.

Joni said...

Suzanne, I found your blog through Nicki and Corrie's. So I don't exactly know you, but I am RIVETED to your story, and you are in my prayers. Thanks for being so open and honest to share your life with the world!

Triplets said...

Wow! This is sooooo like reading a re-run - unreal. Do you realize HOW much we have in common? 2 faternals, 2 identicals, age, married 4 years, the list continues....I would LOVE to talk to you over the phone and answer ANY questions or just to listen. It's a scary, exciting, overwhelming, time. Please email us at bradley.g.murray@gmail.com
You'll need support, especially emotional and spiritual, so let us know how we can contribute. This is so exciting!

Kristen said...

I was so happy to read an update about you and the kiddos!

I know your sweet mom was beside herself with joy getting to see those 4 little heartbeats on the screen!

Keep us posted...I feel like I am checking every day for some "new" news on you!

megan said...

i know you don't know me, but i found your link from jennifer & brad murrays blog. i happened to notice you graduated from harding. do you know jason partezana or julie manzella by any chance? my husband and i graduated from high school with jason. jason and julie dated for a while. jason graduated with a degree in accounting. just wondering .....

suzanne said...

megan...what year did jason and julie graduate? i graduated in 2002. they actually sound VERY familiar..i bet i'd recognize them.

megan said...

i think jason graduated in 2001 from harding. after jason and julie broke up, i lost track of her. i know she got married. i think she was from hope arkansas. jason was from covington, in.

HarrimanFamily said...

Hey Suzanne, I got here from Amanda's blog. I was looking through old pictures the other night and saw you in a Beauticians spring sing picture. Gosh, how things have changed since then! Just want you to know that we are praying for your sweet babies. I have to say that I've never really been able to tell what I was looking at in a sonogram, but it's amazing how much you can see in yours. They really do like 4 little babies in there. I'm so excited for you!

Lindsey said...

I love the shirt in the previous post! The sonogram is absolutely amazing...to see 4 babies is truly the neatest thing!! Your blog is so fun to read!

Sunni Len said...

Just wanted to say we love you and you are in our prayers. I am so glad Aunt Judy got to be there too.

Quilao Triplets said...

Suzanne,

You don't know me, but I had to say congratulations and I will keep your growing family in my prayers. I found your site through the McNulty Quads. I have 18 month old triplet girls, so I love finding/following other families with multiples. Hang in there and take it easy when you can and EAT-EAT-EAT!

God bless,
Casey Quilao

Quilao Triplets said...

Suzanne,

You don't know me, but I had to say congratulations and I will keep your growing family in my prayers. I found your site through the McNulty Quads. I have 18 month old triplet girls, so I love finding/following other families with multiples. Hang in there and take it easy when you can and EAT-EAT-EAT!

God bless,
Casey Quilao

Justin and Shauri said...

Suzanne~
Is that not an amazing picture? I think seeing your babies in your belly and seeing their little hearts beat is one of the best parts of being pregnant. Enjoy this time! You're still in my prayers! Shauri

Forrest & Elizabeth Williams said...

Hi Suzanne...That's a beautiful picture isn't it? I'm so happy for you to hear the heartbeats and have that peace of mind til your next appt. Praying for YA'LL. Thanks for keeping us posted. :) ejw

Tiffany said...

Suzanne,
I stumbled here from Lauren's blog and find it all truly amazing. What a blessing to have the priveledge to carry these babies. Thanks for sharing!!
Tiffany Nelson

Anonymous said...

Suzanne,
Oh. My. Goodness. That's all I can say about the sonogram. It blew me away! I bet your mom and Judy were bawling their eyes out! You have to promise me that you will let me come over and hold your babies...now that we live 25 minutes apart, I'll come over and help you with a night duty every once in a while! You are so strong (you always have been) and I am proud of you and Joe.
Love, Marcy

Regina said...

Hi Suzanne! I stumbled onto your blog from Jenny Holloway's blog. I am also completely RIVETED to your story. How incredbile how amazing that God will growing 4 tiny little lives within your TINY little body! :) He is so amazing in His plan and He will provide you with all that you need (including pounds) to sustain those little lives! :) His plans are always so much greater than ours, aren't they!? I love the T-shirt you posted but I like your words better! The sono picture is just amazing, God is truly an artist and that sweet picture of four tiny babies just proves it. Best of luck to you, I will be thinking of and praying for you and your hubby. In all your free time, please come on over to our blog and visit threepigglets.blogspot.com.

Have a great day!
Regina

McNulty Quads said...

Great to hear/see!!!

Hope you got our email last week. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

Amanda's News said...

AMAZING!! I love the updates:) I know having your mom with you had to mean a lot during the ultrasound! Noone can comfort/encourage like a mom can:)Praying for you and little ones daily. Can't wait to find out the sexes.

Kimberly said...

I am hooked on your blog and appreciate all your posts keeping us updated. How fun that you get to have so many sonograms and see those miracles!
Okay-I so wish I were in your predicament about needing to gain weight. Have you had any Krispy Kremes or chocolate? That sounds much better than ensure, although I bet that's healthier?

suzanne said...

marcy! heck YES i would LOVE for you to come over and help with my little ones! you have NO idea how much help we will need!

kim, funny you should mention krispy kremes...i made myself eat 2 kk donuts and an apple this morning! i HATE eating junk!..but i HAVE GOT TO FATTEN UP THESE LITTLE ANGELS!

Jennifer C said...

I'm Kim's sister-in-law...This is SO amazing!! How lucky for your babies that they're going to have 3 built-in playmates! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to keeping up with you guys over the next several months!

**Man, I hope if you really end up on hospital bed rest that they let you use a lap top or something! :)

Ashley & Stephen Bauch said...

I got your blog from Katie in Memphis. I think she is friends with your husband's brother??Anyway, I have so enjoyed reading your story. My husband and I just found out that we're having triplets after one round of Clomid. We're so happy but so overwhelmed,so I can definitely relate. Take care of yourself.

Audrey T said...

Yum! Ensure! My 92 year old grandma couldn't survive without it. :?) She'll enjoy knowing that someone much younger appreciates the benefits of Ensure.

Do the baby's heartrates indicate boys or girls yet? At my 22 week appointment today, the doctor guessed that Sam was a girl b/c of his heart rate (145). He's not a girl! Just a wiggle worm!

Rachelle said...

You are looking great! I love the ultrasound pic. Have you read the book by Dr. Luke, "When Your Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads"? It is great. It has helped me to figure out what to eat and to make me feel better about all the weight I am putting on :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi. I came across your site through Jenny Holloway's blog. First off, Congratulations!!! How amazing! I have truly enjoyed reading your story. I am a mother of 3 (not triplets though) and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God will provide!!! Love, Melanie Smith

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