Monday, July 12, 2010


Our prayers for good health have been answered this week...

Daddy went into the hospital on Wednesday night with very low blood pressure, elevated heartrate, nausea, vomiting, dizziness.. the whole nine yards. After 2 days of testing, doctors think the low bp was mostly related to some of the medication he was on and the nausea is caused from a diabetic related gastrointestinal disorder. We are so thankful that it is treatable and that he was able to come home on Saturday! Lucas missed his Big!

David and I also went for a Perinatologist on Friday. We were excited to see how much our little angels had grown and also a little nervous... we got some abnormal blood test results back 2 weeks ago ("Alpha fetoprotein"- it tests for neural tube defects, like spina bifida). We had chosen to keep the news private, because we knew there was a chance the results were skewed just because of the fact that there are 2 babies instead of 1.. some tests don't allow for multiples. And, as it turns out, it seems that is all it was... just skewed results... Dr. Matsumoto carefully examined each little darling (spines, craniums, abdomens, etc.) and concluded that everything looked exactly as it should. We were anxious to examine Carly's umbilical cord, too. At our last visit, she was hanging out behind my belly button.. makes things harder to see... and there was some question if she had 2 vessels in her cord instead of 3. Dr. M did confirm that she only has 2, although he insists that she can develop without any problems... however, he will watch her (especially her heart) a little more closely to make sure she experiences no ill effects. We feel like God answered so many prayers this week. Don't get me wrong though, if the tests had been accurate and our little babies had disorders of any kind.. we would be honored.. feel just as blessed to have them.. God's angels are all created differently.

Weight/Growth updates:
Boone measured 20 weeks 2 days and weighed 13 ounces.
Carly measured 19 weeks 6 days and weighed 12 ounces.

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