Thursday, December 4, 2008

We're viable!

I'm a blogging fool right now. Shhh, don't interrupt me, you'll break my streak.

I can't go any further without a mention of the boys, tentatively named J&T at the moment. I'm completely on board, but Mike needs a little persuasion.

I spoke to our surrogate today after her biweekly appt and everything is going well. I'm so thankful we've passed the 24 week mark. The boys are now considered 'viable' in the eyes of the medical community. Which means, if anything were to happen from this moment on, they would do whatever possible to save them because now they have a better chance of surviving. Of course, I'd rather she keep on baking. I would've given anything to have Matthew & Isabel as micro preemies, but they would most likely have issues, severe issues. Right now, I pray the boys are kept safe and inside until they're ready to be born full term and healthy.

Highlights from our conversation -
* Their heart beats were 130 and 140 today.
* Her belly is measuring 32 weeks, even though she's only 24 weeks.
* She's gained 7lbs in the last 4 weeks.
* Apparently they're going thru a growth spurt and fattening up. (I can't but help think we're the wicked witches fattening up Hansel & Gretel.)
* They're kicking on both sides of her.

Best news yet, we're going up for her 26 week appt with the perinatologist. We're super excited to see her and the boys. Since the peri has a 3D ultra sound machine, I'm hoping we'll get some good pics of them!


Terri said...

Lisa, that is great news. Enjoy your trip up. That must feel so awesome, to get to "see" them. Praying that she keeps baking, but it sounds like she is doing wonderfully!

The Romero-Schroeder said...

im so happy for you, 24 weeks, YAYAYAYA

Kj said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. So good to hear from you about the little ones and the cute vid of Bree and Lucas enjoying their little cars.

Congrats to all for making it to 24weeks and I hope they keep on baking 'till they're good and ready, big and strong and healthy.

Love you and so, so, happy for you.


Debbie Moore said...

Yeah!! How exciting! I am so happy for you!

Sharlene said...

Such wonderful news! I am so excited to meet the boys!

cc said...

Yeah! I am glad they are viable! Loved the car's post too! Glad to see you are amongst the bloggers again!
I sure hope things cont. to go well for little J&T!

Brandi said...

Awesoem news Lisa! So glad the boys are doing great, and L&B are as gorgeous as ever.

Sheri said...

Yay for you guys. You must feel some relief. Can't wait to see the pics of the little guys from the US. I hope the co-operate for you.

* TONYA * said...

Yay! Such great news. I can't wait to meet those beautiful boys.

Helene said...

Hi Lisa, just checking in to see how things are going! I'm so glad to hear the babies are growing so well!!! Yeah!!!!

Leslie said...

So happy for you guys! If you have time, give us a call. If not, have a safe trip. You should e-mail Monica. She has some GREAT news!!


Jessica Kate said...

Checking in for pictures of the boys. I can't wait to get a 3-D peek! Keep on cookin' little dudes.