More from the day the Suzan, Anna, Bethany and Brielle were born. Oh, how we remember it clearly!!
March 4th, 2008 (32.3 weeks): The c-section was okay. The scariest part was my uterus kept bleeding. The docs noticed this when they were getting ready to close up. As it turns out, my uterus had developed a rupture at the upper back, due to me carrying quads. If we didn't deliver when we did, my uterus would have ruptured. Eeek! So they had to give me 2 units of blood due to me bleeding out and about 11 liters of IV fluids to keep my blood pressure up. Ack! And then they watched me to make sure the bleeding stopped or else I would have to undergo a c-hysterectomy. Oh my goodness! I still have my uterus but it had to be cut horizontal and vertical and then have the rupture fixed. Praise God that my water broke when it did and we delivered when we did, or else things could have gone much worse.
So here are the stats on the girls...
born 3/4 at 9:48AM, 9:49AM, 9:50AM, 9:51AM
baby a (Suzan) - 3lb 13 oz - 17"
baby b (Anna) - 4lb 3oz - 16"
baby c (Bethany) - 4lb 11oz - 16"
baby d (Brielle) - 3lb 9oz - 17"
They all started off breathing room air. None of the girls had to be intubated. We're thinking Suzan and Brielle are the identicals (Ha! How WRONG we were ;) ) They are in the NICU and will probably be there for 4 to 5 weeks (a guesstimate).
Pictures from the BIG, BIG, BIG, BIG day!
Maria, right before the c-section (boy, do I look lovely :P )
During the c-section. Paul joked about a pool of blood migrating its way towards his feet. Ha!...EWE! :PSuzan, at birth. As we would find out later, it was she that broke her water. Guess she got tired of being stuck at the bottom and really, really, really wanted to get out and finally see Dad, Mama and Big Brother. A little stinker then and still a little stinker now :DAnna, at birth (with her CPAP on)Bethany, at birthAnd Brielle, at birthAnd now the cutie girls at year older!!!!I will post more 1st birthday pictures later, with more 1st shirts and hats. They are pretty cute! :D Check back soon!