Friday, September 18, 2009

Never A Dull Moment

If I thought our life's adventure was becoming stale and ho-hum, I can thank God for keeping things interesting!

We had two surprises today at Mac... we're having TRIPLETS! Whoa!

...okay, we already knew that, but it still seems surprising. Ultrasounds have a way of doing that to a guy.

Seriously though, there are two things that we discovered... the first is that 'Baby C' had a bright spot in his small baby bowel. It could be nothing, and is often discovered to be just that, nothing. It could also be a few other things, an infection or a sign of more serious things (Ie. cystic fibrosis, or other things...) The docs decided that we should do some blood work to try to rule some things out - just to be sure. The chances of the 'brightness' being something serious is small, but there's always a chance....

The other thing we discovered is that Kristin's cervix has started opening at the top, which isn't a great thing at (almost) 21 weeks. We're back to the hospital on Tuesday for another check - if it's opening, they'll admit her for a short procedure to stitch the cervix shut, so that it remains long. The risk of it opening - if you must know - is that it would bring on labor much much too early. There's nothing Kristin could have done to prevent it, it just happens.

So there you have it. There we have it. Neither of these things has us too nervous, it's just part of the process. It does give us a few more things to add to our list of prayers though! If Kristin needs to have the procedure done next week, she'll be in for a day or two, but then should be back home.

She has been given her ticket out of work though - a little earlier than we expected, but ... to be honest ... I'm a little relieved. I like the idea of her being able to take it easy and be home, instead of driving to Oakville and working 2 or 3 days a week.

That being said - if you have any tv series' on DVD that you'd like to lend her, a few girly movies that she might not already have, or a good book - you might want to email or call! I'm sure she'll be looking for ways to fill her couch time!

We're in good spirits and feel buoyed by your prayers, emails and phone calls! Kristin is looking beautiful at (almost) 21 weeks, and here's proof!That's all for now... we did get more ultrasound pictures to share, but they'll have to wait until I can get to my brother's to scan them onto the computer. I'll see what I can do!

Dave, maybe a little Sunday Afternoon Football/Picture Scanning? The Lions play at 1:00....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

We're praying for you regularly around here!
So glad to see pictures, and updates to know how to pray.

Blessings!
Kimberlee

Sue said...

I'm glad I came back Paul. Uncle Doug & I will totally be praying specifically about Baby C's bowel brightness.

If Krissy wants, I have all of the Gilmore Girls on DVD, as well as Pushing Daisies which I told her about. As soon as I have transportation again, I will get those over to her! She can email me or call me too for a list of chick flicks she'd like! I am happy to be her personal Blockbuster Video!

Love you guys xoxo

Sarah said...

I just linked over from Sue's blog. You guys are in my prayers!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Praying for you....

Anonymous said...

Sue just passed me this link and I am praying for your babies! We are friends from way back...

Cathy W. said...

Hi Kristin & Paul,

How exciting to feel that first flutter - like butterflies in your belly!!! Kristin - you do look beautiful sweetie! What precious cargo you are carrying!!! I am and will keep praying for you all and that ALL of you will come through this adventure - full of twists & turns - HEALTHY & STRONG!!!
Thanks for the updates Paul - You are sooooo on top of it!!!
Lots of Love, Aunt Cathy