Thursday, December 28, 2006

27 weeks tomorrow, all is well!! Also, our 4th wedding anniversary!

Friends and Family:

Our doctors office is closed tomorrow due to the upcoming new years holiday, so we had our weekly appointment today instead of our normal Friday time slot.

God has preserved the lives of all four of our baby boys yet another week! They were all doing very well this morning. Our doctor was very impressed with how well Jen’s body is coping with the growth due to the babies. Jen is now measuring what a mom who was pregnant with one baby would measure at 39 weeks gestation. That puts her growth an amazing 12 weeks ahead of a normal pregnancy. But, obviously you expect this with quadruplets. According to our doctor, what you do not expect is for Jen to still be home and dealing with virtually no complications.

God is doing amazing things in this pregnancy. Regardless of the outcome, God has sustained us and allowed for a very smooth pregnancy. We do not get the privilege of knowing the outcome ahead of time as He does, but we place them in His hands to do with as He pleases.

Also, Jen and I are celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary today! 2006 has turned out to be the year of the number 4. I have posted a picture below that was taken on our honeymoon in Key Largo. I could not have imagined the journey that the last four years would be, but I could not have chosen a better partner for it. I love my wife more than I could have imagined possible four years ago sitting on that dock in the keys. She is the most beautiful, giving, hard working, loving, forgiving, awesome wife that a guy could ever have. I cannot wait to see what a great mother she is going to be to my children. I love you baby!

-Please pray with us that God would allow Jen to carry these babies safely past the 28 week mark. (Jan 5th)

-Please pray that God would give Jen peace and comfort as she awaits His timing for this delivery.

-Please pray that our two identical twins, who are at much more risk medically, would remain safe and healthy.


Michelle Dupre Harrod said...

I shouldn't have been surprised when I read that today is your 4th anniversary, since it is our 4th, too! My mom always qualifies when talking about you guys, by saying "they were married the same day as you"! Happy Anniversary! We're so glad your baby boys are doing so well. Hopefully, we'll both have healthy boys here in the next few weeks.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!! I came across your blog by accident (though I know that God sent me there!!). We have 3.5 year old quadruplets (all boys) with a set of twin within the quads!!! I delivered at 29 weeks 4 days and they are healthy, happy and driving me nuts!!!! If you have any questions or if you need to vent - email me

Happy New Year and God bless you all,

Jann W.

Bill Benzing said...

Hi guys, It is encouarging to read this update, no matter the outcome God is good al;l the time. We continue to pray for you all. Love ya....BILL & SUE

Gretchen said...

Sniff, sniff! I remember Jen and Brad's big day! Cutest Christmas wedding EVER with presents under the tree!! I LOVED it!

Happy Anniversary, you two!