July 23rd – Spider(man)

Last night as I went out to get the mail, I realized I had nearly walked into a spider and his massive web. I am so glad I turned the lights on before going out there as this is what was in front of me. The web was not there when I went out in the evening, just before the sun was setting so he created this gigantic web in just a few hours. It was about 5 feet high and 5 feet wide with the little spider sitting right in the middle…almost like he was waiting for me.

 

So, let’s think about it. It was sudden, swift, potentially dangerous and would have left damaging scars. JUST LIKE HAVING TRIPLETS!

    July 20th, 2007

    We visited the MFM doctor again today. Baby A and Baby B (the identicals) are looking good and growing; however, two weeks ago during the routine ultrasound, they found a growth in Baby C’s lungs (Baby C is the fraternal) which was diagnosed as CAM or C-CAM (congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung). Although we have been having developmental ultrasounds every 2-4 weeks with the OB/GYN and the MFM doctors, this was the first time they had seen this. The growth has already misplaced the baby’s heart, but they said it did not seem to be slowing him down and since the baby’s lungs do not work in utero, it was not an immediate concern in that regard. The doctors said that they would continue to keep an eye on it and watch for any signs of fetal distress, decompensation, etc.

    There is a 6% chance that the growth may resolve itself. The biggest concern at this point is that the CAM would continue to grow to the point were it would cause decompensation and force a decision as to whether we should take all three babies to save Baby C. Another scenario is that it may not grow much larger than it already is, but would require surgery at or shortly after birth to allow Baby C’s lungs to work properly.

    We went back today and did an ultrasound to check on the CAM, which was still there and is still misplacing the heart. The MFM doctor said that the baby looked “smaller” (Baby C has always been the smaller of the three) but that it is too soon to obtain accurate measurements for comparison, so we will need to wait another 2 weeks for comparison measurements for all of the babies.

    So many of you have been so kind and mentioned that you are praying for the babies, so we would ask that you continue to keep them in your prayers and pray especially for Baby C, that this growth would resolve itself. Of course, all of this is in God’s hands, and we trust that He knows best and will take care of the final outcome. We will keep you posted via this site and let you know as soon as we learn more.

    Manish & Hannah

      July 3rd, 2007

      After today’s visit with the OB-GYN, we have now confirmed that all three babies are boys. Manish says we are in sooooo much trouble! The doctor said that everything looks great, and we wanted to share some new pictures with everyone. The two identicals (Babies A&B) now weigh approx. 11 oz., and the third baby (Baby C) weighs approx. 9 oz. We will go back to the MFM (maternofetal medicine) specialists later this week.

      Many of you have asked about names, nursery, etc.; we are still working on all of that, but are definitely further along than we were before ;-) so we have updated the site accordingly, as you will see from the links on the right. We look forward to hearing your comments!

      Manish & Hannah