But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Thursday, April 26, 2012

All well and accounted for!

The five babies are each growing great and at the same rate so far, with perfect heartbeats, praise God! Everything is ship-shape in my body, too, so the doctor actually cancelled next week's appointment. He said, "You are in the upper echelon of women who could carry quints." Not through any merit of my own, obviously, but my height, my BMI, my previous full-term big baby, the fact that it took FOREVER for me to dilate and efface in labor with Isaac, and everything being hunky-dory at the end of the first trimester all combine to really please the perinatologist.

I got both a tummy and pelvic ultrasound this time. Unfortunately, we weren't given any great pictures to accompany this post. The babies are in an inverted pyramid, with three in a row about on the level of my belly-button, and two in a row right beneath them. It was fun to see the five little munchkins move and twist and kick. They are perfectly formed now, with long legs and arms and very well-defined fingers. Obviously, the ultrasound checking for gender and birth defects comes later - they are still too tiny and "undefined" yet. However, we are so grateful that everything the ultrasonographer can see looks completely normal and good!

All glory is God's, and we THANK YOU for your prayers and encouraging emails! I am also very grateful to feel so much better nowadays. Still need lots of sleep but almost no nausea, hooray! So I may someday soon actually get back to answering emails dating all the way back to the middle of March . . .

Love in Christ,

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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