Wednesday, January 14, 2009

24 Weeks!

We made it! Good news - yesterday's sono went really well and we have hit a major milestone YAY! Bad news - the nurse busted out the dreaded orange bottle of liquid... the glucose test. I have to drink it in 4 weeks to check again for gestational diabetes :( UGH! Again, just one of the not so enjoyable things that come along with bringing babies into this world!

My cervix is still holding on strong and the babies are all doing great too! There was one point where we saw 3 sets of feet tangled up together, but of course they all moved before we could get a picture. I was amazed at how the babies can still manage to stretch out almost completely at times. When they do, I swear their little legs look like they are 9 inches long and I have a feeling they are all going to tower over me by the time they turn 4.

I'm starting to feel even more movement from the babies, even little Brody all shoved down south. Bret wants to call him the "Linebacker" of the group because he's "constantly stopping his brothers and sisters form advancing down field"! Their movements have all gone from little nudges here and there to a combination of elbows, feet, hands, and knees pushing against my skin all at once. Thanks to not having much to do during the day, I have found myself awake some nights until 3am just feeling and watching them move, it's amazing!

Here are their profile pics from yesterday:

Brody Coleman

Baxlyn Hope

Kylee Mae

Korbin Lee

Bret and I went to the Build A Bear workshop the other night (yes I was in my wheelchair the whole time) and made the girls their very own teddy bear. It felt a little silly at first being the only adults in the store making teddy bears, but I'm so glad we did it and hope our girls will appreciate it too one day! After spending like 30 minutes picking out the right bear and going through a ton of outfits, we decided on cute little blue jean skirts with matching tops and hair bows. While going to the register to check out, Bret noticed a little row of kid computers with little seats 2 feet off the ground where you could stop and officially "adopt" your bear. Again feeling a little silly, we hesitated, but decided "What the heck, let's do it". So here we are 6 foot 2 inches tall guy and 5 foot 1 inch round girl sitting in these little bitty seats in front of little color keyed computers adopting our babies' bears! We named each bear after Kylee and Baxlyn and they received their very own birth certificates that say "Stuffed with love by Mommy & Daddy". Yes, we will go back and do the same for the boys soon! For now, here are the pictures of Baxlyn (left) and Kylee (right).


  1. So Sweet! Love the names you have chosen!! Keep on cookin!!

  2. Congrats woman!! You are doing great!! Keep me posted. Did they give you an word on bedrest yet?

  3. Hi Heather. You look great!!! I know you don't know me but our husbands actually work together. I was able to see the first sonogram pictures of the babies and I was so excited for you and a bit nervous. I have been following your blog since you started it and I love it!! You are doing amazing. I love the names. I am trying to save as many diapers as we grow out of as I can. Stay positive in the upcoming weeks and I look forward to reading more on your blog.
    Jason and Wende Liebert

  4. Hey gurl, Im so proud of you. Please let me know if you need or watever. Really, I'm here all day. I'm praying for yall!

  5. You are doing so awesome! Congrats on getting to 24weeks! It was so nice having you over yesterday. Please don't hesistate to call or email if you need anything!
    Good luck with the glucose test. I had to do that 2xs... YUCK!
    Take care,

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  7. You're doing so great! What an exciting time in your life. It's beyond words what you're experiencing. We just had quads in February and are loving every minute of it. Just wanted to let you guys know that if you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to shoot us a note. You can find us on God Bless!! We'll be praying for you both.

  8. Bret and Heather,

    Congrats on the quads. I always just wanted twins but WOW!! My mom works with Melynda a friend of Bret's mom. Confusing right? Anyway, she told me about you guys and I love the blog! I'm a children's photographer and wanted to invite you to check out my work. I'd love the opportunity to photograph quad newborns!! Let me know if you'd be interested in scheduling a session when they get here!

    my website:
    my blog:

    I wish you all the best.

    Erin Renee
    Erin Renee Photography

  9. I got a blog just so I can leave you comments! I am so so so excited about these babies! We are going to have so much fun! See ya later!

  10. Mom and Dad,
    We can't wait to meet you face to face. Please be patient and know that God has a perfect plan for all of us.... we're not through cooking yet. Until then, we will all be getting our exercise and working out, DAD said so! Love you bunches. Brody, Baxlyn, Kylee, and Korbin.

  11. Love the beautiful and unique names you've chosen for them! :)


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