Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Admitted! 26 weeks

Tuesday at 2:15 Heather was scheduled for her routine checkup, when we arrived at the doctor's office he and his staff preformed their normal procedures and noticed that Heather was dilated to 1 centimeter. Heather had been having what she thought was contractions on Monday night, but they were not regular so she did not panic. During our doctor visit they gave Heather a Fetal Fibornectin (FFN) test; the test is used to determine if she will go into labor within two weeks, it came back positive but they are not sure how accurate the test is with quads. She arrived at her hospital room (new home) around 3:30 and immediately starting receiving Procardia to stop the contractions and steroid injections to strengthen the babies’ lungs, in case delivery was necessary. The nurses got every thing under control around 6:00. So we are taking it day by day and remain optimistic that every thing will go as planned. Heather was wearing four heart monitors and a contraction monitor last night and because of the discomfort she was not able to get much sleep. With that said, Heather and the babies are doing great and I will keep you fellers informed as things unfold in the coming weeks.


Pictures coming soon!


  1. I saqw your blog from the King Family blog. I had Twins in March and was on bedrest from 23 weeks in the hospital and also had many positive Fetal Fibrin test, but didnt deliver for 7 more weeks. So stay positive and I will keep you all in my prayers!!


  2. Stay positive. You still might be able to carry until 34 weeks. Every day is just icing on the cake. Remeber the babies are a good size that helps alot. Good luck. I will keep you in my prayers!
    Susan RN (NICU nurse)

  3. Heather,
    I don't know if my other post went thru or not. But alot of quad moms have gone in early & managed to go alot longer! I know the hospital isn't fun & the food sucks, but it does make it easier to stay off your feet & if something happens, all you have to do is yell & they are right there! I'm just down the street if you want a visitor or some movies.
    I'll call you soon,

  4. We love you guys and are praying for you!!!

    Bax and Amy

  5. Bret & Heather, hopefully this will be a chance for some rest and like these multiple moms said, it is a chance to get waited on and have the medical team "right there". Hopefully you can go a couple more weeks. We'll be keeping you all in our prayers

  6. We are keeping you guys in our prayers. We love you.
    Amy, Mark, Ashley, and Jessica

  7. Just found your blog from the Gerwer's blog. I'm a new mom to GBBB quads. I was in the hospital for a long time. I'll be praying for you!

  8. Hi Anna,

    My name is Kirsten Fallon, and I'm a member of the public relations team that raises awareness for FullTerm, The Fetal Fibronectin test. I read your blog with interest and thought you might like to learn more about the test. Check out, and feel free to include the site as a link on your blog so that readers can access the information. Additionally, if you have a Facebook profile, join "FullTerm, The Fetal Fibronectin Test" fan page to help spread the word about prematurity and the FullTerm Test.

    Kirsten Fallon


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