Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wow! Three boys is still sinking in :)

It's Thursday night and Tanya is doing well. She's feeling well and drinking lots of water. Right now she's reading a book about expecting multiples and watching "My name is Earl" at the same time. We think the news about having three boys is super exciting. Can you imagine having four boys, including Brenden, all less than three years old? It's going to be awesome, crazy, amazing all at the same time.

Our next appointments are about one week from now. Tanya's perinatologist will take another look via ultrasound on October 5 which is Friday. She'll be almost 15 weeks at that time. We'll be hoping for re-assuring news that all is well.

Keeping these three guys healthy in the belly and remaining in there past 32 weeks is the ultimate goal. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers; we'll post more soon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Results are In

Hi Everyone, Tanya just got a phone call from the geneticist at Drexel confirming with 100 percent confidence the chromosomal test came back perfect. Also, we're having three boys! :)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Our Trip to Philly --- Good News

On September 17 we visited with a maternal and infant health specialist physician at Drexel University in Philadelphia. We also met with a genetic counselor. The physician, Dr. Ronald Wapner, performed what is called a CVS test which will help us understand the chromosomal make-up of the three babies.

On September 19, we received the initial results from the CVS test and with a 95 percent level of confidence, there is no sign of chromosomal abnormalities in any of the three babies! We are so happy to hear this news. And, we expect confirmation of this with 100 percent level of confidence on or about September 26 in addition to learning the gender of all three babies!

More to come..

We're having a baby - make that three :)

On August 23, we went to Tanya's doctor to have all the pregnancy stuff confirmed. Much to our surprise her doctor found not one, not two, but three little babies!

Look at this ultrasound taken the next day by Tanya's perinatologist showing babies "A, B, and C!"

Tanya is pregnant with two identical twins supported by one placenta. This is called a monochorionic diamniotic pregnancy. She is also pregnant with a singleton supported by it's own placenta and amniotic sac. Together, the three babies make up her triplet pregnancy.The twins are at significant risk becuase they share one placenta. And, overall, a triplett pregnancy is risky because it's typical that pregnancies like this gestate less than the normal 40 weeks.Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and we'll keep you up to date often.