Thursday, January 3, 2008

Our first post in 2008

First, please place the Barker and Cauthen families foremost in your thoughts and prayers. Tanya's brother Scott has suffered a sever stroke and is hospitalized here in Richmond. He has always been very interested in Tanya's triplet pregnancy and always makes the time to ask how she's doing. He's a father of three and this is a difficult time for everyone.

Today our news is bitter sweet. We visited with Tanya's perinatologist this afternoon in the same hospital where Scott is in the neurological ICU. The report is fantastic. All three of the triplets are doing very well. Amniotic fluid around all three babies is measuring just fine.

Measurements were taken and the babies' weights are as follows with a +/- 15% interval: Baby A is 2 pounds, 12 ounces; Baby B is 2 pounds, 8 ounces; and Baby C is 2 pounds 4 ounces.

Tanya is in her 28 week of gestation and her OB just the other day measured her belly at 50 weeks. Wow. That's crazy! And, Tanya has gained a total of 16 pounds. Her blood pressure is in check and at the last OB visit this past Wednesday they proceeded with the check for gestational diabetes. Nothing bad is expected --- it's precautionary.

We have attached four ultra sound photos we received today from Tanya's visit with her peri. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. Please do say one for Scott, the Barker family, and the Cauthen family too.

Again, bitter sweet news in this post. We wish everyone the happiest new year.

Above is a picture of Baby A looking up and to the left

Above is a picture of Baby B looking directly at you

Above is a picture of Baby C looking up and to the right

And last but not least, here's a 4D image of baby C looking slightly left. You can see his forehead and closed eyes with his left hand just to the left and in front of his left eye