Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Bryce face down

Brendan face down

The boys had their 1 week post surgery check up yesterday. I'm so happy to report that both boys are doing fabulous! I truly believe we have your prayers to thank for this.

Brendan has a visible bladder now and enough of an amniotic sac that he was able to flip himself and be breech with Bryce. It was fun to see the ultrasound with them both breech. They were kicking each other and pushing. Both of them can now use my bladder as a trampoline, and they are!

When Dr. Walker came in after the initial ultrasound, he did his own quick ultrasound. He found that Brendan's bladder was empty again, but that his amniotic sac had grown. He's become quite the little pee-er, and with his new roomier accomodations he's been less cooperative for the blood flows. You will also note that neither wanted a photo taken either. Both of them kept their noses to my back nearly the entire time. Bryce was also uncooperative for the blood flows, but his also looked great, and his sac had not grown any after they took out the pint. It was wonderful news, and made Dana and I feel so much better.

The staff at Eastside Maternal Fetal Medicine have been amazing, and I wish I could see them for all of my follow up appointments. Unfortunately, my insurance isn't game for that. They did send us off with warm handshakes, and a hug. We have also promised to send photos and updates (and the placenta after their birth, as part of the study).

Thank you to all of you that prayed for us and the boys. We still have 3 more follow ups, but both boys are doing great, and we can't imagine that changing. I look forward to visiting all of you and thanking you personally very soon.


Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Thanks for the update TJ and I am so happy to hear this wonderful news!

Just Breathe said...

Don't you just love answered prayers, they are the best!
Great news, thank you.

Lady Farmer said...

Yes! Wonderful news, indeed!
A visit would be plenty of a "thank you"! I'm just glad somebody else gets the placenta! :~P

jennifer said...

This is the best thing that I have heard all day! Wonderful news and yay for your pee-er!!

Praising God for your boys today TJ!

barb said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Sorry about your bladder! :-D

Carla said...

Oh TJ, how exciting!! Aren't they lovely? BIG blessings to you all in these last few months, then the FUN will really begin:)

Dawn said...

What an awesome update - and "pictures" to boot! So glad things are going so well. I'll continue to pray for you and the boys!!!


Kristina said...

Soooo happy for you all.