Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Two weeks later... 2 weeks growth

Hey all -

Quick update here.

We were back at the OB today for an ultrasound and checkup on the twins.

The good news is that over 2 weeks, both kids have shown 2 weeks worth of growth.

As they said... that's the best news we could have hoped to hear.

Our little scrapper is still a couple weeks behind the curve... she's showing development at 19 weeks and we're in Week 22.

But again, the good news is that 2 weeks ago she showed 17 weeks development.

While I may have a BA in Journalism from Drake, even I can figure out THAT math problem!

So where do we go from here???

Well, we wait and incubate another 2 weeks.

We'll go back for another checkup and ultrasound and progress report.

When we go back the docs are also going to give her her first of 2 steroid treatments to help our incubate-ees with their lung development.  Apparently they do very well if they have these treatments and they are delivered early.  The docs are being very proactively cautious and we're very happy about that.  They're expecting we will still be doing an earlier delivery... shooting to make it to 36 weeks if possible, but planning ahead in case it is necessary to make it happen earlier.

The other positive to having my wife on the Juice is that I may be able to get Sammy Sosa to sign my jersey when she has to testify before Congress about her performance enhancing drug use.

That's the story about the twins so far!  We're cautiously optimistic about our good news from today and hope that our 2 little ones keep moving along at a normal pace!

Thanks to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers!  Keep them coming!

One special bit of thanks needs to go out to Melissa's work - HyVee.  They've been great working with her on this, allowing her to telecommute via email and phone for a couple hours in the morning and afternoon so she can get the rest she and the babies need.  It's been great having their support and knowing that they really care for their employees!

I hope this note finds you all in good health and great spirits.

All our best to you and your families,

Mike and Melissa Vogel

P.S. -  Given the news a couple of weeks ago, I didn't get to show this off... but I wanted to share with you the twins' first Monday Night Football experience!

P.P.S. - In case you were wondering...  Whenever there's a football game on, The Hawkeye Fight song, or AC/DC's Hell's Bells... they kick and squirm like crazy.  It's the coolest thing!!!