Saturday, July 26, 2008


Just a little background for those who don't know. Jo Ann and I found out in May that we were pregnant via blood testing. The week after that an ultrasound revealed that she was actually carrying twins. We were scheduled for another exam the following week. Imagine our surprise to find FOUR tiny heartbeats during this visit, not to mention our reluctance to return the following week for yet another. Today we are holding at four babies in the middle of week 24. Our 20 week scan was scheduled at a fetal maternal clinic in Birmingham. Each baby was measured and evaluated from head to toe. While we were there the Drs. found 3 boys and 1 girl,....Perfect! Jo Ann feared no girls, I feared all girls. The babies were all doing very well, each was about 6 inches long and 1 boy weighed 15 ounces, the rest were 11 ounces each. We would like to see the weights consistent and hoped for the smaller ones to catch up. This past Monday we had our weekly scan and our monthly measurement. All are still doing very well, and this time each baby weighed 1 pound 7 ounces. Jo Ann went on bedrest Monday July 21. Her new dental practice opened May 6, pretty sure we wouldn't have timed it suchly (old forgotten adverb). She tires very quickly after minimal activity and is restricted to the bed or the recliner, except to shower and use the bathroom. If you're a husband who doesn't recognize your wife's contribution in the home, get her pregnant. A bit off topic here, just wanted to catch up with our progress. Again, no blog whiz here; I'm just about as proficient with IT as I am a bagpipe. I will try to get some pictures posted when I find time, there's not lots of extra, just extra babies. Our intent here is to use this medium as an informational resource, and maybe even a keepsake. (Assuming it's something worth keeping for the sake of anything.) Hopefully the grammer gestapo will give me a pass on spelling, comma splices, congujation and all that. We both appreciate all the support, encouragement and prayer from all of you. Until next time, if you want twins, don't both of you pray for it.


SPAM King! said...

Ya done good Benjy!

Looking forward to your updates, just write when you can, or when the e-mails and phone calls get overwhelming. That way you can just say "go check our blog".

nelsonfam said...

Hi Benjy and Joanne,
I'm so glad you are keeping this blog! It helps us so much to get information about your family, plus we are treated to that special Benjy sense of humor that we all love! Joanne, hang in there- we miss you so much- our class is not the same without you. Y'all are going to be wonderful parents. We love you and miss you!