The babies made their unexpected arrival last night at 7:30pm (August 4, 2009). Amanda started bleeding around 6pm and her contractions increased. The contractions just got more frequent and stronger. Amanda was in a lot of pain. Dr. Kirshon tried to stop the contractions, but they just wouldn't stop even after giving her more turbutalline and magnesium sulfate. Amanda was dilated to 5 cm. That was not good as she had a cerclage and it was ripping her cervix. Dr. Kirshon had no choice but to do a c-section. He tried all he could. He did give Amanda the steroid shot, but the babies were delivered an hour after it was given so we don't think the shot had a chance to do it's work. Although the babies came much earlier than hoped they are all doing remarkably well for their size. We continue to be amazed by their fighting spirits. We will update as things calm down a bit. Amanda was running a temperature and had an elevated white blood count. She is a trooper we are all impressed by her stamina and strength. We appreciate your prayers in our behalf. We feel them and are blessed to know all of these matters are in God's hands.
Here is the order of each babies birth, their weights and lengths:
Baby A (female): Born at 7:30 pm; 1 lb 1.03 oz; 10 3/4 inches
Baby B (male): Born at 7:30 pm; 1 lb 1.01 oz; 11 inches
Baby C (male): Born at 7:31 pm; 13 oz; 10 1/4 inches
Baby D (female): Born at 7:31 pm; 12.3 oz; 10 inches
Baby E (female): Born at 7:31 pm; 1 lb 1.2 oz; 11 inches
Baby F (female): Born at 7:32 pm; 14 oz; 10 3/4 inches