Reid and I learned this morning that our daughter Catherine Della Grandle, our sweet Baby A, went to heaven on Monday night.
As many of you know I was admitted to the hospital for long-term bed rest Friday afternoon (which was very much expected considering I'm measuring full-term). The weekend was fairly uneventful aside from round ligament pain and a few Braxton Hicks contractions, which are completely normal at this point in my pregnancy.
After a great appointment with the Maternal/Fetal Specialist and our OBGYN on Monday morning we were encouraged that things were going very well. In fact, that report was much better than the report we were given at our Friday appointment.
For reasons we'll never know, my water broke unexpectedly on Monday afternoon. I was immediately taken to Labor & Delivery by an incredible team of nurses. I was also very lucky that my doctor was in-house performing a C-section and was able to come see me immediately after.
I have been on magnesium sulfate to try to stop the contractions since last night. There are still many unknowns at this point. Babies B, C, and D look good, but there are still a lot of serious risks that could cause them to be born too early. The doctor said the best thing I can do for the babies right now is to stay calm. Reid and I are trying to take things hour by hour and not get too ahead of ourselves.
We are so blessed to be surrounded by our families and few close friends. We are praying for the continued good health and safety of our girls. We know and believe that He is good. Please pray we don't lose sight of that.
As you can imagine, its been a trying few days. We appreciate your support but ask that, until things stabilize, you hold-off on calling, posting on Facebook, stopping by the hospital, etc. - though feel free to email or text. Most of all, we appreciate your prayers for the safety of Mare and the girls.