Monday, February 19, 2018

Exciting Announcement Baby Shower



Picture of Avery in the middle with two of her friends. 

Maddy & Kailey on the left and Ramie's cousins and sister to the right.

I have been waiting since October to make this announcement, however in November we found out that my son, Brad and his wife, Ramie are expecting very high risk triplets so we have been cautious about spreading the news, YES, I said triplets.  Oh my gosh what a shocker.  So they have a set of identical twin boys and a girl.  The twins, however are called MoMo twins.  Their chance of conceiving these type of twins is 1 in 200,000.  And they did not use fertility drugs and my son had a reverse vasectomy a year ago, so I'm sure the odds are even greater.  You remember that he just remarried last June, this is the second marriage for both of them and he has 3 girls ages, 12, 15 & 17.  Ramie did not have any biological children, but a 17 year old adopted son.  And of course they wanted a baby together.!!!!  So the babies are progressing along quite well, all genetic testing came back great and they are growing as well as single term babies.  They are doing so well.  Ramie is about 22 weeks and they need to get her to at least 28 weeks and hopefully to 32 weeks when she will have a "C" Section.  So the first week of March she will have to go into the hospital for 24/7 care until the babies are born.  The risk is that the twins can be entangled in the umbilical cords or air supply could be cut off.  If one of the babies needs to be born, than they all have to come out and will undoubtedly spend several weeks in the NICU.
So they will probably be born hopefully sometime in April.  Their actual due date should be June 20th.
We are beyond excited about these little blessings although it took us all a while to get here.  So please keep them in your prayers that we can get them to 28 or better yet 32 weeks and that they are all born healthy.
Yesterday, my sister and I had a baby shower for them and they got so many cute things and it is really getting exciting.

Here is a description of the type of MoMo twins.
Monoamniotic twins are identical twins that share the same amniotic sac within their mother’s uterus. Monoamniotic twins are always identical, always monochorionic and are usually termed Monoamniotic-Monochorionic ("MoMo") twins. They also share the placenta, but have two separate umbilical cords.
This is where the high risk comes in 

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14 comments:

  1. Looks like a great shower, wish I could have been there!! So excited for you all!! I may have to come up to be a third grandma!!

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  2. CONGRATS!!! I'm so excited for your family!! That is amazing news. Your son and daughter-in-law look so happy. Lovely shower that your sister hosted. And Brad's Avery is beautiful!! Family is growing by leaps and bounds!! :) Will keep them in my prayers for healthy babies and save delivery for Ramie. I'm so happy for you Lin!! xx

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  3. Oh, my, Linda, I don't know how you've been able to keep this news to yourself so long! A triple blessing! I'll certainly keep them in my prayers that they make it to 32 weeks. They'll have lots of doting older siblings to help spoil them as well as their grandmother! Happy news is the best!

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  4. WOW...how exciting Lin! You are definitely going to be a busy grandma!! I am over the moon happy for you and your growing family...grandkids are just the best! I don't know how you didn't bust not telling someone either! I will definitely be praying for at least 28 weeks, but hopefully 32 or more. God is good!! 😊

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  5. So excited for all of you, Lin! Your D-I-L is in my prayers. My granddaughter was born at 29 weeks and spent the first month of her life in the NICU. She is 12 now and perfect! What they can do now is amazing. Worry not grandma, you are surrounded by love and prayers! Hugs!

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  6. Exciting news!!! I will be praying for everyone - inside and out! So glad you are at a point where you can spread this news. I'm sure that's a milestone.

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  7. OMG! Triplets! This is so exciting and scary all wrapped up into one! So happy that babies and mommy are doing well so far!! I can’t imagine how excited you must be!! I’m thrilled for you Linda!!! I’ll keep all of you in my prayers!! Best news I’ve had in a long time!! Congrats!!!!

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  8. Oh my goodness--I can't even imagine how excited all of you must be! Praying things go well for these 3 little miracles!

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  9. Oh my Linda, how exciting this is for you all! I will certainly be keeping your family in my prayers. I can't imagine the excitement and how nerve wracking it must be for your son and sweet d-i-l to even think about having three beautiful little ones all at once. How exciting!

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  11. We've been away for a long weekend with the twins so I'm just now catching up on my emails and saw this! How terribly exciting for everyone and such wonderful, happy news to share! I definitely will add the mama and babies to my prayer list!!! I know they will have their hands OVERfull, but it sounds like this was meant to be and they will be amazing parents! Thank you so much for sharing! Please keep us posted!!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  12. Oh my goodness! congratulations! thoughts and prayers coming your way!

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  13. Wow wow wow! What an amazing post. How exciting what is in store for your son and daughter-in-law! Thank you for the education, I did not know anything about Mo-Mo twins. Wishing only the best for the triplets!

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  14. This is so exciting!! I promise to be praying hard for each and everyone involved!! I had never heard of MoMo twins either : ) what a remarkable God we serve!

    BIG (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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