Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Yesterday morning I had some strange pains in my belly and back. A couple of hours after they started, I decided to called the doctor. They told me to come to the office in the afternoon so that they could hook me up to a contraction monitor, take a urine sample, measure my blood pressure, etc., to make sure things were all right. When I got there, however, I learned that they were also going to go ahead and do the full scans that I was scheduled to have done on Friday.

I called Ted to tell him that he was going to miss the scans (which were going to measure the babies' heads, abdomens, and femurs), but neither of us thought it was a big deal. As soon as the ultrasound tech came into the examining room, though, she asked, "So are you here to find out what you're having?" I hadn't expected to find out for a couple more weeks! I told her that I would love to know, if she could tell me, so she got to work. Within seconds, she was able to determine the sexes of all four babies!

She gave me a bunch of pictures, but it's hard to make out what exactly they're supposed to be showing, so I won't be posting them. I will, however, reveal our happy news! Without further ado (drumroll, please):

Baby A is a ... BOY!
Baby B is a ... BOY!
Baby C is a ... GIRL!
Baby D is a ... GIRL!

I asked the tech how certain she was, and she said, "I'm 98% sure. I've been in this office 20 years and have only been wrong once." So we feel pretty confident that these boys will stay boys and the girls will stay girls. The tech said that when I have my next full scan (in a month) the babies will be so much bigger that it will be much easier for the untrained eye to see who's what.

Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll; I had fun seeing what the trends were each day (people really thought I was full of boys!). Special props go to Staci, who exercised her sonography skills by examining the ultrasounds in last week's post and determining (correctly) that Baby C was a girl! And a big thank you to Becky, who brought me these pacifiers a few weeks ago in the hopes that we would have an even mix of niños and niñas. Aren't they adorable?

For those who like numbers, I am currently at 16 weeks gestation but am measuring at 27 weeks. Babies A, B, and D weigh about 6 ounces, and Baby C is a little smaller at 5 ounces (the tech says this is nothing to be concerned about). Oh, and the tests showed that I was not having any contractions, did not have a fever, and had normal blood pressure; the pains were probably due to the fact that I've been growing so fast (2 inches in the last 5 days!).

Now it's time to start thinking of some names ...


Lori said...

That is just so exciting!!!!! I'll have to let Pete know. :-) Glad to hear you're doing well and that the babies continue to be healthy. I love your slide show! It's so fun to see how you've grown over these past few weeks since we saw you last. I can't imagine what it must be like for you. So cool. :-) Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

So glad nothing was wrong and that the Thompson Team is going strong! So excited about the even match up! Love it! Now I'll have to get busy sewing:)
Hugs! JJ

Heather said...

For those of us who don't speak Spanish, what do the pacifiers say?

I'm still calling one of the babies Tootie, I don't care what you're having. :)

Suzy said...

Lori: Glad you like the slide show. :) I can't believe how much I've grown since you guys came over either!!

Janine: Le dije a mi abuelito hoy que salimos con un empate, jajaja.

Heather: The pacifiers on the top row say "I love Mommy" and the ones on the bottom say "Pretty" (but with feminine and masculine endings, as appropriate).

jen cox said...

2 of each--how perfect!

Kris said...

Congratulations on the exciting news! Hope things continue to be uneventful for a little longer!

Becky G said...

How much more complete could you get with this family?! Congratulations! I was so shocked when I saw your recent picture which just means it's been way too long since I've seen you. I'm really looking forward to your shower! Love, Becky G

Liz said...

So excited for your shower. I did guess wrong however, but I'm going to say that's because I didn't get to see you in person ;)

Michelle Wilson (UAS 81) said...

Wow!! 2 of each! Congrats. Glad to read nothing was wrong. My thoughts are with you for a safe pregnancy and delivery. Love to read the posts. Looking forward to the next installment.

Meg said...

Can we call the boys Simon & Garfunkel?
I'm thinking of girl duos but all I can come up with are the Indigo Girls -- what are their names?

Angela said...

Even numbers is good! No one will feel out numbered. I bet you were floored they could tell you already!
Love ya

Shelley said...

Wow...the excitement continues!! Congratulations!! You will definitely have full arms :)

Becky B. said...

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
Some folks get one,
some folks get two...

But oh when it rains,
it really does pour...
And Suzy and Ted have been blessed with FOUR!

So, two little girls,
and, two little boys,
will promise a lifetime of sweet THOMPSON JOYS!!

They'll learn to make sounds
like a pig, cow, or llama...
And they'll always love their incredible mama!

And when they get fussy,
and it's time for bed...
Suzy's work will be done,
and they'll shout out for Ted!


(hee! hee! Praying for you and celebrating this exciting moment with you!! Love, the Bells)

Aunt Esther said...

Glad to hear everything is ok with the little ones. Name the babies after someone who has made a differnce in both of your lives. Still shopping for a moo moo. LOL!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

Thelma and Louise would be good names for the girls.

Moe and Curly for the boys!

The Middletons said...

YAY!!!!! I am super excited for all of you!! That is wonderful that you get two of each. I cannot wait to get shopping!

The poem from Becky Bell is priceless!!:o)

I can't wait to see you in one more week:)

The Haughs said...

YAY FOR YOU! :) How perfect!

Love Becky B's poem!

Katy Haugh

Anonymous said...

Darn it! Of course, if I had thought it through more carefully, I should have known you and Ted would have perfectly balanced your family. It's what all good OCD parents do, right? Haha!!!!! Enjoy the time with your family (tell them I said hello), and I will see you next Saturday!


Christine said...


I'm so glad to hear everything is okay. You definitely did the right thing calling, though! And what exciting news - 2 of each! Makes it all seem a little more real, doesn't it? Congratulations!


Sweety Cassidy said...


I found another blog with a pregnant quad's mom
she is 15w pregnant

Anonymous said...

WOW i was right on the money. When i voted i said two of each. yipee!!!! congrats. I cant wait to see what names you pic out. lots of love
heather george


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