August 7, 2015 – Disability, a part time job & another visit with Dr Spivak

Happy Aloha Friday!!! (I drafted this post on Friday!)

Friday August 7, 2015 – We went to Kaiser this afternoon for our 28 week check up with Dr. Spivak. So far, everything is going really, really well! Her cervix measures in at a whopping 5.5cm!!! The doctor did a quick ultrasound and all 3 of the boys have spun themselves around into a breech position. At the growth scan they were all facing heads down, now they are all heads up! Based on what she has seen so far – Dr. Spivak said that she doesn’t anticipate Rachel going into pre-term labor and that she should be able to make it to 36 weeks. We both feel so blessed that there have been only minor complications up to this point.

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Rachel has been on disability and off work for a little over a week now. She has been really uncomfortable and it’s hard for her to get more than a couple of hours of sleep at a time. Her exercise routine consists of going up/down the stairs 1x per day (2 if she forgets something) and floating in the swimming pool. I did get her to go to Costco with me on Sunday and ride around in the little mobility cart. Her driving skills have not improved since the last trip!!! 😀

Because of being diagnosed with Glucose Intolerance – Rachel has been put on a slightly modified diet. We have been following the recommendations outlined in the book ‘When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, Quads’ 3rd edition by Dr. Barbara Luke. It is a comprehensive guide on what to eat / what not eat when you are expecting multiples. The biggest difference now is that Rachel has cut out eating fruit at breakfast time and I have added a lot more leafy green vegetables at lunch and dinner time. She really looks great & healthy! 😀

I picked up a couple of shifts working as a bouncer at a local watering hole on Friday & Saturday nights. It has been quite an eye opening experience dealing with all of the various facets of the “party scene”. I haven’t had a drink or drug in over 4 1/2 years so it can be a little bit of a challenge at times. The money is good and the work is easy, so really I have no complaints. I consider this on the job training for when the boys arrive!!! 😀

God promises you and me that He will provide for all our needs … if we will just ask Him

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Philippians 4:19 (King James Version)

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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Until next time, God Bless – Mahalo Ke Akua…

28 weeks

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One thought on “August 7, 2015 – Disability, a part time job & another visit with Dr Spivak

  1. Anne Jones says:

    Paul,
    I love reading your perspective on your blog! You have been an amazing father-to-be and a super supportive spouse to Rachel. It’s been quite a journey these past seven months. I know Keoni, Makani, and Kaleo will definitely have a hands-on, loving father and a devoted mother. God Bless you in the days leading to the day of their births. As their Gramma, I can’t wait to hold them in my arms- one at a time!

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