Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Addison and Preston made their appearance this morning via c-section at 37 weeks gestation. Addison was first to be delivered at 7:51 and Preston was second at 7:52. Addison weighed 5 lb 3 oz, 18 and 1/2 in. long, and Preston is 5 lb 8 oz, and 19 and 1/4 in. long. They are both healthy and perfect babies. We thank everyone for their prayers and help in getting them here.
Our Twin Pregnancy History:
Praise the Lord again – we made it to 34 weeks before we had anymore scares! At 34 weeks I went into labor, and so we headed back to the Willow Creek ER. I was told that both babies were in position (head down) which was the first time they had been in this position during the whole pregnancy, and I was dilated to a 2 now. They gave me lots of horrible medicine to make the labor stop. Hours passed and I had progressed to a 3. By this point the doctor ordered a second round of medicine to stop my labor. This time it worked and my labor stopped. I was sent home. Praise the Lord!!!! Our babies where still in their hiddy hole. At this point each day in my tummy was 2.5 days less in the NICU.
Oh yea I would be remiss not to mention the 7 nights that I spend in the hospital between 28 weeks and 30 weeks pregnant with kidney stones. And the surgery I had to undergo while I was 30 week pregnant so they could put in a ureteral stint because the stones were too big to pass. And the three weeks of absolute complete misery after this because of the pain from the stint. Blessings that nothing went wrong form the anastasia or from the surgery.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Well we have made it. I officially have full term twins hanging out in my uterus. We are very thankful that we have made it this far, and our chances of the babies spending anytime in the NICU after they are born is very slim. Selfishly I can't believe that I am still pregnant, but I am sure that God had the perfect plan picked out for our family, and that gives me a lot of hope.
At my weekly appointment yesterday I begged the doctor to take the babies out earlier than 38 weeks, but she was not sold. I tried to convince her that since I had not gained any weight in the last 9 weeks (since I can't eat or sleep) that the babies must be suffering, but she ordered an ultrasound and it showed great and equal weight gain in both babies (see weight gain below). I prayed that my blood pressure would be high, but in fact it was very low. Right now I am counting down the days until September 2nd, which is when my c-section is set for.
Our ultrasound yesterday did however show that both babies are still transverse. Addison has switched sides from last week, but she still has her backside laying across the bottom of my belly (which would make it darn near impossible to deliver that way). At this point I am desperately researching ways to put myself into labor with transverse babies. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I have tried everything I possibly can for the past week but nothing has worked, including the squats (which only left my legs sore for 4 days). I am just very much ready to get my life and my household back to something that we can call our new normal.
Weight gained - 30 Pounds
Baby A (Addison) - weighed in at 5 lb. and 10 oz. yesterday
Baby B (Preston) - weighed in at 5 lb. and 9 oz. yesterday
These might in fact be the biggest babies I have ever delivered. I can't believe that I have almost 12 pounds of baby in me right now. Taylor was my biggest born at exactly 39 weeks at 7 lb and 4 oz, and Emma Grace was 6 lb and 6 oz born at 37 weeks and 6 days.
This was the Rick's cake that my mom brought home this week after I had a couple emotional days. Needless to say that the chocolate on white helped!
Thank you everyone for your prayers and your help - 14 days and counting!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Taylor had a great first day of 2nd grade, so we celebrated with the biggest cup of Yum Yos we could find.
Taylor you while we were having our treat you said to me that "you could not wait until Wednesday because that is when the real work started and you were tiered of just going over the rules." You are such a smart little boy. Your daddy and I are so excited about the opportunities that this year is going to bring for you.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Sorry Preston but you are going to be sleeping in a pink crib for the first few months of your life, with your sister. It was easier to just set it up than pull the white down stairs.
We made it home by 5:00 am and got to get a little bit of sleep before our early risers woke up. Thank you Manna for taking the kids out and entertaining them at the pool this afternoon, so Ryan and I could get a nap.