Thursday, January 19, 2012

A New Addition

I'm excited to introduce my new nephew Logan Thomas. He arrived on January 16th and he shares his birthday with his Pa which is really fun. Dana and Shawn sure make really pretty baby boys! Big brother Ben is very proud and is going to be such a great brother.

Logan is a tiny little guy at 5 lbs 9 oz and 18" at full term. Good thing he didn't come 4 weeks ago like he almost did.

Praise the Lord for this new little life!

First Little Bath

Birthday Boys, Pa & Logan

The boys were thrilled to hold him, they can't wait for him to be big enough to play with them ;-)

They decided they are very ready now to meet Ally but don't quite understand why she needs to stay put a lot longer.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

22 Weeks!!

I'm finally 22 weeks! This is a major milestone week for me to get through as it was the week I went into labor with the boys and never left the hospital until after they were born. It just blows my mind what we went through at this point, terrifying really.

The difference in my care this time around is mind boggling. It nags at me to wonder how different things should have been with the twins. The good news is that I'm doing so much better this time and I have so many sets of eyes watching me.

I saw one of my high risk specialists Friday and I will see them every other week from here on out. I'll also see my OB every other week as well, so I'll be seeing someone once a week from this point on. That's very reassuring.

They told me that if I have any trouble to call them, go to my local hospital and then they will send a helicopter to come get me! With the boys we had to take matters into our own hands to get transferred to a larger hospital, so hearing how proactive they plan to be is very comforting. Hopefully I won't need that service!!

Here are some new pics of Miss Ally. She's looking very healthy so far Praise the Lord! My fluid level is currently normal, woohoo. Ally appears to weigh about 1 lb 1oz right now and hopefully she'll get much bigger as the weeks pass by.

22 Week Belly

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Healthy Boys!!

Today the twins had their 5 year well check ups. I'm simply amazed at their progress and development, we are truly blessed. They could easily have been deaf or blind but both boys have normal hearing and eyesight. Woohoo!!

They were so happy that they didn't need any shots this time but they did have to get their fingers pricked but their blood work looked great.

Both boys are growing well and are on track cognitively. That's so awesome considering the brain bleeds and Andrew's feeding issues when he was younger. Our only delays continue to be fine and gross motor impairments due to Andrew's cerebral palsy but the pediatrician noted that after his latest Botox he's really looking good in that regard.

Praising the Lord for my two healthy sons!! What a miracle they both are. So many prayers answered!

Pictures during the hearing exam:

Adam's Stats
Height 44.25" Weight 45 lbs
70-75th percentile for both

Andrew's Stats
Height 43" Weight 38 lbs
30-35th Percentile for both

Thursday, January 05, 2012

20 Weeks & a Name!!

I have now passed the 20 week mark (actually 21 weeks tomorrow!)

If everything goes well we will meet our sweet daughter in less than 18 weeks! Because of my classical (vertical) c-section incision with the boys I can't go past 38 weeks due to the risk of uterine rupture but if I make it to 38 weeks I will be so ecstatic anyway!

Things are going well and I feel much better than I did at this point with the twins. I'm so thankful for the cerclage and it seems to be doing its job. I've also had 6 rounds of the weekly 17P injection to prevent preterm labor. I'll continue to get it weekly until my c-section.

The next 10 weeks are really important so my doctor has told me to take it easy whenever I possibly can and they will keep a close eye on me and put me on bed rest if anything changes.

She has a name! Introducing

Ally Michele

This is the first outfit I made for her. I never dreamed I would actually get to make cute girl stuff for my own baby. SO much fun!!!!

Two gowns and a burp cloth

20 Week Baby Bump