Thursday, August 28, 2008

The boys are here!

Hang'n out with Hudson Brandt!
Graham Bennett with daddy, 4 days old and he is home!

Hudson Brandt 7 days old, staying in Intermediate Care
As of August 28th we have Graham home with us and Hudson is still up at the hospital and we are hoping to have him home very soon. The doctors are saying that Hudson is making great improvements and we are so happy to hear this. He is not having to have any assistance in his breathing, and his infection in his lungs seems to be almost cleared up. The main thing that we are praying for and focused on now is his feeding. We need him to be able to eat a good amount without the help of a feeding tube. He also needs to be able to keep his energy level at a safe degree after he eats. Right now he is becoming very sleepy and worn out after he eats. Other than that, Canon is doing very well with all of the changes and he is being so gentle with Graham. We are feeling so blessed and can't wait to have all of our family in one place for the first time.
Thanks for the prayers!

The night that changed everything!

Night out with the Brett and Kristin!

After several days of mall walking, going to Costco, and making many trips to Target... I was under the assumption that I would not be having these little ones any earlier than my c-section date of September 1st. We decided to have dinner with our friends Brett and Kristin while it was still easy to get out for a quick bite. As soon as we got to dinner I started having pretty steady contractions...about 10 an hour but tried not to make too much about it. In the second hour I had about 10 more contractions and started to think that maybe this was the night. We finished up dinner and headed out to the parking lot to say our goodbyes and thought we should grab a picture of this last night before the boys came. We headed home and grabbed a few things and that early morning at 1:56 & 1:57 Graham Bennet and Hudson Brandt joined our little family. Graham stayed with me while I was in recovery and Hudson went up to NICU with dad because he was having very labored breathing. The next few days were difficult and there have been many challanges with his health ,but the great news is Hudson is doing so much better and he will hopefully be home in a few days. More in the days to come...

Hugs and kisses!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Twins Room in progress!

Grammy Snyder made the bumpers, crib skirts, and window vallance!

Okay, has it really been so long since I posted something? I don't even know where to start and I don't want this to be the longest post in history but so much has happened in the last few weeks. I went in for my regular dr. appointment at 35 weeks and the ultrasound showed that the amniotic fluid was low for both babies... that bought me a couple of days in the hospital while the babies were monitored and we waited for the fluid to come back up. I came home August 14th and I was told that I had no more need for bed rest. The doctor basically told us that I had no activity restriction and should go ahead and try to have these babies. Oh I forgot to say that during my hospital stay I had to be given tributalin on two separate occasions to stop contractions. Let's just say after speaking with my doctor we agreed that if I start to labor again there will be NO stopping of anything!
We had a great appointment yesterday and were told that baby b is 6 pounds 9 ounces and baby a is 5 pounds 5 ounces. What a miracle that they are so big... never in a million years would I ever have imagined such an amazing outcome. The fluid looks great and I had the cerclage taken out yesterday. As you can imagine, the last couple of days have been filled with malling walking, trips to Costco, and my favorite Target!.. I am having contractions almost every hour but they only reach a certain intensity and then slow down. Well, that's the latest from over here... we are ready to meet these little men.
36 weeks~ 2 days