Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Family Update

Its been a while since I last updated everyone out there how we're doing. Things have been pretty rough the past few weeks. Kloe had a really nasty cold and both Raegan and Brayden came down with RSV. We had to make a trip to the Childrens Hospital with Raegan because her breathing had gotten so bad, but thankfully after 2 breathing treatments she was well enough to come home. We had a scare because they had told us that it sounded just like pertussis...but tests showed that was not the case. My mom and I spent many nights in the living room calming choking babies and giving breathing treatments. It was a very scary time for everyone. I am so thankful that all 3 have fully recovered and are back to their normal selves.

Raegan is now 11 lbs 4 oz and Brayden is 12 lbs 9 oz. They just turned 3 months old and are growing by the day. Poor Brayden has been miserable the last day or two due to cutting a tooth. I just bought orajel for the first time, I never had to do anything for Kloe because remarkably enough she never had any problems with pain during teething...not that she showed anyways.

Kloe is saying new words all the time and is quite a ham. She LOVES getting a new "oh-wee" (balloon). I still can't get her to call me Momma, but its a work in progress. LOL

I am doing great and so glad to have lost all the baby weight and to be back in my pre-pregnancy clothes!!! I have felt really good since the mono flare up after the babies were born. I haven't had any fibromyalgia issues at all, for which I am very thankful.

Here are some recent pictures...enjoy!

Brayden - pardon the purple bumbo, it was Kloe's.

Kloe wearing Daddy's shoes.

Raegan sitting with baby Tad watching Blues Clues.

Kloe


Monday, December 12, 2011

Update

I figured I would take this time that I have available and update everyone on how we are doing. Things have been going good, there is still no distinct routine going...but we are adjusting to life with a 1 yr old and a set of twins! Kloe is doing great and learning new words and things to do with every day it seems...she is SO much fun to watch grow. The twins are growing like weeds and getting very chunky. They sleep for about 5 to 6 hours at night between feedings which is a very welcome change for me.

I am doing well. I'm very thankful that things have gone as smooth as they have, I honestly thought it was going to be sure terror and it hasn't been. It obviously helps to have my mom and Josh to help me. There is a picture below from thanksgiving (both babies) and then the individual ones are from last week.






Monday, October 31, 2011

Things have definitely been an adventure since we came home from the hospital.  It has its wonderful moments and then the obvious rough moments that would come from having a 1 year old and newborn twins, but I wouldn't change a bit of it!  I have savored every moment.  Kloe loves her sister and brother, she LOVES giving them loads of kisses and "awwws" (hugs). 

I am having the mono flare up that I had after I delivered Kloe.  The fever hasn't been as bad this time, but it has lasted longer.  So, that part really stinks because it makes it hard to do anything other than the obvious feedings and diaper changes.  Thankfully I have my mom's help during the day and Josh's at night.  Josh has done wonderful at helping me out when I need it.  I think he realizes how hard it is to manage with 3 kids 1 and under.  Josh is such an awesome husband...I couldn't have asked for a better one that is for sure!

I took some pictures of all 3 of my babies today and thought I would share...enjoy!















Sunday, October 23, 2011

They're Here!!!


Last pregnancy picture.  38 weeks 1 day - The day I was induced.



I went into the L&D 8:00 Sunday morning for my induction. It was 8:50 before they started my pitocin, fluids and antibiotics (GBS positive). I was at 4 cm when they checked me. They had a hard time keeping the heart monitors on Brayden. He was so hyper that he just kept moving sooo much that they had to bring in the ultrasound machine to get the best position to place the monitor...in the process of doing that we discovered that Brayden had turned to transverse and was no longer head down. They obviously at that point asked me if I still wanted to vaginally deliver or if I wanted to go ahead with the c-section, they told me that if I chose the vaginal delivery that there was still the chance of him being breech and having to have a c-section anyways, but I asked the dr. how confident she was that she could deliver him breech and she assured me that if she didn't feel comfortable doing it that she wouldn't even have given me the option of the vaginal delivery that she would have just told me that I needed to have the c-section. I still at this point felt completely at ease with the vaginal delivery and so that is what we decided, to go ahead and just go with our original plans. They upped my pitocin every 30 minutes from that point until they had a few emergency situations and I had to wait about an hour before they upped it again. I was tolerating the pain of the pitocin pretty well until they had reached the dosage at what I think was 24 on the drip. It was getting uncomfortable...then they broke my water. OH MY did it cause the contractions to intensify greatly within minutes. I was beyond the point of being able to cope with the pain. I at that point did what I really didn't want to do at all...I asked for an epidural. I had to have a port put in reguardless because of the possibility of a c-section due to me having twins. Anyways...I got the epidural at about 7:10 p.m. and when they checked me I was STILL at 4 cm! After I got the epidural and there was a shift change and I got a different nurse that I actually liked (another story for another time)...I was feeling much better and wanted to do nothing but sleep. Little did I know what was about to happen! It felt like no time at all and I was telling my sister that I was feeling pressure and that she needed to go get my nurse. So, Michelle heads out the door and I look at my husband and I told him that I was REALLY feeling a lot of pressure that I felt like I needed to go to the bathroom. The nurse came in and checked me and told me that I was dilated to 10 cm and that Raegan was right there. I told her how bad my urge was to push and she said the worst words I've ever heard..."Just breathe, because you can't" LOL This was at 7:55 or so...I had gone from 4 cm to I NEED TO PUSH LIKE NOW in 45 minutes. I still at this point had to be taken to the OR to deliver. Once we got in there...we still had to wait on both NICU teams to show up...that was another 10 minutes...I was FINALLY allowed to push and Raegan was born after 7-10 pushes. As I laid there waiting on the next of the contractions to start so I could push again, my dr. checked because I told her that I could feel Brayden wiggling...she felt and my precious baby boy was headed out HEAD DOWN!!! So, with 7-10 pushes I delivered Brayden!

Both babies are doing wonderfully and are completely healthy. Raegan was 7 lbs 1 oz 20" long born at 8:12 p.m. Brayden was 6 lbs 1 oz 20 1/4" long at 8:21 p.m. What a wonderful experience it was, so different than my last delivery of Kloe where I lost a lot of blood. I can't thank God enough for healthy babie
s, healthy me and giving me the delivery that I wanted and that it went as smooth at it possibly could!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Kloe!


One year ago today I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! She has been my pride and joy since day one and has been such a joy to watch grow in this first year of life.

I Love You, Baby Girl! Happy Birthday!


Saturday, September 03, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

Low Hemoglobin Levels

I went to my 32 week OB check-up today and got some not so good news. It turns out that my hemoglobin level is a 7.8 and it is supposed to be between 12 and 15, so they have upped my iron dosage to 3 - 325 mgs pills a day, plus they have decided to try and me on a new chewable prenatal to try and get me levels up. They have also referred me to a hematologist to see whether it will be necessary give me iron by an IV or if I will need a transfusion before I deliver. It's not news I wanted to hear, but I'm glad I have a doctor who is willing to do all they can to get this fixed.

The babies are doing good. Raegan is head down (which is wonderful!) and Brayden as of right now is in a breech position. They have said that I can still try to have a vaginal delivery since Raegan is head down and that they will try to turn Brayden quickly after Raegan is born. There is a chance that Brayden will turn on his own, but there is also a chance that he could turn the wrong way and make himself even more breech than he already is, but they told me that I am the perfect candidate to have a successful breech delivery because of how big Kloe was (8 lbs 14 oz.) and that Raegan will be born 1st. Of course there is always a chance of him getting stuck in the delivery process, but the drs feel very confident that all will be just fine. So far there has been no real talk of a C-section except in the case of an emergency situation.

The babies as of last week weigh 3 lbs 4 oz each which is great!


32 Weeks

Monday, August 22, 2011

Prepping For A Party

Due to me expecting the twins and knowing that I may be in the hospital around Kloe's birthday we have been preparing for her first birthday party this upcoming Saturday. The theme is Winnie The Pooh and we cannot wait to get all the family together to celebrate one year with our precious baby girl! It's hard to believe that it will be a year next month...wow!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

29 Weeks Along With the Twins



I decided that a pregnancy update was WAY over due, so here I am to share how it's been going. The doctors have told me that I am doing great, to expect for the twins to be here as early as 34 weeks which is an average for twin pregnancies. I am anemic so they have prescribed me 650 mg of iron daily based on my numbers and the history of hemorrhaging with the delivery with Kloe. The twins are doing great, at 27 weeks they each weighed 2 lbs 2 oz. So, they are healthy and chunky! I go back to my specialist on the 24th to check their weight again and to make sure that they are still right on track.

I go through times of feeling like my belly couldn't possibly get any bigger and that I am about to completely bust open. LOL I know my poor babies have to be running out of room. It's a really cool but yet strange feeling to have two babies moving around inside of you, but I have absolutely LOVED it!!!

As for how I have been doing with this pregnancy...health wise I am great, but I have not been able to handle the weight of the babies as well as I thought I would have. I have a hard time sleeping at night because I can't roll over and when I do, it's because Josh had to roll me over (I so love and appreciate my husband!). I'm not able to walk through stores or anything for more than 10 minutes without my legs giving out completely and almost passing out, so I have to be pushed around in a wheel chair, which hurts the pride. LOL All in all, I can't believe how well this pregnancy has gone and that it is about over with. At the most I have 9 weeks left due to my drs. not letting me go any further than 38 weeks.

I can't wait to meet my baby boy and girl!!!