Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Couple of Pics of My Twins & my Precious Hannah

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Twins are here!

The girls are finally here and doing great! I can hardly contain my happiness for my instant gigantic family. I just know the big guy upstairs was watching out for Paul, the girls and I. They are very healthy and probably eat more than Hannah eats which is really really exciting considering how hannah never wanted to eat and still doesn't really like to eat.

So far we were able to figure out who was who but now we're having a bit of problems because Sarah is starting to lighten up. We did find that Sarah has a little bump in her ear lobe and Sam doesn't have that will be our way of identifying them for a bit.

When they were born Sarah was really red/purple and we didn't really know why. My dr. came in yesterday morning and told me the reason she was so red and Samantha was so light was because they were getting the twin to twin transfusion. That is why my dr. always does the c-sections so early. He believes as he's stated that the problems are greater past 36 weeks.

Anyway thankfully we caught it before it was bad and the worst case seneraio would be that Sarah's billi would be elevated and have to be under the light for a bit. We should know the numbers sometime today.

I think that's it for now. I will write more after we get home from the hospital.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

Well It's Christmas eve and Paul and I decided to stay home and not go to my sisters for our annual Christmas Eve get together. We did send Hannah with My sister and i just called to check on her and she is having a BLAST. I feel bad not to be there with her...but i'm really trying to take it easy the next 1.5 days that i have left. I'm doing good so far and the good part is that my dr was out of town this weekend but said he'd be back monday so i'm pretty sure if something happened now he'd be able to deliver the girls. I just couldn't believe he had plans for the weekend with me being so pregnant! Just kidding!

I'm still in shock that it's so close. I talked to my friend Melody last night and both girls are finally home and doing fairly well. Katelyn has some major reflux problems but we are all hoping with time she'll grow out of it. She is on some medicine right now and a feeding tube through her nose as well. Melody really only uses the feeding tube at night because otherwise it takes her soo long to eat. Please pray for Katelyn and Melodys family that she gets better and out grows the reflux quickly.

Anyway I wanted to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and update one last time before the big day.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Our Last Dr. Appt! YEAH!!

Well we went to the dr. today thinking in the back of our mind that we may be having a c-section today. Not the case. The dr. checked and everything looked really well...the fluid was fine and the girls are both very active. He said we should go ahead and wait until Tuesday for the c-section. I'm happy but so uncomfortable. The good thing is that Hannah and Paul will have more time to get better since they are both fairly sick. I took Hannah to the dr. today and they gave her a shot to get her well asap...i kinda asked for a shot because i really want her well. I also made Paul go to the dr. because he has a HORRIBLE cough...i keep telling him he sounds like a 100 year old man that's smoked his entire life :) The dr. gave him some medicine keep me quiet but told him not to take it unless he had he's refused and i'm pretty upset with him.

On another note:
The house is a mess...yesterday the contractor's workers left the gate open and sugar ran away. We came home and searched for 4 hours and made 80 leaflets to put in neighbors mail boxes...and finally right across the street we heard a yapping that sounded like sugar. I drove by and sure enough she got into our neighbors back yard while they have the garage and side door open. Then they didn't realize she was there and shut the door and she was stuck. Paul was so mad he fired the contractor and said don't come back until you find my dog. Fortunately we found her and they can get some work done sometime soon. The contractor told Paul i scared the living daylights out of them because i yelled at them and told them to get out. The didn't come back today and we've kinda given up all hope. The contractor has failed 4 inspections on the framing and who knows when they will actually pass. They have ruined our brand new carpet in our bedroom and that whole side of the house stinks like dirty icky carpet. Obviously the contractor just doesn't care one bit about us and we've just given up . He even went to the extent that he asked paul if we could just blow off the inspections...Paul said NO WAY! Anyway that's the news on our mess of a house...I'm guessing it may be done by the end of January if we're lucky. I'm really upset because i don't want a whole bunch of weird people coming in our house while i'm taking care of the girls...but what can you do when you hired the worst contractor there is in houston?

All in all things could be worse and we're going to have a wonderful december 26th if all goes well. Paul will post pics of the girls i'm guessing by noon on that day. The c-section is scheduled for 10am and then dr. said it'll take no longer than an hour total.

Please keep our family in your prayers that everything goes smoothly and that the girls are healthy and we don't have any problems taking them so soon!

Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Dr. appt 12/13

We went for yet another dr. appt today. He checked the fluid in the sacks and the movement of the babies. He told me i have very active babies...i think that's a good thing? He said they both look great and everything was a ok so far. I also had to have a strep b test done today. I didn't think if you have a c-section you could pass it on to the babies...obviously you can since they gave me the test. Next he told me to pack my bag just in case we could go straight to the hospital. I can't believe the time is flying by so quickly.

Lastly i'm still sick so he did decide to give me a zpac to knock out the congestion etc.. He said he'd hate for me to be sick and try to have a baby. That makes two of us.

That's it for now...this weekend our plan is to pack up everything...put the car seats in the car...get down all the impt stuff we need for the girls etc.

O yeah the contractor said that the bathroom should be done by next friday...i'm not going to hold my breath on that one. He just got red tagged today(he has to pay a fine and go down to the city and resubmit his premit) because he still didn't do anything that was asked of the inspector from last thursday when the inspector came by. this nightmare ever going to end???

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Great Article on Twins

I don't go to the dr. until tomorrow but i wanted to put this on my blog before i forget. It's a really good article on twins in the Houston Chronicle.


One Dr. appt tomorrow and then one more NEXT WEDNESDAY and we're done forever with prenatal appts! YAHOO!

Will update more after the appt tomorrow!


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Dr. Appt today

We went to the dr. today despite the fact that i'm really sick. Obviously i have gotten whatever my poor baby has had for a few days now. She's got a really bad croupy cough and i took her to the dr. Monday and the dr. said it was croup. With her medicine issues i've had to give her "presents" every time i want her to take medicine. I never in my wildest dreams thought i'd have to coax her into taking yummy cherry medicine but she just won't take it willingly. Her presents usually consist of a different chap stick/lip smacker that i have a stash of in a drawer.

As for my dr. appt. It went really well. The girls weight the following:
Baby A weights 4.7lbs
Baby B weights 4.12lbs

That totals over 9lbs in my big ole belly. I can't believe it...2lbs more than when i had Hannah. Maybe that is why i can hardly walk these days and my pelvis hurts so bad i can hardly get up off the couch which is where i sit all day long.

He said Baby B is REALLY active and Baby A is a bit calmer. I wonder if there personalities will reflect that when they get here? Hmm...

The dr. also checked my fluid and everything seems to be going just fine. The next two appts and ultra sounds will only consist of vital/fluid checks because the babies are big enough now to where he won't worry anymore.

I think that's it for the way i'm already so big the only thing that fits me is pauls 2x t-shirts and those are even tight. If anyone has any suggestions about what the think i may be able to put together as an outfit let me know...otherwise i think i'm going to be wearing pjs' all day and perhaps some moo moo's when i go out... LOL