Lilypie - Fourth Birthday

Monday, September 28, 2009

More Pictures

Not much time to blog. Actually, not much time to even walk in the computer room and turn the computer on! We're very busy loving on our Nathan & Logan.

Here are more pictures for your viewing pleasure...
Just click on the collage to enlarge, then arrow back to return to the blog.

From top left, clockwise: Logan & Nathan together; Nathan; Logan, Mommy, Daddy & Logan; Me waiting for the Pitocin to work; Dad, my sister, Mom & Me waiting. My sister flew in and surprised me!

Family of 4! Bottom right: Aunt Cary & Great Aunt Paula love on the boys...
In the hospital from Tuesday to Friday... Finally going home! Top right: The best, happiest, most gracious nurses on the planet! We were well cared for.Home. Top Right: Timpa feeding Nathan.
We are doing really well at home. The boys are on a good schedule and sleep pretty well between feedings. We went to the doctor today and she said they are just perfect!!
Our hands are VERY full. We could not survive this without help right now. My mom has been staying with us and has been an amazing support to us.
This week, some church members have been supplying us with food. We are so lucky to have a church full of servant hearts. It's a great feeling to be blessed by their Christian love.

And now... Off to sleep... For about 1 hour, until the next feed.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pictures!


Eating on Their Own

Both Logan and Nathan are now nursing and eating from a bottle. Logan is very laid-back while Nathan is a little busy-body, always moving and watching what is going on. Logan is content to be swaddled and left alone to sleep, while Nathan enjoys interaction.

Both babies get to spend time in the room with Natalie during the day, but spend most of the night in the nursery (except feeding time).

Both babies passed their initial hearing tests with flying colors.

Natalie is doing absolutely wonderful. She needs to rest more, but is a great mommy.

Todd will be posting pictures when he can.

Thanks for checking in.

We are very blessed and constantly thank God for his blessings.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Healthy Boys and Happy Thankful Parents

Logan Todd was born at 11:20pm weighing 6 lbs. 8.7 oz and 45 cm long.

Nathan Grant was born at 11:21pm weighing 5 lbs. 4.3 oz and 46 cm long.

Logan is doing great and is ready to face the world. Nathan, being smaller, is on a warming bed and is being closely monitored. He also has been given a little food to help him start off in life. They are both currently in the regular newborn nursery. If Nathan needs more assistance, then they will move him, but he is doing fine for now.

Natalie is starting to wake up in recovery and will be moved to a room when the time is right.
Thank you God for safe deliveries, healthy babies, and a recovering mom!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

C-Section

Well...C-Section it is. Everyone is fine and there is no emergency, but normal delivery was not progressing fast enough. Everyone is dressed and ready. Will know stats soon.

Progressing with Normal Delivery

The doc is very comfortable with letting Nat continue with normal delivery. She is doing very well. Now has an epidural and water has been broken for one. If there is any question involved regarding safety of Nat or babies they will immediately do a c-section. Doc said it may be a long night..maybe about 10:00pm or so before they get here.
More later...

Progressing Slow

This is Nat's sister:
The doc just came by and is telling the nurse to crank up the meds to help induce the contractions. He will make a decision (c-section) about 5:00pm if they have not been born by then.
Nat is in great spirits, no pain meds needed now and she is laughing/joking around.
More later when we know more...

All Hooked Up

Todd slept a great 8 hours on the couch here in the hospital.
I slept 4 hours not so comfortably.
Induction has started.
I'm still feeling pretty good!

My mom and dad are here. My sister, flew in from Abilene and arrived safely this morning, despite a flight cancellation last night and delays today. I didn't know she was coming until last night. It's a nice surprise to have her here!

Most of the gang just left to get something to eat. I will continue to just eat ice.

Things are going well so far. So, my only request is that my body continue to respond favorably to the medications and their intended purposes. I appreciate you all checking in and It's really neat & encouraging to know that so many are praying for all the good to happen today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

37 Weeks & Off We Go!!

37 weeks is full term for twins. We made it! I suppose we're as ready as we'll ever be. We go to the hospital tonight to start me on a medication that will get me more ready to be induced tomorrow morning.

It has been an interesting day for me of trying to do last-minute things at the house to prepare. I just did little things like the last load of laundry, dishes, finding homes for the things that were once small piles, etc.

Here are some pictures of our "prepared" house...

Babies' Room. I'm not the professional with a wide-angle lens, so this is as good as I can get. Their room is small.
Living Room with their swings. Notice the loafing Rollei,too.

Our room with their pack-n-play in the back corner on my side!
Since their room is so small, we have overflow in the guest room. I imagine it will turn into their play room before I know it.

Really though, the interesting parts of the day have been me going through the mental aspects and realization of what is to come. I have loved the last 6 years that Todd & I have had just being husband and wife. I know our family dynamics are changing and we will have new adventures, joys, challenges, and love that will grow, but I feel like I'm having to say "goodbye" to our relationship as I know it.

Having these babies is so exciting, scary, and amazing. What a miracle this pregnancy and been and their birth is going to be. God is amazing, and for Him to allow us to be the blessed ones is something I will never understand.

Rollei is going to have a few of Todd's family staying here with him while we are at the hospital. He has been following me around all day, then loafing wherever I am working.

So, friends, family, and blog lurkers alike: This is it! We are taking the laptop to the hospital and will update on Facebook, but mostly will update this blog as things happen. We will have a very special guest blogger: Mamaw (my mom). I hope you check in every once in a while and we'll have pictures of the babies up as soon as we can. The sooner we can take pictures of the babies, the better, if you ask me!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

36 Weeks

The end is near!!!

This pregnancy has been GREAT. We have gotten all good reports at every appointment. I have not been in misery and have felt good pretty much the whole time. The babies have been growing just like they should. We have been very blessed!! I think, though, that things are too good right now. Apparently Nathan & Logan are very comfortable and are not wanting to meet us just yet. We need them to come on their own this week, or doc is going to take them next week.

Me & my Rollei

Lately, Todd & I have been trying to live it up since our time alone is drawing to a close. We have been eating out as we wish. We are spending as much time together as we can.

Since I don't have to "take it easy" anymore, I have been staying very busy. Just today I had my oil changed, car inspected, tires rotated, went to the bank, ate out alone, went to Wally Mart, Walgreens, post office, dusted the living room, did some laundry, cooked supper (spaghetti) and a lasagna to freeze, and cleaned up the kitchen from cooking. I'm sure I'll piddle around more this evening.

Here are some stats for this week:
Starting weight (10 weeks pregnant): 115 Now: 158 That's 43 pounds gained!!!
Starting circumference: about 25" Now: 44" That's 19" gained!!!
By the way, that 7" more than I was at my last shower on Aug. 9th, for those of you that tried to guess with yarn.
These will be fun numbers to remember.

Monday, September 7, 2009

35 Weeks



35 Weeks seems to be going well...
The specialist was pleased with their growth at last week's appointment. Mom came with me -- she had never seen an ultrasound before. The babies, of course, hid their faces.

Spoiler Alert:
Doc doesn't want me to go past 37 weeks. That's just 2 weeks away! As of Friday, Baby B was 5lb. 5oz. and A was 4lb. 8oz. The non-stress test went well. We've just been blessed with another week of all good reports and growing babies! Yay! We're getting very excited to meet them.

I am not having an energy burst, but I am going on a cooking & freezing frenzy. I just feel like I need to have some meals ready to eat. I made 2 Poppy Seed Chicken casseroles and Chicken Tortilla Soup tonight. I need to go to the store in the morning for more ingredients, then plan to make Chicken Spaghetti and King Ranch Chicken tomorrow. If I have time, I'll start on the casseroles containing hamburger tomorrow, but that will probably happen Wednesday. So, that explains the picture of me at the stove.




Since the babies could come any time, I decided to force Todd to install the car seat bases in my car. I have also forced him to watch a baby care video and disc 1 of 2 of a childbirth video. That has been real torture for him so far. I have about 3/4 of the way packed a bag, and (this is for Grandma B.) my hair is washed daily! Ha!!

I am changing the poll on the right sidebar since I gave you some spoiler info... So, please, go re-vote!

Dad is doing really good. It took a day longer than expected to get his medicine because of insurance & shipping. A prayer was answered, though. The medicine (Tarceva) is covered by insurance and will only cost Dad $75 out of pocket for a 3 month supply!! He has not had any side effects so far. Things are looking good for him, praise God! Please keep praying that this medicine is the answer for the management of his cancer and that he does not need any more aggressive chemo or other treatments. Also, please remember Mom and that any burden and worry she may have be light.