Friday, April 20, 2007

Busy Week!

Oh what a fun week we have had! This was the first week I have been able to take them for walks with both of them in the stroller. It also is the first week we have had them sleeping in their cribs in the nursery. Well I should say crib because they are still sharing. Yesterday our friend Jaclyn came to meet the twins and help me out. It was fun, we even went to lunch and the babies were quiet! After lunch for us athe kids we took them downtown so they could meet everyone at Ryan's work. they slept through the whole visit!
Here are some pictures from week 5 of their lives!
Play time

Cuddling with Mommy
Cuddling with each other

Monday, April 16, 2007

More Fun Times...

Yes that is a newborn hat on Claire
Reagans playing
Reagan is not happy about going to lunch, he got over it fast
First time in stroller together!
On My Own...
Well today was the first day of my first week all alone during the day with the twins. I didn't get a shower in but I did get to nap for 30 minutes. Yay! We also did exciting things like listen to the radio and go for a little walk.

Here are some more pictures from the last few weeks, I know that's what people want!



Awwww


Happy Claire
Unhappy Claire, Sydney says "What's your problem?"

Reagan in swing

Playing

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Photos from this Week....
Claire
Reagan
Sleeping on Grandma Adams
Getting sleepy
Playtime!







Wednesday, April 11, 2007

One Month!

Today the kids had their one month check up. They did great! Luckily Grandma Adams is here so I didn't have to take them by myself, that will start soon enough!

Reagan came in at 8 lbs 7 oz which is the 21st percentile. He is 21 1/2 inches long which is in the 48th percentile.

Claire weighed 6 pounds 9 oz which is the 3rd percentile. She is 20 1/4 inches, 26th percentile.

They are both up from their percentiles last time which is what the pediatrician is looking for. The doctor has them on the "full term" growth chart so this does not take into consideration that they were three weeks early or that they are twins.

Nothing else exciting to report. They go back in one month for shots! Boohoo!

Amanda

Friday, April 6, 2007

Looking Back...

I can't believe the twins are already over three weeks old. Sometimes it seems like we have known them forever and sometimes I wake up and have to remind myself, I'm a Mommy!


I thought I would take a minute to tell everyone how the big Birthday went down. Nothing gross, I promise.


On Monday the 12th I went to the doctor after having some symptoms of preeclampsia. They told me to call if I saw "floaters" and I did as was told and came in. My blood pressure was up and so was my proteins. My doctor was in surgery but his partner said, " I know you are being induced tomorrow but as a precaution why don't we admit you now". Ugh. Ryan and I were suppose to go out to dinner one last time! I wasn't ready to now go home but they wheeled me over to the hospital. I called Ryan and he came with my stuff.


My doctor came in later and did an ultrasound to make sure they were both still head down, they were. He decided to "let us get some sleep" and not start the induction until 4 am. Wow, thanks. Neither one of us got any sleep between nurses constantly checking my blood pressure and having horribly uncomfortable beds.


At 4 am they did indeed start the pitocin. No big deal at first. At 7:30 am my doctor came in and I was dialted to 4, he broke my water. Things got bad after that. I was getting some "real" contractions and I decide, "If I'm getting an epidural I may as well get it now and enjoy it". So around 9:30 am they came and did the epidural. That was okay. They had to poke me three times because of the twist in my spine caused by carrying so much baby. It was a weird feeling but worth it in the end! They checked me again after I got the epidural and I was at 6-7. Yay! Progress.


I called people now and updated them, I felt good! At around 1 pm or so I was fully dilated and started pushing. During this time the babies heart rates started going down and the doctors got a little worried. they started talking c-section if I couldn't get the babies out fast enough. After an hour of pushing in my room they thought I was ready. They wheeled me over to the operating room, as a precaution all twins are delivered there. We were joined by over thirteen staff members, (NICU staff, nurses, anesthesia, 2 ob's) several students were looking through the windows and of course Ryan and I were there. Ryan really enjoyed wearing the scrubs I think!


Once everyone was in place the pushing began again. They decided Baby A needed to get out pretty fast so they used a vacuum. Luckily Reagan still came out with his perfect little head in tact. A boy! Yay! We were very excited but I was a little out of it you might say. I kind of zoned out after Reagan was born and had to be reminded to push out Claire. Ryan didn't know if he should go see the baby or stay with his wife who seemed to have lost it! Luckily I came to and Claire was out 9 minutes later! A girl! Yay again!


Both babies were a little small but were very healthy. The NICU staff was able to leave right away and we all got wheeled back to our family room.


I recovered very well. I didn't even need all my pain meds. The abbies both stayed with us and went to the nursery so we could get some rest. I was discharged two days later but the babies had come down with some jaundice and had lost some weight. They stayed in the NICU until Saturday, St. Patricks Day, when they came home.


We are all happy to be home and enjoy all the nice people who have come to help. Here are some pictures from their birthday.


Amanda

Okay so this isn't from the Birthday, but my last belly shot from a few days before delivery, this is why I was crabby. I'm already forgetting that though!
Here he is, baby A. He wasn't happy to come out!
Proud Dad.
Little Claire.
Warming up in the room.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Three weeks!

Well we have made it so far. They are both doing great, growing big and strong. We go for our one month check up next week! Right now my Aunt Judy is here helping and my parents are coming next week. Then we will pretty much be on our own except for some random weekends. We have been so lucky to have the help. It seems like one or the other is always awake now, which is fun but doesn't give us a lot of rest.

Reagan is here with me now, sleeping in the baby sling. They both love to snuggle and I love to wear them! Yesterday he was awake for three hours in the morning, he is probably still tired from that. He and I took a little stroll through the neighborhood this morning as soon it is suppose to rain and get cold again. :-( After these 70 plus degree days that will be bad!

Claire is definitely a talkative little girl, she isn't even quiet when she sleeps. It makes you wonder whats going on when you DON'T hear anything coming from her!

Right now they both sleep together in the pack n play. Reagan did take his first nap in the crib yesterday but they like to be together and I like having them right there is they wake up.

Well I will take pictures later and post them!

Amanda