Thursday, January 29, 2009

jazz night out

Dane and I were so lucky and got to go to the jazz
game against the spurs the other night.  It was so
nice to GET OUT of the house and did I mention
we were on the 4th row!!!

And of course our little dani and jaci are doing so well.
It's getting harder and harder to leave them every day,
but it looks like we still have at least 3 more weeks
of this :(. . . . As long as they come home healthy we
will be happy!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Little Miracles

   Dani  3lbs 11oz.... Jan 16th 8:44 pm
   Jaci    3 lbs 3oz..... Jan 16th 8:41 pm

They have arrived!!!! I wish you could all just see how precious and sweet these two little girls are.  As you can see from the picture we're gonna have a hard time tel
ling them apart.  They have tons of black hair, and are tintsy and so easy to love!
Now we'll tell a shortened version of why these ladies are here so early!.  I went in last friday for my routine ultrasound (my 3rd appt of the day) and as they were looking our little Jaci had no more fluid in her sack and Dani had tons!  So they said, well its time to deliver.  You need to have these babies in the next hour or two!  Ya, dane and I were both shaking pretty bad.  
What happens with no more fluid is they can't grow anymore, causes kidney failure, heart problems etc.
So I went down to labor and delivery.  I had been told about a week prior that I would have to have a c section because of all the complications with the girls (so yes, I was nervous without having a ton of knowledge of the procedure!)  But anyways, I had eaten only an hour before, so they strapped me with all the monitors and we waited until 8:30 that night to start everything.  I was so thankful to have Dane near me and want to be in the room, not to mention he was watching in amazement!  But Jaci came out first and I just remember Dane sayi
ng "I see her little fingers, its like she's reaching out for us"  So she came out great and Dane left me ALONE to go see her, then they got Dani out an
d the whole process was only like 30 min.  Quite amazing! I shortly got to see the girls, but they had to be rushed to ICU and they didn't let me see them until the next morning which I think is just cruel...  They were born at 32 weeks and 3 days, and are doing amazingly well.  They both breath on their own, and are taking their food.  We get to see them twice a day, and hold them for 30 min.  It's definately not my favorite, but I am thankful that they are improving every day and are such troopers!
We are now a happy family of 4!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

BEDREST!?! What?? Why??

If any of you have thoughts similar to mine, you think of bedrest and know it happens to woman who are pregnant, but never think it will be YOU. . So we went in for a non stress test last week and didn't think much of it because it's usually the ultrasounds that scare us and we are prepared for bad news with.  
During my test, I was apparently having contractions every 1 and1/2 to 2 min. So they send us down to labor and delivery.  Now I knew I was having contractions, but I truly thought it was normal, (i mean i've never been pregnant before)  So making a long story short, weekend at the hospital, and a lot of drugs later I am finally home.  The doctors were worried because I dialated over night and with first pregnancy's  and 2 babies that worries them.  So now they think I have days before the babies come!!! Because even with all the med's I am still contracting, but they just sent me home on strict bed rest.
That was hard for me because I was supposed to go back to school on Monday, and I really do feel better when I am busy,but I guess the maternity leave came earlier than planned.
So now we just kind of sit and wait.  We had an ultrasound yesterday and one baby is 3.5 lbs and the other is 4 lbs.  So they're getting big!  We're just hoping I make it past 32 weeks!
Thank you to everyone for all the prayers, and my next apt is tommorow so we'll keep you all posted on how things go.