Wednesday, June 25, 2008

They're Here!

The girls arrived at 37w3d via c-section on June 19th. I never went into labor, but my BP was rising and my kidneys failing so my OB decided not to wait until the 23rd. The experience of childbirth was odd since it was not the way I always imagined it and now I am recovering from a cesarean, however it was nice not to have to labor for hours.

In any case the girls are great, Baby A at 6lbs2oz and 19 inches and Baby B at 5lbs4oz and 18.5 inches. They've lost some of their initial weight but have already started gaining it back. We're home now after 4 days in the hospital, and it is an AMAZING experience, although a very tiring one and a bit nerve wracking, mostly because I worry about them. However, they have been doing great and didn't need any NICU time which is a huge relief. I love them more than anything!

Monday, June 9, 2008

36 week belly shots

Just a few:

At my OB appt today she said I must have been meant to have twins. My NST the babies were great but I didn't even have a single contraction! Maybe we will make it to 38 weeks after all. Isn't that just unheard of for twins?!?!

I'm hoping for sometime this week. Stay tuned...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Another quickie update

35w3d today, and I've got my c-section scheduled for 38w - but hoping to go a bit earlier than that. DH wants me to last as long as possible. Yeah, I think in another week I will be more than ready. My bp started to rise about a week and a half ago, so I was put on bedrest and have had about a million lab tests done for pre-eclampsia, but luckily no signs of it, and now my bp is lowering again, phew! All tests show the girlies doing well, and at our last growth check at 34 weeks they were 5lbs10oz and 5lbs2oz. So now we just wait it out - 18 more days at the most.