Hello friends! I am so excited to say that today we are 25 weeks pregnant. We are hoping for at least 5 more weeks. This is daunting to me but I will do it. Its easier if I think in a week at a time or two weeks at a time. Here are a few things that happened this week:

1. I got to take a shower in honor of 25 weeks. Yes I have been taking sponge baths but I got to sit in a shower chair and feel the water on me. This felt glorious!

2. My muscles are mush. They say I may need a walker by the time i get out of here. That will be rough but who knows.

3. I had to meet with a dietitian. I've actually lost weight since being in here. The babies are fine and are just taking everything from me.

4. The neonatologist visited today. It was not as hard to listen to since we are farther a long in the game.

5. We are doing a nursery makeover. A few days ago my mom brought me a pottery barn kids catalogue. I fell in love with the Harper bedding. The bedding that we currently have I was not in love with. Let me tell you I looked at every piece of "unisex" bedding there is and I never found something I liked. So i settled on something. Now we are redoing the room. So poor Clayton is painting the room for a second time!! He is the best and I only think he is letting me do this because I am stuck in here and he would do anything to make it better. Love him!

I'm gonna post a picture of my enormous belly but I need the other computer so I will do it soon!

Thank you for the continued thoughts and prayers!


Feeling good

Well we made it to our first goal. I'm officially 24 weeks and 3 days pregnant! It feels so odd. Just a few short weeks ago I felt almost hopeless but now I'm feeling better. The babies have met the point of viability and I dont feel so doomed. With each passing day the babies get stronger and the chance of them having complications if they came keeps going down.

Last wednesday my high risk ob came for my sonogram and gave us a good report. He said my cervix looks the same. No better and no worse which is good news. We weren't exactly thinking it was going to get better but it not getting worse it a plus. The babies are growing and so is my belly. Hopefully I can get a picture soon one of the times I get up to potty. The babies weigh over a pound. Levi is 1 lb 7 oz roughly and Emma is 1 lb 8 oz. She has weighed more the entire time which I think is funny. I'm also feeling them more. Last night my mom and I sat here and watched them kick the monitor on my belly! So weird. They've also started monitoring me twice a day for an hour each time. In the past three days I've been monitored six times and have only had one contraction and I didn't feel it so it was no big deal.

My goal right now is two more weeks. I have to take it slow. Thinking about six more weeks is daunting to me but if I think about it as two weeks at a time it dosnt freak me out as much. So I'm setting my sights on 26 weeks. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes. Please continue to pray that these babies will stay put where they are safe.


Done with treatments!

Monday afternoon I was wheeled into another u it in the hospital to receive some treatments for these sweet babies. I had been told it would not be fun so I was quite nervous. It was a whirlwind and when there are three nurses hanging over your head hooking you up to stuff you get a little freaked out.  The worst was probably the first hour when they give you a flush of medicine to get things started.  I literally had Clayton standing over me with a fan and throw up bad and then two nurses wiping me down with cold rags.  After that initial part was over I felt pretty good and was quite impressed with how I was tolerating the drugs.  That night is when the bad started to happen.  And it just got bad.  I wont go into the hairy details as it was not pretty but it ended with me on oxygen begging for it to stop.  After many of my doctors and nurses discussed they said I could stop. I had received 24 hours of the magnesium solfate and both the steriod injections so the babies had received enough of the drugs if I chose to stop.  I immediately said yes, Clayton took a puff of oxygen and the medicine was turned off.  Thank the Lord!!!!  Within hours I was feeling better and could finally eat and rest comfortably. 

Today I am feeling much better and am recovering from being a pin cushion.  In 24 hours time I got 4 blood drawls, two iv's,  and three shots. That is enough for me.  I won't have to do this again unless I start having contractions that can't be stopped with other drugs but that is NOT going to happen.  We are 24 weeks tomorrow and I am feeling quite blessed.  From here on out Clayton and I are looking forward to two week benchmarks.  Our ultimate goal is 30 weeks but laying here in a bed I have to break it into chunks.  So tomorrow we will praise GOD for bringing us this far and will continue to pray for many more weeks.

Clayton has been unbelievably awesome.  He deserves a post of his own not to mention some kind of medal.  This has been a rough couple of weeks but I know he will be there no matter what. I love you babe!  Thank you for taking care of me!


No fun

Have you ever had to do something that you weren't exactly excited about? Well that's what I'm about to do. If a few minutes I am being wheeled down to another section in the hospital to receive some medicine that will help the babies grow at a faster rate. This is a precautionary step we are taking should these little darlings decide to come soon. I know in my heart that this will be the best thing for them but I'm scared. It makes you feel awful and sometimes throw up. I HATE throwing up. Even though I have gotten quite used to it in the past couple of months since I have been sick the entire pregnancy. It will last for 48 hours and I'm just plain anxious about it. I could hardly sleep and have felt awful all morning. I think my body is preparing itself to feel bed. They haven't let me eat since breakfast so of course I'm hungry. I have heard a lot of different stories and it all just makes me nervous. So here we go. I guess this is another step into motherhood. I will keep you updated. Please pray that the next 48 hours will be positive.

On a happy note I am 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Here's hoping for many many more weeks!!!


Day 13 and counting

Today is my 13th day in the hospital. I never expected this. I always thought the hard part would be getting pregnant not staying pregnant. I am torn between a million different emotions. I feel blessed, sad, scared, angry, hopeful, anxious, bored, and lucky all at the same time. When I went to the doctor on March 8th I didn't think I would end up In The hospital for the rest of my pregnancy. Because of some issues with pre term labor here I sit. Each day is a blessing and a gift from God.

I am currently 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I am praying constantly to make it past 24 weeks. For those of you who don't know 24 weeks is the earliest point of viability for a baby. So right now I have my sights set for 24 weeks and everything past that is one more day that God will bless me with the ability to keep these sweet babies in my tummy. I am asking you to pray along with me.

Tomorrow I am moving down the hall to labor and delivery for a procedure that will last 48 hours and requires constant monitoring. I will be receiving two steroid shots in the hopes that it will help the babies lungs develop more quickly. I will also be receiving magnesium solfate which helps the babies blood vessels develop. This is the yucky one. It is supposed to make you feel hot and lethargic and all around crummy. I am not excited about this but will do it if it helps my babies in the slightest. I will let you know how it all goes.

Prayer requests:
1. That the treatments will turn out to be good and I won't feel that bad

2. That these babies will continue to grow and stay in my belly

3. That clayton will feel some peace. He is a giant stress ball