29 Weeks

Today we are 29 pregnant!  I cannot believe it!  It has been a long road. I have also been in the hospital for 51 days! Crazy huh!  Well our sweet babies might be joining us soon. For the past three nights I have had had crazy contractions.  Each time they give me a shot of something and it seems to help.  My doctor this morning said that she would guess a week or two  but who knows. I go for a sonogram in the morning and they will be able to tell me more as far as dialation goes!  So we will see. I would like to at least go one more week but who knows.  Kudos to all the women who can do labor naturally because I have only had starting phases of contractions and I felt crazy with pain.  Epidurals are for me!  I will be having a c section so I will be getting one anyway!  That's really all the update that I have. I will update once I know more from the sono!  Have a great weekend and please pray for all the tornado victims. 



First off Happy Easter to everyone!  I am jealous of all the egg hunts and family gatherings that everyone is getting to attend but I am feeling blessed this holiday weekend. 

I wanted to take this chance to thank everyone who has made my hospital stay more tolerable.  Thank you to everyone who has sent cards, goodies, food, gift cards and come to visit.  It is nice to not feel forgotten in here.  I know how busy people get so when someone takes the time to do something for you even if it is something simple like sending a card it really does a lot for someone whos daily life is pretty boring right now.  Thank you to my Uncle Richard who has sent some amazing food. He is the best cook and I love getting goodies from him. 

Happy Birthday to my dad and my aunt Sophie. Wish I could be there to celebrate with you guys!  Make it a good one. 

Had a sonogram yesterday. It was pretty uneventful which was good.  Dr. G said everything is stable.  He thinks there is a 50/50 chance that I could make it to 34 weeks. Wow! Crazy.  I asked him at what point could I go home and he said not until 34 weeks.  Bummer. I am about ready to break out of here. 

So anyway here are a couple of pictures!

Here is a picture of my wall of cards! Love it!

This is another one of the cute twin shirts that Clayton got me. It's funny because they sometimes do this on the sonograms.
Here are some cute outfits that clayton and I picked out for Emma and Levi!

Here are the adorable baby books my mom got Emma and Levi for Easter and to celebrate my 28th week~


I told you this post was random!  Have a great weekend everyone!


wheel chairs, bathroom privileges, and steroids

This week has been a long one.  For some reason the days seem to be going slower.  I can't wait to meet the babies but I want them to stay put till they are nice and fat with powerful lungs.  Today I am 28 weeks. That's right!  28 weeks.  It is nothing short of a miracle that God has performed himself.  When I first found out about my cervix issues the doctor said he didn't think I would make it past 26 weeks and maybe 28. Some of you may know him as Dr. Bad news. I no longer see him but wish I could call him and say look how far we've come.  It is nice to not have the doctors look at you like you are humpty dumpty about to fall off the wall.  Now we are in the long hall to 30 weeks. 

To celebrate my 28th week I have been given a few new privileges.  I no longer have to use the potty chair!!!! I have full bathroom privileges!!!  So nice to have some privacy again! I have also been granted more wheel chair rides for longer periods of time. Yesterday Clayton and I went for a thirty minute wheel chair ride.  It was nice to sit outside and eat ice cream with him!!! 

This morning I had my first "rescue dose" of steroids.  I have one more tomorrow.  These shots will help to develop their little lungs!  Boy those shots hurt like the devil but it is a small price to pay for healthy babies. 

Well I wish I had some pictures to post but nothing right now. I will try to get some soon.  I have been thinking that I am going to start taking pictures of everyone who visits so if you come to visit be warned!!!  Sonogram tomorrow so I will post again if there are any new changes!  Love you all and thank you for the continued prayers!


Pictures and an Update

Here are some pictures from the past week. Please excuse my no makeup. 

Bentley came to visit again! Love pet therapy! I miss my puppies so much!! 

Sorry this is sideways. Clayton got me some cute twin shirts. Too bad they are already gettting too small.

I got to go for another wheel chair ride., So  nice to be in the sunshine!

This is Clayton's favorite shirt!And trust me Levi is right on my bladder!

My 27 week pregnant belly!

Update:  I had a sonogram on Friday with Dr. G.  Everything looked good with the babies. Levi weighs 2 lbs 6 oz and Emma weighs 2 lbs and 7 oz.  They really grew last week.  I was also told that I am officially dialating.  I am at 1.15 cm.  I know usually this would be not be a big deal if I was a regular pregnant lady but my cervix is also extremely short.  So basically one of three things will happen soon .  I will start contracting on a regular basis (they put me on some yucky medicine to hopefully prevent that), I will start bleeding (meaning that I am contracting), or my water will break.  So basically it is a waiting game now. Ofcourse if I started to go into labor they would try to stop it. Which means I could get more of the dreaded magnesium.  I am hoping for at least 2 and 1/2 more weeks. I really want to make it to 30 weeks. It would be great to make it farther. Clayton thinks they are going to come on May 5 (cinco de mayo) and  my mom thinks they will come on Mother's day. I have no feeling.  Hopefully this week will be quiet .

Prayer requests:  Please pray I will start to feel better. I have had a lot of nausea which isnt helping my weight gain.  Please pray that we will make it to 30 weeks!



No News is Good News

Today I am 27 weeks pregnant.  It feels a little weird to think back to being 15 weeks pregnant and being in Dr. P's (who I call Dr. Bad News) office.  HIm telling me that he didn't think I would make it to 26 weeks or far after.  I want to call him up and say "Ha, Look what I did!" .  I realize we still have a ways to go but I cannot tell you how nice it is to no longer  have conversations where doctors use the word "viable".  It is such an ugly word and when I first entered the hospital it was talked about every day.  It was such a rough time and I wouldn't wish it on any expecting family.  Maybe I am ignorant but I never knew all the complications and awful things that can happen when you are pregnant.  If I could give a girl advice I would say get the best doctor you can find who is knowledgeable and ask a million questions. 

This week there is nothing new to report. I have had no contractions and the babies look good when they monitor me.  I have had a lot of nausea so we are trying to figure that out.  I am getting quite bored.  There is only so much TV to watch, you can only look at facebook so many times a day, read so many magazines and books.  I am blessed to have a husband who spends most days with me. It helps time go by.  But I am still no ready to go home.  My neighbor who had been here the whole time I have been here had her baby yesterday.  I am slightly jealous.  She was much farther a long than I am and everything turned out good.  I am by no means ready for these  babies to be born but I am ready to get to move around and be out of the hospital.  I am looking forward to another wheel chair ride later in the week and am enjoying my showers. 

On Friday Clayton is getting lasik surgery.  He is very excited.  He can hardly where his contacts anymore and is so ready to not have to deal with glasses and contacts.  Please keep in your thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there with him but he is going to come and lay on my couch thing afterward. 

I have a few pics to share but I jammed the card thing in the computer. Oooppss!!


34 days and counting

I have been in the hospital for 34 days.  I can't believe it.  My nurse the other night said it feels like longer and I said tell me about it.  Each day is such a blessing but I can't help but want to go home desperately. I miss my house, my bed, my dogs, the good TV channels and mostly being with my husband all the time. Even though he is here quite a bit, it still is weird to have him go home every night and leave me here.  I feel very blessed to have visitors most days. It really  helps the time fly. I can't help but think of people in nursing homes who don't ever have visitors. It makes me sad.  I want to go visit all those poor people and let them know they are not alone. 

A few happenings around here lately.  On Friday I got to go for not one but two wheelchair rides.  The first one to my sonogram and the second one for fun. I had 15 minutes to go where I wanted. Clayton pushed me around. We went to the little baby store here, outside for a few minutes and to the NICU.  It was so nice to be out of my room.  I can't wait to go again.  Right now I get one a week for 15 minutes!  Pure heaven. 

I had my glucose test yesterday morning.  It was awful.  The lady came in at 6:30 in the morning to make me drink the yucky orange goo.  It tasted like flat orange soda.  I love orange soda so this wasn't that bad but you had to drink the little bugger in about 5-10 minutes.  The lady stood here and watched me drink it. I got her talking and it actually took me about 20 to drink it. She was satisfied and said she would be back in an hour.  I figured the best thing for me to do was to go back to sleep. I tried to go back to sleep but couldn't.  At 8 here came the lady again with her box of needles to stick me.  She took my blood and said I was free to eat and drink what I wanted.  I had some breakfast and tried to go back to sleep. I had been asleep for maybe 20 minutes when my body decided it no longer wanted anything to do with that orange goo.  Without going into the yucky details I was sick the rest of the day.  But luckily I passed the test and dont have gesstational diabetes! 

Other than that things are pretty status quo around here.  I had a few contractions last night. Probably because I was sick most of the day.  There wasnt enough to have to give me anything so that was good. 

Here are a few pictures of my wheelchair adventure!

Don't I look fabulous.  I told Clayton I cant wait to have a spa day when I get out of here. Thank you Lindsey for the cute robe!!



Happy Friday

I got to go for a brief wheelchair ride this morning to have my sonogram.  So weird to be out of my room but it felt good. My doctor said I can take another wheel chair ride either today or tomorrow depending on how I feel.  I got sick last night so I have to hold down food and my pills.  The babies looked good on the sonogram.  They didn't do full measurements but they did a few and estimated that Emma weighs just over two pounds and Levi weighs just under. My big girl is growing fast. She also flipped again and is breach.  She flips often and can't decide which way she likes  best.  We already say that she is like her daddy and cant sit still where as Levi never flips and is always head down.  Their hearts, stomachs, livers, all looked good and there was evidence that they have been practicing breathing.  Yippee!

I am 26 weeks now and it is a miracle. So many of the doctors have said that they are surprised and think I could go more!  I really would like to go home but because my cervix is still the way it is I'm not going anywhere before 34 weeks.  My cervix is stable and has not changed much which is good. 

Tomorrow I have to do my glucose test and I am not excited about this at all.  I have to drink yucky orange stuff and then hold it down for an hour so I can have my blood drawn.  Yuck!!! I just hope I can hold it down.

I know this post is random  but not a lot to report. Clayton finished painting the babies room again. I will post pictures soon.
My heart is heavy for my sweet friend Maureen who lost her mother unexpectedly this week.  Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they struggle through this rough time.

Have a great weekend.


A good week

So far we have had a good week.  I will be 26 weeks pregnant on Thursday and am feeling good.  My doctor was here today and we had a great sonogram.  Everything looks the same as far as my cervix goes and all the doctors seem very positive and think I can make it to 30 weeks or beyond.  So we are happy with that.  The only thing that would make me happier is if they released me to go home. 

I have been here officially four weeks.  I can't believe it.  It has been both fast and very slow if that makes sense.  I have been given shower priveleges.  Yippee!!!!  I can shower while sitting in the shower chair after someone walks me in there every other day.  Yes, for those of you who may be wondering I have been getting bed baths which is basically a sponge bath. In another week or so I may be allowed to take wheel chair rides once a week.  It would be nice to go outside and feel the sunshine. 

Emma and Levi looked good on the sonogram.  Levi is still really low and sitting on my cervix. (Clayton thinks he is plugging things up. Which is fine with me.)  Emma is currently head down although it changes weekly.  She is a mover and hates to be monitored. Everytime they put the heart rate monitor on her she does flips. Levi is a mover to but not as much as his sister who is sitting on top of him.  Levi weighs 1 lb 11 oz and Emma weighs 1 lb 14 oz.  Almost two pounds for both!!!!  It cracks me up that she is bigger!  They both look great and the doctor couldn't be happier. 

Here is a picture of me tonight at almost 26 weeks.  I think I am huge. I can only imagine what I will look like in a few weeks. Sorry about the mismatched jammies. The doctor got sonogram gel all of them.

Thank you for the continued thoughts and prayers!  These are some lucky babies!!!