Saturday, June 22, 2013

My dream come true

My sweet boys are 15 weeks old. How on earth did that happen? They are my everything. I look at them and just cry becasue they are so perfect, and they are mine. I get to keep them, no sending them home to their parents because we are their parents. Such an amazing feeling and we feel so incredibly blessed.

I was induced at 38 weeks, for no reason other than my Dr wasn't comfortable letting me go any longer. C was born first and he weighed 6lbs 13oz and E came 13 minutes later weighing in at 6lbs 7oz. They were both born vaginally....yay me, LOL. Labor and delivery was......not what I expected, It sucked, LOL. C got stuck and we needed to use the vacuum, and then E proceeded to come out feet first. We spent 4 days in the hospital since both boys were jaundice and needed to hang out under the lights. We were SOOOO lucky to have my parents stay with us for 2 weeks. I honestly don't know what I would have done without their help. My sister also came when they were about a week and a half old. My family lives about 8 hours away in Canada(where I am originally from) and I miss them every day and am so glad they could be here for the first couple weeks. Kyle took 2 weeks off as well, which was great, but I wish it was longer. It was hard to get into a routine when it came to feeding them and them sleeping, but it was so worth it to establish a good routine. Once they hit 3 months they started sleeping 10 hours at night. So anyone who reads this that is expecting twins, start a routine early.....SERIOUSLY :)

So here we are today, at 3 1/2 months old. They smile and laugh all the time, they HATE tummy time, the sleep amazing, they love their bumbos and jumperoo's, they are staring to grab toys and put them in their mouths and play with them. C is a whole 3lbs bigger than E. Their weight isn't the only difference though, they don't look anything alike, C is almost blonde and E has dark hair, C has bright blue eyes and E has greenish/brownish/blueish eyes, C has pale pinkish skin and E has dark olive skin. Despite how different they are, they are both so incredibly perfect.

My husband is an amazing father. I mean, I knew he would be incredible, but wow, he has seriously blown me away. These two boys are so lucky to have him.

After  4 1/2 years of trying to get pregnant, Im finally a mom, my husband is finally a dad. We have two beautiful baby boys and couldn't possibly be happier with where life has taken us. Im so glad it took us as long as it did, because waiting this long gave us our two amazing boys, and I wouldn't have it any other way. So to everyone reading this who is struggling right now, I wish you the best of luck, and I know how hard it is to not give up, but please don't, your miracle/s could be just around the corner.

Here is one of our family pics from their 3 month photoshoot

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

28 weeks 4 days

Yes, Im literally counting the exact days.....LOL I feel so blessed to have made it this far.

Im in the middle of a(hopefully short) stint on bedrest. just over a week ago I started having braxton hicks contaractions every 30 seconds, and that lasted about an hour so Kyle made me go into labor and delivery. The monitored me and gave me some meds to stop the contractions and sent me home on bedrest until I can see my Dr on Jan 2nd. I have not been the best patient and worked a half day, had my maternity shoot and went to the movies, but things have slowed down so much, and really who can lay in bed during the holidays. I am going in every 2 weeks, and have been for the last 6 weeks, I start weekly appts after this next visit. At my appt a month ago, each baby weighed just shy of 2 lbs, so I am excited to see what they weigh at my next visit. Its hard to believe that at any point these boys could be here, but we are hoping to make it to at least 34 weeks, but hopefully further. My baby shower is in 3 weeks, and I am so excited.  I have been to SO MANY baby showers, and now it is finally my turn. The nursery is done, and looks so amazing. I was really lucky to have my parents here for Thanksgiving and my mom helped me finish it. I am only up 15lbs, and 2 weeks ago was measuring 38 weeks. I am also really proud to say that I do not have a single stretch mark. I know that could change, but Im pretty happy so far. I will try to update again before the boys are born, but if I don't get to it, the next post will have pictures of my 2 BOYS!!!!!