Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What a Weekend!

The Babies Are Here!

This weekend proved to be the craziest most anxious weekend of my life. Saturday I called the on call doctor with some mild complaints. She told me to come to the hospital so she could look me over, and she told me I might as well bring a bag. Well I had bags packed so I threw them in the car, I had myself convinced she would check me over and tell me to go home and rest though. That didn't happen. She checked me over and started ordering nurses about on what to do with me. I was hooked up to magnesium to stop contractions that I didn't even know I was having and given one of two steroid shots for the babies lungs. From then on I was on complete bed rest. The magnesium made me extremely ill, throwing up regularly, so I got another medication to fix that. On Sunday I got my second steroid shot, and 24 hours after that (Monday at 1:00) they started to lower my magnesium dose. They told me if I started contractions they wouldn't stop them. Tuesday morning when I woke up at 5:30 I was having contractions, but didn't think much of them. When they checked me over at 6 however, I was fully contracting, so to emergency surgery we went! It all happened so fast, I didn't have time to register what was all going on. I was just thankful my husband had time to get to the hospital. So now on to the important information:

Rylan Joel was born at 7:13 Nov 24th. He was 2 pounds 15 ounces and 16" long.

Brett Henry was born at 7:14 on Nov. 24th. He was 3 pounds 7 ounces and 17 1/4" long.

Brileigh Marie was born at 7:15 on Nov. 24th. She was 3 pounds 1 ounces and 16" long.

All three babies are doing extremely well. Breathing on their own and using their lungs to let us know they are here. They have been sucking on pacifiers very well and will start getting a little food tomorrow to see how their tummies handle it. The doctors couldn't be more pleased with how they are doing so mom and dad are relaxing a little more every hour.

I know it was everyone's prayers that helped these babies get to where they are and I thank all of you. I'm getting stronger every minute so it's getting easier to run into the NICU whenever I feel like it, expect some more photos soon!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whew, Made it

Another Handmade'ns show over! And I made it through the whole thing. Not that I did much, but someone has to hold the chairs down don't they? We sold a lot of stuff, almost all out! Now I need to start working on next years items if I have any hope of making enough for the show. Ha! We'll just have to see how the year goes... These photos are just a couple of the ones I took before the show started. We do have pretty lights on all of the tables and trees, but I wasn't about to go crawling around to plug them all in for these photos, sorry.

For the most part the babies behaved themselves through the show. After the set up on Saturday, my little girl decided she didn't want to cuddle with her brothers anymore! She had been laying lengthwise like the boys and on top. She moved to stand up on my right side, her head up in my ribcage. That was not comfortable for me at all! Sometime during the night she finally moved, I'm not quite sure where. I guess I'll find out at my next appointment. They got measured at my last appointment, week 28, and the girl and 1 boy are 2 pounds 7 ounces, the other boy is a little smaller. He wasn't cooperating with the doctor so measuring him accurately was impossible. So the good news is they are all on track for their "age". I'm just glad to get past 28 weeks, now the next goal is 32! December can't come fast enough!

Now a nursery update, we have decided to change rooms! The room I was going to put them in sits in the corner of our house and gets a little cold. I was planning on putting up window treatments, but my husband won out and we are moving them to another bedroom. Of course I don't like the decor in there for babies so I got some paint out and he freaked! I then placed a call to a local gal who paints and she is coming later this week! After that's all done we'll start putting things together. Nothing like waiting til the last minute!