Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Snuggle Buggles

The twins are making excellent progress! They are breathing freely on their own (the tubes in their noses are actually for feedings), and they are learning to nurse and getting better at every attempt! If they can continue to transition from tube to oral feedings, gain weight, and maintain their body temperatures, then they can go home! I haven't received a definite time line of when all this will happen...it is up to the twins and how fast they want to go.

We had an interesting day today, since the weather gave us a scare and a tornado warning was issued for our area. All babies were moved to a safer location in the hospital, and the twins were able to be in the same bassinet for the first time! I took a picture, since they were just too cute! I thank God every day for my
TnT Dynamite Duo! ;-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

36 Weeks + 1 day

God has blessed us with the safe arrival of our twin boys! Thomas Allen was born on June 17th, 2011 at 9:02 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs. even! Troy Alexander was born a minute later, and weighed 5 lbs. 7 oz. They are both doing well, although they had to go to the NICU for assistance with their breathing since their lungs are still slightly immature. I just got a good report from the NICU that they are both off of the CPAP breathing machines, and are able to breathe mostly on their own! Eric and I should get to hold them and help feed them when we go down later this morning. What a blessing that everything is working out! God is with us, even when are afraid and unsure of what is going to happen!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

36 Weeks!

Due to popular demand, I have decided to share a picture of myself 36 weeks pregnant with the twin boys! Eric said that the skirt and shirt really didn't show my size as well as some of my other outfits, so you can only imagine what that means! Notice the fashionable hospital bracelet on my wrist that I received this evening after having my blood work done...I think it goes well with the outfit! Also notice the empty decoration cabinet next to me...a testimony to my inability to get much unpacking done over the last few weeks. Oh well, at least the babies didn't come too early due to me over-achieving! ;-) Now I have to figure out how to get a good night's sleep even though I am a little anxious about tomorrow. This is my first c-section, so I'm apprehensive. I am hoping and praying that everything works out, and that both babies are born healthy and able to come home with me when I'm discharged from the hospital! Please pray with us!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Deer in Our Backyard!

Eric and I were enjoying breakfast together this morning before my appointment, and we saw this beautiful deer walking along the trail in our backyard! We love living here, where we see so much wildlife thanks to the many acres of woods and fields behind our house!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Water Attraction

We have had some unusually early days of hot, humid weather that normally only happens in July or August! Thankfully, we found our box of swimsuits and water toys to help the kids to cool down and enjoy the weather instead of being cooped up inside where the air conditioner was running (that's where I was ;-). We put the famous "Elmo Sprinkler" in the front yard this time, and attracted some of the kids from the neighborhood who wanted in on the fun! It has been great to see my kids making new friends, and I'm glad to see that the kids in this neighborhood are kind and respectful to both children and parents. I am thankful that God led us to a nice area, on a cul-de-sac where the kids can all play outside safely and are watched by many caring parents and neighbors.