Friday, April 13, 2012

Arianna & Analise

35 weeks Pregnant. This picture was taken 5 days before my beautiful girls were born.

At 4:55 am baby A's water broke. I had an appointment that morning at 9:00 with my dr. and we had a whole list of questions to ask like how much time to you have to get to the hospital after your water breaks. By the time I saw my dr. at 7:00 none of the questions we had were relevant anymore.

We had grabbed a few things and headed to the hospital. We got a few blocks down the road when we realized we forgot the camera, came back home and then arrived at the hospital
and was admitted at 5:30. At 7:00 I walked down to the operating room. Baby A was breach
and Baby B was transverse so I had to have a C-section. At 7:18 am Baby A was born. At 7:21 Baby B was born. They passed the babies through a window to another room and never left Alan’s sight.

Once both babies were born Alan was able to go into the room with them. Because they were a month early the air-life NICU nurse prepped Alan on all the things that could be wrong. Thankfully everything was fine and they were perfect. While they were still working on me they brought them back in so I could see them. We stayed in the hospital for 2 nights then we were all able to go home.
It all happened really fast and the girls came a little early but I am so thankful to have them
be a part of our eternal family.

Arianna Maria was born March 28th at 7:18 am. She weighed 5lbs and was 18 inches long
Analise Jade was born March 28th at 7:21 am. She weighed 4lbs 15oz. and was 19 inches long
Analise is in the back and Arianna is in the front.



All ready for Easter

Analise in the back, Arianna in front.
Analise left. Arianna right. They are the sweetest things in the world!
Mom holding Analise left and Arianna right. I could and do just hold them all day. It is the best.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Baby Shower

Last Saturday my mother-in-law Rosa and my sister Nicole threw me a baby shower. We had so much fun. Lots of friends and family came and we had great food. The girls and I got completely spoiled. Thank you so much for everyone that came! And a huge THANK YOU to Rosa and Nicole.

This is my 34 week picture. The doctor would be okay with the babies coming anytime now. They would have to spend a little time in the NICU but there would be no long term problems. We would still like to wait until I am at least 36 weeks that way there would hopefully be no NICU time. 37 weeks is full term for twins and 38 weeks is our ultimate goal. Whenever the girls say it is time, we will be ready.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Getting Ready

We still have a ways to go before the girl's room is ready, but this is a good start.

At 31 weeks I am now on bed rest. Nothing is wrong with the girls or me, my doctor just wants to make sure they stay put for as long as possible. In 5 short weeks it will be okay for the girls to come and is average time for twins. Our goal is to make it to 38 weeks which is 7 weeks away. The girls will be here sooner than we know it. I am so excited!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Picture Day

I had an ultra sound today. She didn't take very many pictures and the ones she did take you have to be familiar with reading ultra sound pictures to see the image but I wanted to post them anyway. This one is of Baby A’s profile. One hand is in her mouth the other one is above her face.

Blogger kept fliping this one and I couldn't get it straight. It is of Baby A's fingers. (near the bottom)

I expected this one the least. I didn't even know you could see hair in ultra sounds but apparently Baby A has hair! The ultrasound tech said that she usually doesn't see hair this early, so it might be braidable by the time she is born. I always pictured my babies to be bald. I guess only time will tell.

This one shows Baby B's chubby cheeks. The image is looking straight down onto her face.

And here is the proud mom! I am 2 days from 28 weeks (a little over 6 months). My last trimester. Only 10 weeks left. My belly is defininately showing now and getting bigger everyday. :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

22 Weeks/ 5 months

I stole this picture from Jessica's facebook. Thanks Jessica!

It's a bit late. I am 22 weeks in the picture and 5 months. I am now almost 27 weeks and 6 months. New pictures to come... as soon as I take some. :)