Tuesday, January 27, 2009

4 weeks tomorrow :)

Abigail and Madison
Madison and Abigail

The girls will be 4 weeks old tomorrow. This time has flown by. I found myself washing their "newborn" sized clothes last night because their "preemie" clothes are getting too short for their long legs. It kind of made me sad because it is just the first sign of how fast they are going to grow. We are all adjusting to having newborn twins. School is back in full swing for Jerald and I, and so far so good. The girls great-grandpa is coming in town this weekend to meet them, so I am excited for him to get in town. I just know he is going to love them to death. Hope you guys enjoy the new pictures. They are all so darn cute. Caden's new thing is being a cowboy. I can't wait to share the above picture with his wife someday :) I have been under the weather with a bad breast infection, so sorry this post will be short. Thanks again to everyone. Lori brought the girls some MORE cute clothes, and some dinner we can freeze. My aunt Karen brought an awesome spaghetti casserole, and a much appreciated gift certificate to Target. My mom, or Mimi to the kiddos took all day on Monday off of work to help with me the kids since I was sick. We are so grateful to everyone! Love ya'll!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


As many of you know I joined a group called PAMOM (Plano Area Moms of Multiples) and two moms (one in the group) and one in Arizona really need some major prayers right now. I believe in the power of prayer, so keep these families in your thoughts and prayers please because they are fighting some hard fights right now.

I just read on Jenna King's blog that one of her quads, Preston, is in kidney failure and the prognosis isn't good. Doctors say that "if his kidneys do not begin to function soon, he will pass away in 3 to 4 weeks maximum." Please pray for him and also for his siblings who had heart surgery today. They were born at 25 weeks gestation.

Lauren is 17+ weeks pregnant with quads and was recently admitted to the hospital. She is leaking amniotic fluid and would really appreciate your prayers. You can check for updates on her blog or her husband's blog.

The first three weeks...

These first three weeks have FLOWN by. My God the girls have already changed so much. They are much more awake now. We took some chances this past weekend and had some sick people around the babies. Unfortunately they got sick too :( Not good considering they are still just barely 5 pounds. No more of that though, and I think everyone around me now knows that they can not come over under any circumstances even if they think it's "just allergies" RSV, colds, and the flu are rampid right now, and these little ones can not fight that stuff off very easily. We got lucky this time, and therefore I have to seriously prevent the next time. They are eating 3 oz each every 4 hours now, and sleeping from 11 PM to 5 AM. Such good girls! I am recovering from the c-section very well. Caden is adjusting to the new babies as best he can. I took him out and about to McDonald's and some other fun stuff for him. He needed some "mommy time" Thank God my Dad has been here. He has been such a huge help. He needs me now, but I will go into that more in detail when we get official results back from the doctor. They love to sleep together, and still love being swaddled up tight at night to sleep. We love them so much and can not imagine life without them now! :)

The girls arrival

In the NICU

Sorry it took me so long to get this post done. School started this week, a new house to unpack, two newborns, and a crazy three year old. Needless to say...I have been very busy. SOOOO I went off the terb pump and less than 24 hours later I was in labor. I timed my contractions from 9:30 pm-10:30 pm on Tuesday, December 30th and they were 2 minutes apart for a solid hour. I knew this was the real deal, so I prepared. I took a shower, straitened my hair, finished some laundry to pack my bag, and looked up middle names online :) I was on the phone with my best friend Ashley telling her how I was in labor BUT could not go to the hosipital until I had some middle names picked out. She was basically like, "Stephanie, I am hanging up. I will call you back in a little while and you better be at the hospital." Mind you Jerald is in bed sleeping this whole time because he is sicker than a dog. We get to the hospital at 11:30 PM. I told the nurses this was the real deal. They all new me because I literally spend the last 2 months up there. My doctor is not a night person, so he told them to order me some Demeroll and some IV fluids and he would be in around 5 AM. He could do this because technically I was only 35 weeks and he wanted me to hold out until 36 weeks. No luck for him. My contractions got more consistent and they took me in for my c-section around 2:30 AM. Abigail was born at 2:37 AM with stats of 4 lbs 12 oz and 17 inches long. Madison was born at 2:38 AM with stats of 4 lbs 15 1/2 oz and 17 1/2 inches long. The hospital stay was interesting because Jerald was sent home sick by one of the nurses. So my dad stayed up at the hospital with me while he got better. The girls were only in the NICU for like 12 hours to help maintain their body temperature. We all went home on Friday night, and the journey has officially begun. :)