Saturday, May 31, 2008

First heart monitor dips

Jason and I were watching a movie last night when my 10pm monitoring came around. The moment the nurse put the monitor on Jax we heard a very strange heartbeat. The nurse quickly checked my heartbeat to make sure it wasn't mine and just before she could hit the emergency button, Jaxon's heartbeat rose from 60 to 130's and then steadily up to the 150's where it usually is. She quickly hooked up Brady and a doctor came in immediately.

Apparently one of the babies was compressing Jaxon's cord causing his heart rate to plummet down to 60.The staff said this will happen more and more now and we just need to watch to make sure the heart rate of the baby accelerates properly.
I was monitored longer last night and this morning and cleared by the doctors that everything is OK. I was of course on pins and needles through the monitoring.

This afternoon, Jax took two more dips again. I was on the monitors all afternoon while my mom and grandma were visiting. We know this is one of the exact reasons why we are here, but I must say I don't think we'll ever "get used" to watching one of the baby’s heart rate drop and hope it comes back up. But as for now - they are thankfully OK and that's all that matters.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ultrasound pictures

24 weeks, 6 days


Brady - Blowing bubbles (and showing his tubby belly)

Jaxon - Gulping amnio fluid and laughing


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

25 Weeks today!

Today the boys are 25 weeks. Only 7 more to go to get them here safe.

Every monitoring and scan has gone very well so far. I have NST monitoring 3x daily and 2 scans per week on Monday and Thursdays. This will all be increased in the next few weeks as the boys get bigger, and the space gets more limited, or if there is any distress shown on any of the monitors or scans. The boys are VERY active and move my belly around like crazy.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nursery







Baby Shower (May 18, 2008)

The shower was fantastic. Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated the boys for the afternoon. You are all too generous. My mom and Sidney (who is having a baby girl at the end of July) hosted the perfect day with decorations, games, prizes and lots of LOVE. Mama Letts provided food/love and family friend Sue provided the cake. Jason and I appreciate our family and friend's love and support through all of this.