Tag Archives: Baby

Blessed with Twins

12 Jan

Four long years and we are finally blessed with two amazing little humans.

my babies

 Kelland – Girl 6.8 lbs, 19.5 in

Carter – Boy 6.10 lbs, 18.5 in

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The pregnancy was going fine until 16 weeks. They noticed that my cervix was depleting at a fast rate. Thank the man above they caught it when then did. I had a cerclage placed to keep my cervix shut. I was also put on 100% bed rest.

Even though we had a cerclage, my cervix continued to shorten and funnel. At 20 weeks it was 1.3 millimeters (.05 inches). Each visit my heart was sad by the time we left. Baby girl was VERY low, her water bag was bulging around the stitch and I had sludge settling in the bulge.

For a few weeks the pressure was unbearable. At the 24 week appointment I was admitting to Triage. I was having contractions and since I was entering viability and the babies could possibly survive a delivery I stayed a very long week while they monitored me and the babies. I was giving a steroid shot to help develop their lungs if they decided to come early.

At 28 weeks I failed my gulocse test. What was one more thing to add to my list of issues. With a change in diet I was back on track. The testing 3 times a day became slightly annoying.

At our 30 week appointment my OB was seeing contraction and sent me to Triage again. They kept me for 3 days. I was not giving the second steroid shot since I they were able to get everything under control.

We were very excited we had made it so far. At 35 weeks they decided to remove the cerclage. This process lasted 5 minutes, but it had to have been the most painful thing I have gone through.. We were prepared to go into labor after the stitch was removed….. We didn’t. I was sent home and taken off bed rest.

For the next few weeks I was on the go. I was giving many funny looks and was always asked if I was shopping alone. People were terrified of how large my stomach was.

Finally, we scheduled C-Section at 37.5 weeks. Baby Girls was always head down, but we were where Baby boy was going to be.

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 We had a very successful delivery. Both babies were born healthy. They did not have to go to the NICU and were able to come home with us!

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XOXO – Elizabeth

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Wordless Wednesday

29 Feb

We are proud to welcome our new nephew Maxwell Edward into this world. After a very stressful pregnancy Max was born at 39 weeks and very healthy.

At week 14 my sister was put on bed rest. She was not even able to go on her tippy toes. It was a long road of doctor appointment, shots and medicine to keep the little guy healthy and from being born early!

8lbs.3 –  20.5

Born 2/26/12 @ 1:29 am

xoxo – Elizabeth

Two Babies – two very different deliveries!

29 Jun

The last 24 hours have been pretty amazing.

Yesterday I received a text from from sister that they were heading to the hospital at 6:41am and that her water broke. An hour later I received another text letting us know that she they arrived at 7:50 and after 2 pushes and 10 minutes the baby was born!

MARLA RAE was 7 lbs 8oz, 20 inches long, she has small feet with Brown/blondish hair. Due to how fast the delivery was baby Marla received a lot of bruises to her sweet little face! She is doing well and they are all ready on their way home!

After a very exciting morning, my phone rang at 4:00pm. When I saw the name on the phone I knew what conversation was about to happen! A dear friend of mine also had her water break (a few weeks early)  and they were on the way to the hospital.

I went up to the hospital around 7pm to see how she was feeling. Still at 3 cm, contractions were mild but increasing in frequency. I sat there with her until 11ish. They gave her some drug that would get her in labor mode and a sleeping pill.

This morning lots of texting back and forth. Now at 7cm and they gave her an epidermal.

It had been an hour from our last contact, so I decided that during my lunch hour I would swing by the Hospital and see how she was doing. I got to her room and a nurse was walking out. Not know what was going on I was  about to bust through the door. And then I heard it!  A scream like I have never heard before followed by everyone encouraging her to keep going! “YOU CAN DO IT”

I instantly froze. After one last yelp the baby cries began. I stood there not knowing what to do except cry!  I couldn’t stop crying!  Standing there by myself in the hallway crying. So I called my mom. I could not believe how emotional I was. I have two nieces and one nephew but have not had the opportunity to be at the hospital when they were born.

I stood there for half an hour. Not until the last-minute did I think of going to the waiting room where all the family would be! Nope, I just stood there crying, all by myself on the phone with my mom!

Liam Daniel born 12:01 7lbs 3 oz, 20 inches long with a head of dark hair!

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Both babies are doing great! The kicker is I still have two friend due this week! One is actually late by 3 days and the other is delivering her twin boys on Friday! ( keep them in your prayers!)

xoxo – E