Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thank goodness for Raspberry Tea

This is what I looked like the night before I went into labor...YUCK!

I was miserable and ready to pop! That night was a Saturday and we had just had people over for the Husker football game. I told Lee he needed to go to the store and get me some raspberry tea. I heard it helps thin your cervix therefore helping to induce labor??? Well I tried it! At 10pm on Saturday September 17th I drank a cup of warm raspberry tea.

Sunday September 18th. My mom, sister and kids were all over to hang out for a bit. They left my house at 11am as I was not a happy camper. My right leg had swelled so big just full of fluid. I actually had my mom measure it LOL! I called the doctor and she said just relax and check my BP and if it's high to go in to the ER. After everyone left Lee helped me off the couch because walking was almost impossible. We got to the stairs and all of a sudden I look at Lee at 12:30pm and said "My water just broke" I stopped and had a very weird rush of fluid below and I knew it was true. Lee said "What? Are you sure" I said yes I'm serious it's my water. He helped me to the bathroom and everything just got crazy from there. I will spare you all the DISGUSTING details.

After I showered because I felt gross we got to the hospital. It was 1:30 and they were rushing everything! I was contracting FAST and HARD! They check me and I was at 2 cm dilated. The contractions were not even 20 seconds apart so they rushed me to the OR. I was scared. I thought Lee would be freaking but he wasn't I was. The anesthesiologist asked me what was wrong and I told him I didn't know, I think I was just overwhelmed. This was it, no more just the 2 of us, I was about to be a mom! A mom of twins non the less. I got the drugs relaxed and here they came.

Jacoby Lee Michael was born at 2:42pm via C-section

The next baby was very eager to come out so they had to wait a minute so they had separate birth times

Zoe Jean was born at 2:43pm via c-section.

I cried, and cried, and cried....my miracles we FINALLY here!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

34 weeks

I am T..I..R...E...D! Physically and mentally exhausted and ready to my my little ones! We are doing our twice a week stress tests on the babies and they are going great. 3 weeks ago I got admitted for Pre-term Labor but they slowed the contractions down and I am now on meds 3 times a day to slow them down.I am still having contractions but they are much slower and less painful.

Bring on some babies! See what happens when I have a contraction....they jump on top of eachothe like they are ready to bust out!

Here is my 34 weeks bump above!

Maternity pictures!

Thanks to my fabulous neighbor Lynz for doing my Mat photos! They are beautiful thank you!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Almost there!

Only about 6 more weeks to go! Here are the bumps for 29, 30 and 31 weeks

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More bumps

Not much new here...Passed my 3 hour gestational diabetes test woo hoo! Here are my belly shots from weeks 25, 26, 27, and 28. Enjoy

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More Bumps!

Week 20 through 24! I finally got asked the question "What are there 2 in there?" YES! Yes there are!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sister wives

As I sit here and catch up on my DVR....I watched an episode of sister wives that just got to me. Here they are picking out homes for each wife and all the children. Meri who is sister wife #1 only has 1 child due to some infertility issues. I am unaware of the exact issue (not that it's any of my business) but 2 things during this episode really got to me.

1: Cody the husband was getting upset because Meri got a 3 bedroom home that was around the same price as a bigger home, 4-5 bedrooms that Janelle and Christine got. OK so just because she didn't have 5 kids she should get less? Meri and her daughter each got a room and Meri gets an extra for her sewing room. Seems fair to me.

2: The last wife (#4) Robin Just found out she was pregnant. I will say I commend her for driving to Meri's home to have a 1 on 1 conversation with her about being pregnant. I know how hard it is to find out a friend is pregnant when you face such a struggle to become pregnant yourself. That has to be so hard being married first and all those years taking on more wives and children one after another while you struggle to have your own. I have not watched the actual conversation they have but my heart hurts for Meri. I am more than happy for Robin because she deserves to be happy and have a healthy baby. I hope Meri is happy for her, I just found myself so upset and needed to get that out.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Slacker but so much info...READ THIS!

Our computer took a dump again so we had our good friend Mike fix er up for us! Working WONDERFUL now so here it whats been going on:

16- weeks we had to see a High Risk OBGYN. We have decided to delivery at Bergan Mercy since they have the NICU there just in case the babies need to stay. They have remodeled the pavilion and it's beautiful here at Bergan (I work here too) and so secure which makes me feel good. We love love love our new doctor. He is so funny and sweet and I was really worried about seeing someone new but he is great! Both babies are in separate sacs and have separate placenta's which is the way to be so that was one less thing to stress about.  Best news ever about that appointment was...we found out what we are having....


It was the best news ever! The babies were not as big as the doc wanted them to be so we have to go back every 2 weeks for growth scans. I was worried at first but I am so thankful to be keeping such a close eye on the both of them.

17 week: It looks so HUGE to me!

Week 18- Scans were good, babies were growing but we still have to go back at 20 weeks for a full anatomy scan to make sure all 10 fingers and toes are there. Here is week 18:

Here is my bump at 19 weeks....so crazy when you compare it to the first picture I posted at 8 weeks or so:

I will keep you all updated after our anatomy scan on Wednesday at 20 weeks!

Monday, April 25, 2011

15 week bump

Here they are...my babies are growing and I love every minute of it! Looks like my shirts are starting to get a little tight....EEK!

14 week Babies!

The doctor I see is going with Oct 12 due date which bumps my date up from Oct 19. I have been off a week this whole time..OOPS! So from here on out it's a fresh start. Here are the babies at 14 weeks. I have to see a high risk obgyn next week as we have to have a "backup plan" in case something were to go wrong with the delivery or babies. That freaked me out but it seems she does this just as a precaution. I will see my doctor in another 4 weeks and hope to find out what gender the babies are. Still not sure I want to find out but I told Lee we could. Let's just say I won't be disappointed if they are not cooperating! Lee swears baby A is a boy already LOL!