Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Monday, October 29, 2007

Babies on the Move

Our Monday family night is being spent moving rooms!!! The Antepartum Suite opened up today so we decided to take it! It will be nice to have a change of scenary and it is quite a bit bigger. Shane gets an upgraded bed along with a nice desk that he can work at! So, we are now in room seven...just one room over! The new phone number is 381-1967. Hopefully the news spreads quickly! Maybe we'll post some pictures once it's all organized...Shane has his work cut out for him!!!

My doctor said that I may be able to go home at 34 weeks if the boys haven't come by then. That's only 3 weeks away, so that is encouraging. He also let me know that we won't go passed 36 weeks...nice to have a concrete end in sight. So, we are hanging in there. The boys are growing and are super active, so much so that they've got themselves a little reputation!
All the nurses know that getting them on the monitor is quite the task...they don't always like to cooperate! I know they will give me a run for my money once they're here!

I also need to give Shane a big thank you!!! He's been so great about updating our blog regularly. More importantly, he's been here every single night with me. I can't imagine going through this experience without him. He does my laundry, runs my errands, listens to me when I just need to talk, and loves me when I cry. I know that I am one lucky woman and try not to take him for granted. He is my rock, my support, my everything. So, here's a big shout out to my hubby!!!

We love all of you and are so grateful for your love and support.

Friday, October 26, 2007

31 weeks!!

31 Weeks!! Hooray!! Amy Jo had an ultrasound today and everything looks good. The boys are now 3lb 7oz and 3lb 12oz! They're growing up so fast. Everything is going well here. As you can see from the diplomas, we have been here for about 7 weeks now. I'd say the time is flying by, but I think Amy would disagree.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Quick update

The ultrasound looked good this morning. There is still adequate fluid for both babies, so that's a good thing. The babies continue to monitor well and the doctor continues to be very optimistic about how long the babies will stay in.

Here are some pictures of some of Amy's crafts that she has made with her friends here at the hospital. One of the nurse assistants runs a craft activity every week. They've had to twist Amy's arm to get her to go, but today it really paid off. While at crafts Amy learned that there's an additional food menu in circulation - it's the kid's menu and it's loaded with great items like chicken strips, corn dogs, celery plate and so on. Amy also found out that one patient was able to go out to eat with friends one night. It's surprisingly difficult to pull off a night out on the town, but we now know how to get it done.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

13 going on 30

30 Weeks!! We're excited to announce that another week has passed! Amy has started to have contractions more often and with greater intensity, but nothing to be alarmed about. Her doctor wants to take a look at the babies' fluid tomorrow with an ultrasound. There has been disparity in the fluid almost from the beginning, but both babies have always had adequate amounts of fluid. The doctor mentioned that in the event that one baby gets too little fluid they will need to deliver both babies. So, depending on the results of tomorrow's ultrasound we could be looking at a delivery in the near future. At this point the long-term complications should hopefully be minimized, but the longer the babies are able to stay the less time they will have to spend at the NICU. We feel like we have been blessed in so many ways through this whole experience and we thank all of you who have helped us.

Here is a picture of Amy with her 30-week diploma. I reassure you that she got into bed shortly after the picture was taken.
Here is the artwork that Amy and her younger sister Lauren have been working on for the past few weeks. Notice how well they stayed inside all the lines. Good job girls.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

29 weeks!!

It's time for another update. The 29-week mark was yesterday and we're really happy about that milestone. The 28-week point was probably the most significant in terms of risk of long-term complications for the boys and we're glad to be out of that area.

Amy had an ultrasound yesterday and she is doing well and progressing as expected. The doctor also mentioned that the boys look good as they have all along. I have posted the two pictures of the boys from yesterday's ultrasound. If you're not excited about alien-looking babies you may not want to look at them. It was pretty exciting to be able to see so much detail in their faces.

Amy's spirit were lifted this week when she was reunited with her blow dryer. You read that correctly, she was excited about her blow dryer. She's now more excited to get out of bed and shower every day because she doesn't have to climb back into bed with wet hair.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Shower pictures

Here are some pictures from the baby shower that was thrown for Amy about a week ago. Thanks to those who jumped through hoops to organize the event and to attend. It was a bit of a fiasco with the mother-to-be being in the hospital. Thanks everyone!

Friday, October 5, 2007

28 Weeks!!

It has been a few days since we have posting anything. Today seemed like a good day to post since it's a day of celebration. It's 28 weeks today!! Yippee! Notice the nice wax lips.

We have more chocolate than Charlie's factory. If you're craving sugar, stop by and visit.