Sunday, September 30, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 9:53 PM
Today we took a wheelchair ride. We took a quick stroll to a little plaza out in front of the hospital and had a photo shoot there (see picture below). Afterward we went over to the NICU for a tour. It was insightful, but a little bit scary to see. It was good to get familiar with that area of the hospital and to gain a better understanding of what our future might hold.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 8:44 PM
Friday, September 28, 2007
Today marks week 27. Amy still hasn't received her 27-week diploma, but we're sure it will arrive shortly. Here's a picture of Amy, her sisters and her mom.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 10:41 PM
Thursday, September 27, 2007
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 9:37 PM
Monday, September 24, 2007
Woohoo, we have a couple of two-pounders now! Today's ultrasound provided us with some great new glamor shots of the boys. Today's photo shoot revealed two good profile shots. Amy's pretty certain she can identify different features on both of their faces (hint: one is the chin). I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm pretty sure we're thinking Baby B (as indicated on the ultrasound sheet) is going to be Cade and Baby A is going to be Carson. Like I said, I'm going out on a limb and this blog post may be revised once my editor reads it. Speaking of Amy Jo, I think she is handling bed rest very well. Her spirits were lifted when she was able to see the boys' faces with the ultrasound. By the way, if you click on the pictures below they will be enlarged.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 11:03 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Also noteworthy, Amy got to take a ride in the wheelchair today. I wheeled her all around the hospital so she could take in all the breathtaking sights here at St. Luke's vacation resort. We enjoyed looking at some of the pictures and stories from the many miracles that have happened here at antepartum. It's simply amazing what technology has enabled.
Here's a picture from today. This is my mom bringing gifts to the birthday girl. Thanks mom!
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 9:50 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 10:24 PM
It was a pretty low-key Saturday. Amy did receive some exciting news from her doctor. He said that she is now allowed to take short rides in the wheelchair! He also said that it would be okay for her to go down to the family room down the hall and recline on the couch when she has larger groups of friends and family here. We were pretty excited to hear that news and we're interpreting it to mean that she is somewhat stable.
We had a few visitors today, but I was only able to grab pictures of a few of them. Jeremy, Debbie, Brady and Katie stopped by to wish Amy a happy birthday. They also brought a really cool birthday cake that my mom made. It's made out of packaged, cake donuts, marshmallows and 24 glow sticks. Thanks mom! I think she chose the donuts since we don't have much refrigerator space to preserve a full-size cake.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 10:13 PM
Friday, September 21, 2007
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Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 9:08 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Still here... It looks like we're here for the long haul. We sure hope it's a long haul. Tomorrow Amy Jo will get her diploma for 26 weeks! Another milestone in this exciting journey. She continues to have contractions, but the medications seem to keep them in check for the most part. We are taking it day by day and hoping for the best. The nurses here have been great and we're getting to know some of them quite well. The location downtown actually works out quite well for me as I am able to get to my office in about 5 minutes.
We have been absolutely blown away by the amount of support, care and concern we have received from family and friends. Thank you all! We are recognizing now more than ever how blessed we are with great people in our lives.
Amy Jo is able to receive visitors here at the hospital, but there are some catches. She needs her rest throughout the day and she also has some monitoring by the nurses at various times of the day. As a result, it is best to schedule a time to come visit. You can reach Amy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll warn you, she doesn't always check it regularly, but be patient and she'll respond.
Again, we can't express enough gratitude for the thoughts and prayers of others in our behalf. We will try to keep you posted as we go through this adventure.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 9:04 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
After initially being put in the labor and delivery area of the hospital we were moved to the antepartum (that means 'pre-delivery'...we think) wing of the hospital. This area is basically setup for moms-to-be that need to be on extended bed rest. Nurses and doctors still monitor Amy's status, but it is not as intense as it was in labor and delivery. The room we are staying in is actually quite nice, I even have a little chair/bed to sleep in. Since this will essentially be home for us until the babies come we are trying to get as comfortable as possible.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 11:25 PM
This might seem like an odd picture. This is the new recliner that Amy was supposed use as she continued bed rest at home. Unfortunately, it looks like she will be spending the duration of the pregnancy at St. Luke's hospital.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 11:23 PM
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 11:19 PM
On Monday, September 10th Amy was admitted to St. Luke's downtown as she had started to have contractions approximately three months prior to the due date for the twins. This picture is of Amy forcing a smile as she waits in the labor and delivery room at St. Lukes.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 11:10 PM
Saturday, September 15, 2007
We figured that we should try to get in one last vacation/trip before our family's size doubled so we went back to Virginia for a week for a little vacation. This is a picture taken at Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's house near Charlottesville, Virginia)
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 9:53 PM