Thursday, November 29, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 10:09 PM
About the delivery. When we saw the doctor on Tuesday morning he did an ultrasound that revealed that Cade was breech (head up), but he thought the boys were big enough to go ahead with a natural birth as planned. Once we were at the hospital Amy was given pitocin to turbo-charge the contractions. It worked mildly, but once the doctor broke Carson's water bag the contractions really started to ramp up. Amy got an epidural as the doctor had suggested since Cade was breech and that could be a potentially painful situation for Amy. At the time Amy received the epidural she was dilated to a 6 and within half an hour she was a 10. They wheeled her into an operating room in case an emergency C-section was needed. I counted heads before the action started and I counted 13 people in the room for the delivery. It was quite the team. They did a great job of coaching Amy as she pushed out both boys. Carson came out first and the doctor immediately started to wrestle Cade. Cade did not flip around so the doctor reached up and grabbed his feet and pulled him out breech. It was an amazing experience for us and we're glad they both arrived safely.
Our boys are fraternal twins and definitely have their own looks. All four of us get to go home together later on today! Pretty amazing!!!
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 8:02 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 1:17 PM
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 11:37 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 11:11 PM
We went in for Amy's scheduled doctor appointment this morning and the doctor was a little concerned about the growth differences between the boys. He has been concerned all along because baby B has always had more fluid than baby A, but until now they have been lockstep in growth. Since the doctor was planning on delivering the babies sometime this week he decided that today would be as good as any other day this week. He told us to go home, get our stuff and go to the hospital. And that's where we are now.
They just put Amy on the monitor to check the babies and we anticipate that sometime today we will have two little boys. I will try to post on the blog as soon as I can after they are born since I know there are a few of you out there waiting to hear.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 12:44 PM
Sunday, November 25, 2007
We've been slacking since we've been home and thought we'd better give a quick update. We've been home for a little over a week and have been loving it...well I've been loving it!!! Poor Shane has had a few more dishes to take care of but is surviving! It is hard to sit and not help in your own home but that will change here soon enough so I'm trying to just enjoy it!!!
We had a great Thanksgiving here in Boise with my family, my Grandma & Grandpa Luke, and the Rays. So nice to be home in time for the holidays. Pretty sure the hospital Thanksgiving dinner just wouldn't be the same! Friday marked 35 weeks! Pretty darn exciting! I started tapering off some of the medication this weekend and will see my doctor on Tuesday. I won't be completely off medication so it'll be interesting to see how this week goes. I will also be increasing my activity as the week goes on. Once we get passed 36 weeks, my doctor would feel comfortable scheduling a delivery. So, we'll see what this next week brings. We are excited and nervous all at the same time but I know that's pretty normal. We'll be sure to post an update as soon as we have one! Until then...
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 9:16 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 10:15 AM
As promised, we were able to come home yesterday. It was exciting and a lot of work. I made about five trips from our room to the car with all of our belongings. I crammed everything in our little car and then wheeled Amy out of the hospital. Amy was given strict orders to be on complete bed rest for the entire week. So far she is being very compliant... I think that's partially because she gets winded when she moves too much.
It was a bittersweet experience leaving the antepartum unit at St. Luke's. We've grown to love the nurses and staff there and we can't express enough gratitude for their service and care in our behalf. As we were leaving last night they handed Amy her last certificate and to our surprise they also made me a certificate for 68 days in the antepartum unit. Now I know why Amy always looked forward to those certificates each week, it felt great!
We had another pleasant surprise this week when we found that our second crib had been assembled for us. You may have noticed it in its box in the nursery pictures that we posted last week. Thanks to the anonymous helpers that did that for us. You're very sneaky.
I am having problems with the blog website right now and I am not able to post pictures. I will put up some pictures of our certificates and the new crib when the technical difficulties subside.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 9:29 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 12:38 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 6:26 PM
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 8:39 AM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 10:56 AM
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 10:23 PM
Friday, November 2, 2007
Amy promises that the nursery will get finished as soon as she is allowed to go home. We're still waiting on the 32 week diploma, so that should arrive tomorrow even though today is 32 weeks. It looks like Amy will get to take a break from the hospital this weekend. The doctor has given her permission to take a few hours and leave the hospital. Stay tuned for more on Amy's exciting trip.
Posted by Shane and Amy Jo at 11:04 PM