Saturday, September 15, 2012

Two little sweet peas....

Wow... so on Monday, September 10, 2012 I was able to make a dream come true for such an amazing family. We welcomed into the world Keira and Ava. They are so beautiful and super healthy.

Keira is on the left and weighed 7lbs and Ava of course is on the right and weighed 6lbs. They have stolen a little piece of my heart!

This is my amazing extended new family. They were all so appreciative of what I did for their family. There was definitely a lot of love in that room. :)

This whole experience has changed my life in more ways then I can even say. 

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by, or followed my journey. It has truly been amazing, and I can not express in words just how amazing it all was.

Now on to the next journey... watching this family fall in love with the two most precious little girls ever. I am so blessed to have joined this family and continue on with the journey.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Just a little excitement

So today was an AMAZING day!    After almost a year, I finally got to meet mommy and daddy!  They arrived in Los Angles last Wednesday and have been staying in Palm Springs. I can not lie, this freaked me out a little, as Palm Springs is about 2 hours from the hospital. The whole "what if...." started to sink it.

So today was my 36 week check up. OMG, yes 36 weeks. And they got to come to it!   I think that was the 2nd best appointment this whole journey. :)  After the doctors appointment we had to meet with a social worker from the hospital to get things squared away and we got a very nice tour of the hospital. 

After all that, we just sat and talked. It was great. It felt like we were old friends. :)  There was never a weird moment, things just flowed.

The crazy part is... I have only 4 days left with this crazy little girls. And soon mom and dad get to hold them in their arms. Wow, years in the making!  Words really can't describe the feeling that took over me today seeing how excited and appreciative they really are. And to think... I helped them on this AMAING journey!

Well the count down is really on...  Monday is just around the corner!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Slowly coming to an end...

Wow... So I have made it to 35 weeks 2 days. The girls are still staying put!!!   The family arrived this evening, but we have not met yet!  I am super excited about that!  

Today I had my check up...  Baby A who is on top is measuring 5.13lbs and Baby B is measuring 5.7lbs. My doctor said that he is estimating that they will be closer to 7lbs each. :)   This is great news, it means no NICU!!!!!  

The big day is still set for September 10th, which is just around the corner!!! 

OMG... my amazing journey is almost over, a little bittersweet. But the best part of it.... it the new journey that is going to begin with the family!   And that is what it is ALL about, my intended family :)   

That is all for now...   next post will be after my appointment on the 5th.  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fun Stuff Going On...

Ok so last check-in I was 30 weeks.   I have made it to 32 weeks with a small scare in between.  On Aug. 3 I was in a small car accident. thankfully no one was hurt. This however sent me into the hospital with contractions 2-3 minutes apart for almost a 12 hour period. All kinds of tests were being ran, and I think the scariest one was where they check to see if a protein is present. If this protein is present they say that you can deliver within 2 weeks. UMMMM...   2 weeks was still way TOO EARLY! The girls need more time inside to grow!  So, we did the test, which by no means is fun, and THANKFULLY it came back negative!!!   :)   Nest stop... was to make sure that I was not dilating.... also came back negative. Things were looking better and better!  We did an ultrasound to make sure there was no blood, or leaking or anything else bad going on. This came back negative as well. So the only concern was getting these contractions to stop!

They had me on an IV with magnesium, which help relax everything and get the contractions to stop. This didn't work until I was up to 2.5g of magnesium and 12 hours later. Talk about a long 12 hours!   The contractions were finally under control that I could be transferred to a different area of L&D.  I was moved to High Risk, which to me sounded more serious then just L&D. But I was in good care, and the girls were doing great so that is all that mattered to me.  I was also then given a steroid shot (two shots in my booty) to help develop the lungs of the little ladies just in case they did decide to make their grand appearance sooner. :)

It also looked like I had a  little trouble maker on my hands. :)   The first 24 hours the girls were hooked up to the monitor to make sure they were ok. This posed a very big challenge for the nurses. Baby A who is low would not stay on the monitor for nothing!  This made things really uncomfortable and hard on me. Those poor nurses kept coming in and would have to find her all over again. She is such a little stinker!  It got a little easier as time went on to find her, because there simply isn't enough room in there for her to go anywhere.  She did continue to make things hard on me because she was so low. When they did the hour long monitoring it took 30 minutes to get them both on there, and me having to be on my back. TALK ABOUT TORTURE!!!   Made things really hard on me breathing wise. 

Tuesday morning, I was finally given the ok to go home... BUT I now had to be on bed rest :(   BOOOOOOO!! 

I see my doctor on the 14th, which makes me 33 weeks!  I swear there can not be anymore room for them to grow, My belly feels so big and tight. But we have a few more weeks.

Until next time..... 

Monday, July 23, 2012

7 more weeks...

Well I am 30 weeks and a day!   Almost time for these little ladies to make their appearance :)   I have such mixed feeling about this. I feel like time has gone by so fast, so part of me is not ready to evict them yet :)    But I know their mommy and daddy and older sisters CAN'T wait!!!   

So I ended up having to take the 3 hour glucose test :(   BLAH   how nasty that was!   What made it even worse was that I had to fast and was STARVING!!!     But the good news was that I passed that and am just moving right along :)

My next appointment is on the 31st, we get to see how big the girls are, so that is always exciting to see, and their movement!   Speaking of.. these girls are out of control with movement!!!   But it makes me happy knowing that everything is OK with them!  

I can't get over that in 6-7 weeks these little ladies will be here. I can't wait to see what they look like, meet the rest of the family and hope to gain a little extended family.   My hope is that I remain in touch with the family. They have truly been amazing and so supportive!  

                                                   28weeks 4 days :)   

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wow... it's been too long.

It has been too long since I have been on here. 

I am now 26 weeks pregant. I feel these girls ALL the time :)   Some night I am convinced they are not going to go to bed.

Baby A is measuring 26 weeks 2 days at 2lbs and Baby B is measuring 26weeks 6 day at 2lbs. :)    Today I had my glucose test and will have the results in 2-3 days... fingers crossed that I will not need the 3 hour glucose test!

Talked to the doctor to schedule my c-section. I will be 37 weeks on September 10th so that is the date!!!    Unless.... I start contractng prior to that. He said they will "try" and stop them but he believes the girls might be here sooner then the 10th.

My appointments are now every 2 weeks. And after 32 weeks I am no longer able to go to SD. :(    If I start contracting before that then I can't go either.   

All else is going well. Morning sickness is still very much here :(    but I am doing much better with it.

I will keep up with blogging each appointment from now until they are born.   

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Just Trucking Along!

So today marks 21 weeks! I feel like it has gone by WAY TOO FAST!  The girls are in full motion, mainly at night. And boy are they active :) This is always a good thing, and really fun at night when I am by myself paying close attention to their movements. 

According to what I have read, they are measuring about 10 1/2 inches long. I will have a better idea of their length and such when I go see the doctor on the 29th!

Today I finally sent my IM (Intended mom) a picture of me and the belly. :)

Me and the girls!!!