Monday, August 13, 2012

They Are Here!

The time has come to introduce these little ladies to the world. Everything went as planned with the c-section. I will say I would choose a vaginal delivery any day over a c-section. The recovery is a lot more difficult. But I know I will get better soon.
So, Abigail Mae Foster was born at 10:48 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs 2 oz and Lacey Nicole Foster was born at 10:49 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs 15 oz. (Which by the way is WAY off of what the doctor thought she was). But it all worked out. Both came out super healthy, no NICU time or anything. They are small and stinkin cute. They already are gaining weight really well. So far it's been great. They are easy babies. Although the first night home was really as bad as it could have possibly been. We think they had a lot of gas, but last night was amazing. When one got up we got both of them up and we just got up twice. The most difficult thing is that I can hardly do anything. Once I can function normally it will be much better. Luckily I have an amazing husband who is happy to do pretty much everything. We are SO happy to have these girls in our family. Every time I look at them I just think wow, what a miracle. Double blessing for sure.

Proud papa in the operating room. You can hardly see Abigail. She wasn't wrapped up so well.
They wrote "A" and "B" on their hats in the O.R. I love their hands in this pic.
One of the nurses made these cute bows for them.
Grandma and Grandpa
Mel reacted just like I thought she would. She just wanted to hold the babies and feed them. It's a good and bad thing.
Mel looks slightly creepy in this picture, but I love it.
First walk.
All our girls.
Say "cheese"

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Maternity Pics

I love that I have friends who are so talented with photography! My friend Kim took some pictures for us. Now... I don't really like having my picture taken at this stage of pregnancy but I did it, because I thought I would want to document this.
This is what full term with twins looks like. Does it make your pelvis hurt?
Here is her website if you are looking to get some pics taken. She is awesome!
Thanks Kim!
Mel is kissing my belly. But I have to add that yesterday when she lifted up my shirt to see my belly she said, "ew gross." Thanks Mel.
What a cutie!! Ah.... I love her.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Not The Plan

So there has been a little shift in "the plan." And really this was just my plan; which was to have two babies head down delivered vaginally and that they would be around the same weight. Everything is fine, I just went to the doctor today and we decided that I will have a c-section on Wednesday (10:30 a.m. to be exact). Baby A has kind of dropped off with her weight gain. She is just a small babe I guess. The blood flow was fine, and she is still growing, but she is just not as big as her twin sister. Baby A is around 5 pounds, and baby B is around 7 pounds. I thought baby A would be bigger than that, so I was a bit surprised. Then the doctor told me that baby B was now breech. So... I would have gone for a vaginal delivery even though baby b was breech, but now there is more than a 25% difference in weight between them, which increases the risks of vaginal delivery big time. The doctor let me choose, but he really thinks I should have a c-section, and I am with him. The risk of having one vaginally and then one c-section, or serious complications with baby B just did not sit well with me.
I am ok with it now, but I will say I cried first when he told me she was 5 pounds and then when he said baby B was breech. It just tore my whole plan apart. Luckily Drew was there, so I didn't feel so stupid.
The more I think about it the more I really am just fine with it. In fact kind of relieved and happy to plan it. When you have to shift your thinking or change your plans it can be hard. I have decided that I am just goin with the flow now. Obviously nothing is in my hands. First of all, we didn't "plan" on having twins, and I had to shift my thinking and now how they will get here is different than what I thought. And I am sure much much more will be different than what I thought. The key is to look at the positives ALWAYS! Because isn't that the best way to live? I am glad that they will be 37 weeks and not considered premature, I am glad that there will be less risks, I am glad that I can get everything ready and there is no rush to the hospital, I am glad that so far the babies are doing well, I am glad that it's a planned c-section and not an emergency one (which I have heard is a much easier recovery), and I am glad that I don't need to worry because no matter what, Heavenly Father is in charge, and so my will is His will. So hopefully I don't go into labor before Wednesday, but... if I do then everything will work out fine as well.