Tuesday, June 7, 2011

So many updates......

Greetings to all my followers (all faithful 5 of you) :)

Well I will begin my new post by saying my sister did an AMAZING job on the shower Saturday.  We had such a great time, and so many family members and friends from out of town came in for our big day.  The food was amazing, the decorations so cute, and the gifts APPRECIATED more than anyone could know. 
We had a beautiful day for the shower, which lent itself to being oustide.  80 degrees, a nice breeze and not a cloud in the sky.  It was perfect, the perfect gift from the Lord on that day.

My sister had a fun game for people to play, and that was how we announced the names of the Twins to everyone.  Everyone approved, of course even if they didn't they pretended too.  Of course, my family would probably have told me if they did not approve. :)

After unpacking and settling back in at home we were completely beat.  We looked everything over, reflected on the day, and talked about how excited we were for our family to begin!

Yesterday we had our weekly appointment, Week 31, and everything looked great with W&G.  They measure 4lbs 1oz and 4lbs 0oz.  W had the hicupps so we got to see that on ultrasound, and then the tech pointed out that W was also practicing his breathing.  I take that as a good sign.  Both are head down and our OB says more than likely that's how they're going to stay now.  There isn't much room left in there.  We aren't going to argue that point, and as of right now we're on for a vaginal delivery.  Much to the relief of our surrogate.  That has been her hope all along.
Her cerviz remains dilated to 1.5cm, and hasn't changed in a little over 3 weeks, so we continue to hope that stays as it is, for a few more weeks at least.  Our OB says if we get to July 11th (36 Weeks) and he is convinced all looks darn near perfect we'll induce around that date.  Sometime that week.  And both babies are measuring 32 weeks as of yesterday, so a week ahead of schedule.  So, we actually all kind of expect them to come on their own before July 11th, but  if not all the better.  The longer they stay in there the less likely we are to have to spend any time in the NICU.  A hope we all share!

We proceeded to the Hospital for our tour and orientation.  It was a great visit (even though our surro and I had been there already for the kidney stones, but Brian got to see everything) They have surrogates there all the time, so we are not unique, which is good because we got a lot of good information.  We for sure get our own room and the babies will be staying with us.  Our journey as parents begins the moment they are born and placed skin to skin on our chests!  That will be an amazing moment!
We left in great spirits, and had dinner with our surro and her two sons.  Then Brian and I headed on our 90 minute drive home, talking about the great day we had.  We're very optimistic, and very excited.  Our hospital bags, and W&G's have been started.  We know it won't be long now, and this week is already flying by.  Saturday marks 32 weeks! We are doing our last minute things, and are making a big push to complete the last project we wanted to get done before they get here this weekend.  The time draws so near.  It is almost surreal to me.

I know that before long our every day simplicities will change to complexity.  No more quick runs to Target, or to grab dinner.  No more lounging around watching TV.  But I have to tell you from the bottom of my heart, I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED  THAN I AM RIGHT NOW!!  I long to be a parent, to be a father, a role model for my two little miracles.  This has been a dream for so long, and sometimes I think I am actually dreaming, but it is real.  W&G are on their way, and I cannot thank God enough!

These final weeks will crawl by, but we have much to do week in and week out.  That will help pass the time, and before we know it W&G will be here, and my life will be enriched and blessed like it never has before.  To hold them for the first time and know they are ours will be unlike any other feeling I have ever experienced.  I'm going to be the proudest papa that ever lived!!!

Peace, and brave heart!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!! It's almost time. I remember when you were fretting over getting past 12 weeks and now here you all are! You're gonna be a great Dad, those are some lucky babies!