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Thursday, August 7, 2008

The girls are here!

My mom took in last Friday to get my bi-weekly NST test.  We were there for 3 hours and my contractions really started picking up.  They moved me into Labor and delivery to watch my contractions.  They weren't stopping so the only option left was to try Magnesium Sulfate.  It is the least preferred of the two ways to stop labor and since I had already tried the Nifedipine, this was my last option.  They hooked me up to the IV and got the Mag into my system.  The next 2 days were a blur but I do remember feeling so drugged and nauseous that I just had to sleep.  The contractions started coming again on Sunday (Aug. 3rd) so they decided that it was time to let the babies come.  An ultrasound was done and showed that the babies were each about 4 pounds so we weren't to worried about the babies being too small.  I ended up having a c-section and I was so drugged from the epidural and the Magnesium that I didn't know what was happening.   The babies are here now and Ali weighed 4 lbs 1 oz, she was 15 1/2 inches and was born at 4:02 p.m.   Ava weighed 4 lbs 2 oz., was 17 inches and was born at 4:03. They are doing very well and will be in the NICU for approximately 4-9 weeks.


melanie said...

Congratulations on your two beautiful, tiny, sweet girls! They are precious. So glad you're doing well. Hope that all goes well as they get stronger in the hospital and ready to come home. Can't wait to see them in person.
Love, Melanie

Leslie said...

so very proud of you, and those little girls! absolutely beautiful. Know that although we don't chat often, I am always here if you need something. Always.

Leslie Miller

Mandy said...

Congratulations! The are so beautiful. I wish we could come see them. Good luck with four!
Mandy and Michael

Paige said...


Cute baby girls!! Congratulations! I am here to tell you that I know personally what you mean about the Magnesium. I was on Mag while I was in labor with Sami to help control my blood pressure and I was throwing up the whole day!! After she was born they gave me something for the nausea, that knocked me out!! I remember Greg and my mom and dad waking me up to tell me that she was really sick and I remember being in a total haze.
We can't wait to see the girls. I remember back when I used to volunteer at the NICU they used to say that a lot of the time the babies could go home around the time of your original due date. We hope they can go home soon!!

Jennyfer said...

Your girls are beautiful. Congratulations!!!

Jenn Ferguson

zazu said...

Hey Brittany,
Melanie shared your blog link with me. Your girls are beautiful! I can only imagine the adventure ahead of you. I'm glad to hear you are all 3 doing well. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help :)

Emily Beech

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.


4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...