Thursday, March 31, 2011

The BIG day!!

It's been quite an eventful week, to say the least. On Monday, Chris & I found out why Dr. McNabb was so hesitant to actually schedule an induction date (especially since my specialists don't want me going past 38 weeks). I got a call first thing in the morning that he had taken "personal leave" and that he wouldn't be back for a while. This disappointed me, but I knew his partner, Dr. Vu would be capable of delivering our babies. Monday was quite a dramatic day, but we got through it all, and Friday (tomorrow) is the BIG day! :) When meeting Dr. Vu, she was very thorough (almost too thorough for my taste), which helped ease our minds a little more. She actually gave me the option of doing a C-Section. I didn't know this was my choice (Dr. McNabb never brought it up, so I assumed we had to give the "natural" way at least a little effort). I initially told her I would try pushing these babies out, but realized overnight & after talking to my specialist, a C-Section was the way to go. I mean, who wants to labor & push for 24+ hours to have to either do it all over again for the 2nd baby or still end up getting cut open in an emergency situation!?! Tomorrow, we'll go in at noon & the C-Section should begin around 2pm. I can't wait to meet our little angels, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous. Chris and I are both pretty nervous, although we're trying not to think about it. He's nervous about seeing me all cut up & bloody. I guess I'm nervous about that whole messy surgery too, but I think I'm most nervous to have these babies come out healthy. All I want to do is hear their little cries to know they're ok! I have been told that a mother's love is something completely unexplainable. I already have a feeling of what it's like, since these babies are all I have thought and cared about for the past 9 months. I can't imagine how emotional we'll be when we first meet our sweet little babies. I know it'll all happen so fast, and I hope we can take in those special moments when they enter the world. We are so lucky. Let me add to that. Chris, myself, Kayelynn, and Brayden are so lucky. We have the best friends and family that we could ever ask for. My parents and siblings have been so supportive throughout the entire pregnancy, whether it's taking me to appointments, purchasing big necessities for the babies, dealing with my moodswings, or just plain being happy (that's an understatement) for these babies to come into the world. My in-laws are wonderful too. They are sooooo excited, but I know they're trying to hold it in everytime I speak to them. God is so good to us, and I am so proud to have these people in our lives. I have so much more to say, but I think I better get to bed!! Tomorrow will be my babies' birthday!!! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Catching up...

It's obviously been a busy time, as I haven't posted in over a month! With band contest season in full swing, and as we anxiously prepare for the twins to arrive, I haven't had much time to blog (nor have I had the energy)!

The nursery is finally "finished". I put it in quotes, because I still need to hang a shelf & find a cute little table to set next to the glider. BUT... if the twins came today, I think it's ready enough to make it work! I'll have to post pictures tomorrow, since I'm too lazy right now to get out of my comfy recliner.

I went for my checkup over a week ago, when Dr. McNabb told me I was 1cm dilated & 50% effaced. Of course, Mom was MORE than thrilled to hear about the progress, so she quickly went to the store and got me some slippers & some other "necessities" that she knows I'll need in the hospital. She swore that "it was time". This past week was spring break, so I got some much needed rest, and I soon realized that my body was no longer willing to allow me to do the things I wanted to do. I had a few weak spells where I got really clammy & had no energy, so I went in to see Dr. McNabb again on Friday. I'm now at 1 1/2 cm & 75% dilated, and of course, the babies are thriving! I had another weak spell today over lunch with my parents, where we all quickly decided that I didn't need to go into work anymore (I was originally going to do half days).

So here I sit... WAITING. I pray that these babies come at just the right moment, so Chris doesn't have to rush to make it in time or I don't have to sit in rush hour traffic trying to make it to the hospital.

On a very sad note... Chris found in January that his high school band director (yes, the person who we ALWAYS make a point to see every time we visit St. Louis, and also the person who flew down to Texas just for our wedding) had been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Of course, when Chris talked to him back then, Bob downplayed everything (this is the type of guy he was), so we were hopeful of a recovery. Chris found out this week that Bob had taken a turn for the worse and was on life support. Sadly, we found out that Bob passed just a few hours ago. He's in a better place, but it's hard to take it all in at once. Please pray for Bob's family, friends, former students, and that the twins come in a timely manner so Chris can go to the funeral AND see the birth of our sweet little angels.