Thursday, June 19, 2008

Where have I been?

Perhaps you have been wondering (and by you I mean that whole 3 people that read this) where I have run to for the past month and what has been keeping me so busy that my blog would no longer be top priority? Well, let me tell ya, a week on strict bed rest followed by a premature birth of two BEAUTIFUL boys will do that sometimes.
It all began on June 2nd. I went to the hospital with erractic contractions because I just sensed that something wasn't quite right about these even though they weren't coming at regular intervals or intensity. Upon getting checked by the nurse in OB triage, I was informed that I was sitting at 4 cm. Holy crap! The doc came in, stopped my labor with a plethora of drugs that made me feel like crap, and then I spent the next three days on my back unable to move. Huh. Never thought about it like this, but seems to me that perhaps that's how I got into this mess. Ha! Anywho, my doc finally let me go home on orders to remain in bed unless showering or using the bathroom until I give birth. He was hoping to get me two more weeks of growing babies but my body settled for one. June 11th, Brad and I went into the hospital after I was certain that my contractions were not going to be stopped by the perscription given to me. At 9 pm I was between 4 and 5 cm. At midnight, I was 7 cm and they quit trying to delay delivery. I got an epidural, reached 10 cm soon afterwards, and was wheeled into the operating room shortly thereafter to give birth. At 12:59 am, Creighton David screamed his way into the world at a whopping 4 lbs. 15.3 oz. and 18 in. long. For 33 weeks gestation, that's pretty damn good! Ten minutes later, my little tough guy, Daniel Morgan, came into the world double foot breech at 4 lbs. 10.7 oz. and 17 1/4 in. long. They are currently in the NICU but are getting stronger every day and growing by absolute leaps and bounds. I'm hoping they'll be home in another week or two and then life can go on. As you can see from the pictures, they are quite possibly the most perfect little things that God ever created. I am so in love with our new additions and am so anxious to be exhausted by them in the comfort of our own home.