Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Birth Story

We got up around 3:30am.  We live over an hour from the hospital so had to get up early.  It was 6 am when we got there.

They started pitocin at 7am and broke her water not long after that.

11:00am she was 5 cms

11:30am she was 7 cms

12:00pm she was 9  cms

12:20pm she was fully dialated and pushing.

12:40pm Baby A was born

12:46pm Baby B was born.

There were never complications and heartrates were great the whole time.  G didn't get any pain meds and labored all around the room.  She wasn't able to leave room because she had to stay on monitors but she just moved around room.  Labored on ball and the bed.  She did great!

G didn't have to push much to get Baby A out and then didn't push at all to get B out.  He just came on his own.  We couldn't ask for a better delivery.  It was great we were able to have pain med free vaginal delivery of twins!  Every one was so surprised.

Doctor was surprised how fast everything went.  He planned to come check on her at 12 and thought she would be a few cm dialated not that he would be delivering then.  Her contractions were a few mins apart most of time so she was glad it went so fast.

They never had to up her pitocin higher then 10 so we were thankful.  We were so scared about being induced because we knew it could up the chances of having complications and not getting the vaginal delivery we wanted. 

She did tear and had stitches and some bleeding but not too bad. 

Baby A weighed 5lb 13ozs 18.75 inches long and head was 13in

Baby B weighed 4lb 14ozs 18.5 inches long and head was 12.5 in

Baby A was same weight he was day before on ultrasound but B was a lot less.  Both were doing great tho!

They were a little concerned about A because he had 2 vessel cord and B because he was so small but they were doing great.  A had an ultrasound on his kidneys the next day because babies with two vessel cord could have problems.  It showed the pyramids were swollen but that could be because he was dehydrated so he had a repeat one on Monday April 6 that showed everything was fine.  They told us they were worried about Bs sugar and temp but both were great whole time.

We left Saturday around 5 pm.  Baby A weighed 5lb 7ozs and Baby B weighed 4lb 9ozs when we were discharged.  So not too much loss and breastfeeding seems to be going well.  G struggled a little with latching up it gets better every day.

Took us a day but we finally came up with names.....

Baby A is Austin Lee
Baby B is Grant Lewis

Austin is on the left in all these pics.  

37 weeks

So G's appt April 1st went great.

Baby A weighed  5lb13ozs 28 percentile fluid 6cm
Baby B weighed 5lb6ozs 16 percentile fluid 5 cm

Since everything looked so good we were good to do induction at the hospital we wanted.  We also found out she could deliver right in the room.  Doctor was still on board with no pain meds too since baby B was still head down.

G was dilated 2 cms and was almost completely effaced.

We needed to be at hospital at 6 am April 2nd.  We went home and got everything packed up and tried to get some sleep.

Monday, March 23, 2015

36 weeks

G went to this appt without me March 23rd and of course the babies acted cute!  The measurements are about the same as last week but puts them at lower percentiles.

Baby A 5lbs 7ozs 20 percentile

Baby B 4lbs 12ozs 10 percentile

So measurements can't be quite right since I'm pretty sure A didn't lose weight.  Seems like the placenta isn't working as well but doc still wants to wait till April 2 nd to induce.  I don't think she will make it.

She had some contractions show up on the NST and she's fully effaced, head is -1 and she's 1 cm dilated.  

G had another appt Friday March 27th but saw a different doc because ours is on vacation till Wednesday.  She didn't do much just looked at NST which looked good.  Basically acted like she didn't want to say anything because it would be different then our doc would say.  

Today is March 31st and still no babies looks like she will be induced April 2nd.  We have appt tomorrow to check on babies and make last minute decisions I will do my best to update ASAP! 

35 weeks

G had her 35 week appt Thursday March 19th.  Everything looked great and seems on track to make it close to induction scheduled April 2nd.  Only concern is Baby B being so small but since fluid for both babies is still good both over 6 cms not too worried.  Going to doc 2 days next week tho to keep an eye on them.  

Baby A 5lbs8ozs 52 percentile, heart rate 140, and 6.26cm fluid

Baby B 4lb8ozs 13 percentile, heart rate 152, and 7.27cm fluid

Here is G at 35 weeks 

Friday, March 13, 2015

R update

So I have been writing so much about the twins and this pregnancy and I haven't said much on how R is doing.  He is 18 months now.  He has been walking since about 10 months and has been saying "mom" and "cat" for about that long as well.  He has been able to tell us where his body parts are since about 12 months.  Well he points to them.  He has been eating table food since around 9 months now.  He finally got some molars in (2 on top and 2 on bottom) so he can eat almost anything now.  He has 9 teeth fully in (4 top front, 2 bottom front, and the 4 molars) and 1 tooth just poking out front bottom.

He seems to understand everything we say.  He can go get things we ask for.  He loves to help cook and clean.  Right now after dinner he goes to get his broom to sweep up the mess he made on the floor.  And when he wants to help cook he goes to get a stool.  He LOVES pancakes.  Esp blueberry ones.  My dad and him make them a lot.  R knows what to get out and does it himself to let his grandpa know that he wants them.  He goes to get the pancake mix and the bowl and pan to make them in.

He can shake his head for "no"  and makes a "eh" sound for yes.  He barks when he wants to get the dogs and makes a "spsp" sound to call the cats.

He has been giving hugs and kisses for at least 6 months now.  And in last month or so started touching pointer fingers to people which his Mommy G does for meaning "love"  It is something she always did with our niece and now does with R.

Yesterday he gave his baby doll his bottle.  And when we ask him where his baby is he touches his belly then points to Mommy G's belly. lol

Here are all of his measurements:

It goes Weight, Height, and Head I don't have Height and Head for all of them.

Birth:  7lbs 11ozs (47%), 21in (90%), 13.8in (35%)

1 month: 11lbs (68%), 22in (52%)

2 months:  14lbs (84%), 23.5in (55%), 17in (97%)

4 months:  16lbs (79%)

5 months:  17lbs 7ozs (79%), 2ft 3in (92%), 17.6in (92%)

6 months:  19lbs 3ozs (83%)

7 months: 19lbs 8ozs (71%), 2ft 4.5in (92%), 18in (88%)

8 months:  21lbs 2ozs (72%)

9 months:  21lbs 8ozs (66%), 2ft 5.5in (86%), 18.6in (93%)

12 months: 25lbs (76%), 2ft 8.5in (98%), 19in (91%)

15 months: 25lbs 12ozs (66%), 2ft 9.4in (96%), 19.3in (90%)

18 months:  28lbs 8ozs (81%), 2ft 10.3in (93%), 19.5 (90%)

At his 15 month appt his doctor seemed surprised he was only saying "mom" and "cat" but didn't say much about it but at his 18 month appt last week she did.  She is referring us to Early Intervention to get an evaluation done.  She thinks it's nothing to worry about but that if he does need help now is the time to do it.  And we agree and totally expected that to happen.  We weren't surprised at all.  During his doctor's visit tho he grabbed her stethoscope and tried to listen to his heart and throw it around his neck like she did.  She asked if he had one at home and we said "no" and she then said how impressed she was that he was doing that.  That was more of a 2 and a half year old behavior and she thinks he is just not wanting to talk yet because he is smart.  And we think that as well but will do the eval.  They called me yesterday and are coming to our house March 18th to talk to G and I and do paperwork.  Then they will set up his eval.  I just can't wait to get it over with!

He is still breastfeeding strong lol and I feel like he will never stop!  He does drink cow milk during the day if I am not around.  I am trying to only breastfeed him for naps and bedtime but I haven't been successful yet!  I am happy he never had any formula but wish I could get a break from breast feeding sometimes! lol Especially throughout the night.  He wakes up few times a night to breastfeed still.  He does normally sleep in his crib from 8-9 pm to 2 am so I get that time to rest but after that he's awake to breastfeed then sleeps in our bed rest of the night.  Should be interesting with the twins coming!!

Well that is all I can think of to update for now.  I will update on his eval and anything else I can think of soon!!  Short twin update coming next!!

Here is R feeding his Baby and wearing his goggles lol

Friday, March 6, 2015

33 weeks

G had her appt yesterday (March 5th).  She was 33w2ds.  Everything looked great again!! Yay!! We really never thought we would get this far.  Only 3 more weeks till our goal of 36 weeks!!  Baby B measured smaller again but consistent with all other measurements besides that 1 day they looked the same size so were are thinking measurements were wrong that 1 week.  Doctor is very happy and thinks we can wait 2 weeks for another ultrasound.  So we might get another ultrasound around March 18th-20th if she makes it that far.  Both babies passed their Biophysical tests with 8 out of 8 and the NST looked great!  G's cervix measured 1.49cm so again no real change in the length so that's great news.

G has a lump and redness on her breast which we think is a clogged milk duct already but doc was concerned and she had an ultrasound on it yesterday.  She goes today to find out what it is.  It's getting smaller and doesn't hurt anymore so we are thinking it's no big deal.

Here are their stats

Baby A:  heart rate 137 measured 32w6ds 4lb 8ozs 47th percentile and 6.62cm fluid

Baby B:  heart rate 146 measured 31w3ds 3lbs 15ozs 27th percentile and 5.94cm fluid

We are thinking their names MIGHT be Austin Ray and Grant Lewis but we are undecided for sure and will wait till they are born for our final decision.

Here are some pics.  We finally got some 3d of Baby A

32 weeks

So G had her appt February 26th.  She was 32w2ds.  Everything went okay but there are some things to start watching.  Last time they measured the babies 2 and half weeks ago the babies measured almost even now Baby B is smaller again.  They aren't sure if the last time he was measured wrong and he is just still small or if something is wrong.  Well not really wrong just that maybe the placenta isn't helping him grow as much as it was.  So we have to go back weekly for ultrasounds to keep an eye on that.  Everything else was great.  They passed their Biophysical Profile with an 8 out of 8 and the NST looked good.  Both boys are still head down!!

Here are their stats

Baby A heart-rate 146 measured 32w4ds 4lbs4ozs 56 percentile

Baby B heart-rate 152 measured 30w5ds 3lbs 9ozs 25 percentile

G's belly measured 39 weeks for singleton pregnancy so she is getting "full term" looking and uncomfortable.  Her cervix measured 1.5 so still about the same.  We are thinking we are going to make it to our goal of 36 weeks!!  Doctor is talking about inducing her at 36 or 37 weeks.  He is not on call those weeks on the schedule so I am not sure what his plan will be tho.  Guess we wait and see!

Here are some pics.  Only got 1 pic of Baby A.