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Welcome to my blog! Me and DH are 27. We met at the end of our senior year in High School and married three years later on June 25 2005. We have been TTC for over 3 years. Now we are expecting twins in June. I hope to encourage and be encouraged through our journey.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Never in a Million Years

did I think once the girls came home I would just completely throw my blog to the side. Many of you are pregnant, have moved on to adoption or are even contemplating going through fertility treatments again and I haven't been there for you like you were for me. All of you have been so supportive and kind through my process and I feel guilty for not staying up to date with everyone and letting you all know how the girls are, especially since many of you were there during the most difficult time in my life (hospital stay). The girls are doing great. We have had our ups and downs but nothing I'm going to complain about....I have 2 beautiful healthy baby girls!!!

We have been venturing out of the house more and more and it's crazy how twins draw so much attention. We are celebrities. Even every Sunday at church it takes us 10-15 minutes to get to our seats and we only have maybe 75 people in our church. The fun part is seeing peoples face when we tell them they are 7 months old. They are just now in 3 months clothes.

Harper & Paisley



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Long awaited pictures

The girls came home on the same day and it has been 3 weeks now. Everything has been crazy to say the least. I think we might be settling into a routine so hopefully things will get easier. The girls weigh a little over 7 lbs now and are doing great. Here are some long awaited photos!!!

Paisley Grace

Harper Rose

Thursday, June 16, 2011

One down one to go

Paisley gets to come home Monday. We are so excited we can't contain ourselves. Hopefully Harper isn't far behind her. The next week will be very busy. Taking care of one newborn while another is 70 miles away in the hospital. Thank goodness DH is taking off work next week. So we will alternate who is with Paisley and who is with Harper.
We have been staying downtown this entire time (yes over three months) so not only will it be great to have her home but we will be HOME. "sleeping" in my own bed.

Let motherhood begin......

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sorry it's been so long...

The girls are doing fabulous. All of the doctors and nurses have said what miracle babies we have. Harper is 4 lbs 14 oz and Paisley is 4 lbs 5 oz. One of the last major milestones left is getting them to drink from a bottle and we are working on that. I can't wait to show you guys pictures, like any proud mama I think they are beautiful and wanna show them off.

I hope that the girls are able to come home in the next few weeks (3-4). That might sound like forever to you but it seems like it's right around the corner for me, considering we have been here 11 weeks now.

I have been trying to read all my blogs and for the ones who have had babies and gotten pregnant since I have been MIA, congrats and what a blessing. Oh and hello to all my new followers.

Monday, April 11, 2011

1 Month 4/8/11

So many things to update you on. First off this entire journey is a roller coaster. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.

The girls have been doing really good for a little over a week! Praise GOD! Harper got really sick two weeks ago. When these little ones get sick they ride a fine line. It was a stressful week to say the least. She had an infection, her kidneys stopped working, she had major damage done to her nose from the CPAP (little mask that gives her oxygen), she also had a ART line which is like an IV that goes straight into the artery. Once they took the ART line out blood flow stopped to her left foot. It has gotten so much better. In the beginning they thought she might lose her left foot! With lots of answered prayers her foot will be fine and her nose is healing. They did call in a plastic surgeon to monitor the progress in case she needs some sort of surgery in the future (yes it was that bad).

In my last post I told you how our precious Paisley had a grade 2 brain bleed?! Well Our GOD is awesome and when they did the repeat scan to check the progress they can't see where she even had one!!!!!!! NO BLEED AT ALL!!!

I know I haven't been posting but know that I still think of all of you often and wish my computer wasn't junk and I could get on the Internet more. Today I'm using the hospital computer :).

I have been wanting to post pictures of the girls because they are absolutley beautiful (I'm so a MOM)! but i'm a little nervous about posting pictures of them with all there little tubes and IV's. I wont even let my family take pictures of them. I'm a little protective of them right now. I promise I will post a picture soon....my soon might be in a month or two once most of the tubes are gone. My due date was June 23 so thats about how long the girls will be in the hospital.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2 Weeks Old

I don't think that you can mentally be prepared for a journey like this one. The girls are 2 weeks old today and are doing well. There have been more good days than bad (which we are truly blessed by) but somehow the devil can take one bad day and turn all the good ones into a faint memory.

We found out today that our precious Paisley has a grade 2 brain bleed. The doctors are optimistic about the outcome and if Mark and I aren't there will be know way to make it through the next few months. The Lord has pulled her through so many obstacles so far why not this one. Mark and I have leaned so far on GOD this whole time and he has come through each and every prayer, how could we not? Harper has done exceptionally well and we have had only minor set backs with her.

There are so many things I have on my mind and things I wanna say and get off my chest but I can't find the time to get it all out. I will hopefully be able to tell you all about the hospital stay and delivery part very soon. Between pumping and being at the hospital i have NO time for anything.

Speaking of pumping....obviously I wont be able to breastfeed for a long time. Any suggestions. I spoke with a lactation consultant and she said that I'm not producing enough. At first I started out pumping every hour to make my body produce. Then I went to every 3 hours...around the clock. When I spoke with that lady she put me on another schedule. 12midnight 5am, 8am, 10am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm. This was just 2 days ago I started the new schedule. I also started taking fenugreek to help with my supply. I'm taking 3 3x a day. I haven't really noticed a difference. I'm getting almost 2 1/2 oz in the 5 hr time span from midnight to 5. In the 3 hour time span I can get anywhere from 1-1 1/2 oz. Then the 2 hr time span I'm barely getting 1 oz most of the time its less than that. I hope yall (Lauren) have some really good advice. Pumping should be the last thing I have to worry about. WHY CANT MY BODY WORK!!!!

Please forgive me for not reading your blogs. If there is anything I missed please update me.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Girls Are Here

Just wanted to update everyone really quick. Paisley Grace was born at 6:29am 3/8/2011 weighing a whopping 1 lb 6oz and 11 inches. Harper Rose was also born at 6:29 am weighing 1 lb 7 oz and 11 1/2 inches.

The Lord allowed me to hold them in for 13 days being in the hospital. I also made it 72 hrs after the steroid shots for there lungs. I was 24 weeks 5 days and for that gestation the girls are doing really well. We still covet all prayers during this time.

I have been running a fever so I still haven't seen the girls, only pictures from my DH's phone. As soon as I see them I will try and post pictures.