Monday, January 4, 2010

34 Weeks, 1 Day, and 2 Babies Later...

Hi People! I'M BACK!

Sorry to be out of the loop for so stinkin long! Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and I'm sorry to have made people worry! I'm afraid I couldn't access blogger from the hospital (WTF is up with that?) and B could only be counted upon to update one blog (I have a family-friendly version of this blog where I don't say "fuck" nearly as much). There's a lot to catch up on! Quick run-down of the past month:

12/1/09- Yup...hospitalized bed rest reared its ugly head
12/28/09- Met the 34 Week mark!
12/31/09- My planned discharge date for PTL or the "Go With God" plan
12/29/09- The morning I woke up to a very swollen version of me (Think Blueberry Girl in Willy Wonka and you'll be close to reality). Blood work was drawn which revealed Pre-Eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Doctors told me everything was "extremely abnormal" and asked how long it would take B to get to the hospital as the babies needed to come out right away.

My birthing story? Pretty much the exact opposite of what I wanted when I first got pregnant. Gone was the granola, family-loving birth I envisioned. Instead, I got LOTS of pokes & prods, an emergency c-section, and I wasn't able to see our precious babies for more than 24 hours after their birth (unless you count the fly-by immediately post-op "Look at your babies! Gotta go! Byee!"). This was due to the degree of drugs I needed after the c-section which meant I wasn't able to get out of my bed for a day. I'm still pretty angry and upset with the universe about how things went down. But I know it was needed for all parties to be healthy.

Our babies weren't named for more than 48 hours since we planned on naming them once we were able to hold them and get acquainted. are our beautiful babes!

Finnigan (Finn) Joseph
4 lbs, 13 oz
Born 12/29/09 1:35pm

Cassidy Mary
3 lbs, 8 oz
Born 12/29/09 at 1:36pm

They're each spending a couple of weeks in the NICU and doing beautifully. Finn was on a respirator for the first day and Cassidy, while smaller, has proven to be feisty. They're both breathing on their own, eating from bottles, and have had their IV's removed. We're working on consistent feeding without having to be gaveged-fed (BTW, a horrible site where they stick a tube down baby's throat), gaining weight, and maintaining body temp.

I was released Saturday, Jan 2, which was great since I HATED the post-natal unit and missed my peri-natal nurses like crazy.

So, that's our status! I've added the updates that y'all missed from the past 4 weeks. Thanks again for thinking about us. I had no idea that I had so many internet friends! Y'all are the cream cheese to my bagel!


  1. Congratulations on your double bundle of joy! I was wondering about you and I'm glad everyone made it out OK, I wish you a million blessings!

  2. Congratulations! I've been thinking about you alot over the past couple of weeks but for the life of me could not find your email address to get in touch.

    I'm so glad everything worked out the way it did (minus the post C-section mess) and that you have two beautiful, healthy bebehs! Can't wait to see more pictures!

  3. Oh thank goodness I check your site several times a day!! The babies... ARE BEAUTIFUL!! Oh so many congratulations... Ok, I totally feel all stalker-ish... I'm Heather from Florida... I've been following for awhile... I kinda think you're hillarious... wow, did I totally just become more creepy... sorry!!

    P.S. - I so love the babies names!!

  4. So happy to hear all of you are doing well! I missed your posts....Looking forward to more pictures of your new family!

  5. Well thank fuck you're back (throwing that in there just for you!).

    But more importantly, congratulations on your two beautiful babies!! Love their names and look forward to more pictures too!

  6. Oh yay! You've returned! Congrats on your beautiful babies.. I'm so glad to hear that you were able to bake them to an acceptable level of done-ness. :) Welcome back!

  7. So happy to hear that you are all doing well. I've had you in my thoughts.

    I hit pre-eclampsia at 34, and HELLP (aka stat c/s) at 35 on the nose. I can't say I wanted a granola birth (y'know, OR nurse and all), but I know the feeling of wanting to name them after you meet them. Even when you can see them, trust me, mag makes you unable to distingush between them anyway (even if one has a penis and a head full of hair, and the other has neither).

    I hope your anger subsides, and that those beautiful little ones can come home soon. Congrats!!!

  8. Congrats! I LOVE the names. I've been wondering how you were doing. Hope your little ones get to come home soon! (Dawn - happythoughts)

  9. Congratulations on your babies!! They are beautiful!! And thanks for updating! I've been dying to know how you were doing and I'm glad everything worked out ok.

  10. Congratulations!! They are beautiful!

  11. I am so happy that you and the babies are okay and in fact doing very well. I love your blog mainly because you make me laugh. I wish you all the best in the weeks to come and hopefully those cuties will be coming home soon:)

  12. Thank you for posting! I'm a Nestie and was getting worried. I love your babies' names. Congratulations!