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. But...here are our beautiful babes!
Finnigan (Finn) Joseph
4 lbs, 13 oz
Born 12/29/09 1:35pm
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!