Saturday, March 7, 2015

They are here!

After our long struggle our miracles have arrived!
Sean Patrick and Shea Mary arrived on my birthday via c-section at 7:10 and 7:11 p.m. January 19th! They are absolutely amazing and everything we have ever dreamed of. 
As I write this, they are almost 7 weeks old and the time is going tooooo fast. They bring us so much joy and I can't kiss them enough every day. 

We have a new journey now as I am battling breast cancer, but it is not taking away from the constant joy and love we have for our babies. I am proof that if you keep faith strong and never give up, you CAN have your family. It was a long, hard road, but one that I would do all over again to have our miracles here with us today. 

Thank you for following our story and helping support us over the last 4 years. Without all of you, we would not have gotten through this.  God bless you all and I hope for a happy ending to all your stories.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Almost there!

We will be 8 months tomorrow!

The babies are kicking non-stop and you can now see my belly move when they are very active. It is wild! We have been doing some of our baby classes, washing clothes, starting to pack our hospital bag and figuring out what they will be wearing home. If it was up to Matt, they would both be head to toe in New England Patriots gear :)

Sleep is a thing of the past and when I do sleep, I snore like a wild bear. I have really bad acid reflux, so laying flat is not an option and I need to change positions a lot due to how the babies are sitting. At our last ultrasound, they were both breach (feet first), so if they do not flip by our next ultrasound in 2 weeks, we will be scheduling our c-section!

I cannot eat too much in one sitting, so am eating a lot of small snacks through the day. There is just no room in there! I don't have any cravings and really did not have any the whole pregnancy. Trying to drink as much water as possible to avoid contractions. We had a little scare last week. We were actually at our delivery class and it was 7 hours long. Longest I have been "upright" in a while. Towards the end of the class, I was NOT feeling good and started getting a strange pain on my right side. As we did the tour of the labor and delivery floor, it got worse and was starting to take my breath away. We decided we should get checked out and told our instructor that we were heading to triage. (what are the chances!?!?).  They hooked me up to the monitors and both babies heartbeats were strong, but they did see contractions on the screen. They were about 3 min apart. The doc checked my cervix and it was closed and high and she wanted to watch me for a couple hours and check again. After the 2 hours, everything was still ok, so they sent me home. I got a glimpse of what contractions will feel like and if I do have a regular birth, that just reinforced that I would have an epidural :)

So, for now, just taking it easy as much as possible and getting very excited that we will be meeting our babies in just a few weeks!

Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

25 weeks!

I am 25 weeks today, belly is growing and these little ones are kicking non-stop. Baby girl is really low, so I am getting a lot of low pressure and a LOT of kicks to the bladder. Baby boy is laying higher and on my left side. It is really amazing to feel them moving around and they definitely react to certain things I eat or drink. The one thing I cannot get enough of is grapes (maybe I am missing my red wine??) and every time I have a handful they start dancing around and going crazy.

Last week I had some pretty strong cramping and my doc had me go to triage to get checked out. Everything was fine and the nurse actually laughed and said "wow these babies are active!" To be safe, my doc had me on bed rest for the next week and the cramping definitely got better. I got up for an hour or so yesterday and they came back, so not sure what this will mean when I let him know my status. I am now going to see my doc every 2 weeks, which is really awesome because I feel really taken care of and supported. HOPING to not be on full bed rest, but I will do whatever I need to for our little ones.

Matt read his first story to the babies last night..."Good Night America!" I had tears in my eyes listening and watching him. He is going to be SUCH an amazing Daddy and I think my heart may actually melt when I see him hold our babies for the first time. We are doing really well, starting to get some shower gifts, picked out the letters for the names that will be hung over their cribs and definitely beyond excited.

For now, we just keep doing what we are doing and enjoying every part of this miracle.