Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekend update

 Nothing eventful over the weekend. Which of course is a good thing :)
Babies both continue to be very active. This makes for some very eventful monitoring strategies throughout the day. Our 20min strip easily takes 45-60min majority of the time. We had the u/s yesterday morning. Twin A still no fluid and transverse. His arm is in the cervical canal which could mean problems for it after birth but there's really no way to tell to what degree. Dr said it would take some crazy moving for him to get it back out but anything is possible. Main point is to have a brain healthy living baby then worry about an appendage. He also seems very optimistic with us making it long term since we made it past the 1st 72hrs from rupture!

  Tomorrow marks one week in the hospital! Just taking it day by day for now : ) Here's a belly pic from yesterday..


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Caring bridge site for daily updates

I have started a caring bridge site to give daily updates. I will continue to update the blog & FB but wanted to try and make it easier for family & friends  to have one place to rely on the latest updates: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/staceymcneese

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Huge turn of events

 Yesterday I was fine, took my girls to eat then to Sam Moon and we were home within an hour. Put baby to bed then went to the bathroom and wait>.....this is weird. Go upstairs..go again..OH CRAP it's not pee or normal d/c my water broke!?!? And we are only 23w3d!!!! Fast forward through IM getting pulled over on her way to the hospital and my mom locking her & my kids out of the house....

 We get to the hospital around 4pm to find out Twin A's sack has ruptured and there is no measurable fluid around him. I was on magnesium with my feet above my head for 18ish hours. Let's just say it was not fun but it worked! Contractions are under control. No more mag. Catheter out. Can eat all I want! And we were moved from, L&D up to high risk pregnancy floor where I will stay until they are born. This could be anythime from now until 34wks. So I'm  officially VIP at the Harris Ft Worth Hilton.

To those who've mentioned wanting to come up I'm currently in Room 376, I don't think that will change until delivery. Harris Ft Worth is right across from Cook Childrens near downtown. Please let us know ahead of time if you'd want come visit. I try not to have a room full at once : ) Msg me on FB or my cell is 817-913-0932. Just want you ALL to know how much all the prayers and support mean to us, Carrie & Craig too!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Had to share some pictures :)

I couldn't help myself... I had to take some cute pictures with Stacey at her little ones' birthday party on Saturday :) Is she not the cutest pregnant woman ever!!!??? I can't believe those are our boys in there!!! Next big update will be in after our 24 wk appt. Here's to healthy growing baby boys, Stacey staying healthy, and an overall good report from the doc on 7/28!

Friday, July 15, 2011

OT: Have to share..

   I try to keep the blog all surrogacy related but just had to share a couple of my   youngest daughters bday pics we had done : ) These were done by
http://www.bellajewelphotography.com (or can find her on FB too). She's done pics for us a few times now, I LOVE her!!
 
 Happy 2nd Birthday Kailyn!!



22 weeks & what a week it has been!

 Let's just say it's been one heck of a week. Like Carrie said, I had quite the spill in the movies parking lot. Thankfully my ankle turned out to be fine but my knee still hurts pretty bad. I'm just glad I was able to keep my 2y/o and belly protected! The day after that our a/c went out so had to get that fixed. No way can this preggo momma stay in a 95+ degree house! All seems to be calming down now, just in time for my youngest daughter's bday tomorrow. I still can't believe she will be 2!!
 Here's a pic of my sexy knee the day of my spill and then 5 days later. And of course our 22wk belly pic! These boys are SOOO active. I can already see them moving from the outside. I can only imagine when we're in our 3rd trimester!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

21 weeks and a little excitement


Oh my goodness... This week has already been quite crazy especially for sweet Stacey! Yesterday morning I had my first post-op appointment which my SIL drove me to since I had to take pain pills beforehand which left me quite loopy. Appt went well but
the doc wants to see me back next week to do a little more 'cleaning out' in my sinuses, not fun or comfortable but worth it afterwards. Anyway, after the appt I rode with my SIL to meet her in-laws and pick up my nieces... great little ride to Terrell that let me and Ali chit chat and catch up :)

After picking up the girls and making it back to Frisco, we were pulling up to my house and my cell rang... it was Stacey, PANIC rushed over me but I answered the phone calmly and started the conversation with "Hey, are you okay?" Stacey and I chat everyday but her calling in the middle of the day just seemed off... apparently my motherly instincts have already started to kick in. Stacey immediately told me "Don't PANIC" and proceeded to tell me that she had taken a spill in the parking lot (while holding her two year old) and that she went ahead and called our OB who said we should come in and have everything checked out just to be safe. I immediately jumped in the car and headed to Fr. Worth to pick up Stacey and get to the doctor. Dr. Tabor did a sono and checked everything out... Fortunately, everything looked good! Stacey had managed to fall mostly on her knee and ankle... she must have performed some kind of super power trick to keep her little girl and our boys/the baby bump from hitting the ground! Her knee is pretty beat up and her ankle seems sprained but nothing too painful.

The boys were also EXTREMELY active, I suppose they were caught up in all the excitement ;) I am very proud to say that I was able to feel one of the boys move for the first time yesterday!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!! I believe it was a little butt bump that I felt :) I'm sure the look on my face when I felt one of our little guys move was quite entertaining! Stacey just watched me as I held on to her tummy and smiled!

Craig and I cannot express how blessed we are to have such an amazing woman carrying our boys and being so cautious with them. She really went above and beyond yesterday in a situation that many women would have shrugged off.


I'm sure Stacey will be posting a blog soon with some pictures of her sexy beat up knee and her version of our busy Monday as well. Thank goodness for her amazing hubby racing home from work and her parents living so close... They were able to help out with the kiddos w
hile we made our mad run for the doctor!

On another note, the nursery is really coming together and we are almost done with our registries :) Our 24 week appt is on 7/28... Can't wait to see our boys again, I just love seeing those wiggle worms during sonos... They are getting so big that you rarely get a full shot of either of them anymore.

I suppose I will stop blabbing for now... Here's a pic of Stacey's beautiful baby bump last week when we met for lunch :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

21 week bananas!

I just had to add the fruit ticker. Although I've never seen 1lb bananas before the comparisons each week crack me up! Here's our 21wk belly : ) Thankfully, I don't look near as huge as I am feeling today!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lunch date on Thursday

Looking forward to having a little lunch date with Stacey and her youngest two kiddos on Thursday. Fancy lunch for us at Chuck E' Cheese and I couldn't be happier!! Hopefully I will get to feel my boys moving around for the first time :) Looks like I am going to go shopping for some little goodies for K and G, as well as their wonderful Mama!

I'll post some pics afterwards, I'm sure :) For now, here's a cute picture of me and Stacey at our 20 wk u/s...



Friday, July 1, 2011

The "official" 1/2 way point

20wks today and this belly is seriously starting to pop out! Think I should stock up on some Costco size lotion..LOL The boys are really starting to move around and I can feel them from the outside more now so that means their Mommy will get to feel them soon too!! It's hard to believe we only have about 15-16wks before they are here : )

Also, IM had a minor surgery this week so if you could all pray for a fast recovery for her!