Saturday, October 30, 2010

Funny dreams

One of the things our nurse and pediatrician said was that it's good
when the babies aren't swaddled and have their arms free because it
can help them move stuff away from their faces and help prevent SIDS.
After 3 weeks, the girls are still acting like preemies and don't need
to be swaddled to fall asleep... that's all they do is sleep.

Funny thing with their arms being free is that they often do the same
things while sleeping. This morning they both woke up looking like

Friday, October 15, 2010

The twins are 1 week old

Keira and Naomi turned one week old yesterday, so here's a summary of our one week with them so far:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Keira and Naomi Arrived!!

Youtube video: Keira and Naomi cuddling with each other

Keira and Naomi were born on October 7, 2010 at 16:26 and 16:27.  Naomi weighted 5.5 lbs and Keira weighed 4 lbs 11 oz.  Due to pregnancy complications, I had a surprise C-section during a visit to the hospital to just check out my Bells Palsey. The doctors said my body had enough and was reacting in a very crazy way saying the babies need to come out!!  I guess starting with a crazy pregnancy rash, then hypertension and finally Bells Palsey were very obvious signs.  Fortunately, the babies came out very very healthy!!  Keira and Naomi only spent one night in the intensive care unit and was then discharged to be with me in my room during my hospital stay.  We were all discharged on October 10, 2010, what a great thanksgiving gift!!.  Although they are premies, they are super strong and healthy!!  I'm recovering very well, the C-section is the least of my worries considering all the complications I had.  So I made myself get out and see the babies in the intensive care unit right after my C-section. I'm trotting and walking very well already and starting to recover from my Bells Palsey, rash and hypertension.  Rick is doing an awesome job as a father.  He's a natural and in heaven with the twins finally in his arms!!  Here are some pictures of Keira and Naomi.  Enjoy!  

Monday, October 4, 2010

RickSide: Rick's in charge

So, Tracy is now officially on bed rest.  The OBGYN says she's only allowed to get up to shower, eat, and use the washroom.  Looks like I'll be cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc, all alone.  I guess it's just an early kick start to what it's going to be like when Tracy is recovering from her c-section and breast feeding 24/7.

Tracy's blood pressure started to rise a couple weeks ago and now it is at a level that made the docs worry a bit.  They're worried about hypertension and preeclampsia (which we've read occurs in 1 in 5 multiple births.)  We're told it could come on at any time, so we have a nurse coming to see Tracy at the house every day.

The doctor says that the babies are going to arrive before October 19th, so place your bets now!  He said it could be any day.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Might not make it to 37 Weeks :(

34 Weeks 3 days - Major growth spurt for the twins! Based on the ultrasound, Naomi is 5 lbs and Keira is 4lbs 6 oz!!  They are growing super well....however, that's almost 10 lbs of baby weight in my belly!!  I think their growth spurt has taxed my body badly....

According to the obstetrician, I might have pregnancy induced hypertension, booo!! The obstetrician told me its very unlikely I'm going to make it to 37 weeks  (scheduled C-section date) due to my condition:(  I'm getting monitored much more frequently because my blood pressure is increasing and on top of that, I have a very severe case of PUPPs on my body, so I have two ultrasounds and doctors appointments next week.  The nurse told me she's never seen the PUPPs sooo bad.  I didn't feel very good when she told me that.   For the last week, I've been suffering from PUPPs, ringing in my ears and shortness of breath.  I felt like I've been through hell.  PUPPs is like a million itchy rashes or mosquito bites all over your body, and I got it from my feet to my neck, literally covering my body, which is not very common.  Then the rashes turn into blisters and finally into big welts. I guess the babies are pushing my body to the max!  On top of that, the obstetrician said there isn't anything I can take, other than some topical cream, which is over the counter strength.  The good thing is that I think I'm finally recovering.  Well its been over one week since I've had PUPPs and I'm finally able to talk about it, its not nearly as itchy.  But unfortunately, I'm going to look like a bright red burnt raspberry until I give birth. If anyone gets it, I suggest taking oatmeal baths, using Aveeno products, and benadryl to sleep at night.  As for sleeping, well, it hasn't been easy.

I'm taking it day by day now.  The only way to incubate these babies is literally taking it easy, almost bed rest.  I feel like I'm almost at bed rest, its seriously hard to walk now due to my condition.  Rick won't let me do anything.  I just hope that in my next doctors appointment on Monday that my blood pressure is ok and I won't be put to bed rest or hospitalized or have my C-section pushed earlier.  Keep your fingers crossed!!