Tuesday, June 22, 2010

12 days old!

June 10, 2010
I had a normal non-stress test. When we got to the hospital the boys would not cooperate. My blood pressure was high. I was ready and I made it known! The doctor was called and said, "Are you ready to have your babies today?!" And, of course I was. So, my mom & I called Leon and my dad and they came up. I was sent back to the recovery room at 11ish and they told me we would go back around 3:30ish. About a million nurses and doctors came back to ask questions, put in my IV, prep me, etc... I was so nervous! I was not looking forward to the epidural at all (with good reason!!). So, 3:30 comes around and of course they pushed it back a while because there was a woman that needed to go before me. Finally at like 4:30 they wheeled me back to the operating room. They didn't let Leon back until after I was completely ready. So, the anesteologist people came in and it took SEVEN times to get my epidural in!! That was horrible. I was about to give up and say just put me to sleep but I prayed to Jesus and of course they got it in! So finally at 6:00 they brought Leon in and I was feeling better. I started to get numb and started vigoursly shaking because epidural causes chills. At 6:38 P.M. Leon Keith Nitz III was born weighing 5lbs 9oz and 18 3/4 inches long. I heard his cry and immediatly fell in love! At 6:40 P.M. Logan Ray Nitz was born weighing 5lbs 11oz and was 19 inches long. They both came out screaming! We had 20 fingers, 20 toes, and beautiful babies!! There was a total of 13 nurses, doctors, etc in the operating room not including me and Leon. At 7:15 I was finally closed up and handed my babies for the first time! They wheeled us three to the recovery room where all of our family & friends came to meet the little guys! We were so blessed! Our babies didn't have to leave our side for one second (except the next day to get circumsized.) They had a little trouble at first holding up their temps but after they were under the warmer they were fine.
Later that night my new little family cuddled together in our room. We stayed in the hosptial for 3 1/2 days. The boys were discharged on Saturday but it was my decision to stay one more day because of my incision. Ever since they have been home it has definitely been a rollercoaster. I am very emotional all the time! THANK GOD for my mother who has been here almost every night to help me with the boys. Leon works midnights so he can't be here. Sometimes I stay at her house so she can be home with my dad. I just wanted to update this quickly because I don't have much time (duh!) but I will be back on here soon to update more since I am starting to finally feel better! TTYL.
Grandpa looking at his angels. Logan & Leon
Daddy with Leon & Logan

Logan & Leon

Grandparents with their babies!

Me getting ready for c-section

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What a day!

Okay so yesterday was very eventful!! We had a routine NST but nothing went as planned that day. I woke up with a "feeling" that something just wasn't right. I was making sure before we left that Leon put enough food and water out for Maxi and that we had the camera! Well, when we got to the hospital Chris (The best neonatoligist ever!) was there and she hooked the babies up to the monitors and they were actually staying on. I was measuring a few small contractions and both heartbeats were good but once again Baby B (Logan) was not being very active so his heart rate wouldn't acclerate the way they wanted. So, Chris decided to get the ultrasound out and do a bio-physical profile which is where they look for the practice breathing (which he did), look for 3 movements (like a roll or tumble) and one muscle action (opening or closing his fist or a kick). Also, they look for a pocket of fluid and his was really low again. So, he failed that too with a 6/10. Chris decided to take my blood pressure and it was 153/91 which was WAY high! She said "We might be taking babies today!" So, of course Leon, my mom and I all got really excited (but nervous) and started calling my dad and Leons mom. They decided to take my blood and a urine sample and send us to Triage to get the boys back on the monitors and see if we couldn't get Logan to react. When we got to Triage they took my BP again and it was higher then the first time. My urine sample came back with protein in it which is a sign on preeclampsia so of course they started to get worried more. My blood work came back okay though so they knew that my liver and everything were still working properly. After 2 hours on the monitors and more BP's they decided to send me home with more medicine and just come back on Thursday and see how it goes. So far today my BP was high in the morning but has went down throughout the day. Of course though I am starting to feel a few contractions here and there. I am really uncomfy and feel as big as a house! All of the docs have told me how great I've been doing because 36w4d is GREAT for twins and they will be just fine if they come.. So, I keep hoping that Thursday will be the day! It would even be better for us because Leon would only have to take two days off of work instead of 3 or 4. So, I will update again on Thursday and let everyone know what's going on!
Me in the hospital- getting the tests done

Sunday, June 6, 2010

36 weeks.

Hello. Just a quick update. I will be able to update tomorrow more when I go to the docs. Last Thursday when we went to the doctor we thought the doctor was going to want to take the babies because she couldn't find a pocket of fluid around Logan- but after a while she was able to get one around his head. I was nervous because Leon was at home and my ma and I had my car at the hospital. If there isn't enough fluid around the babies then that means the placenta could start getting tired and can cause the babies kidneys to fail. So from now on we made the decision that Leon will be going to all appts with me until next Monday when the babies will be here for sure! Well, unless they decide to take the babies tomorrow. :) I am SOO ready for them to come out... I can't sleep at all really and the heartburn is getting to be a bit ridiculous! So, until tomorrow everyone. Goodnight!