Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Name Change

We decided to change the spelling of "Adeline" to "Adelyn" because we realized that the pronunciation of Adeline was not what we thought it was and Adelyn was the right spelling for the pronunciation we wanted. The stress was not supposed to be on the third syllable but the spelling made it seem like it should be and tended to confuse quite a bit of people. We did not want her to have to correct the pronunciation of her name consistently so we decided to make it much easier and just change the spelling. We were able to intercept the birth certificate before it was sent to the State which we are thankful for. Just thought I'd update :).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Elf Dance 2

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Twins have arrived

Adelyn Grace: 6 lbs 4 oz. 18 inches long born at 9:05 am on Dec 23rd
Anabel Hope: 5 lbs 13 oz, 17 1/2 inches long born at 9:16 on Dec 23rd



Minutes after birth

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dr. Apt

I had a Dr.'s appointment today and found out that I am 5 centimeters dilated without having any major contractions. My blood pressure is also high as well as I have some protein in my urine (possible signs of preeclampsia). The doctor did a blood test to see if it really is preeclampsia which I will find the results of soon. The most difficult part of my pregnancy right now is an awful, awful rash I've developed that I've come to figure is PUPPP- something only 1% of pregnant women get although it is more common in twin pregnancies. It is basically like hives that started on my belly and now have spread over the majority of my body. The itching is unbearable at times- especially at night- so I'm not sleeping well. It has really made me think about how to think biblically about it and how to count it all joy- except I don't have a lot of clarity in that. I'm just really thankful it is only for a season and it gives me a lot of compassion for those with chronic pain because I think the thought that it might not ever go away would be hard to handle. The only remedy for it is delivery I hear- so I'm thankful it has only developed to be fairly severe at the end of the line. The doctor is concerned about my blood pressure and the fact that I'm already so dilated so he wants to induce me Wednesday morning if I'm still pregnant. It is exciting to know that their arrival is coming and I'm so thankful to have made it to almost 37 weeks (I would be 37 weeks on Thursday). I am a bit anxious about it all but am excited to dig through the scriptures to find truth to dwell on. I'm so thankful God has given us his Word. Hopefully I can share what I've found- this is something that I kind of should have done a long time ago. Anyway, thanks for reading, for caring, and your prayers. Love you all.

P.S. It seems as though the babies are doing well. Their heart rates were in the 150s today and although their movements are not as frequent they are definitely still moving. I can't wait to meet them!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

36 weeks!!

Me and the girls about a week and a half ago.
An illustrated picture of fraternal twins in the womb at 36 weeks. I remember looking at this pic, which is as far as they go, throughout my pregnancy and not able to think much more than, "Wow- that is big!". Now I'm here!

Matt and I on the eve of hitting 36 weeks (last night).

I am so, so incredibly thankful to the Lord for the fact that I made it to this important milestone in my pregnancy. 36 weeks and at least 5 lb. babies was always my goal from the beginning of my pregnancy- two weeks past what my doctor was originally happy with. We are so thankful!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Message

So... I was reminded of this Christmas message from one of my favorite pastors Jack Hughes from the church I went to in Burbank before Matt and I were engaged. I love it, I love him, and I love this church. Listen to it or something.