6.22.2009

One Week Ago Today...

I went in to the hospital for my weekly NST and Ultrasound and ended up delivering two sweet tiny babies. The Perinatoligist was concerned that the babies were not growing at the rate they should have been. She said there were a few things that could be happening: genetics, (small babies) or the placenta or cord not functioning properly. She called my doctor and basically talked him into taking the babies right then. I was able to go home and pack a few things, get my other kids taken care of and then head back to the hospital. Within a few hours, the babes were delivered by cesarian, (both were still breech) - It all happened so fast, but everything went perfectly. Neither baby needed to spend any time in the NICU, they were both taken straight to the nursery. It was such a blessing to have them be healthy.. although small. I'm so thankful for ALL the kind words and support and advice and positive stories that have been sent my way. It means so much to me and I'll try to pay it forward the best I can. Every moment is a new learning experience, figuring out how to take care of 5 small children and how to make sure each one feels loved enough.. I know why I'm here on earth, without a doubt, I'm here to be a mother and as hard and frustrating and challenging as it may be, it's totally worth it.
My parents and sister helped me ATTEMPT to take a few pics the other day.. the babes are still so small and alien-ish that it was a bit awkward, but we sneaked out a handful of cute ones. I'll try again when they have a little more meat on their bones. :)






20 comments:

Heather Telford said...

Oh Haley you make cute babies!!.. They are beautiful little angels.. Great job!

Jessica said...

I love them! I am so glad they arrived safely and in good health and that they avoided the NICU! Way to go Haley! I'm glad you are a mother, beautifying the world with your love and children.

Denise said...

Your babies are so cute! I just got your blog address a couple days ago, it's so fun to keep up... You are amazing!

l.g. mcfifi said...

Glad they are here! Welcome Jones and Maggie-

Heather Jeppsen said...

They're cute. I'm glad everything went well. Congratulations and good luck with the next few weeks, but just enjoy!

Mary and Ryan said...

OH my I love them! They are so beautiful! Congratulations and good work!

Amanda said...

congratulations! they are beautiful!

Colby and Katie said...

Haley, they are so precious and beautiful. congratulations to the whole family.

Shanna said...

sooo cute! Congrats again. I bet they are so much fun to have around!

Stephen & April Pett said...

Adorable... They are so cute! Congratulations! Can't wait to meet them

Lindsey said...

that top pic is seriously the cutest thing i have ever seen! i love it! what cute little ones. good luck the next few weeks...or months! You are amazing!

Todays Give Away said...

Congrats! They are adorable. We are in the process of doing in-vitro and I am hoping for twins. :) My 4 year old I'm sure will be a HUGE help. Congrats again!

Kami said...

Haley...you are incredible! Love the sweet photos of the little ones. Just remember breathe 3 deep breaths before starting each day. I mean as deep as you can breathe! The more oxygen in the system before "it all" begins again, the better :) And always make sure you laugh at yourself...especially when you feel as though you are in a circus tent, truly!!

Janna said...

Oh my they are so sweet. So glad to see them finally here. Hope you are adjusting okay and able to take it easy. Way to go Haley!

brit said...

they are darling... they have got nothing on becks as far as alienish! he for sure wins in the baby looking like a baby bird catagory! hope some of the clothes are working. i told your mom i want to bring dinner, so i'll drop something off this weekend or next week that you can eat or freeze if you want... & i'll do something even aaron can eat:) love the top pic of maggie! so dang cute!!!!

Kat Forsyth said...

Congratulations, they're gorgeous! What are their names?

ashlee said...

haley, i am dying! they are so beautiful! where do they get those amazing lips?! i was out of town, and totally behind now.. but im coming over soon!

summonz said...

YEAH!!! I love them!!! They are way too cute! Good Job! I'm glad that everything went so well! Collin will be over to play soon! :)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS Haley !!!

I am so happy for you and your family. They are absolutely beautiful !!

Enjoy every minute with them.

Regards,
Gezina Shaw-Butler

Holly Park said...

Great pics! Glad everyone is doing well and adjusting to home life!