Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm still alive...

Here I am the morning of the section and so ready to meet these babies! Of course once into the operating room I was scared to death and ask if i could change my mind and keep them in, of course that idea was shot down! I surprising lost my belly right away and I only need to loose another 5lbs and I'm back to pre-pregnancy weight..yay!!

Here I am meeting the babies for the first time, i was shaking so much i could barely hold them. It took a couple shots of pain meds in my IV to get me to stop shaking and calm down. I was not expecting the pain i felt after the spinal wore off, I was bleeding a lot and they had to push on my belly really hard to get my uterus to contract. Not fun but I feel much better now.

Colin are such a sleepy lazy baby during the day but at night you like to party. Your the only one who has let out some big screams to let us know you need us. You make the funniest faces that we call "milk drunk look". You hate being swaddled and you are so strong you bust out of your blankets, you don't know what to do with you hand and you constantly claw at your face. You hate your baths and getting your diaper changed you only make it hard on yourself because somehow you always pee out of you diaper and soak you clothes. You have managed to pee on both of us and all over you face too. Your favorite things right now are eating and sleeping in your bouncy seat. At your last check up all was well and you weighed 5lbs13oz. We love you so much even though you are such a handful!

Lauren are such a sweetheart and are so low maintenance. You are constantly smiling at us and you are so alert during the day. You love to just look all around and you especially love laying on Daddy's chest. I have never met a little girl who poos so much, I think you must take after Daddy. You think its so funny to wait for us to change you and then poop 2 mins later. You sleep very well at night and barely fuss at all I'm sure you would sleep hours longer at night if we didn't have to wake you up to feed you. You also love your bouncy seat and eating, I'm not sure there is to much you dislike right now, maybe getting your bath. At your last checkup all was great and you weighed 4lbs11oz. We love you very much our little stink!

Some tummy time with your cat snax's watching. She is not very happy about your presence in the house and this may be the closest she has gotten so far!

I found you two this way this morning, you both busted out of your blankets and were so hungry you were trying to eat each other.

Here is Grandma at Xmas with all 3 of her grandchildren. They are 17 days apart!

All the Xmas activity wore you 3 out so you decided to take a snooze together.

Cousin Harlow Jane, I'm sure she will always remind you she is 17 days older!

We got our must anticipated visitors the other day and both babies slept right through all the commotion. Here is Rowan with his new best friends.

Brenna and Maura checking out Lauren. Lauren can't wait to be big enough to hang out with the big girls!

After a long night I found Daddy passed out in the bed with Snax, poor kitty, not a good place for your face!

I am just so amazed that these 2 five day old blasts turned into...

2 beautiful babies!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

They're HERE!!!!

Colin James and Lauren Avery were welcomed into the world today (December 17, 2009) at 7:57 and 7:58 AM. Colin was 6#1oz, 18.5" and Lauren weighed in at 4#15oz and 18". Both Colin and his "little" sister are doing wonderful! Krisy is also doing really well and as expected, her and Luke are very proud and excited that their family has finally grown by two more!

Colin looks exactly like his mama and Lauren (according to Grandma Udelhoven) looks like Luke. It was definitely a special day for the whole family! I was lucky enough to share the excitement with the grandparents by waiting for the babies to be wheeled from the OR into the waiting area for us to meet them for the first time! Tears of joy were shed by all!!

About 10 minutes old. Lauren on the left, Colin on the right.

Krisy's Dad, Luke, his mom, and Krisy's mom

Proud Grandpop

Grandmom Udelhoven

Grandmom Ell

Big flashback to 3 years ago!!

Little Lauren's feetsies!!

Lauren Avery

Colin James

Proud Papa

The Udelhoven Family of Four
Congratulations!!!!!!! We are all so happy for you!!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Blog Crasher!!

Just had to add some pictures that I took at my house when Krisy came to visit yesterday. It was the first time that the girls have seen her since we went to visit her in the hospital almost 2 months ago. The were a little shocked by how big her belly has grown since then! Poor Krisy may have a complex as their initial reaction was "gross" (I know) but they warmed up quickly and before we knew it they were begging to "kiss the babies"! Oh, and when asked, Krisy is having "a girl and a brother"...and she should name the babies "Baby Ro Ro" (aka one of their baby brother's many nicknames). Oh silly little girls.

Brenna, Maura and Krisy (love that little squat she's working there!)

Checking out that baby belly!

Goofy Girls

My personal Favorite.
Everyone now...Ahhhhhhhh!!
Maura landed the kiss to her new little buddies.

We can't wait to meet you!! We love you already!!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Finally an update right from the source...

Quick update because I'm a lazy, sore and a miserably pregnant lady. I was taken off all my meds on Thursday evening and everyone expected me to go into labor within a few hours but here I sit 4 days later still with no action at least i'm home now! I'm up about 27lbs and its all belly which I'm happy about but it really makes for one sore sore belly. My belly is measuring 41weeks and I'm feeling every cm of that! Both babies are breech which ensures this is a c-section which is completely fine with me. The thought of pushing two kids out of my "whooie" scares me! Baby A our boy is on the bottom and at our last growth scan Friday at 34weeks his estimated weight was 5lbs6oz and our little girl who is jammed up under my ribs causing most of my misery is weighing 4lbs5oz. Good news is there is an end in sight, today we got to schedule our c-section so unless I go into labor their birthday will be 12/17/09 just 1 day shy of 36weeks. They are coming out earlier than normal due to a pregnancy induced liver condition i got call cholistasis. Why wouldn't I get that, I've had every other problem. I'm on meds for that now, its causes a bile build up in you skin which makes you very itchy, however in the last 3 days the meds have really kicked in and is helping with the itching. This condition can effect the babies which is why they are coming out early! Oh and I just wanted to thank Heather for keeping up with my blog while i couldn't access it...thanks my little sweetie the babies can't wait to meet you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Quick Update

Krisy is doing well...she's still hanging in there. And yes, she's still in the hospital. She's almost 34 weeks (Friday) WOOHOO!!! She didn't even think she'd make it that far!! We're all so proud of her for hanging in there and keeping those babies healthy and thriving in her belly! On a side note, she's headed to mama-hood very soon... no date is set as of yet...perhaps that will be kept as a surprise. But I PROMISE to post as soon as those little miracles arrive. I am hoping to be right there in the waiting room (unless I can sneak my way into the delivery room but I don't think I can pull that off!) on the big day.

Keep the healthy baby vibes coming!!