Monday, July 23, 2012

Not double trouble but double BLESSED!!!

{These are in no order}

In Arizona by the pool

Also in Arizona - they are so loving towards each other

Mean Muggin

Christmas 2010

Halloween in Arizona - dressed up for Preschool

Christmas jammies 2010

Valentines Day in Arizona 2009

Fall 2011

Visiting family in Ohio

Our first Christmas in Arizona - it was hard not flying back to Ohio but my fil did come to visit us

Easter 2011

They loved sleeping together

First picture together

Late winter 2007

32 week belly

Christmas 2006

6 months old

They love playing together

Easter in Arizona 2009

Christmas 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

Playing in Nini's drawers - the only rule at Nini's is "You can't get hurt"

Family Reunion

Sea World in California

They love books!

When they went through this phase of "our restaurant"

Trip from Ohio to Arizona

We love our Buckeyes!

On a nature walk

Olivia, Alex and Addison 4th of July 2011

5th birthday

When they asked - yes they asked to scrub the bathroom floors

Family Reunion 2012

First trip to King's Island 2011

Finally we have our first home!!! No more renting :)

Christmas 2011

Moving back to Ohio from Arizona
August 2010

4th of July 2012

At the Grand Canyon

They are so good to their little sister

Ren Festival 2010

"Can we dance now?!!!"

Their relationship in a nutshell!

July 23rd 2006.
I woke up at 7am and went to the bathroom. I felt I went a lot. Stood up and the rest came out -- my water broke!!!! I screamed to Douglas that my water broke and he was so excited he literally fell out of the bed. We then grabbed our things and headed to the hospital. They didn't believe me when I said my water broke and then checked. After it was confirmed my water broke I was then moved into the next room. I told the nurse I was going to be doing this vaginally and she said ok. Not too long later she came back and said the doctor would not do it vaginally and I would have to have a c-section because I was pregnant with twins. I told her my ob said I could deliver them naturally because they were in position. I didn't know I could fight it. {Medically uneducated 20 year old} After about an hour they finally gave me some demerol to help with the pain. Around 10:00am I was wheeled into the surgery room and given 2 spinals. At 10:38am Olivia Katelynn was born and was as quiet as can be. I started asking what was wrong because she wasn't crying. I was quickly re-assured by the nurse that she was fine. Took a bit of messing with her before she cried. She weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces and was 18 inches long. She was jaundice so she stayed under the light most of the time we were at the hospital. Alex was pulled out at 10:39am screaming his head off. He weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long - the last time he was taller than his sister. I remember seeing Alex before he was taken away to the nursery but not Olivia. I was then taken to the recovery room where I begged and begged the nurse to let me see my babies. She wouldn't. I had to wait over an hour before seeing them. Once I saw them I wanted to nurse right away. I was told I had to wait for the lactation consultant because apparently first time moms know nothing about breastfeeding and can't figure it out. So I waited. As they had already given my babies formula when I said no to it. Finally the LC showed up, miserable lady she was, and I proved her and all the nurses wrong and that I could get my babies to latch right away. And they did. They nursed well. I was reminded that I had two babies and they would have to be supplemented, so from the very beginning the road started out difficult. Eventually the nursing stopped because I was in so much pain. {5 years later finding out with nursing I suffered with IGT and vasospasms}

I learned a lot from their hospital experience. I learned to become educated and I learned that pregnancy and delivery is not always perfect, is it ever? Neither time was for me. 

I can't believe it's been 6 years. I can happily say I have enjoyed it. Douglas and I feel spoiled that God choose US to be blessed with them!! We feel like with twins we have something special that most people never get to experience. Their relationship is the most amazing relationship I've ever witnessed.

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