Friday, July 31, 2009

Growth & Going Home

We had an ultrasound today. The boys are growing great. Baby A is measuring 2 lb. 14 oz. and Baby B is 2 lb. 8 oz. Dr. Hendricks said this is actually ahead of schedule, so that makes us very happy. The fluid around the babies is larger than it has ever been. That's great news since Crystal is still on the medicine that can affect this.

Since the ultrasound was so good, things are still all set to go home tomorrow. That will be such a relief and we are both excited about sleeping in our own bed. We still have to finalize everything with upcoming appointments, medicines, prescriptions, etc. That shouldn't take a ton of time tomorrow. Kenny has emptied the hospital room and has everything all set to take home. Most of it will go home tonight and the rest tomorrow.

Needless to say, we are definitely excited and feel very blessed to have made it this far and being able to go home says a lot for how far we've come.

We're unsure of when our next post will go up because we don't have wireless at home and Crystal would look awfully funny trying to lie down at the desk to type up posts. We'll figure something out soon, though.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

27 Weeks, 7 Years, and 6+ Weeks

It’s been longer between post that we intended, but Crystal’s been wrapped up in books and Kenny’s been working hard. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

Restful day today. No changes.

Ultrasound – Babies look great with fluid at great levels and the closed part of Crystal’s cervix is lengthening (that’s good news). Dr. Austin said he’d like to send us home in 10 days!!!

What an eventful day! Crystal got full bathroom privileges today which included all potty breaks and a shower!!! Who new that could be so exciting!!! Kenny spent the afternoon fishing with a friend and his daughters. That was a nice break for him.

27 weeks!!! We even had a pseudo date night and enjoyed a movie together. Happy birthday Tennille.

Babies are moving around like crazy!!

Our 7th anniversary, officially 6 weeks in the hospital, and another ultrasound day. The ultrasound was positive and Dr. Austin is pleased with what he was seeing and is still confident that we will be able to go home August 1st as long as the difference between the two babies doesn’t exceed 30%.

For our anniversary, Kenny brought up dinner, ice cream, and some beautiful yellow roses. He also arranged for a manicure and pedicure for Crystal on Thursday. Like we’ve blogged many times, he is amazing!!!

Crystal finished the Narnia series today. Who new she could read all day long?

Another glucose test – yuck!! Crystal passed it, though, so no finger pricking or insulin shots for the rest of the pregnancy. Lots of visitors today and Kenny brought Carrabba’s up for dinner. Yummy!!

Another ultrasound today. They were supposed to do the growth of the babies today, but somehow the paperwork got messed us, so we aren’t able to do it until tomorrow. That’s okay, though because Kenny will be able to go now.

Today is also manicure/pedicure day. Crystal greatly enjoyed the pampering! Today is also Kenny’s last day at Gander Mountain in Coldwater. It was an emotional day for him because the people at that store have become like family and he has learned so much from them. He will greatly miss seeing them daily. Sunday will be his first day back at the Kalamazoo store. He is looking forward to it, but is definitely a little anxious about returning as a manager instead of as an associate.

Crystal finished reading Twilight today. Now she’ll be able to relate to her small group girls even better.