Sunday, March 28, 2010

Church, Cousin, and Growing

Life has been hectic. I started tending 2 little boys. (2 and 3 years old) We attended all three meetings of church for the first time. The babies cousin Carmendy came from Texas to visit.

We've been having a lot of fun and not so much sleep. The babies are growing and getting so big. They seem huge to me but everyone keeps saying how tiny they are. It's kind of bitter sweet to watch them grow. They aren't gonna be my little babies for very long but on the other hand I want they to grow and get healthy.

This was today at church. We were pretty late to Priesthood/Relief Society because we woke up 30 min before we were supposed to be to church. Sunday school and Sacrament meeting went pretty well. I had one person ask to hold Mattea and I didn't know how to say "no" so I made her sanitize her hands and let her hold her. I've got to figure out a nice way to say no.

This was yesterday at my parents house. I kind of like to dress them alike so I had a denim dress for Mattea and denim overalls for Micah with a green striped onsie underneath. I thought it was cute.

The other morning in bed with Daddy.

Dressed liked twins!

Our Micah Man. He's so cute.

Mattea after her bath.
This is the twins cousin Carmendy. She is so beautiful. She and Aunt Leslie came to visit from Texas. She is only 2 weeks older than the twins. Crazy huh?

Micah being a good boy.

Mattea smiling after I gave her a kiss.

Friday, March 12, 2010

2 am feeding....

I was up feeding one of the babies (Micah.... he thinks he's s starvin' marvin) and wanted to say how happy I am, regardless of the stress and total lack of sleep, to have both my babies home. There's nothing like cuddling your baby in the comfort of your own home. Or having the daddy come home from work and passing of at least one of them. (The fussiest one of course) I'm thankful my Heavenly Father for giving me the wonderful opportunity to be a mother and to watch my husband be a father. I hope we can make him proud.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Together at last!

Yes, our babies are both at home. These pictures were taken at the hospital. We just walked in the house with both of the babies. They were reunited yesterday at the hospital. I showed up with Mattea and Sterling was coming after work to "room in" overnight with them. I was in the room for 5 min with both and they were both hungry, crying, I needed to pump really bad, and Mattea had wet through her clothes. It seemed as though they were both screaming "Welcome to twinhood Mommy!" I made it though. We're both really tired and I know it's just gonna get worse. Wish us luck everyone.

Micah not so happy to be with Mattea

Finally got them both calmed down!

In our brand new couble stroller. Thanks Dad! It was an enormous help!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mattea's progress...

Mattea is doing great at home. We've weened her off her oxygen so she is without tubes and wires for the first time. She should be nicknames Mattitude because she' pretty fiesty. She good at telling you what she wanted but she's also a sweet girl. We're happy to have her here. I must say... girls are A LOT of fun to dress.
One of her sweet moments

Oy Vay daddy..... are you ever gonna get this right?

Micah boy.....

So since we brought squirty girl home I've not posted much. A lot has happened though. Micah got his shunt and is a totally different baby. He's my mellow fellow which is good because I don't know what I would do if I had two of Mattea. Micah was also life flighted back to St Marks from Primary childrens. (I didn't get to ride in either of the flights :( ) The NICU at Primary's was really full and Micah was stable enough to be transported back. He was in seclusion for a while where we had to gown up, gloves, and mask. He wouldn't nurse while he was in confinement. He didn't know who I was. After they were sure he didn't have RSV or anything else they put him in the room with all the other babies. The eye Dr saw him today and said his eyes are getting better so he'll probably be home soon. Two days before their due date he weighed 5 lbs 14 oz. Mattea a week before their due date weighed 7 lbs 2 oz. Not bad for 3 months old huh? They are the size of newborns. Micah is so skinny right now that you can see the tube from his shunt under his skin come from the top of his head. Down behind his right ear, across his should and down over his tummy. It's kind of funny. He looks like a little puppy with all his extra skin. I hope he fills out a little. He looks just like his daddy right now. Tall, skinny, and the cutest boy I've ever seen.

Micah boy being happy before surgery. That didn't happen much before surgery. He was kinda fussy.

Again, before shunt. Just cuddling up on Mom's chest.

Also before shunt. You can see his extra skin of his shoulder. Looks like a puppy that's still growing into his skin.

After surgery. He's still orange/red from the iodine or whatever they used.
After shunt. Looks a lot like his Dad. I love my boys.

So sleepy after shunt surgery. Temporary red head.

If you look kinda close you can see the shunt tube under his skin.