Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Whew! What an absolutely incredible 5 days this has been (since we entered our business as usual dual induction on Tue). As many of you have already heard, our experience on Tue and Wed ended up being anything but business as usual! Below I have included some highlights from our day on Tue.
Tuesday November 20
4:00 AM We wake up with suspected final labor
6:00 AM Checked into hospital for the main event
8:00 AM Labor stops but we stay because we are scheduled for an induction that morning anyway
Noon Induced labor is slow going (compared to our rapid deliveries of the past!)
2:00 PM We are wheeled into a big scary operating room
2:19 PM Boy is born! (the old fashioned way)
2:22 PM Girl decides to enjoy her new spare bedroom instead of following Boy down the fire escape
2:40 PM Dr. can’t wait for Girl any longer – commence emergency C-Section
2:55 PM Girl is born!
6:00 PM Greg & Sarah arrive in their recovery room
Thank you all so very much for your prayers and support during this transition for our family. We have been absolutely overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness and generosity over the past few weeks.
We are ecstatic at the twins’ long awaited arrival and their impressive health! We are exhausted with joy. Sarah is recovering well but would like to be able to do more than her monster incision will allow. She is still in a fair amount of pain. Please keep her continued recovery in your prayers.
Thanks again all!
To fill in the gaps, I started bawling when we were wheeled into that "big, scary operating room." The twins weighed over 13 pounds together. My son weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., and my daughter weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz. (And this was at one day shy of 37 weeks!) And yes, you read that correctly, he was born first "the old-fashioned way," as my husband calls it, and she was born via C-section. I started crying again when I found out this had to happen. My biggest fear came true that day, and believe me, I asked plenty of doctors and nurses about the chances of this happening. (Oh, the stats are very low, but I was blessed enough to be part of the minority!)
Shortly after their birth, my husband created a beautiful video of the experience that still makes me cry when I watch it. I wish I could share it here, but perhaps it's too personal for the world WIDE web. But to those who I consider my blogging friends, yes, I wish I could share it with you. Oh, well! Perhaps one day =)
Again, happy 2nd birthday, Babies! May the Lord continue to shine upon you and give you everlasting joy.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
So, when I think about Advent, I instantly think about it in a way that means adding more into our lives. And that gets me feeling overwhelmed. That's not the way it's supposed to be, and I know that. Hence the cautiousness.
Before I can plan, I guess I have to figure out what I can realistically do to bring my family into this season. And do so without feeling like I am going to go crazy.
I like what one blogger wrote about Advent plans. She said, "The Advent basket may not reflect the totality of our living out of Advent, but I hesitate to plan or put much more on paper than I have as Advent is a season we try to live out in quiet and simplicity as our hearts are expectant and waiting!"
I want our Advent to be peaceful and prayerful. I want to be peaceful and prayerful. I do not want Advent to be a time filled with the things I think we should be doing. But I want it to be meaningful and purposeful. So that we can truly feel like we have arrived at our destination—Bethlehem—ever so ready for the birth of Our Lord on Christmas Day.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Three things you are wearing:
my wedding ring
comfy brown slippers
Three things you want very badly right now:
a day off
a large yummy coffee from Starbucks
a healthy fall and winter
Three things you did last night/yesterday:
attended Bible Study
Two things you ate today:
eggs for breakfast
Two people you last talked to on the phone:
Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
host our extended family's fall birthday party
clean up after the said birthday party
Your three favorite beverages:
my morning coffee
Sugar Cookie tea from Celestial Seasonings
Tag! You are it!
(But only if you want to play ... no pressure!)