December 16, 2011

Tis the season

We made a trip to see Santa last week and thought mabye, just maybe we could convince Landon to sit on Santa's lap....boy were we wrong!!  He clenched onto me so hard, I didn't even know he had that many muscles..HA So, we decided to let Reese and Grady give it a shot.  They did just fine.  The funny thing is, we were told it was for liability reasons that Santa couldn't hold both babies at one time just in case he dropped one...haha  Sorry, but I found that very humorous for some reason.  And after the fact, I thought to myself...wow Melissa, how smart was that to let Santa hold your newborn babies after the other 100 kids he let sit in his lap that day.  I guess you live and you learn, right.

  Waiting in line to get their pics taken.

I just love this Santa!  He is so adorable. 



                   I just love this kid!!       Landon loves holding the babies.

November 30, 2011

Potty Training

Okay, so you know when your son tells you he pooped in his diaper and exactly where he wants to lay for mommy to change it, don't you think it's time to get out of diapers??  He can even tell me if it's a "big poop" or "little poop"...disgusting!  I mean, seriously!  We tried a few weeks ago to potty train him but it just wasn't working out.  He would cling onto us and cry.  Even scream sometimes.  I told Jacy that potty training was a form of child abuse.  I hated it for the one day we tried.  If you have any suggestions or have been through this before, please help me out.  I'm very frustrated about it.

November 23, 2011

I think I can, I think I can

I can do this, right?!  WHAT a night we had last night.  Grady was up until about 1 or 2 crying and then once we got him settled down and asleep, Reese started.  Oh my, I officially know the definition of sleep deprivation...HELP!

November 22, 2011

A busy life...

Everyday I think to myself I need to update the blog, but when I have a free moment, I just want to close my eyes :o)  One day when we find our camera charger, I will be able to upload some recent pics I've taken.  Things have been going pretty smoothly.  I guess as smoothly as having newborn twins and a 2 1/2 year old..ha

Last week Landon fell down the stairs twice...not once, TWICE. I know, mom of the year is what your thinking!  And the sad thing is I was fairly close to him both times.  The first fall was pretty harsh.  He instantly got a huge knot between his eyes and the next few days after that had two black eyes.  The second fall was just a bloody nose thank goodness.  It scared the devil out of me!  :o)

Reese and Grady are doing good.  They both have a little congestion, but nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year I guess.  We visited the doctor yesterday and Reese is weighing 7lbs. 8oz. and Grady is 7lbs. 14oz.  They are gaining weight SO fast.  I'm ready to get them off of this high calorie formula.  During they day goes very smooth and they are always in great moods, but from about 5pm to 10pm is a little crazy.  This is Reese's "time to shine".  Grady is a little more fussy during this time, but Reese over does it!  Hopefully she will get through this phase pretty quickly.  They eat about every 3 hours during the day and then we try to feed them around 9:30, 10 at night.  If we stick to that, they wake up about 2:30, 3:00 and again at 6:30am.  It isn't that bad really.  I can function during the day, so that was my main concern.  I have it down to an art now feeding two at a time.

Well, speaking of Reese, she is gearing up again.  We love you!

Melissa

October 26, 2011

This shows you how little Reese and Grady actually are.  In the pictures they look big, but check out the picture where you see our hands.  Their little heads are so tiny!

October 23, 2011

A sneak peak...


Well, we are all home and one BIG family :o)  Reese and Grady have been home since Monday evening.  It has been so fun all together and finally all back under one roof!  The babies have been doing great, and at their first doctor's appointment last Friday, Reese weighed 5 pounds and Grady weighed 5.3 pounds.  Reese is a little oinker and takes her bottle so well.  Grady is hit or miss-he will do a great job taking his bottle one feeding and then the next, take his time.  He is SO laid back!  They are eating 2 ounces every 4 hours.  I can't believe how much they have already changed since we brought them home.  I want to freeze this moment in time with them being so little and Landon at such a fun age.  We are just so blessed!  I am so in love with my family.  Do you ever stop and think how much you love your children, and how God gave us his Son, Jesus....Wow, God MUST really love us!




October 16, 2011

Saturday morning!

Yesterday was an exciting day for us.  We had called early Saturday morning to check on Reese and Grady and right before we hung up the nurse asked us to bring their car seats...Well, once they ask that, you know they are about to come home... We were TOTALLY caught off guard.  And on top of all this, they had told us they will probably go home separately.  They are coming home together!!!  If all goes well the rest of today and tomorrow morning, they will be with us tomorrow afternoon!  We are soooooo excited!  Tonight will officially be our last night of sleep ever...yikes!

They have been doing really well, it just takes them some time to eat their bottles.  Sometimes their oxygen level drops because they let milk sit in their mouth and not swallow, so they have taught us how to handle that.  The neonatologist has pretty much ruled out the heart condition she thought Grady had.  We were very ecstatic about that!

So...needles to say, as of yesterday we have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off.  We have so much to do before they come home Monday.  We weren't expecting them that soon, but are thrilled Monday is the day!

Off to church...we have so much to be thankful for!

Hugs-
Melissa

October 10, 2011

Pics

Reese and Grady are doing pretty well.  The main thing they are working on currently is regulating their own body temps and how to suck from a bottle.  Slowly but surely they are learning and growing. Reese got her IV out!!!! YEAH!  Grady's IV is back in his head :o( but they think they will be able to take him off his IV once this one is no longer good.  Here are some cute pics we took last night.  We weren't able to take Landon because he had a 24 hour bug that was vomiting and 102 fever.  Today is much better for him though.

P.S.  We have the yellow gowns on because we were afraid of giving the babies Landon's germs.  That is the last thing they need.



 I am also posting some pics of this past Saturday.  We took Landon to the Dewberry Farm.  He loved it!





October 7, 2011

Day 5 of the babies NICU stay

Today is day 5.  That means that is 5 less days of Reese and Grady's NICU stay we have to wait until we get to bring them home!  Jacy and I visited last night and were able to stay for a while.  It was a great visit.  We were both able to hold Grady, and that was my first time to hold him.  I was in Heaven!  We were also able to feed both Reese and Grady.  We were back and forth between the two rooms...it was pretty funny.  I kept thinking to myself, I can't believe there is two of them :o)

As of yesterday, Reese was taken off the Jaundice treatment.  Her levels were back to normal.  They did end up putting a feeding tube in her, because she was having to work too hard to eat.  They are now feeding her some from a bottle, and then they feed the rest of her food through the tube.  Her heart rate started to drop yesterday for some reason.  At one point it dropped into the 80's and they had to document it.  While we were there, it was dropping into the 90's.  That was a little scary, but when Jacy visited this morning, they had said her heart rate was back into the 140's and 150's.  She is weighing 4.3 pounds as of now.  We love you Reese and are already so proud of you!  We can't wait to bring you home and let your big brother smooch all over you!

Grady is doing better.  His blood pressure b/w his upper and lower extremities has a slight difference, but nothing like it was.  His mag levels are starting to go down!  He is weighing 4.9 pounds.  He finally got his lines out of his belly button and that is why were able to hold him.  His IVs have been taking better, so they have been able to place them in his hand and foot versus his head!  This made me so happy.  He also has a feeding tube, and is being fed just like Reese.  Grady, you are so dear to our hearts.  The Lord is watching over you and your sister each and every second!  You are so strong and are such a little fighter.  You did upset big brother when you started crying :o)



The nurse told us last night that hopefully their IVs will be out in a few days.  They are having to drip a liquid called TPN because they aren't able to eat much.  Once they are able to stop that drip, they will come off.  They also promised they will put them in the same room as soon as they can.  We are looking forward to that. 

October 5, 2011

A very proud daddy!


Reese and Grady are finally here!  It was such an amazing experience and went very smoothly.  Monday morning, 10/3, at 3a.m. my mag was turned off and at 7:30a.m. my doctor was in.  By this time I was dilated 8cm.  Grady was born first at 10:10a.m. and he weighed 4.14.  Reese was born second at 10:19a.m. and she weighed 4.11.  We were very excited the doctors let Jacy hold them long enough for our family to meet them.  This has been very hard for us, because they are not able to come home.  It breaks our hearts like nothing I have ever experienced before.

Reese Nichole Henderson

I love this picture!  It makes my heart smile.  Does she look like her daddy or what?!

I love my new sister!

Reese has definitely been stronger of the two.  The neonatologist told us from the beginning that little girls will do better than little boys.  She is stable, just learning how to do a few things on her own.  The first day she was born, she was running a fever.  That now has subsided.  She also was having to work too hard to breath, but they turned her on her tummy and it helped her alot.    They have started feeding her every three hours and she is doing pretty well with it.  She is having to learn how to suck, swallow and breath all at the same time.  Jacy and I were able to feed her for the first time today and the nurses had to teach us how to do it, so she could breath and eat at the same time.  Also as of this morning the doctor told us she has jaundice.  They started her on the jaundice therapy.  We are able to hold her now, so we are thrilled.  If you are a mom, you know what it's like to be able to just cuddle with your baby!  Her mag level was also high at birth, but is slowly coming down!  

Grady Cabot Henderson

I know this picture looks scary with all the wires, but it isn't as bad as it looks.  Grady is already SO dear to our hearts.  He is such a little fighter.  His new journey in life hasn't started out the way we had hoped for.  The day he was born the doctor and nurses worked with him for literally 6-7 hours.  They had a very hard time finding a good vein for his IV, so they had to put these lines through his belly button.  The lines served for several purposes.  They could give him fluids through them, draw blood from them and they also gave a constant reading for his blood pressure.  His blood pressure is what has been the problem for him.  His upper and lower blood pressure wasn't matching up, which is a sign of a specific heart condition.  What parent wants to hear that??  His overall blood pressure was also in the lower 20's and it needed to be in the upper 30's.  They take his upper and lower blood pressure at 8a.m and 8p.m. daily, so when we called this morning, he had a normal reading last night and again this morning!  PRAISE GOD!  These are great signs.  If he didn't start improving, they would need to transfer him to Texas Children's downtown where there is a cardiologist.  They also found out today that he is slightly anemic, which could be a factor of the differences in blood pressure.  He also has a very high mag level, which could also be affecting the blood pressure.  So, it could be several different things, but only time will tell, and as his mag level lowers, we should see improvement.  That is the goal!  Tomorrow they are going to pull out the lines in his belly button...I'm not sure why.  Two days ago they started an IV on his head.  When I saw it for the first time, I couldn't stop crying...I just feel helpless and I can't make him feel better.  They had to shave his head in a spot that they tried to put it in, but failed, and then shaved it again in the spot it's in. They will continue to shave it as they move it.  The nurse told me they are lucky to get 2 days out of an IV.   I can't handle this part of it.  It really breaks my heart!  His poor little hands and feet are all bruised from where they tried to start IVs.  At this time, we cannot hold Grady.  He has only been fed twice since he was born, because he isn't handling it very well.  He has been spitting up a bunch.  We can't wait to get our hands on that little man!!

Please just pray that they will gain strength not only every day, but every hour.  More than anything we want to be together as a family.  We are so thankful my body at least held off for four weeks.  I can't imagine how that would have been.  

Landon is doing great!  He hasn't missed a beat me being in the hospital.  It sure has been nice to be home with him and love on him.  I have missed being a mommy for 4 weeks!  As you can see, this is his new favorite hobby!  

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September 28, 2011

Wow...

As I woke up this morning I have to admit I didn't have a good attitude.  I knew I had to get my IV changed today, which I hate, and it was going to just be another long day up here.  As the nurse was changing my IV and putting the babies on the monitor, the doctor walked in.  Wow, I wasn't expecting what she had to say.  The doctor I saw this morning and my doctor are kind of working together, and they think they want to take the babies FRIDAY...This Friday.  Boy was I caught off guard.  I know why they are thinking that, because I had a run of a few rough days, so I think they are a little concerned about my body, but at the same time, my goal was 34 weeks.  Jacy and I were talking and yeah Friday would just work out for everyone, but then if I can hold off unil Monday, that is 3 more days they would have to grow.  So, here we are again, being faced with the decision of "when" to have these babies.  We are just going to wait until I talk with my doctor tomorrow morning and see what she has to say, and just start praying God will decide for us, so that we won't have to make this decision!

Please pray for the health of these babies and that they are going to be little fighters.  We want them home soon with us so we can all be a family!  This is becoming ALL so real.  I still can't believe Landon is only days away from becoming a big brother!  So, as I said earlier how I didn't have a good attitude, yeah well that has changed just in the couple of hours I've been up.  I got my last IV!!!!!  I have an adorable son who is about to become a big brother, and because of many factors, I have been able to fight 3 extra, going on 4 weeks so far for these babies! Praise God!! 

We love you all so dearly!
Melissa

September 27, 2011

Tuesday, September 27th

Last night was a rough one.  I have been having these really intense nightmares and waking up in a sweat.  Not fun.  The nightmares relate to the babies, and things in the hospital.  I think everything is just starting to get in my head.  My contractions started increasing last night and at one point I had 10 or 11 in an hour.  They were more intense so it kept me up and my body just felt off.  I still feel "off" this morning.  I don't know how to explain it other than I feel really different.  When I saw the doctor this morning and told her how I was feeling she checked my cervix.  She called it a loose, loose 3, and also said my bag of water is very intense.  That means it could break at any point.  The babies have also dropped even lower (don't know how much lower they can even go before they are out).  So, now I afraid to even move, because my personnal goal is 34 weeks, and I am only 33 and 1.  Please continue to pray for healthy babies and that once they arrive, they will be able to "shake" the mag.  The neonatologist has mentioned a few times how we need to remember they are going to need some time to get the mag out of their system just like my body will need time.

September 19, 2011

Afternoon update

So, the goal today was to put a PICC line in my left arm so I didn't have to keep getting a new IV every 3 days.  I have had 5 already, and if I stay 2 more weeks, that is 5 more.  They are worried they are going to run out of veins, and thought a pick line would be good.  We all get ready, I have to sign a bunch of paper work, and am mentally trying to prepare myslef for the pain. Right when they are about to put me on the stretcher bed to move me downstairs to radiology, the nurse gets a phone call.  They told her I didn't quilify for a PICC line because I was "in patient" and they only do PICC lines in patients that go home...so they wanted to do a central line in my jugular vein on my neck...I DON'T THINK SO!  I said absolutely not.  All I'm doing here is trying to have a baby (or 2), not dying.  So after all the drama, I was back in my bed in the same position I was when we began this mess.  I was kind of happy though, b/c neither a PICC line or IV coming out of my neck sounded appealing! 

We got the results from my ultrasound this morning, and the news was great!  The little girl now weighs 4.5 and the little boy is 4 pounds.  I personally think he is bigger, because they could not get a good measurement of his head.  He is literally coming out.  :o)  That is exactly how Landon was.  They always thought he was tiny b/c he was so low they couldn't measure his head either.  Landon ended up being a pound bigger than they expected, so I am hoping that is what happens this time.  All in all, they have gained roughly a pound in 2 weeks, so if I can get two more weeks in, they should be a good size!

32 weeks!

Today is a good day!  I have made it to 32 weeks.  Thank you Lord!  The doctor came in and we discussed EXACTLY what her thoughts were after we turn off the mag when I am 34 weeks.  That will be Monday, October 3rd.  We are thinking my body will take off on its own after the mag is turned off, but if for some reason it doesn't, she will drip pitocin.  As of right now, no C section!  I'm going for it..haha  I will also have an ultrasound this week to see how much the babies are weighing.  Jacy and I are getting very excited to meet them!  It blows my mind that Landon is going to be a big brother in two weeks...wow.  It seems like yesterday when he was born. 

September 17, 2011

Day 11 and counting...

I know this coming Tuesday will be the 2 week mark that I've been in the hospital.  Today wasn't a good day for me.  I guess you could say I had a pitty party for myself.  I just couldn't get it together.  As hard as I tried, I just couldn't.  Thursday night, my awesome sister came to see me.  We had movie night and she stayed the night with me.  I LOVED it.  Last night, Jacy stayed the night, so I think that is why today was so hard for me.  I am really looking forward to Monday, because I will be 32 weeks!!  We are on countdown after that.  I think next week is going to be challenging for me mentally because it will be the third week I have been here, but if I can get through it, I will only have one week to go and my reward will be to meet my amazing children! 

I think Jacy has settled down also.  Things are moved in at the house and from what I hear, put up where they belong.  Hopefully, things will start to settle down for us now...that is until the twins are born..haha  I keep telling everyone I can't wait for our lives to be back to normal, but then I think...well, what is the definition of normal going to be for us??

We love you and thank you for your prayers! 

I am definitely 2

I meant to post this video a few weeks ago.  I couldn't stop laughing while I was filming him.  He was having a blast. 
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I finally figured out how to get Landon to sit with me in my bed!!  I taught him how to use the remote that controled the t.v. and the lights...I was so happy that he let me love on him a little bit! 

September 14, 2011

Landon is living the life

Landon is living it up right now and he doesn't even know it.  His new friend is Pen Pen, and today they are at Chick Fil A enjoying some ice cream.  I miss him so much!!

George Bush Park Fire

This was our drama for the night.  We could see the fire so well from my hospital room.  I was a little worried but it burned itself out pretty quickly thank goodness. 

Am I sexy or what...haha

So this is my life these days.  I finally convinced the doctor to let me take off the monitors to sleep.  They monitor the babies every 8 hours now for about an hour.  The babies look good.  My nurses know our little girl well, because every time they put her on the monitor she moves and they have such a difficult time keeping her on.  It is so funny, because they talk to her like she is going to listen to what they are saying.  She is such a hoot!!

The doctor also checked my cervix today.  I am still only 2cm dliated...WAHOO!!

September 11, 2011

Day 6...

Well today is day 6.  I'm okay today-well not really, the more I think about it.  Jacy and Landon just left, and as much as I love seeing them, it makes me sad at the same time when they leave.  Today I am looking forward to taking a shower and watching the Texans football game at noon.

The doctor did her rounds this morning so we were able to get a pretty clear picture as to what exactly we should expect.  Yesterday, they bumped me down to 1 gram of Mag since I had been doing okay, but by the end of the day, I was having some pretty strong contractions, so they bumped me back up to 3 grams.  I stayed on 3 grams for 2 hours and then back down to 2.  I have been on 2 grams ever since.  I will LIVE on this stupid medicine until the babies are here.  It's a love hate thing because I feel like poo on the medicine, but at the same time, it is buying time for our babies' lives.  When I went down to 1 gram yesterday it showed us that as soon as my body is taken off the medicine, we will have babies.  My doctor said if she were to take me off per say a Monday morning, we will have babies by Monday evening.  Tomorrow she is bringing me in a paper that shows a bunch of statistics on 32 week old babies vs. 34 week old babies.  Pretty much, she is giving Jacy and I the choice of when we want to have these babies.  Wow...what a decision to make.  I mean, I don't feel like Jacy and I are the ones to make this call.  I guess I will just see how long I can mentally handle this magnesium, but in the back of my mind it is two lives that God has created we are talking about here.  What a spot to be in.  If I were to stay on the mag until I was 34 weeks, that means I would have lived on this medicine for 5 weeks.  I have to keep my body in mind also.  What to do....pray, pray, pray!!

Speaking of praying, thank goodness for Mark Shook T.V.  I've gotta get off the computer so I can get me some good old bible food!!  Lord knows I need it right now.  Mark just said life is hard, but God is good.  I think I need to listen to this one! 

I miss these two SO SO much!!

September 10, 2011

I love my friend Lindsey!!

drama for the momma

What a week this has been for us...few!  This past Tuesday I went in for my weekly, OB, routine visit, and I had just told my friend Lindsey at lunch that day I didn't have a good feeling about my apt. Well, am I good or what, because my doctor checked my cervix and I had dilated to 2 cm.  SO...back to the hospital we go.  I was admitted to Memorial Herman Katy, and then transferred to Methodist off I-10 in Katy.  When I was admitted Tuesday, they started me on Magnesium Sulfate "Mag" and I have been on it ever since.  I saw the doctor this morning and I will continue on the Mag until I am 32 weeks, which is not this coming Monday, but the next.  Then, I will take another medication orally to try to hold me off until 34 weeks.  I will be on hospital bed rest until I deliver, so please pray God will give me strength both mentally and physically.  I have been on an emotional roller coaster but I know God will continue to give me the strength I need to get through this. Please pray for Jacy too that God will just be with him as he has 1,000 different rolls he is playing right now-mom, dad, husband, mover, decision maker, supporter, and so many more.  He is so strong and keeps SUCH a positive attitude!  I am really trying to follow his lead with that!

On top of everything I can't be with Landon and we are moving into our new house this next week.  Well, not "we", but our family has really stepped up and been the WORLD to us helping out with everything.  I have never felt so loved in my entire life! 

As I sit here in the hospital bed, what gets me through the day (after I have my pitty party anyways) is that I am not sick.  This isn't a "forever" kind of thing.  Even though it feels like it right now because I am cooped up in this room, I have to remember it is just for a few weeks of my life that I have to keep my legs crossed...haha  What this experience has done for me is opened my eyes up to those that have been or are sick and have to stay in a hostpital for multiple days, with this stupid IV in their arm, and look at these 4 dark walls each and every day.  I completely admire them!  I don't know how they do it, or get through that "dark" time in their life, but I do know that they must be the strongest people God has created!!

I'll keep you posted as things progress.  Pray these sweet babies will hold off at least another 2 weeks!  I know God created them with his own two hands and have complete confidence that He will take great care of them too! 

September 2, 2011

My first hospital stay...

Well, let the fun begin!  This past Tuesday evening I decided to go get monitored at the hospital because I had been having some very sharp pains since the Thursday before.  I didn't think I was contracting, but I knew the pains weren't right either.  Needless to say, I was contracting.  They gave me two rounds of Terbutaline shots and calmed my cervix down.  I did not have to get on the Mag...THANK GOODNESS!!  I was kept over night to be monitored and sent home on "moderate" bed rest with the same medicine I took with Landon for pre term labor.  My saving grace is that I have not started to dilate yet...yeah!!  When that happens, is when I will have to go to complete bed rest.  So I am saying my prayers! In my mind, I HAVE to get to 32 weeks, but would LOVE to get to 34 weeks.  I will be 30 weeks on Monday.
 

August 27, 2011

28 week picture

I think I am carrying very low.  I was the same way with Landon, but geez...looking at myself I look like I'm about to deliver..haha  I forgot to mention, the good news from my doctor's appt. is one baby weighs 2.11 and one weighs 2.13.  I wasn't listening to what the tech was saying, because I was focused on my cervix.  I am praying we can get each baby to at least 4 pounds!

Good day gone bad

Have you ever had one of these?  It was just one of those days this last Tuesday, August 23rd.  I woke up in a great mood.  Mom was watching Landon for me for the day and I had some things I had to get done, but was excited to have some "me" time.  I started at the dentist, got my bottom braces on (I look like a knocked up teenager is what my brother says) and then to the floor store to pick out stuff for our house.  After that was off to my OB for my 28 week check-up.  Before I walked into the doctor I was thinking how great my body has been so far this pregnancy, seeing that I went into labor with Landon right around 27 weeks.  Monday I will be 29 weeks!!!

This is where my day starts to go wrong.  First they do my glucose testing-I fail.  It probably wasn't a good idea I drank a soda on my way to the doctor :o)  Then, I go in for my ultrasound, and find out my cervix is supposed to be roughly 4 cm and is only 1.5.  Sooo....the doctor calls me back again to see her (never good) and tells me to just "take it easy".  Okay-exactly what does that mean???  I am not dilating or in labor (I guess anyways), but I have a thin cervix.  She just told me I have to take it easy or she is going to have to admit me into the hospital.  She said she expected this with my history and because I am carrying twins.  I'm thinking in my head-here we go again.  Except this time, I have a 2 year old and am in the process of moving into a new house in about 4 weeks.  Could anymore be going on in my life at once??  So, the entire way home I just cry.  Doesn't it feel so good to just cry sometimes?  It does for me.

The next day I have to return to the doctor to do my 3 hour glucose test, the second round, since I failed on Tuesday.  They call me back and ask if I have been fasting...No, I told the nurse.  I was never instructed to fast, and you know a pregnant girl doesn't go without eating for more that 2 hours!!  So, she tells me we will be unable to do the test and I will have to come back...again, I can't fight back the tears.  Geez...I have been so emotional this past month.

Needless to say, reality definitely set in after visiting my doctor.  These babies are going to be here before I know it, and I am mentally preparing myself for them to be pretty early.  I am not ready....I don't have a house, feel completely unorganized with stuff scattered in multiple places, and I am not ready to give up just "me and Landon" time.  He will never again be the baby, and that blows my mind.  I can't even imagine more children that I am going to love just as much as I love Landon.  This is ALL A DREAM to me still....God is going to be the person to pull me through all this.  Thank you Lord for being with me every second of every day, because I just couldn't do all this without you!  It's like the song on my blog, It won't be like this for long.  Those words are ever so true in any aspect of life.

 

July 29, 2011

24 weeks

My doctors appointment went good this week. The little girl weighs 1.6 and the little boy weighs 1.5. I am also growing by the hour :) The babies are moving all the time. Not only can I feel them move but you can see them move if you are looking at my tummy. Last Sunday in church I couldn't stop laughing because my stomach wouldn't quit moving. Jacy and I had the giggles...whoever was sitting next to us probably was wondering what we were on :)

For the most part I feel good. I have days I feel great and days I feel a little off. At the end of the day I'm beginning to feel very uncomfortable...sleeping is quite interesting! I don't remember being this uncomfortable with Landon.

I'm beginning to question this stay at home mom stuff. My fuse seems to get shorter and shorter. I am hoping it's because I'm hormonal. Maybe it's just chasing a 2 year old while having 2 more babies in my tummy- I don't know. I keep telling Jacy that I can't imagine 2 more "landons". He laughs and tells me that I don't have to imagine it because it's about to come true. Thanks for the encouragement babe!

Landon is having his 2nd bday tonight. He's excited about it. We ask him how old he is and he says "this big"! Still working on that. He seems to be understanding more I have babies in my tummy. He likes to lay his head on my stomach and let them kick him. He thinks it's hilarious. It is the cutest thing I have seen!

Enjoy your weekend! We love you all!
Melissa

July 22, 2011

Updated house pic...

Here is the house so far.  We love how it is turning out.  Already feels like our home!

June 30, 2011

20 weeks

My latest doctors appointment was this past Tuesday.  The closer I get to the 26 1/2 week mark that I went into labor with Landon, the more nervous and worried I get.  So, now at 20 weeks, I was a little worried about what the doctor would say.  BUT...everything is looking great so far.  The little boy is weighing 1.1 pounds and the little girl is 14 ounces.  No names yet, so anyone that has a suggestion-bring it on!!  

Landon is doing great.  We are loving that we are home together and enjoying our summer.  We have a play date or two every week and he loves it.  I think his favorite though is Yogi Bear Water Park.  He absolutely loves going down the water slide!  We had to visit his ENT 2 weeks ago, b/c he has had this on-going ear infection for 5 weeks.  The doctor told us he had a fungus in his right ear, along with a hole in his ear drum from his tube.  When we went back today everything was cleared and his hole was gone.  We are praying that he does not get another ear infection in the next 2 months, because if he does, that means round 2 of tubes :o(

Our house is moving right along.  The doors and windows are in, and the painter will be painting Saturday, brick hopefully Monday and the roof on Tuesday or Wednesday!  It looks like a house!  I will post a pic as soon as I get a recent one.

Hope you are enjoying your summer,
Melissa

June 7, 2011

New House

Mission in life right now:  to get into our house BEFORE the babies are here!!!!  We poured the concrete on our new house yesterday, and are so so so excited about our new home.  They are going to start framing  this Thursday, so we are moving right along!  This is a picture of Landon on our back porch we took to send Jacy.  He is in Vegas and expected to return today for work.  We miss him!!

 

Landon is doing great.  His new favorite words are momma/daddy (non stop), mine, no, and he will repeat ANYTHING you say.  It is crazy that he will be 2 next month.  He is a great listener, and a good friend.  He is sweet but of course the attitude comes out sometimes!  I have been meaning to post the pic of when we told our parents we were having a boy and a girl...Landon isn't too sure about it!  :o)


Dr. appointment update:
I had an appointment last Tuesday, 17 weeks.  Babies are 4 to 5 inches from head to rump.  The boy seems a little more mellow than the girl in the ultrasounds.  The little girl is all over the place!  I think she might be a hand full :o)  I have felt slight movement but nothing too intense yet.  I started my progesterone shots, so my first shot Jacy will give me is tonight...wish me luck!!!  These are to help prevent pre-term labor hopefully.  I will try to get around to posting the latest ultrasound pics, because they did a 3D one and the little boy is sucking his thumb.  It is unbelievable!  

We love you!!
Melissa

May 15, 2011

Landon's first haircut

Here is Landon's first haircut.  He is Mr. Serious all the time!

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Baby news...

Have you ever tried to teach an "almost 2 year old" the concept that their is a baby in his mommy's tummy?!  Well, it is quite funny.  Jacy and I have been telling Landon there are two babies in my tummy, so what does he do...he lifts up his shirt, points to his tummy, and says baby!!  ha ha  It is the funniest thing ever!

I had a check up last Thursday to check on the twins, and everything is looking great.  They are about 4 to 5 inches from head to rump is what we were told by the ultrasound tech.  Even though it was a little early, 13 1/2 weeks, I begged her to tell me if she could tell what the sex of each baby was.  She told us that if she had to take an "educated" guess :o)  that baby 'A' on bottom is a boy, and baby 'B' on top is a girl.  Up until now this really has been a roller coaster day by day of emotions...good and bad.  I am still trying to digest this all, while Jacy is such great support and reminds me everyday how God made these babies!  Hearing that there is a little boy and little girl has made everything better.  More than anything I wanted Landon to have a brother, and I wanted my one precious little girl!

Since I went into labor at almost 27 weeks with Landon, my doctor is going to start giving me progesterone shots once a week starting at 16 weeks until the babies are born.  Well...she is going to teach Jacy how to give them to me..yikes!  PRAY for that please..ha

So, at the Henderson house, let's just say things are "rolling" on.  We are still living with Granny, probably going to break ground on our new house within the next 2 to 3 weeks.  I only have 3 more weeks of school and I am done FOR GOOD!  We are mentally and physically preparing ourselves for the twins, and teaching Landon who is boss :o).

April 4, 2011

Life...

Hi friends,
So it has been a while.  So many changes have gone on in our lives, I don't even know where to start.  Jacy and I decided last summer to put our house on the market, and we finally had an offer in January.  We closed on our house early March, so are currently living with his Granny.  We have finalized our new house plans and hopefully will be building here before long.  We are very excited about our new home! 

We have also found out that I am expecting again.  I am currently 8 1/2 weeks, so we are very anxious to get past the "danger zone" and be able to lighten up a little.  They are saying I am due November 14.  We are just nervous because of what happened in the past.  My first doctor's visit was last week, and we were very excited to hear the baby's heartbeat and find out how far along I was.  I have been extremely sick to my stomach which has not been fun.  It has been very challenging having a 20 month old at home and teaching First Grade.  Each day is a new day for me.  Thank the Lord I have the most amazing, supportive husband in the world!!!  He is just a miracle!!  Well, little did we know we would walk into the doctor's office not knowing we were about to get the biggest SHOCK of our entire lives so far.  We found out that I am pregnant with twins.  This has been SUCH a journey for us, and if we have learned anything in life, it is that we have know idea what the Lord has in store for us next!!  It truly is an amazing journey walking with Jesus!! 

So, after all this news and adjusting to the shock factor, we have been warming up to the idea of having 3 kids under the age of 3....WOW!  Can you imagine how crazy fun our lives are about to be!! :o)  Anyways, we had a little scare last night and I started bleeding again.  I went in for an ultrasound today and the babies look wonderful.  Hearts are beating strong and they are showing growth.  My next appointment will be next Wednesday and they are going to keep a close eye on everything.  Please continue to pray that both babies will be healthy and will be able to continue growing.  This is literally a day to day journey for us and we can do nothing but trust in the Lord ALWAYS!! 

We don't have a computer at Granny's so it is hard to stay up on posting.  I will try and do my best!  Landon has also recently got his first haircut, so I can't wait to post his video.  He did such a great job sitting like a big boy in his chair! 

Love you all,
Melissa

February 4, 2011

Boys will be boys..

I am sitting on the couch today, my day off, wishing I was enjoying the outdoors instead of sitting inside and the following conversation is what I hear coming from my bathroom:

Jacy:  Landon, come here.  I'm gonna show you how to pee in the toilet.  See, you lift the lid, then go to the bathroom.  No, No don't touch it.  Do you know where to flush?  This is how you flush (whooshh).

Landon:  Oohhhhhh

Hmmm.  I couldn't help myself and cracked up laughing.  I found this pretty humorous.  At least Dad can do the potty training.  Sounds like he is already on board...haha

Boys shall be boys I guess  :o)