Monday, May 29, 2006

this week..

i have a few minutes before i need to get going and spent some time reading comments you all have made since we entered the hospital 10 days ago. maybe its the craziness of this all but i was so overwhelmed by your beautiful thoughts and was sitting here having a good cry. thank you for making us a part of your life and for reading. a special thanks to JB a few posts down it was just what i needed to hear.
well my most fabulous husband has left to go back to work. having him leave last night was incredibly hard as he has been my rock and been the best friend i could have ever asked for. watching him hold, kiss, change and love on our boys has brought me to tears so many times. his gentle heart overwhelms me. for those of you who really know him he brings a mellow vibe everywhere he goes and has transferred that to the boys (for now) its lovely to see.
i have family coming a few times this week and dave will be back wed evening and then for the weekend. think of him as leaving the boys was harder on him than he thought.
spoke with the boys doctor yesterday and we are looking at another 7-10 days. they just need to mature and fatten up. they are doing so well and everyone is so pleased with their progress.
i have a cell phone and would love to hear from people. i was not sure how to send an email to all those who would want to know so if you see this and want the number email me (i am guessing only those who have my email would really want to speak to me anyways) it would be nice to hear familur voices. i will check in tonite and get you the number.
love to all of you and again my heart is lifted knowing we are so well taken care of in thoughts and prayers from all of you. we will try to post pics again soon.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

me and my brother back together again...

well to the faithful who are still checking in. thank you. it is good to be home from the hospital and sleeping in a regular bed with my super amazing husband who take such good care of me. i am doing well other than dealing wtih a horrible backache due to my bodies relapse after carrying 50lbs of belly. we spend all day at the hospital with our brave strong boys who are amazing us daily with all they can do. Noah and Ari are lovingly taken care of by the nurses in the NICU and we are blessed by them. All we are doing is letting them grow and get stronger and in no time (hopefully by the end of the week) we can take them home. i was going to name this post me and my breast pump as we are now best friends. but i have to hand it to my new best friend who is now helping me feed my boys exclusively the good stuff. Noah is even feeding during the day from me and Ari who is a bit slower is learning lots. we thought you would enjoy seeing our boys together now that they are all off the Iv's and stuff. it was amzing to stare at their beautiful similar yet different faces. we are overwhelmed with love and awe of our little guys. hope you enjoy the pictures. keep checking back i will keep you all posted. dave will be heading home on sunday to go back to work next week and i will stay here and spend the days at the hospital and hopefully before we know it we can take them home.

here they are! Noah is on the left and Ari is on the right. the first of many family photos!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Welcome to the World!!!

We know you are dying to hear the news and we are excited to tell you about our beautiful little boys. Ari Jeremiah was born at 2:49pm on may 22 weighing 4lbs 7oz. 17 3/4 inches. Noah Emery followed at 2:50pm weighing 4lbs 10.5oz. 18 inches. Birth story to follow once mom is doing a bit better. Boys are being watched in the newborn ICU and are both doing well. Ari had some breathing issues but is now breathing on his own. Both are feeding well. Please keep us in your thoughts as spending a week here has been a bit hard on our little family. Heather should be discharged tommorow and will stay in the city as long as the boys, which is now looking like at least another week may be 2. They are progressing more and more everyday. They just need time to grow.We will update again this weekend. Love to you all!!

Enjoy looking at our cute little babies

Saturday, May 20, 2006

3 days and counting....

A rare apperance here by Dave writing to let you all know what is going on and why all the silence from Heather. Heather had a fetal assement on thursday which showed very active, thriving babies. The cord was not presenting but seems baby A has his little foot jack knifed way down with baby B's head pressing on it. She then saw her doctor who did an exam to find her 3-4cm dialated with water's buldging. She was informed it was too dangerous to go home should the water break. Heather was then admitted to the hospital that afternoon. So, here we are at the end of day three a bit weary & tired and still waiting.... We are waiting till Monday to see the Dr. again and re-assess the situation or unless her water breacks. A C section seems the only possibility as of now, the question is when? Please keep us in your thoughts as it is hard to be far away from home living in a hospital. When we know more we'll fill you in! Thanks for your love and prayers. Heres to healthy babies soon.
Dave & Heather

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

come on little guy you can do it

i guess the countdown is on.. i find myself wondering where i'll be and what i'll be doing when it's time to meet the boys. i debated writing this post but figure i could use all the good warm thoughts you would all send our way. we have a few options at this point and will know more on thursday when we have our appointment in winnipeg. as of now baby a is footling breech with cord hanging down by his feet. baby b is heads down but not far enough to get in front of the other babies feet.
the risk of my water breaking is what is the concern because the action of the water could bring the cord lower and then as is natural either feet or the other babies head will begin to press on my cervix cutting off the cord for baby a. scary. so...we are hoping that either baby a still has room to move heads down or he can skooch his little feet way up so baby b can get his head lower (and then he would be come baby a) confused? stay with me.. i've really been fighting with fear the last few weeks and the unknown and having to give up all the thoughts i had around what my birth would be like. i have begun to realize that whatever the outcome my thoughts can dictate what my birth ends up meaning to me. my midwife has been so good had helping me process all that. so on thursday we will be able to tell more whether or not i get to go till i go into labor or if they will schedule a csection after the long weekend (which would put me past 36 weeks). please keep us in your thoughts as we only want the best for our little guys. we can't wait to meet them. yesterday dave was sitting across the room from me and looks over his eyes really wide and says "so, soon we are going to have babies here? two of them." like it had just hit him. it was pretty cute.
thats about all for now. just remembering to enjoy the moment and all that surrounds me, waiting eagerly to meet our boys.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

happy birthday...

to the best husband in the world!!
a winner in most everything!!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

baby pool

its been so quiet here in blog land. i find myself checking for comments and checking other peoples blogs and its far and few between. maybe its wearing off...i hope not. anyways.
we went for another appt in winnipeg yesterday and got to see the little guys. they are doing really well - moving alot and growing ALOT!! we were so surprised to hear they both are about 4lbs14oz. Can you believe that! i have almost 10lbs of baby inside. they are still not in optimal positions.. baby a (right) has his little bum down and feet dangling below tickling my cervix which is not good as they would call this a footling breech and would not let me deliver "naturally" but i would have to give birth by ceserean. they are also cautious because the cord has slipped down there with the feet and that means if my membranes rupture (water breaks) and they are still in this position that causes many risks to the babies. so.. we are doing everything possible to get baby a to switch position. baby b (left) is head down but not far enough to be the first baby yet. please say a prayer for us if you think of it.
ok on to more fun we have set up a baby pool and we want you to all go and enter what you think the babies weight, length and date of birth will be. (there will be prizes). all you have to do is go to and enter our game name which is DoubleBlessing. Dave and I did it seperately and he picked the same day I did. How wierd is that!! Its really easy to do. Remember no points for guessing the gender thats a freebie!
We'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

today i miss most things vancouver. i would like to eat sushi. i would love a good cup of coffee - i am still not under the impression that tim hortons equals great coffee. i miss my friends. i would like to walk up and down the drive with them. i really miss craigslist... man we need a desk and if only we had craigslist we would have desk within minutes. i have not even peeked on craigslist till today and had to exit quite quickly it's still too soon. the wound is too fresh. did i mention i miss my friends..
on a better note this was the after thought of a good prarie storm.
God is in the beautiful details.

Monday, May 01, 2006

home sweet home

just wanted to share some pictures of our house. these are main floor pics (all newly painted by my wonderful husband!) we are really happy with the way it has turned out so far. enjoy!