Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Miracle...

36 weeks!!!!
I am HOME!!! I have been here for a week. I was in the hospital for a grand total of 8 weeks, including all of my admissions. I was there for a running 6 weeks this time before I was finally discharged to come home! I wish that I could have journaled this experience a lot more than I have...but with the I.V.s and magnesium...typing with a level head was just out of the question. I am so happy to say that our God is still in the "miracle working" business. I mean...I have been contracting in a labor pattern since I was 23 weeks pregnant! At 33 weeks, when I became 3.5 centimeters dilated and 100% effaced, the contractions literally STOPPED! If that is not a miracle...I do not know what is. I still have the normal "braxton hicks" contractions a few times a day, but definitely not every 5-10 minutes anymore. I am now 36 weeks and 1 day!!! As Cal says..."That is just crazy talk"! I will NEVER forget the night at the hospital at 26 weeks when we were told that we were going to have to be transferred to UK to have our babies.....I will never forget looking up at Cal and seeing the fear in his eyes. It was the most sobering moment of my life. A nurse came into my room and put her hand on me and Cal and began to pray. I will never forget that prayer, and I will never forget the way that it made me remember who was in charge. Our God is such and amazing God. He has a reason for everything. If the only reason behind why we had to go through what we did was to be a testament for His glory and for His ability to work miracles...then this has been worth it all.
I know when I see these little faces in a week and 4 days...I will see another reason why this has been worth it! As of now, I am LOVING the little kicks and hiccups and literally cry when I think of how I only have such a short time to have them all to myself like this. Although, this has been a very challenging pregnancy...it has been the best experience of my life. I have looked forward to this all of my life, and nothing can steal my joy!
I will leave with a few pictures of how our house is changing and turning into a home ready to "bring home babies":
I am a little obsessed with these car seat covers! Love them...
This is a very special picture in the nursery of the other set of twins in our family... my grandfather Edward and his twin Edwin:
Lucy's side:
Jack's side:
Below is Lucy's "coming home" gown. On top of the shelf are shoes and books that were mine and "Chuck's" (Cal's dad) silver baby cup. Also, her "coming home" bonnet that I had made for her. It is appropriately called the "Ava" bonnet by the company...ha
Jack's "coming home" gown and bonnet. On top of the shelf is a blue glass carriage that was Cal's, his little shoes and silver baby cup, along with a set of fairy tale books that belonged to me:
The changing station is one of my favorite things....I love that it is sunny and has a good view too. This window was just a bay window and my dad built the shelves to turn it into the changing station.... I LOVE it! My mom made all of the lamps in the room! How talented is she?
Cal's mom did the glazing on the nightstands and chest of drawers! They match PERFECTLY!!! I am just in love with the nursery!!!

...and last but NOT least....here is our 1st baby trying out some of the "baby gear"....she is having mixed emotions as this is her last week of being our "only child" LOL:

10 comments:

Meredith said...

That is amazing news!!! Looks like you are ready to bring home your little prince and princess! Can't wait to see pictures soon!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

That is great news! And the nursery is absolute perfect!!

Sarah said...

Love the nursery Adair! I'm so glad you are getting to spend this last bit of time at home. Can't wait to see pictures!

Ballentine said...

Those car seat covers are amazing, I've never seen those before!!! Love the pictures, especially the one of you... to freaking cute for words. Congratultions!

*Jill* said...

You and those babies are truly walking miracles!! I pray for you every day. Enjoy this last week and get as much rest as possible. I CAN'T WAIT to see pics of those beautiful babies!

BTW, Ava in the carrier totally cracked me up!

To A T said...

God is SO good!! And you look GREAT! :) This next week is going to just fly by! I can't wait to see pics of those to precious babes!

Lamm said...

I'm not sure how those teeny legs are able to hold up that beautiful belly! You look amazing! Can't wait to see your miracles! :)

Ms. J said...

What a beautiful nursery!! Can't wait to see pictures of your precious babes. I am so in love with twins and I hope I am blessed with them one day!!

Miranda said...

OMG the nursery is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Okay...I'm your newest follower!

I am momma to twin girls born at 29 weeks! I had preterm labor with my son and on bedrest from 32 weeks to 36 weeks when I delivered him completely healthy. My preterm labor with the girls started right before 28 weeks and I only lasted a week on bedrest before they decided to come! They spent 48 days in the NICU but are now happy, healthy 15 month olds!

I cannot wait to see how far you make it, I cannot believe after reading all you've been through that you've made it so far! Congrats girl!