I love you Shannon!! Happy birthday! I know spending your birthday in the hospital isn't what you had in mind this year...but our baby girls appreciate it! We will celebrate when you're out of the hospital and happy and healthy!!
The doctor came to see us a few minutes ago and unveiled his plan for Shannon and the babies. Looks like our home for at least the next two weeks will be Phoenix. The doctor wants to keep her here to be able to closely monitor her and make sure that her uterus doesn't get infected. Because she is dialated, the chance of an infection is higher. Shannon is doing well and her temperature is gone. Thanks to everyone that has wished us well.
Well...........As most of you know, Shannon was admitted into the hospital early Friday morning around 1am. When I got home from work Thursday night, Shannon wasn't feeling well. She looked at me and said I think we should go to the hospital just to be safe. Thank god she listened to her body! She was having small contractions and they started medications to stop them. The contractions were persistent and they had to switch to a stronger medication to help. Initially we went to Chandler Regional where we were hoping to deliver our baby girls, but they couldn't handle our situation. Their NICU takes babies 28 weeks and older, and we were right on the verge (27 weeks 6 days). Not only that, but their NICU was at full capacity. They took Shannon by ambulance to St. Joseph's in Phoenix. This way, at worse case scenario, if the babies had to come, they would be equipped to handle them. They have drawn her blood and have done a few tests. The latest test was of the amniotic fluid. They had to stick a needle about 6 inches long into her uterus and draw some of the fluid. They had it tested for infection and it came back ok. They moved us out of the high risk rooms and are monitoring her and the babies a lot less now, a very good sign. Right now, we are unsure of how long our stay will be, but there is a slight chance they will want to keep her here until the babies are born. The most important thing is to keep Shannon, Ava, and Adisyn healthy and happy. Please keep them in your thoughts and I'm sure everything will turn out ok!
We would like to thanks our moms, Elizabeth and Connie, for coming with us to the ultrasound! We want our family and friends to be very involved with the pregnancy and our little girls' lives. This was a lot of fun! Unfortuneately, the pictures were not as we expected. Mommy's belly is very crowded and the babies are squished in there. We picked the best picture of each girl to post. The picture on top is Adisyn. As you can see, shes got her arms up in front of her face. She is a little bit cramped. Ava on the other hand, is stretched out with all her fingers comfortably placed in her mouth! The best thing out of the ultrasound was being able to see our babies again, and knowing that everything so far is going good! Lets all keep our fingers crossed it stays that way!
Well, as you all know...Shannon has been feeling the babies kick for a while, but we are definitely seeing them now! Her belly will roll to one side and be lopsided. We are also starting to see the stronger kicks.