Sunday, July 26, 2009

Our first walk around the neighborhood

Friday night we decided to take the girls on a walk. We got the stroller out only to realize that even on the smallest was WAY too big. We couldn't strap them in! But I decided that it wasn't that big of a deal...they can't move and it wasn't like we were going hiking! They pretty much slept all the way through the adventure. I kept asking Ryan if they were having fun(I was behind, pushing the stroller) he would sarcastically say "OH YEAH, THEY ARE HAVING A BLAST!!" All in all, I realized that the outing was more for me than it was for them!!

Addison and Ashlyn

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our first few days

So it has been only about 4 1/2 days since we have been home. Since then, we have introduced the great grandparents on my side. Ryan's grandparents are coming Thursday and Friday. We have had our first bath at home and we have mastered the art of the all night screaming fits. Its been a blast....but SO tiring.

Ryan laying with Claire....she has been jealous(infact she was sucking on a blanket like a baby the other night. She has never done that before!)

Addison resting with Daddy

"I don't know what this is or where it came from, but I'm ready for it to go away!" -Claire

Nanaw and Dadaw holding their first great grand babies

Ashlyn's first bath


Addison's first bath-she peed in the water!

We didn't intentionally try to make her look like the "High Preistess"

I fell asleep while feeding....OOPS!

coming home

I wanted to post pictures of the girls on the day they got to come home. They looked so adorable in their car seats because they are just so small. Ashlyn got down to 3 pounds 15 ounces....and she looked like a little mouse in there! Both girls slept on the ride home(even though it was only 10 minutes). We felt so blessed to get to take them home so soon. I know a lot of multiples that didn't get to go home for several weeks. The outfits I bought to bring them home in swallowed them whole! We got their pictures taken before they left the hospital. We are planning on using them for their birth announcements. I can't wait until we get them in so I can post them. Until then, these are the pictures I got.

Addison in her carseat

Ashlyn in her carseat

both girls, just sleeping away!

Daddy carrying them into the house

Our signs--with the deflated stork balloon!

Claire getting her first glipse at the babies

I'm glad to be home (Ashlyn)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The explosive ending to our Fourth of July

We had gone out to Burleson for the fireworks show that Ryan's parents have in their neighborhood. I was feeling tired and weak so I immediately went to bed as soon as we walked through the door. At about 1:45am I got up to make one of my many bathroom breaks. As I stood up and began walking, I felt a little trickle run down my leg. My first though was...I'm peeing in my pants! After I really did go to the bathroom I stood up and started walking back to bed....and there the trickle was again. At that point I though, "well this couldn't be pee because I just went!" I called my mom and told her that I though my water had broken....I ran and got Ryan(who was passed out on the couch from too much drinking at the fireworks party). Keep in mind, I wasn't packed for the hospital and I have no makeup on. I was surprisingly very calm. I was putting on a little makeup while I was telling Ryan what to throw into a bag. We left for the hospital at about 2:00am and get check in. The nurses were waiting for me because I had called and told them we were headed that way. Luckily I was the only one there at the time and so I had all their attention...which hurried up the process of actually getting me onto the labor and delivery floor. I wasn't hurting, I had no contraction and everything felt normal....but I knew what was coming. They scheduled me for a 7am c-section, so that 2 doctors could be there to deliver both babies. We waited the 5 hours and at about 7:15 they rolled me into the room and gave me my spinal....which turned out to be a breeze compared to what I had envisioned in my mind. I have to say that I didn't enjoy the surgery, but it honestly wasn't bad at all. The worst part of it was that I kept getting nautious on the table so the anesthesiologist had to keep hitting me with more medicine. I remember at one point I started dry heaving and I was afraid the thrusting of my stomach would mess up the surgery...but it didn't!! At 7:30am, Addison was born. She weighed 4 pounds 10 ounces. She was having a little trouble breathing, so they put her on a C-PAP to help her breathe. At 7:32am, Ashlyn was born. She weighed 4 pounds 1 ounce. She was doing a lot better than her sister, so they let Ryan bring her over to me so I could see her. The girls both went into NICU, since they were 6 weeks early. The doctors originally told us that they would stay there for about 2-4 weeks. But 5 days later we got to go home. The girls are amazingly strong for being so preemie. I love being a mom so far...aside from the no sleep(but I guess that is to be expected). I have just been so busy that I haven't had the time to blog about my experiences thus far. Hopefully in the next several weeks I will be able to adjust more and have more time to keep a small "diary" of whats going on in the Wallace house!!

waiting to go into surgery

during my c section

DRUGGED in the recovery room

Ashlyn in NICU....this was my first time to hold her

Addison on her C-PAP. It looked a lot worse than it actually was. She only had to wear it for 24 hours.

This is my first time to hold both babies at once!!

This is the first picture that we have of them together. We were comparing their looks. They are fraternal because they have different blood types, but they do look similar!