Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Home Sweet Home

The boys are home!!!!! On Tuesday last week we got the great news that if the boys did good on their feedings then we can take them home Thursday night! Well the boys did awesome and fed with no tubes without wearing themselves out and Chase and I got to take our boys home and actually feel like parents :). It has been an emotional rollercoaster the last couple weeks, and it feels so good that our babies are home. They have being doing so good, despite the fact that they are the nosiest sleepers ever! We have them in our room right now because my mom has been staying with us this whole month and let me tell you, its pretty hard to sleep through their ruckus. If one makes a grunt the other one makes a grunt, if one starts hiccuping the other one starts hiccuping, if one toots the other one toots, and so on.. I have a feeling they will be put in the hall way sometime soon lol. They are pretty funny to watch though.
They turned 3 weeks today and it has gone by so fast. Granted two weeks of that they were in the hospital. Right now my mom has been staying with us but she leaves on Saturday, then Chase's mom comes right after her for a week, then my sister Lori will come after that, but once all the help leaves I have a feeling I might have a nervous break down. My mom has been the biggest help ever. She gets up with me for all the feedings so Chase can rest while he can, she goes grocery shopping, does the laundry, cooks, cleans, and i'm scared that once she leaves and Chase's mom leaves and my sister, I might go a little insane. I honestly am so overwhelmed but people do this all the time right?!?!?!

The boys are drinking out of bottles, so feeding time take a long time alone. I feed one, then the other, then burp them, then put them back to bed, then pump, then they wake up again but once again I am so thankfull so healthy boys, and lets be honest I love to just stare at them all day :). Its so weird how your heart just grows to fit these two boys in it, I love them so much.

Chase has been a great dad. The weekends are his nights with helping me feed and when he comes home from work he takes a baby and just sleeps with them. It is such a nice break. I don't know what I would do with out him and my mom right now.

Brotherly love after bath time

The best Dad, they just fall asleep on him so fast!

My amazing mother, She has gotten as little sleep as me and has not complained once! I don't think i could of gotten through these last weeks with out her. Thank you mom for everything!!!!!!
I need to take more pictures of me and the boys, when i'm not just finished feeding them lol.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our precious Baby boys

On October 4th 2011 our life's were forever changed :) I woke up at 7 am to discover that my water had broke! At first I didn't believe it, but I called my Dr and he told me to go to the hospital to make sure. So I called my mom and dad who were in town for the BYU game, my dad was leaving that morning but my mom was staying here to help me prepare for the twins. They came and got me and took me to the hospital. I didn't want to call Chase just yet because he was at work and I didnt want him to drive down if it was a false alarm.

We got to the hospital and sure enough it was my water :). So then I called Chase and told him to come. It was perfect timing because my dad was able to be there for everything. So they checked me in and started my induction. I had to be induced because once your water breaks they want to make sure you deliver within 24 hrs. After 11 hours of labor and not dilating , I was only at a 1, they decided to do a C-Section. This is when it got kind of scary.

They took me back and started my epidural, but instead of going down, the epidural traveled up. All of a sudden I couldn't breath, I couldnt feel my arms, my face, they started me on oxygen and tried to hurry everything up. Poor Chase walked into the room with me not responding and shaking. They were so good though, they did everything so fast only bad thing is I felt the c-section! They couldn't give me more medicine because by this time it would go to the babies. They got my precious boys out and took them to the NICU. They needed breathing tubes the first night but took them off by the morning, which is when I got to see them :). They are just so precious, they have such a sweet bond and just make my heart melt.

They are still in the hospital seeing as they were pre mature, they need a little help feeding. They are on a feeding tube for most of their feedings. I am able to feed the twice a day right now, but as soon as they get stronger I can add more feedings till they get all their feedings from me or a bottle. I am guessing they will be home in a week. It has been so hard not having them here with me, it's such a weird feeling knowing you have these two precious babies but they are not home with you. Chase has been so amazing through all of this, he is such a good dad already. But I am thankful for the great hospital staff that is taking care of them. Thank you for all your love and support through all of this :)

Chase getting ready for the C-Section

Trevor Tate Hathaway (he will go by Tate) 5lbs 9 oz

Trent Porter Hathaway ( he will go by Porter) 5lbs 1oz

The boys together.
This if my first time seeing them. I can not explain the feeling I had. It was such a surreal moment that I will never forget. They both have their daddies dimples which I am in love with! they are identical twins, but I can tell them apart pretty easy because Porter is smaller ha ha and yes they did all these poses by themselves.. its so precious to witness.
Nana with Porter
Bop with Tate
Uncle Ryder with Tate
Aunt Ali with Tate
The name tags the nurses made for them